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New processors from AMD brings bad news to Intel



Intel needs to Catch Up with AMD's New Processors

The Ryzen 5000 series processors for desktops are finally here, which are AMD’s first line of processors to feature the new Zen 3 architecture. With the company proclaiming the new processors as “the world’s best gaming CPU,” things aren’t looking good for Intel as the tides of market advantage will most likely turn against them. And here’s why:

Last year’s Ryzen 3000 is now replaced by the new Ryzen 5000. Like its predecessor, the Zen 3 architecture also uses a 7-nm process. AMD has compared its original lineup with its previous Zen 2 architecture-based CPUs as well as the Intel Core i9-10900K.

The 12-core 5900X processor features a 26% generational rise in gaming performance and a 19% generational increase in instructions per cycle (IPC). It is also said to be 7% faster than the competition in 1080p gaming and an average of 26% faster in 1080p gaming generationally.  

AMD’s new chips also use the existing Socket AM4, which is perfect for those planning to upgrade soon. 

Pricing for the new processors

They will release all four CPUs on November 5. AMD has also announced the ‘Equipped to Win’ game bundle program.

Customers purchasing either the Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, or the Ryzen 7 5800X processor will get a free copy of Far Cry 6 (when it’s released) if a purchase is made before December 31, 2020.

The program has also been extended to the previous-gen lineup if customers buy the Ryzen 9 3950X, Ryzen 9 3900XT, or Ryzen 7 3800XT processor between October 20 and December 31, 2020. 

It might not be noticeable initially, but the new processors have slightly increased the prices by $50 than last year. Nevertheless, Ryzen 5000 offers extraordinary value for money.  

Additional specs and features

As far as motherboard support goes, existing AMD 500 series motherboards will support the new Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors with a simple BIOS update. 

The new series is headed by the Ryzen 9 5950X, offering up to 16-cores with 32-threads and 72MB of cache. The company claims that the Ryzen 9 5950X offers the highest single-thread and multi-core performance of any desktop gaming processor, beating Intel’s Core i9-10900K in benchmarks run. 

While the round goes to AMD this time, the company should not keep its guards down as Intel might release its Rocket Lake chips in the first quarter of 2021.

Jinel Franco is a Multi-Media Artist and a Content Marketing Strategist. For the past 3 years, she has helped several companies and individuals bring out the best of their brand with quality content and media.

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