AMD 5000 Series : The processors were released to the public on 5th November 2020. Ever since then, they haven’t stopped wowing all tech reviewers and users that have bought them. And for good reason too.
To give you a little perspective, to give Intel’s top dog, the i9-10900K a run for its money, a Ryzen 5 5600X is sufficient. The 5600X is the slowest of all the new Zen 3 architecture processors that are on sale. The era of Intel, for the time being, is at an end.
Just how fast are these new processors?!
Fast enough to warrant an upgrade, that’s for sure. AMD claims that they have seen a 19% Instructions-per-clock performance uplift. That is a huge amount of new IPCs that the chip is able to handle at the same clock speed.
What’s more, the new processors are able to have an overall performance uplift of around 26% from the older generation. To give you a reference point:
The i9-10900K had a single-core score of 544. It had a multicore score of 6229.
Here are the benchmarks that we have observed for AMD’s processors:
- Ryzen 5 5600X: Single-core score: 603; Multicore Score: 4,492
- Ryzen 7 5800X: Single-core score: 626; Multicore Score: 6,166
- Ryzen 9 5900X: Single-core score: 637; Multicore Score: 8,390
- Ryzen 9 5950X: Single-core score: 647; Multicore Score: 10,246
How much will the new processors cost you?
The cheapest of the bunch, the 5600X, would set you back $299. The 5800X will cost $449. The 5900X and 5950X will cost $549 and $799 respectively. If you are a budget option, the 5600X would be your best bet. The performance to price ratio has never been higher! AMD has finally pulled ahead of Intel.
For those worrying that Intel might have something better up their sleeve, it is unlikely that it will be better than this. It might be equal to or approaching the same performance, but not better. This is because of the overused manufacturing process that Intel has decided to stick to.
The new Rocket Lake CPUs by Intel will STILL be on the 14 nm chiplet. Intel is clearly trying to squeeze every last bit of performance out of this particular design. So, in terms of future-proofing, you can’t go wrong with these CPUs either!
The new processors will be compatible with 400 series motherboards and newer models. So be careful if you have an older motherboard than specified.
To check out the various benchmarks and different FPS achieved in-game between the 5900X and i9-10900K, click here!