AMD Skips Generation and Announces Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors

AMD has decided to skip a generation and has announced its new Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors, leaving the Ryzen 4000 series with only laptop and OEM-only APUs. The initial lineup of its Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors include the Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and the top-end Ryzen 9 5950X.

“Our commitment with each generation of our Ryzen processors has been to build the best PC processors in the world. The new AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors extend our leadership from IPC, power efficiency to single-core, multi-core performance and gaming. Today, we are extremely proud to deliver what our community and customers have come to expect from Ryzen processors – dominant multi-core and single-core performance and true gaming leadership – all within a broad ecosystem of motherboards and chipsets that are drop-in ready for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, client business unit, AMD.

The new Ryzen 5000 series feature AMD’s latest Zen 3 core architecture and is said to feature up to a 19% IPC increase over the Ryzen 3000 series and Zen 2 architecture, with the top-end Ryzen 9 5950X coming with 16 cores, 32 threads, and a 72MB cache. According to AMD, the new Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors will be compatible with the current AMD 500 series motherboards with just a BIOS update.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X16C/32T105WUp to 4.9 / 3.472MBN/A$799
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X12C/24T105WUp to 4.8 / 3.770MBN/A$549
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X8C/16T105WUp to 4.7 / 3.836MBN/A$449
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X6C/12T65WUp to 4.6 / 3.735MBWraith Stealth$299

The new AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors will be available starting on November 5, 2020. There’s no word yet on exact pricing and availability for the new processors in the Philippines.

AMD Ryzen Equipped to Win Game Bundle

AMD also announced the latest iteration of its “Equipped to Win” game bundle promotion. Those who purchase an Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, or Ryzen 7 5800X between November 5, 2020, and December 31, 2020, will receive a free digital copy of Far Cry 6 when it becomes available. Additionally, those who purchase a Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, or AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT processor between October 20, 2020, and December 31, 2020 will also receive a free code for Far Cry 6. More information on the promo can be found on the promotion website.