AMD introduces "the best gaming CPU"

AMD has just announced its new line of Ryzen 5000 desktop processors, stating that they are "the best gaming CPU in the world".

They are the company's first chips to introduce its next-generation Zen 3 architecture and represent the biggest leap for AMD desktop chips so far.

The best for games in the world is the new $800 Ryzen 5950X, according to AMD, although in the same family prices will start at $299 for the basic Ryzen 5 5600X model. They will be released on November 5.

The new 5000 Series processors still use AMD's 7nm process but offer a 19 per cent increase in instructions per cycle. The new chips are compatible with older motherboards after a firmware update, and doing so will have an average improvement of 26 per cent for customers.

AMD is starting with four new Zen 3 CPUs:

– Frontline Ryzen 9 5950X with 16 cores, 32 wires and 4.9GHz for $799;

– Ryzen 9 5900X of 549 dollars, with 12 cores, 32 wires and 4.8GHz;

– Ryzen 7 5800X$449, with eight cores, 16 wires and 4.7GHz;

– Ryzen 5 5600X$299, with six cores, 12 wires and 4.6GHz.

If we look at prices, we see that they have an increase of $50 compared to the original prices of comparable 2019 Zen 2 CPUs.

It competes with Intel's Core i9-10900K, which was once said to be"the fastest game processor in the world". While AMD chips don't outright tenth-generation Intel chips at pure clock speed (Intel's top chip reaches a maximum of 5.3GHz, while the Ryzen 5950X (AMD's fastest new chip) reaches a maximum of 4.9GHz) AMD offers other advantages, such as improved power efficiency and increased number of threads and cores.

Remember that a new CPU needs a new GPU to accompany it, so the upgrade doesn't come out especially cheap.

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