AMD Ryzen 5000 – Zen 3 CPU release date, specs, pricing, and performance AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU

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You might wonder why Ryzen 5000 branding was chosen for this generation. We do too. We too. If true, the decision to change the name to Ryzen 5000 was made for marketing reasons. However, it’s possible that some thought has been given to resolving the Ryzen Desktop/Ryzen Mobile naming confusion that’s been causing problems since Ryzen’s first season. We know that the Zen 3 architecture will power the new name. Zen 3 will be the successor to the highly successful and innovative Zen 2 architecture, which launched in 2019. AMD claims it is more than an incremental update. In fact, AMD promises an “entirely different architecture” that delivers performance. Early signs suggest that gaming performance will be improved. But what does this mean for gaming computers? AMD has been careful with its architectural improvements. This will likely be in the form of streamlining on chip functions for higher instructions per clock (IPC). This is combined with the possibility of higher clock speeds for these chips, which will result in real high-end gaming performance once again from the red team.

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AMD Ryzen 5500 release date

AMD confirmed that the Zen 3 CPUs as well RDNA 2 graphics cards will be released later in the year. What time exactly? We’ll be able to discuss the AMD Zen 3 release date, which will take place on October 8, at 12:00 ET (5:00 PM PT, 5:00 PM BST), during a live stream. Don’t miss it.

AMD Ryzen 5000 specs

The Zen architecture’s third iteration could see major changes thanks to a new architecture. We know of the most important one, the 7nm Enhanced Process node by TSMC, which promises lower power or higher performance, or a combination of both.

AMD Ryzen 5000 performance

Zen 3 will perform “just in line with what you might expect from a completely new architecture.” We are assuming that Zen 3 will deliver a 10-15% IPC increase over current chips. However, there may be more to Zen 3 than raw throughput.

AMD Ryzen 5000 price

Zen 2’s chiplet architecture has been a money-saving tool. We expect Zen 3 to have the same savings. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ryzen 3000 CPU pricing structure changes, it is not too drastic.

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Release Date

2020. AMD has a date for Zen 3’s release, but it is only a few months away. Dr. Lisa Su (CEO of the chipmaker) confirmed that it was on track to launch the next-generation Zen 3 CPUs in 2020 and RDNA 2 GPUs by late 2020.


It’s keeping its promise and hosting a live stream on Tuesday, October 8, at 12:00 ET (9:00 PT, 5:00 p.m. BST). This event will answer many of the most pressing questions about the anticipated CPU launch. The details of the live stream will be available on PC Gamer. We heard that Computex would announce the launch of its new CPU from Taiwanese tech fair, Computex. However, this announcement was delayed due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Since then, the show has been cancelled completely. We won’t be able to enjoy its vast halls filled with wonderful and weird tech until June 1, 2021. AMD has done that


clear. Dr. Lisa Su recently confirmed that “We quickly adapt our global operations to navigate areas of supply chain disruption” and addressed market demand shifts caused COVID-19.

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CPU specifications

AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs are high on our expectations. This is because we have heard that there has been a larger generational leap between Zen 2 (Zen 2) and Zen 3 (Zen 3). After one team has completed an architecture, they move on to the next.


Next best thing. This is the next best thing. It was speculated that AMD would build Ryzen 5000 chips using TSMC’s N7+ node. This is the first time that TSMC has used Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV lithography) in any significant way. AMD changed the 7nm+ reference to 7nm+ to 7nm, confirming that it would use a familiar enhanced 7nm node, most likely the N7P from TSMC, to produce its Ryzen 5000 chips. However, this new node will offer either a 10% decrease in power consumption or a 7% increase in performance for companies looking to move from the 7nm first-generation process. AMD will be looking for performance, as the 7nm process has already made it capable of producing decent power efficiency with Zen 2. The new node follows the same rules that it used to make AMD’s Zen 2 processors. This should allow for an easy swap to the enhanced 7nm Node with Zen 3. AMD will not be able to pack more circuitry into its silicon due to this similarity. However, the new node does not offer an increase in transistor density compared with previous 7nm chips.

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AMD would need to find space in its existing plans if it wanted to add more cores to Zen 3. Apart from shrinking the Zen 2’s 12nm communications chiplet to the 7nm processing node (which AMD would likely be reluctant to do, as GlobalFoundry is key to its pricing strategy), the Ryzen 7 5800X appearing on the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark is another indication that AMD is looking to add more cores to Zen 3. This chip had eight cores and 16 threads. It was parity with the Ryzen 7 3800X. AMD detailed the SoC architecture that it intends to use with EPYC Milan chips, the next-generation server processors built on Zen 3 architecture. This suggests it will combine the Zen 2’s four-core CPU CCX structure into one super-eight-core CCX. AMD has detailed the SoC architecture it plans to use with EPYC Milan chips–the next-generation server processors built on the same Zen 3 architecture. This suggests that AMD will combine Zen 2’s four core CCX structure into one super eight-core CCX with Zen 3.

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There is no guarantee of processor performance beyond the home stretch. Recent benchmarks taken from the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark data show that the Ryzen 7 5800X is crushing it at 16-threads and 8-cores. This could indicate good performance in the future. However, that database doesn’t provide a good comparison of AMD and Intel’s performance. It heavily favors the former. Early leaks also showed that the Ryzen 4000-series was as fast as Ryzen 3000. This is based on a very early engineering sample. However, this is far from conclusive proof of Zen 3’s performance. We rely on Forrest Norrod, the VP/GM of AMD’s data centre and embedded solutions group. Norrod stated that performance would be comparable to what one would expect from a completely new architecture in an interview with The Street. AMD Ryzen 5000 performance would be roughly comparable to the 15% IPC increase with Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen 3000 CPUs, respectively (Zen+, Zen 2 and Zen 2). The raw clock speed is important for frame rates. However, it’s crucial to ensure that those clocks are not wasted. We believe Zen 3 will continue to improve its CPU architecture and reduce latency, even if it is just to beat Intel.

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It would be surprising if AMD Ryzen made any significant changes to its tried-and-true pricing strategy for Ryzen 5000 chips. As it stands today, AMD Ryzen has won market share from Intel and its desktop gaming CPUs offer a price/performance ratio that is hard to argue with. The only exception would be if AMD released new Zen 3 SKUs that have higher core counts than the Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 processors. Although we don’t believe it is likely, a change in the core count across the stack could result in a price increase. AMD has also sought to raise average selling prices (ASP), in an effort to shake off its reputation of being the “cheaper” alternative to Intel. AMD has been keen to increase average selling prices (ASP) to shake off its reputation as the “cheaper alternative” to Intel. Monolithic chips (single silicon chunks) have been at maximum capacity for some time now. Just look at Nvidia’s Turing Dies. The cost of manufacturing large monolithic chip chips has risen significantly over the years. AMD can cut down on costs by introducing a chiplet architecture with Zen 2. The cost of manufacturing a monolithic 16 core processor will be more than twice that of the Ryzen 9 3950X. Chiplets make eight-core chips 25% cheaper than their counterparts. This makes Ryzen 5000 pricing as attractive as ever.