AMD Ryzen 5000 is here, offering significant improvements in productivity and gaming. The performance on offer is staggering…
In 2017, AMD released the first generation of Ryzen CPUs. These processors offered fantastic efficiency by offering modern multicore performance, high clock speeds and surprising energy efficiency.
The second generation of Ryzen CPUs from 2018 pushed the boundaries further with significant improvements in enthusiast and gamer orientated features.
In 2019, the speed, efficiency and optimisation continued with the launch of Ryzen 3000. Bringing wide socket compatibility and the introduction of PCIe Generation 4 connectivity.
AMD has taken huge leaps in efficiency and performance with every iteration of Ryzen since the initial release.
Things are about to change yet again with the launch of the new AMD Ryzen 5000 Range.
Push the Performance Envelope
Over the last few years, AMD have been working tirelessly to produce compelling desktop processors for gamers and creators. Each Ryzen line released in the past three years has improved and refined expectations in the desktop processor market. With significant wins in all areas of computing, AMD processors have been revolutionising performance in desktop, laptop, enterprise and console computing applications. Both the new Microsoft XBOX Series X and Sony Playstation 5 feature 7nm processor architecture from AMD.
AMD’s recent rise in popularity in the PC Gaming space can be widely attributed to the Zen CPU microarchitecture. Ryzen 3000 processors provided gamers with a multitude of refinements with more cores and more performance available whilst increased core counts improved multitasking performance for content creators on mainstream desktop platforms.
AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors increase performance further with higher maximum boost speed, new core layout and a significant improvement in IPC (Instructions Per Clock) that will all directly benefit gamers and content creators who need fast, multicore processing solutions to get the very best from their systems.
What The New Changes Bring for You
The improvements in speed are easier to understand when you view the architecture diagrams comparing the new CPUs to the previous generation.
On Zen 2 (Ryzen 3000) processors, the Level 3 Cache was split in a way that it could be shared with each CCX (Core Complex).
With Zen 3 (Ryzen 5000) processors, the cores are combined into a single, unified CCD (Core Chiplet Die). The Level 3 Cache is combined and accessible to all of the cores.
Simply put, the amount of cache remains the same but the way each core accesses the cache is drastically improved by essentially doubling the pool of cache accessible to each core.
This approach will reduce latency across the entire processor and reduce the amount of communication paths the CPU has to make. This translates into a significant boost in Instructions Per Clock performance which is vital for achieving higher framerates in games.
Frequencies on the new processors are a little higher than the previous generation but the 5000 series efficiency improvements will translate to better raw performance in games as well as single and multi core optimised applications. Video rendering, game streaming, 3D modelling and other CPU hungry applications will all be able to take advantage of this new architecture.
AMD claims large gaming improvement across the board vs the old generation of Ryzen processors, especially in lower resolutions where gaming performance can be more CPU limited.
The New AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processors
The new CPU models available from AMD will operate on AMD X570 and B550 chipset motherboards.
All of the new CPUs have 24 PCIe lanes, support DDR4 3200 memory speeds and are packaged for the AM4 CPU Socket.
When paired with an X570 motherboard, users can benefit from up to 40 PCIe lanes of connectivity, all at PCI Express Gen4 speeds.
Should you choose a more affordable B550 model, you can enjoy up to 20 PCIe Gen4 lanes.
Ryzen 5 5600X – 6 Cores, 12 Threads – 65W TDP – 32mb L3 Cache – 3.7GHz Base Clock – 4.6GHz Boost Clock
This CPU is being pitched as the ultimate gamers CPU. 6 high frequency cores provide ample thread count for multi threaded applications and games and provides gaming performance similar to processors much higher in the range.
Ryzen 7 5800X – 8 Cores, 16 Threads – 105W TDP – 32mb L3 Cache – 3.8GHz Base Clock – 4.7GHz Boost Clock
The octa-core Zen 3 processor is one of the fastest gaming chips in the Ryzen 5000 line-up. Providing strong performance increases in multithreaded applications, this CPU is ideal for gamers with high refresh rate monitors looking for high FPS figures in their games.
Ryzen 9 5900X – 12 Cores, 24 Threads – 105W TDP – 64mb L3 Cache – 3.7GHz Base Clock – 4.8GHz Boost Clock
12 Core CPUs are suited to gamers who do a lot more with their system than just running titles at 1080p. If you play demanding next generation titles and want to make sure you are achieving high framerates with the ability to stream and produce content then this CPU is ideal.
Ryzen 9 5950X – 16 Cores, 32 Threads – 105W TDP – 64mb L3 Cache – 3.4GHz Base Clock – 4.9GHz Boost Clock
The flagship Ryzen 9 boasts a thread count which rivals many High End Desktop platforms. AMD have labelled this CPU as ‘The World’s Best Gaming Processor’.
You can expect ultimate performance in games, editing 4k video files with smooth playback, super fast render times and class leading single core performance.
In House Testing Results
Stormforce Gaming are an AMD Elite System Builder and we have been testing these products in house. All of our systems include fully qualified products as part of a stringent quality control timeline. This ensures that every system developed by Stormforce Gaming provides exceptional compatibility, build quality, balanced specifications and reliability.
Stormforce Gaming Ryzen 5000 Test Platform
ASUS Crosshair VIII Motherboard (X570)
Asus TUF GAMING RTX 3080 OC 10GB
WD 500GB SN750 M.2 2280 Black NVMe
Corsair Vengeance RGB 2x8GB DDR4-3600
Cinebench R20 Single Core testing – higher is better. Single Core performance is important because it makes everything on your system feel fast.
Cinebench R20 Multi Core – higher is better. Multi core performance is important for both content creation and gaming
1080P Gaming Benchmarks – 5 Run Average Frames Per Second – higher is better – All Titles using maximum graphics settings