AMD Promises significant improvement in gaming and single-thread gains
AMD revealed it’s much anticipated Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 Vermeer lineup today. Being led by the flagship Ryzen 9 5950X, Zen 3 has about 2.8x higher performance-per-watt and offers up to 26% higher gaming performance. Though, the core counts remain same from the last generation. Coupled with higher boosts and a US$50 higher price tag, AMD has beaten Intel to dust.
The Zen 3 is not an evolutionary product, it’s more of a revolutionary release. Zen 3 manages to improve the instructions per clock rate by 19%! A major boost from the Zen 2.
The Ryzen 5000 series, based on Zen 3 architecture is led by Ryzen 9 5950X. It features 16 cores & 32 threads. Another major CPU in the lineup is Ryzen 9 5900X. It has 12 cores and 24 threads.
The Zen 3 CPU will house 8 cores & 32 MB L3 cache. This is different from Zen 2 architecture which in turn comprised of 4 cores & 16 MB L3 cache. The 32 MB cache will help gamers in minimizing latency.
The AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 series will launch on 5 November this year. People planning to buy AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, or the Ryzen 7 5800X should do so before December 31, 2020 to receive their complimentary copy of Far Cry 6.