Ryzen 5000 Series First Look, Review
Huge news, the introduction of Ryzen 5000 has happened recently. Therefore, we have seen four Ryzen 5000 models in the announcement. They introduced Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X, at the same time. The first thing that has attracted many enthusiasts was the increased clock speeds, with almost no change in TDP figures.
In recent years, the Ryzen series fans were pleased by the improvements, in general. On the other hand, the pricing made users happy in terms of price/performance comparisons.
Is the Ryzen 5000 Series Faster Than the Predecessors?
That, of course, is a rhetorical question. Because many of you already knew that the new series meant to be faster. But it is good to put things undoubtedly. So, yes, the Ryzen 5000 models are quite faster compared to their predecessors.
First of all, the Zen 3 architecture is used on them. It is a brand-new architecture that naturally enhances the clock speed noticeably. Zen 3 architecture itself is 19% more powerful than Zen 2. The increase is mainly in the number of IPC. And this new architecture uses the 7nm technology.
For example, in the Cinebench R20 in a single-core test, Ryzen 9 5900X shows 631 points, and the predecessor Ryzen 9 3900X only 510 points. It is a 24% difference in favor of the R9 5900X. By the way, the Ryzen 9 5900X is now a pioneer desktop CPU since it achieved more than 600 points in the Cinebench R20 test.
When we are to talk about the gaming performance of the Ryzen 5000 series. In short, in the Shadow of Tomb Raider, Ryzen 3900XT gives 141 FPS, and Ryzen 5900X achieves 181 FPS. That is with the same equipment (memory, video card, RAM).
Ryzen 5000 Series Specifications
Ryzen 9 5950X Gaming Desktop Processor:
It has 16 cores and 32 threads. Yes, these figures are fancy!
We have yet another fancy number on the frequency side; 3.4GHz base clock and 4.9 GHz Max Boost.
A 72 MB of cache. Just, Wow!
Ryzen 9 5900X is the second in the new line of processors:
It has 12 cores and 24 threads. Still very good!
The base clock is 3.7 GHz and, the boost is 4.8 GHz.
A 70 MB of cache.
105W TDP processor.
Ryzen 7 5800X:
It has 8 cores and 16 threads.
The frequency is from 3.8 GHz to 4.7 GHz (Max Boost).
A 36 MB of cache.
Ryzen 5 5600X, the budget processor in the 5000 series:
It has 6 cores and 12 threads.
The base clock speed here is 3.7 GHz and the Max Boost is 4.6 GHz.
35 MB of cache
And 65W TDP.