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The situation surrounding the latest generation PC gaming hardware is both frustrating and annoying—certain desirable items are in short supply, and scripted bots only exacerbate things. So imagine finally getting your hands on a Ryzen 5000 series CPU, only for it to arrive damaged, as if Ace Ventura was the delivery person. Unfortunately for an unlucky chap on Reddit, no imagination is needed. After waiting two months to get their hands on a Ryzen 5000 series CPU—any Zen 3 CPU—they finally scored one, a Ryzen 5 5600X. Normally that would be cause for elation, but any good feelings quickly turned sour when the thing arrived, sent out in a soft pack mailer. The result is what... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 5000 family of Zen 3 processors launched last week, and as most were expecting, the reviews were overwhelmingly positive. While AMD didn't take the performance crown in every single benchmark, its lead in the majority of them was significant enough that Intel was seeing taillights the majority of the time.  Needless to say, enthusiasts were eager to get their hands on the processors, only to be thwarted by "out of stock" messages from retailers and inventory that was depleted in mere minutes. Back in late September, Frank Azor, AMD Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions and Marketing, responded to a tweet that claimed AMD would fall victim to the same shortages that NVIDIA... Read more...
You knew that sooner or later, someone would perform surgery on a Ryzen 5000 series CPU, peeling away the integrated heatspreader (IHS) to give us a look at the actual die. This is a process that is not for the faint of heart (or faint of wallet/purse, either). And now just days after Zen 3 made its retail launch, someone has already performed the surgery, and uploaded several high resolution photographs. The CPU sitting in the naked spotlight is the Ryzen 5 5600X. It is (so far) the lowest end Zen 3 processor, and likewise the most affordable of the bunch. For anyone who is not already familiar with the chip's specifications, it is a 6-core/12-thread part with a 3.7GHz base clock and up to a... Read more...
Today is a day that calls for patience. Obviously that relates to the US presidential election results, which are still being tallied. But we also have another day to go before AMD's Ryzen 5000 series lands on retail shelves, with reviews and benchmarks in tow. Unless your name is Lawrence Timme, in which case you track down a Ryzen 5 5600X on eBay and begin overclocking and benchmarking it. That is exactly what Timme did, taking his recently acquired Ryzen 5 5600X to 4.85GHz with the help of a water cooling setup. Good stuff, and before we get into the thick of things, let's recap the stock specifications. The Ryzen 5 5600X is, for now, the least expensive Zen 3 chip. It sits below the Ryzen... Read more...
All of these early (read: leaked) Zen 3 benchmarks invite hyperbolic statements, because simply put, the numbers indicate AMD has hit a home run with its Ryzen 5000 series. We will know for sure soon enough, when the new chips land at retail in a few days. In the run up to the retail launch, however, another early benchmark for the Ryzen 5 5600X shows its performing extremely well. The Ryzen 5 5600X is, for the moment, the most affordable version of Zen 3. Priced at $299, the Ryzen 5 5600X sports six physical cores and 12 threads, a 3.7GHz base clock and 4.6GHz max boost clock, 32MB of L3 cache and 3MB of L2 cache, and PCI Express 4.0 support, wrapped in a 65W package. It is also the only Zen... Read more...
In absolutely no uncertain terms, AMD claims its Ryzen 5000 desktop processors are the fastest gaming CPUs in the world," a distinction that Intel has held onto for a long time. The company is also claiming a hefty 19 percent IPC (instructions per clock) uplift over its Zen 2 stack. If you are worried it is just a bunch of lip service, you might be encouraged by PassMark's updated CPU Mark rankings, which show Zen 3 sitting on top in single-threaded performance. More specifically, the lowest end (so far) Zen 3 CPU, the Ryzen 5 5600X, leads the way with the highest benchmark score, as of this writing. AMD's other Zen 3 CPUs will undoubtedly leapfrog the Ryzen 5 5600X once they find their way to... Read more...