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AMD launching the Ryzen 5000 series on November 5th, teases Big Navi

by: John -
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Yesterday, AMD finally unveiled their Zen 3 line of desktop CPUs and they really emphasized gamers in their presentation. These new CPUs were touting having incredible single threaded performance for gaming and boasts up to a 20% performance increase over the Intel i9-10900K depending on the game and application.

There's going to be four CPUs in the Zen 3 line at launch. The mainstream flagship is the 5900X which is a 12-core, 24 thread CPU that has a 3.7 GHz clockspeed with a boost of up to 4.8 GHz. That one is going to be $549.

Next is the 5800X which is a 8-core, 16 thread CPU with a 3.8 GHz clockspeed boosting up to 4.7 GHz. That one will be $449.

The third CPU is the 5600X featuring 6 cores with 12 threads, a clockspeed of 3.7 GHz and a boost of 4.6 GHz. $299 will be the price of the 5600X.

Finally, the 5950X will come in at $799 with 16 cores, 32 threads with a boost of up to 4.9 GHz. Nothing was mentioned as the base clock, but this CPU will be aimed at gamers and content creators.

Each one, of course, have different power consumption and cache.

All of the CPUs will become available on November 5th.

This will be my first AMD build in a long time and I'm pretty excited about the performance increases. Now, you can grab a current motherboard to pair up with these new CPUs, but it will most likely need a BIOS update, which can only be done if you have a compatible CPU or the motherboard supports USB upgrade without a CPU.

If you can grab a good deal on a X570 motherboard now that you like, you could grab it. Just be prepared to borrow a CPU from someone to do the BIOS upgrade to enable Zen 3 support.

At the end of the presentation, Big Navi or the Radeon RX 6000 card showing Borderlands 3 running at 4K, 60+FPS. More details on Big Navi will be available on October 28th.