AMD’s new Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and Ryzen 9 5950X are on sale starting today. Based on the new Zen 3 architecture, the new processors provide better performance and improved efficiency than their predecessors. The Ryzen 5000 series processors are desktop-class CPUs and succeed AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series. The Ryzen 5 5600X ($299), Ryzen 7 5800X ($449), Ryzen 9 5900X ($549), and Ryzen 9 5950X ($799) are all available starting today.
The Ryzen 5000 series covers quite a wide range of processing needs. The Ryzen 5 5600X is a six-core processor with 12 threads. It’s clocked at 3.7GHz with a boost clock up to 4.6GHz. On the other end of the spectrum, the Ryzen 9 5950X has 16 cores, 32 threads and does that with just a TDP of 105W.
AMD clarified that current X570 and B550 motherboards will work with the 5000 series of Ryzen processors. If you have one already, you should be fine, but if you need a new one, you can grab one of the best motherboards to make sure that your system is ready for the next generation of processors.