AMD Launches Ryzen 5000 Series Processors


AMD stepped into the next generation of high-performance computing power with the launch of the Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors. Featuring “Zen 3” 7nm architecture, the Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and Ryzen 9 5950X processors provide up to a 26% uplift in 1080p gaming performance and a 19% generational increase in PC workloads compared to the previous generation. Zen 3 boosts performance by reducing latency from accelerated core and cache communication and doubling the accessible L3 cache per core while remaining compatible with socket AM4 motherboards. Other integrated features include Precision Boost 2 and Precision Boost Overdrive technologies, which monitor your system’s workload and temperature to automatically increase the processor’s frequencies, thereby providing more power when running demanding applications.

Both the 3.7 GHz Ryzen 5 5600X six-core and Ryzen 7 5800X eight-core processors have 32MB of L3 cache and a maximum boost clock of 4.6 and 4.7 GHz, respectively. That’s enough power to run a variety of high-end games and demanding applications for editing videos and photos, 3D modeling, and more. The Ryzen 5 5600X is also the only one in the series that currently includes the Wraith Stealth thermal solution.

Those who want exceptional power for intensive tasks such as 3D animation and 4K gaming can look to the Ryzen 9 processors. The 3.7 GHz Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core processor has up to 4.8 GHz boost clock speeds and the 3.4 GHz Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core processor can be boosted to up to 4.9 GHz. They both feature 64MB of cache for top-of-the-line performance.

All four processors support up to 3200 MHz DDR4 memory, take advantage of the fast PCIe 4.0 bandwidth, and are designed for easy overclocking for even more performance. So, which Ryzen 5000 series processor best fits your gaming and productivity needs? Let us know in the Comments section, below.


Pre-ordered Nov. 5th, and here we are December 2, with nothing,

Update: Received my 5950x on DEcember 8th, finally. I'm very happy now :)

Pre-ordered Nov. 5th, shipped Nov. 19th. Maybe I'm just lucky, but the pre-order process worked for me. Now, where is that 6900X! Releasing Dec. 8th, at which time I will be haunting BH website.

B&H pre orders for the zen3 launch was a complete lie, pre-ordered well before launch date and here we are 14 days later with nothing, B&H is going to have a bad time in the reddit community for this (already is). i have cancelled my order and do not intend to shop nor recommend B&H any further.

Very disappointed in B&H for accepting more "pre-order" payments than you were allotted products from the manufacturer. The high demand was expected by all but B&H stands out from the crowd and is being spoken about across all platforms for being the most misleading to their customers. An explanation beyond "We have no information" would be appreciated by all who thought they were lucky enough to secure an item on launch day via "pre-order". Hope you find a way to make it right.

I know you don't have an idea of when these will be in-stock, but can you please notify those of us that pre-ordered where we're at in the queue? 

I agree. B&H likely took thousands of pre-orders. We need to know 1 how many, and 2 where we are in the line. Asking to know where you are in the relative queue is important. I don't want think I'll only have to wait a week or two when in fact its MONTHS. B&H, come on you can do better. 

I am sorry to say we do not have an ETA on when orders will start to ship.  We are also not able to tell where someone posting within this forum stands in the queue.  We are sorry for any inconvenience with this matter.

That pre-order window was open for several hours...I got in a 5900x at about the 90 minute mark after it opened. Friend got his 5900x in 5 hours later. Think the window closed at about the 7 hour mark. Wonder how many were pre-ordered. 

Both cards charged already (one paypal, one direct CC info). Know the page said paypal would be charged then and there. Didn't know it also applied to CC orders. 

Really looking forward to this CPU but I fear that I wont see it until Jan/Feb 2021.  

"Pre-ordered" a few minutes after the button went live. Would love to hear any news about when we will get them....unless bots and scalpers are important 🤣

Thank you for your order. We will be filling orders from oldest to newest as they come in, however we do not have any ETA just yet. As soon as your order ships, we will confirm via e-mail. We're sorry for any inconvenience. 

Ordered a 5950X and hope to get it soon or on time to finish a build with the new 6000 series GPU. 

I'm sorry but we do not have an ETA on these processors at this time. 

When is amd planning to ship these new processors.

Unfortunately, AMD has not given us a date of when they will ship the new processors to us. 

ETA when you start shipping Ryzen 9 5950x?

At this time, we do not have a delivery date. We will be filling orders from oldest to newest as they come in.