AMD has released its latest Ryzen 500 Series for desktop CPUs based on Zen 3 architecture. Four new Ryzen models have been announced, comprising Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and Ryzen 9 5950X. The price for the series starts at $299 and goes up to $799.
The highest variant, the Ryzen 9 5950X, has a whopping 16 cores and 32 threads. It is capable of a 3.4 GHz base clock and a 4.9 GHz boost clock. AMD has claimed it to have the highest single and multi-threaded performance of any mainstream desktop CPU. It also has a massive 64MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 105W. The Ryzen 5950X is priced at $799.
Next comes the Ryzen 9 5900X, which has 12 cores and 24 threads. It has a base clock of 3.7 GHz with up to 4.8 GHz. AMD claims it to be the best gaming CPU in the market according to price to performance value. The 5900X also has 64GB of L3 cache and a TDP of 105W. The Ryzen 5900X is priced at $549.
Coming to the third CPU, we have the Ryzen 7 5800X, which has eight cores and 16 threads. It has a base speed of 3.8 GHz and can go up to 4.7 GHz. It is a single chiplet design, with all eight cores and the full 32MB cache on the single CCX. The upper two variants are based on dual chiplet design. The 5800X also has a 105W TDP and is priced at $449.
The cheapest of all is the Ryzen 5 5600X, which has six cores and 12 threads. It has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz and a boosted clock speed of 4.6 GHz. It also has 32MB of L3 cache on its single chiplet but with a lesser TDP of 65W. The Ryzen 5 5600X is priced at $299 and is the only variant that will come with a stock cooler in the box.