AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X & 5950X Pricing, Availability, Performance, Reviews - The New Gaming King - PC SEEKERS

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X & 5950X Pricing, Availability, Performance, Reviews - The New Gaming King

AMD Ryzen 5600X, 5800X & 5900X Specifications

AMD today announced its most anticipated new line up of CPUs, yes the 4th gen Ryzen 5000 Series, based on its new Zen 3 architecture which AMD claims that was build from ground up to improve the performance of Zen 2 based CPUs in every way possible. So what changed? What are the gains of the new CPUs over the last gen? How well do the new processors perform compared to Intel's offerings? Let's go into a deep dive based on the announcement.

Watch the announcement here.


All The Processors That Were Launched Today:

AMD launched 4 processors today which include the Ryzen 5 5600X which is a replacement for the Ryzen 5 3600X, the Ryzen 7 58000X which is a direct replacement of the Ryzen 7 3800X, the Ryzen 9 5900X which is a replacement of the Ryzen 9 3900X and finally the Ryzen 9 5950X which is the replacement of the Ryzen 9 3950X.


Core Counts, Boost Clocks & TDP of the Processors:

The Ryzen 5 5600X is still a 6 core 12 thread processor that boosts upto 4.6GHz compared to 3600X's boost clock of 4.4GHz, the Ryzen 5 5800X, an 8 core 16 thread processor, boosts upto 4.7GHz compared to the 3800X's boost clock of 4.5GHz, the Ryzen 9 5900X, a 12 core 24 thread beast, boosts upto 4.8GHz compared to the 3900X's boost clock of 4.6GHz and finally the Ryzen 9 5950X, a 16 core 32 thread monster, boosts upto 4.9GHz compared to the 3950X's boost clock of 4.7GHz. These boost clocks are achieved at the same TDP that was associated with the Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 CPUs. But it is also worth noting that the base clocks of the CPUs across the stack have gone down by 100MHz compared their to last gen counterparts.



This generation AMD is charging $50 more for its CPUs across the stack on the basis of higher and better performance compared to Intel's offering both in professional workloads as well as in gaming. The Ryzen 5 5600X now costs $299 USD (₹21,975), the Ryzen 7 5800X costs $449 USD (₹33,000), the Ryzen 9 5900X costs $549 USD (₹40,350) and the Ryzen 9 5959X costs $799 USD (₹58,725). Though if this price hike will be worth it can only be determined when we have independent reviews from our beloved and trust-worthy media outlets and tech reviewers. 

India Pricing:

AMD have not yet revealed the prices of its new generation of Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs for the market in India. We will update this article with the India pricing once it is out officially.


AMD announced that all 4 processors that were announced today will all go on the shelves for sale simultaneously on November 5th and onwards. Hope AMD won't have stock issues on launch.

Also Read: Ryzen 3000 CPU Overclocking Just Got Easier With ClockTuner For Ryzen

Process Node:

To start off the new Ryzen 5000 CPUs are on the same process node i.e. TSMC's 7nm  as the previous generation Ryzen 3000 series. AMD for this generation did not use any new 7nm+ or anything new, so the performance gains from the same process node as last gen are really impressive to speak of.


IPC Improvement of Zen 3: 

AMD is claiming a 19% IPC improvement for Zen 3 over the last gen. This IPC improvement and the architecture are the reason though the boost clock frequency of Ryzen is still potentially 400MHz lower than that of Intel's but still has better single and multi-threaded performance.

More Cores Per CCX:

AMD's CCX layout on Zen 2 was one of the reasons for latency. For example a 8 core Zen 2 CPU would have 2 CCX inside a CCD. Zen 3 tackles that issue by increasing the core count per CCX to 8 instead of 4 which results in reduced latency thus better performance.

Zen 3 Efficiency or Performance Per Watt:

AMD is claiming that Zen 3 is 20% more efficient compared to Zen 2 and it is also 2.8 times more efficient than Intel's Core i9 10900K.


Also Read: AMD's Rembrandt APUs To Be Based On 6nm & Have Zen 3 Cores & RDNA2 iGPU

Performance of Zen 3 CPUs:

Lets be real we all know companies cherry pick certain games and work loads that provide better performance on their own products compared to their competition. I will though give you the average performance number over the number of games that AMD tested.

The Ryzen 9 5950X is 5.25% faster on average compared to the 10900K in gaming in 4 games tested by AMD. While the 5900X is 6.7% faster than 10900K on average across the 10 games tested by AMD themselves. Though it is worth noting that AMD still beats Intel hands down in multi-threaded workloads.


We would advice you to take these numbers with a huge grain of salt as these benchmarks are by AMD themselves who would cherry pick titles that can perform well on their own CPUs and wait for reviews from the independent media. Coming to the reviews, lets discuss when they are going to come out.

Independent Reviews Might Drop On November 5th:

History suggests that AMD usually likes to lift the review embargo on the same day as the launch of their product. This time it does seem any different. To support this @IanCutress (Senior CPU editor - AnandTech) tweeted that the reviews will be out on the same day on the same day of launch.

Motherboard Support:

AMD has already their Ryzen 5000 CPU ready bios for its B500 and X570 chipset motherboards a couple months now which should help the motherboard manufacturers to update the BIOS on their newly manufactured boards that they will ship out before and after the launch of the Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs so that the boards can have out of the box support for the Zen 3 CPUs.

AMD has also given a statement that B450 and X470 chipset based motherboards will get support for the new CPUs via a beta BIOS which will be released starting January 2021.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 aka Big Navi GPU Teased:

There was also a minor tease of the Radeon RX 6000 GPU which looks like is on par with the RTX 3080 at 4K ultra settings. We will drop a performance chart below if you are interested.


These numbers suggest that big Navi is on par with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 at 4K ultra settings.


Also Check out our AMD News Section for all things AMD.

So are you excited to build a new PC this holiday with all the new technology that is coming out? Do let us know down in the comments section below.

No comments:

Post a Comment

•Comments should be written in English.
•Spam and promotional links are not allowed in comments and will be deleted.
•Outgoing links to relevant articles are allowed in the comments, but the comment should also be relevant to the article.
•Comments containing abusive or offensive language or content will be deleted. This includes abusive, offensive, attacking, threatening, vulgar and/or misleading content or language.
•Comments that attack or harass any individual will be deleted.
•PC Seekers Moderators have the right to edit or delete any comment submitted to the site without any prior notice.
•If you have any queries about the commenting policy, do let us know through the Contact Us page.