Review roundup: Plenty of performance but a higher price tag
The embargo on reviews for AMD's first Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPU SKUs have been lifted and we now have a chance to see how well these four SKUs, the Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and the Ryzen 5 5600X, perform in benchmarks, games, and applications.
Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X take the lead
In addition to announcing the first four Ryzen 5000 series SKUs that will hit the market on November 5th, AMD also revealed some benchmark results for the Ryzen 9 5900X and the flagship Ryzen 9 5950X.
Four SKUs, all launching on November 5th
AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, has kicked off AMD's "Where Gaming Begins" event announcing the new Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs based on Zen 3 CPU architecture. With four SKUs in the new Ryzen 5000 series lineup, all available on November 5th, AMD is claiming the best gaming CPU title, all thanks to Zen 3 architecture improvements and 19 percent increase in performance-per-clock.
Zen 3 on October 8th and RDNA 2 on October 28th
AMD has finally unveiled the date for its two big events scheduled for October, including a Zen 3 event on October 8th, and the RDNA 2/Radeon RX 6000 series event scheduled for October 28th.
AMD confirms during its Q2 2020 financial call
During its Q2 2020 financial call, AMD has confirmed that its entire lineup is on track for this year and that the company is focused on bringing Zen 3 architecture, both Ryzen and EPYC, as well its RDNA 2 and CDNA architectures to the market in 2020.
Launching later this year
In a message on her Twitter account, AMD's CEO Dr. Lisa Su confirmed once again that Zen 3 is on track and coming later this year.
Coming in 2020
AMD has confirmed that earlier rumors are not true and that Zen 3 is still on track for 2020.
Zen 4 to go to the next node
Digitimes, VideoCardz, and RetiredEngineer (twitter) started an intriguing rumor that Ryzen 4000 might end up at 5nm+. Asking around at a reliable place, we have to disappoint some of you as this won't be the case. The Ryzen 4000 series based on Zen 3 core is still at 7nm.
On X570 and B550 motherboard with BIOS update
AMD's Robert Hallock has given a quick insight into the future of AMD's Socket AM4, as well as some history on how far has it come since AMD made that bold commitment back in 2016.