AMD claims the gaming crown with its Ryzen 5000 series of processors

AMD claims the gaming crown with its Ryzen 5000 series of processors

AMD claims the gaming crown with its Ryzen 5000 series of processors

AMD has officially revealed its Ryzen 5000 series of processors, and its design is revolutionary, promising AMD users a staggering 19% IPC increase and higher boost clock speeds than today’s Zen 3/Ryzen 3000 series processors. 

We will detail AMD’s Zen 3 architecture further in a future article. Right now our focus is on gaming, where AMD now claims to possess a performance lead over Intel. 

With Zen 3, AMD has radically designed several aspects of their processors to deliver significant single-threaded performance gains. Zen 3 isn’t about adding more cores to their Zen lineup; Zen 3 is about single-threaded performance leadership, which is great news for PC gamers. 

AMD claims the gaming crown with its Ryzen 5000 series of processors  

When compared to the company’s Zen 2-based Ryzen 9 3900XT, AMD’s newly announced Ryzen 9 5900X offers gamers 26% more gaming performance on average across a large number of titles at 1080p. With Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Zen 3 delivers a huge 46% performance gain, highlighting how some games will respond better to architectural changes than others. 

Zen 3 is AMD’s best gaming architecture to date, and it will hurt Intel in an area which has long been considered a key advantage for the company. With Intel’s Rocket Lake processors coming in 2021, it looks like AMD will hold leadership in the gaming market for a while. 

AMD claims the gaming crown with its Ryzen 5000 series of processors  

When compared to Intel’s i9-10900K, AMD claims to offer PC gamers higher framerates across a variety of popular games, with League of Legends offering AMD a 21% performance lead. 

While many of AMD’s performance leads are marginal, it is undeniable that Zen 3 will gain market share for Ryzen within the gaming market. It cannot be understated how much the gaming market means to the enthusiast PC market, making any performance wins here a great thing for the Ryzen brand.  

AMD claims the gaming crown with its Ryzen 5000 series of processors 

With promises of strong single-threaded performance improvements, Zen 3 promises to deliver significant performance gains across all major workloads. In this regard, Zen 3 is AMD’s most groundbreaking iteration of its Zen architecture to date, promising generational improvements beyond that of Zen 2. 

As always, our recommendation is to wait for 3rd party benchmarks and reviews before believing AMD’s “gaming leadership” claims. Even so, the fact that AMD can make these claims speaks volumes. Only time will tell whether or not they are completely accurate. 

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series of Zen 3 processors will launch on November 5th worldwide. 

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AMD claims the gaming crown with its Ryzen 5000 series of processors