Earlier today, AMD took to announcing the next generation of its PC processors, unveiling it in the form of the Ryzen 5000 range. This product family consists of the fastest gaming CPUs ever made, as AMD is quick to point out. But that claim does hold merit beyond the usual marketing fluff. Which does not mean we have the full picture just yet seeing how there are not many trustworthy third-party tests testifying to the same just yet.
But seeing how AMD is claiming an average of 7% stronger performance in 1080p scenarios over Intel, it certainly seems like it finally got an upper hand over its mortal rival. Which has been a long time coming, really. Compared to the previous generation of the firm’s gaming CPUs, the Ryzen 5000 series is approximately 26% more efficient.
Now for the best part: pricing. Because AMD appears to have stayed committed to moving the quality bar without becoming greedier and the new range will start at as low as $299 for the Ryzen 5 5600X, a solution that is still devised for desktop builds, albeit that maximally cramped version thereof. At the same time, the Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 9 5900X have been recommended to retail at $449 and $549, respectively. And the flagship Ryzen 9 5950X will be available for only $799 in the United States.
A whole $200 cheaper than Intel’s newly debuted Intel Core i9-10900K – which it promises to outperform by a noticeable degree.