AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs To Allegedly Go On Sale Starting October 20th - Reviewers Might Have One Already - PC SEEKERS

AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs To Allegedly Go On Sale Starting October 20th - Reviewers Might Have One Already

An Image from AnandTech's article on Best CPUs For Gaming In Sep 2020
As we inch closer to the launch of the Zen 3 CPUs from AMD on 8th October we are now starting to see leaks and rumours floating around in the wild. Just yesterday we reported on a leak from Ashes of the Singularity benchmark results showing a Ryzen 7 5800X to be about 15-20% faster than an Intel Core i9 10900K CPU in the AotS benchmark at Crazy_4K preset. Today we have a new rumour suggesting that AMD will be putting their next generation of CPUs on shelf for sale starting October 20th. Another rumour hints at reviewers potentially having their hands on one or more of these next gen CPUs, probably so that they can review and about them.

First leak comes for a twitter thread where @VideoCardz and @1usmus were going back and forth regarding the sale date for AMD's next gen Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 CPUs during which @1usmus said the following: Zen 3 - 20th October (5800X/5900X), Navi 2 - 15th-20th November. He said that this was old information but he could see that AMD has not changed their plans.

In the above tweet @1usmus also stated that AMD will put their Radeon RX 6000 series of graphics cards for purchase some time around November 15th to 20th. Time will tell. From that tweet, it can also be assumed that AMD might only launch the Ryzen 7 5800X and the Ryzen 9 5900X in the initial wave and then may be launch the lower end Ryzen 5s and Ryzen 3s at a later date and the top end Ryzen 9 5950X - a replacement to the Ryzen 9 3950X might even launch as latest as next year if last launch of the Ryzen 9 3950X is any indication.

This is not the end for today's AMD news though, last night @IanCutress posted an article titled - Best CPUs for Gaming: September 2020. What's so interesting about this article & what links it to Zen 3 CPUs you ask? Well after sharing the article on twitter Dr. Ian Cutress went on to tweet that there may be 2 or even 3 Easter eggs in the article.
Then as we look closely at the title image of the article we can see a dark colored Ryzen box with the Ryzen logo on it just as you can see in the zoomed and cropped in image below.

Zoomed / Cropped in image from AnandTech's article

Though that box does not say which generation the CPU belongs, I don't remember, from the top of my head, AMD shipping their CPUs in dark boxes. This indicates a possibility that reviews might have started to get in these next gen Zen 3 CPUs to test and review them and have the reviews ready for the launch cycle. This can also be further confirmed by another tweet from the same thread by @1usmus where is stated that NDA papers are already released and that is usually happens few weeks before release. It is also important to note that in the same tweet he stated that he may be wrong.

To top it all, even MSI have released a new bios update and a roadmap for next month's bios updates for its B550, X570 and A520 Motherboards.  

MSI's raodmap for its Bios updates for the month of October

After all these are just some leaks and rumours, as well as, speculations from my side formed by combining people's words so take all of these with a huge grain of salt.

So what do you think about the Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs? Will they beat Intel to take the gaming crown? Do let us know down in the comments section below.

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