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AMD Ryzen 5000 release date, price, specs and performance

The AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop processors have been officially revealed, and are set to hit stores in a matter of weeks. 

The Ryzen 9 5950X (16 core), Ryzen 9 5900X (12 core), Ryzen 7 5800X (8 core) and Ryzen 5 5600X (6 core) are all confirmed to be heading to stores on 5 November.

AMD suggests the new Zen 3 architecture provides 19% higher instructions per clock compared to the Zen 2 processors. The company also emphasised the substantial generational uplift for single-core performance, with the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 5900X both beating the Intel i9-10900K in the single-threaded Cinebench R20 benchmark test.

Leaked benchmark scores from @TUM_APISAK (via TechPowerUp) have provided a potential look at the performance power of these processors. TechPowerUp points out that the Ryzen 5 5600X multi-core performance is shown to be a whopping 36.5% more powerful than the Intel Core i5-10600K CPU, despite the two chips seeing a similar price.

Keep reading on for more details on AMD Ryzen 4000 / 5000 desktop processors. 

AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop processors release date 

The AMD Ryzen 5000 processors will be available to buy from 5 November 2020.

All four new Ryzen processors will launch simultaneously, so you won’t have to wait additional days for your favoured pick.

Pre-orders are yet to open, but the AMD website is now allowing you to sign up for a notification as soon the desktop chips are available to buy.

AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop processors price

The AMD Ryzen 5000 processors have a range of prices with the cheapest priced at $299 and the most expensive demanding a $799 fee. UK prices are yet to be confirmed, but we will update this article as soon as we hear more.

A full breakdown of the prices can be seen below:

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X $799
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X $549
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X $449
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X  $299

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AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop processors specs 

The Ryzen 5000 Series will use AMD’s new Zen 3 processor architecture, which apparently provides 19% higher instructions per clock compared to Zen 2.

The AMD Ryzen 5000 processors will see up to 16 cores and 32 threads, with boost frequency speeds as high as 4.9GHz. AMD claims the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X chips are the ultimate desktop processors for both gaming and content creation.

Every Ryzen 5000 processor, besides the Ryzen 5 5600X, will feature a 105W TDP and won’t have a Wraith Stealth cooler bundled in. This will mean you’ll need to buy you’re own cooler if you don’t already own one.

Model Cores /




Boost / Base Frequency (GHz) Total Cache Cooler
Ryzen 9 5950X 16C / 32T 105W Up to 4.9 / 3.4 72MB N/A
Ryzen 9 5900X 12C / 24T 105W Up to 4.8 / 3.7 70MB N/A
Ryzen 7 5800X 8C / 16T 105W Up to 4.7 / 3.8 36MB N/A
Ryzen 5 5600X 6C / 12T 65W Up to 4.6 / 3.7 35MB Wraith Stealth

As per usual, AMD has gone big with core and thread counts, with the Ryzen 9 5950X chip seeing 16 cores and 32 cores. For comparison, the upcoming Intel Rocket Lake desktop processors are rumoured to max out at 8 cores and 16 threads. This could mean AMD will retain it’s superiority for multi-core performance, although Intel could make up for that with more efficient architecture and boosted clock speeds.

AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop processors performance

We’re yet to test the performance of AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop processors, but AMD has provided its own figures while there has seemingly also been some benchmark leaks. Take all of these results with a pinch of salt for now though.

AMD seemed particularly keen to highlight the single-core performance for the Ryzen 5000 processors, with both the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 5900X surpassing Intel’s i9-10900K processor in the Cinebench R20 single-threaded benchmark test.

With Intel typically excelling at gaming performance, AMD also emphasised the Ryzen 9 5900X offers an 26% faster gaming performance on average when compared to the Ryzen 9 3900 XT. A video demo even showed the Ryzen 9 5900X to boast a 40fps advantage in Shadow of the Tomb Raider when compared to its Ryzen 3000 series counterpart.

A leak from Twitter poster @TUM_APISAK (via TechPowerUp) has supposedly given us a look at the benchmark scores of the upcoming Ryzen 5000 chips. The Ryzen 9 5950X looks to offer a 18.9% improvement compared to the Ryzen 9 3950X in terms of multi-core performance. Similar gains are seen across the board, with Zen 3 seemingly giving the new generation of Ryzen CPUs a significant performance boost.

We’ll have more details on the performance once our reviews go live. Until then, keep an eye on Trusted Reviews for additional news and rumours.

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