What you need to know
- AMD's Ryzen 5000 series of desktop processors are on sale starting today.
- The processors range from a six-core processor to a 16-core CPU.
- The Ryzen 5 5600X ($299), Ryzen 7 5800X ($449), Ryzen 9 5900X ($549), and Ryzen 9 5950X ($799) are all avaialble starting today.
AMD's new Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and Ryzen 9 5950X are on sale starting today. Based on the new Zen 3 architecture, the new processors provide better performance and improved efficiency than their predecessors. The Ryzen 5000 series processors are desktop-class CPUs and succeed AMD's Ryzen 3000 series. The Ryzen 5 5600X ($299), Ryzen 7 5800X ($449), Ryzen 9 5900X ($549), and Ryzen 9 5950X ($799) are all available starting today.
The Ryzen 5000 series covers quite a wide range of processing needs. The Ryzen 5 5600X is a six-core processor with 12 threads. It's clocked at 3.7GHz with a boost clock up to 4.6GHz. On the other end of the spectrum, the Ryzen 9 5950X has 16 cores, 32 threads and does that with just a TDP of 105W.
|Category||Ryzen 5 5600X||Ryzen 7 5800X||Ryzen 9 5900X||Ryzen 9 5950X|
|Architecture||Zen 3||Zen 3||Zen 3||Zen 3|
AMD clarified that current X570 and B550 motherboards will work with the 5000 series of Ryzen processors. If you have one already, you should be fine, but if you need a new one, you can grab one of the best motherboards to make sure that your system is ready for the next generation of processors.
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