AMD unleashes Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs

AMD has introduced the Zen 3-based AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor lineup with a strong emphasis on gaming.

Heading this series is the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X with up to 16 cores, 32 threads and 72 MB of cache. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor offers up to a 26 percent generational uplift in gaming performance with its eight-core complex with direct access to 32MB L3 cache.

Completing the lineup are the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X.

The AMD Ryzen 5000 Series expected to be available from November 5, 2020. Prices range from US$299 to US$799.

Customers who purchase an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor between November 5, 2020 and December 31, 2020 will receive a complimentary copy of Far Cry 6 Standard Edition – PC digital when released. Those purchasing an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT or AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT between October 20, 2020 and December 31, 2020 will also receive a free copy of Far Cry 6 Standard Edition – PC digital.

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