As the latest and best CPU from AMD is on the verge of being available to order, there are many queries and questions about this new series of processors. In this context, we have tried to address every aspect of the AMD Ryzen 5000 series Desktop processors. From specs to benchmark, from price to availability in different online stores are described here so that it helps the potential buyers.

There are four processors in this Ryzen 5000 lineup. Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and Ryzen 9 5950X. In this context, we are going to share every detailed information on Ryzen 5000 CPUs.

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AMD Ryzen 5000 Specs

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

Ryzen 5 5600X is a desktop processor based on Zen 3 architecture. The core count of this CPU is 6 and the thread count is 12. It has a base clock of 3.7 GHz and a boost clock of 4.6 GHz. The L2+L3 cache of this processor is 35MB.

The Ryzen 5 5600x has a 7nm technology process. This CPU supports dual channel DDR4 type memory (Max. 3200MHz)and has a default TDP of 65W. The socket of these desktop CPUs is AM4 type.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

Ryzen 5800x is a zen 3 ryzen 5000 desktop processor with 8 cores and 16 threads. The base clock of Ryzen 7 5800X is 3.8 GHz and the boost clock is 4.7 GHz. This CPU has an L2+L3 cache of 36MB. This processor has an AM4 type socket.

It supports DDR4 type dual channel Ram (Max. 3200MHz). This processor has a 7nm technology process. The TDP of this Ryzen 7 5800X is 105W.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

Ryzen 9 5900X is a 12 core processor with 24 threads. The architecture used in this CPU is Zen 3. This processor can deliver powerful performance due to its base clock of 3.7 GHz and a turbo clock of 4.8 GHz. It has 70MB of L2+L3 cache. This CPU’s socket is AM4 type.

Ryzen 9 5900X has DDR4 type dual channel memory support at a maximum frequency of 3200MHz. It also has a 7nm technology process. The default TDP of this CPU is 105W. The 5900x is the processor in most demand among the Zen 3 CPUs.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Ryzen 9 5950X is the most powerful desktop processor of this Ryzen 5000 lineup. It comes with 16 cores and 32 threads. It also based on the new Zen 3 desktop processor architecture. Its base clock is 3.4 GHz and the turbo clock is 4.9 GHz. The L2+L3 cache capacity is 72MB.

This CPU supports dual channel DDR4 type memory with a maximum clock of 3200MHz. The 7nm technology process is used in this CPU. This CPU has 105W of default TDP.

PCI Express Version of the all Ryzen 5000 series CPU is PCIe 4.0

Ryzen 5000U Series

The AMD Ryzen 5000U series is for Laptop and notebooks, this will be an OEM series and not to be sold separately. The total list of 5000U series Processors are :

  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
  • AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4600U
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  • AMD Ryzen 3 4300U

The date of availability is not published yet. Still, it will be 2021 before we see any laptop powered by U series processors above.

Ryzen 5000 CPU Socket

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and Ryzen 9 5950X processor have the same AM4 type socket.

Ryzen 5000 Release Date

The release date for all the AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 technology processors is 5th November 2020 in the USA. UK launch will be well within this month, although the date is not announced yet. Other global release is unconfirmed at this moment, although expected to be available within 2020 across the globe.

Ryzen 5000 Price

  • The official price of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor is $799.
  • The official price of the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor is $549.
  • The official price of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor is $449.
  • The official price of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor is $299.

Ryzen 5000 Motherboard

AMD announced that with a new BIOS update the B550 and X570 chipset motherboards are fully compatible with the new 5000 series AMD processors. If you want to buy a new motherboard, then you will get the updated BIOS version out of the box.

But if you want to upgrade your processor, then you have to update the BIOS before the CPU installation. Click here for a dedicated Ryzen 9 5950X Motherboard list.

The X470 and B450 chipset motherboards will also get the BIOS update in January 2021. But the actual date of the BIOS update release is not confirmed yet. If you want to take full advantage of PCIe 4.0, then go with a Ryzen 5000 motherboard.

Ryzen 5000 Supported ASUS B450 Motherboards List

  1. PRIME-B450-PLUS-ASUS-8501
  2. PRIME-B450M-A-ASUS-8501
  3. PRIME-B450M-A-II-ASUS-8501
  4. PRIME-B450M-K-ASUS-8501
  5. PRIME-B450M-K-II-ASUS-8501
  10. TUF-B450-PLUS-GAMING-ASUS-8501
  11. TUF-B450-PRO-GAMING-ASUS-8501
  13. TUF-B450M-PRO-GAMING-ASUS-8501
  16. TUF-GAMING-B450M-PRO-S-ASUS-8501

Ryzen 5000 Supported ASUS A520 Motherboards List

  1. TUF Gaming A520M-Plus
  2. Prime A520M-A
  3. Prime A520M-E
  4. Prime A520M-K
  5. Pro A520; -C / CSM

Ryzen 5000 Supported ASUS B550 Motherboards List

  1. Prime B550-Plus
  2. Prime B550M-A (Wi-Fi)
  3. Prime B550M-A
  4. Prime B550M-K
  5. TUF Gaming B550-Plus
  6. TUF Gaming B550M-Plus
  7. TUF Gaming B550M-Plus (Wi-Fi)
  8. ROG Strix B550-A Gaming
  9. ROG Strix B550-I Gaming
  10. ROG Strix B550-F Gaming
  11. ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi)
  12. ROG Strix B550-E Gaming

Ryzen 5000 Supported ASUS X570 Motherboards List

  1. Prime X570-P
  2. Prime X570-Pro
  3. Pro WS X570-ACE
  4. TUF Gaming X570-Plus
  5. TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi)
  6. TUF Gaming X570-Pro (Wi-Fi)
  7. ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
  8. ROG Strix X570-F Gaming
  9. ROG Strix X570-I Gaming
  10. ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
  11. ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)
  12. ROG Crosshair VIII Impact
  13. ROG Crosshair VIII Formula

Ryzen 5000 Supported Gigabyte B450 Motherboards List

  1. B450AORUSELITE.F60c
  2. B450AORUSELITEV2.F60c
  3. B450AORUSM.F60c
  4. B450AORUSPRO.F60c
  6. B450GAMINGX.F60c
  9. B450MDS3H.F60c
  10. B450MDS3HV2.F60c
  11. B450MDS3HWIFI.F60c
  12. B450MDS3HWIFIV2.F60c
  13. B450MGAMING.F60c
  14. B450MH.F60c
  15. B450MS2H.F60c
  16. B450MS2HV2.F60c

Ryzen 5000 Supported Gigabyte A520 Motherboards List

  1. A520M H
  2. A520M S2H
  3. A520M DS3H
  4. A520 Aorus Elite
  5. A520I AC

Ryzen 5000 Supported Gigabyte B550 Motherboards List

  1. B550M H
  2. B550M S2H
  3. B550M DS3H
  4. B550M DS3H AC
  5. B550M Gaming
  6. B550M Aorus Pro
  7. B550M Aorus Pro-P
  8. B550M Aorus Elite
  9. B550 Gaming X
  10. B550 Gaming X V2
  11. B550 Aorus Pro
  12. B550 Aorus Pro AC
  13. B550 Aorus Pro AX
  14. B550 Aorus Pro V2
  15. B550I Aorus Pro AX
  16. B550 Aorus Elite
  17. B550 Aorus Elite V2
  18. B550 Aorus Elite AX
  19. B550 Aorus Elite AX V2
  20. B550 Aorus Master
  21. B550 Vision D

Ryzen 5000 Supported Gigabyte X570 Motherboards List

  1. X570 UD
  2. X570 Aorus Pro
  3. X570 Aorus Pro Wifi
  4. X570 Aorus Elite
  5. X570 Aorus Elite Wifi
  6. X570 Aorus Ultra
  7. X570 Aorus Master
  8. X570 Aorus Extreme
  9. X570 I Aorus Pro Wifi
  10. X570 Gaming X

Ryzen 5000 Supported Asrock B450 Motherboards List

  1. ASRock B450M/ac R2.0
  2. ASRock B450M Pro4 R2.0
  3. ASRock B450 Pro4 R2.0

Ryzen 5000 Supported Asrock A520 Motherboards List

  1. A520M Pro4
  2. A520M-HDV
  3. A520M-HVS
  4. A520M-ITX / ac

Ryzen 5000 Supported Asrock B550 Motherboards List

  1. B550M-HDV
  2. B550M Pro4
  3. B550M ITX / ac
  4. B550M Steel Legend
  5. B550 Pro4
  6. B550 Phantom Gaming 4
  7. B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX / ax
  8. B550 Extreme4
  9. B550 Steel Legend
  10. B550 Taichi

Ryzen 5000 Supported Asrock X570 Motherboards List

  1. X570 Pro4
  2. X570M Pro4
  3. X570 Creator
  4. X570 Taichi
  5. X570 Aqua
  6. X570 Extreme4
  7. X570 Extreme4 WiFi ax
  8. X570 Steel Legend
  9. X570 Steel Legend WiFi ax
  10. X570 Phantom Gaming X
  11. X570 Phantom Gaming 4
  12. X570 Phantom Gaming 4S
  13. X570 Phantom Gaming 4 WiFi ax
  14. X570 Phantom Gaming 4-ITX / TB3

Ryzen 5000 Supported MSI B450 Motherboards List

  1. MSI B450M Pro-VDH Max
  2. MSI B450-A Pro Max
  3. MSI B450 Tomahawk Max
  4. MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon Max WiFi

Ryzen 5000 Supported MSI A520 Motherboards List

  1. A520M Pro
  2. A520M-A Pro
  3. MAG A520M Vector Wifi

Ryzen 5000 Supported MSI B550 Motherboards List

  1. B550M Pro
  2. B550M-A Pro
  3. B550M Pro-VDH
  4. B550M Pro-VDH Wifi
  5. B550M Pro-DASH
  6. B550-A Pro
  7. MAG B550M Mortar
  8. MAG B550M Mortar Wifi
  9. MAG B550M Vector Wifi
  10. MAG B550M Tomahawk
  11. MAG B550M bazooka
  12. MAG B550 torpedo
  13. MAG B550 Gaming Plus
  14. MAG B550 Gaming Edge Wifi
  15. MAG B550I Gaming Edge Wifi
  16. MAG B550 Gaming Carbon Wifi
  17. MAG B550 Gaming Edge Max Wifi

Ryzen 5000 Supported MSI X570 Motherboards List

  1. X570-A PRO
  2. Prestige X570 Creation
  3. MAG X570 Tomahawk Wifi
  4. MEG X570 Ace
  5. MEG X570 Unify
  6. MEG X570 Godlike
  7. MPG X570 Gaming Plus
  8. MPG X570 Gaming Edge Wifi
  9. MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Wifi

Ryzen 5000 Power Supply

Suppose you want to build your powerful PC with the above Ryzen processors and a decent graphics card. In that case, you should go with an 80 plus platinum-certified 750W PSU. If you have a tight budget, then go with an 80 plus gold certified 750W PSU. You can choose your PSU from the following PSU list.

80 Plus Platinum Certified PSU (750W)

  • Seasonic FOCUS PX-750, Full-Modular 80+ Platinum (Newegg price: $268.99).
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 750 P2, Full-Modular 80+ Platinum (Newegg price: $172.99).
  • CORSAIR HX750, Full-Modular 80+ Platinum (Newegg price: $158.99).

80 Plus Gold Certified PSU (750W)

  • Cooler Master V750 Gold V2 White Edition, Full-Modular 80+ Gold (Newegg price: $139.99).
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G5, Full-Modular 80+ Gold (Newegg price: $135.99).
  • CORSAIR RMx Series RM750x, Full-Modular 80+ Gold (Newegg price: $134.99).
  • Seasonic FOCUS GM-750, Full-Modular 80+ Gold (Newegg price: $109.99).

Ryzen 5000 Cooler

Only Ryzen 5 5600X processor comes with a wraith stealth cooler out of the box. But for overclocking, this cooler is not enough. So we are suggesting some air and liquid coolers for the new 5000 series processors. You choose from the following list.

CPU Air Cooler List

  • Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 CPU Air Cooler (Newegg price: $39.99).
  • Noctua NH-D15S 140mm SSO2 D-Type Premium CPU Air Cooler (Newegg price: $78.99).
  • Noctua NH-U14S 140mm SSO2-Bearing CPU Air Cooler (Newegg price: $81.99).
  • Cooler Master MasterAir MA620M Dual Tower ARGB High Performance CPU Air Cooler (Newegg price: $99.99).

CPU Liquid Cooler List

  • Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB Close-Loop CPU Liquid Cooler, 240mm Radiator (Newegg price: $59.99).
  • CORSAIR iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT CPU Liquid Cooler, 240mm Radiator (Newegg price: $119.99).
  • Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R ARGB Close-Loop AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, 360mm Radiator (Newegg price: $141.99).
  • CORSAIR iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT CPU Liquid Cooler, 360mm Radiator (Newegg price: $159.99).

Ryzen 5000 Review

A reviewer from a polish website named ITHardware publishes a review of AMD 5000 series CPUs. He used an MSI motherboard (MEG X570 ACE) and 2 stick of 16GB DDR4-3600 Ram. He also used an Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Ti GPU.

Ryzen 5000 Overclocking

This review starts with Ryzen 5 5600X CPU overclocking. The stable clock speed of this processor is 4.8 GHz. It does not give any trouble with 1.275V. He was unable to overclock. He set the CPU voltage to 1.4V. But the CPU was failed to go beyond the 4.9 GHz clock frequency.

He tested the Ryzen 5 5600X CPU in the Cinebench benchmark. In the single-core test, the CPU scored 600 benchmark points, and in the multi-core test, it scored 4521 benchmark points. This processor performed 17% faster in the single-core test, and 21% faster in the multi-core test compared to the previous-gen Ryzen 3 3600X CPU.

Next, he tested two benchmark tests with the help of a web browser. The name of these two tests is Kraken and Octane benchmarks test. We can see Ryzen 5600X clearly outperformed the previous-gen Intel and AMD processors.


Ryzen 5000 vs Intel Core i9-10900K

PassMark recently published a benchmark result of AMD Ryzen 5 5600X desktop processor on its website. We can see this processor clearly beat all the other Intel and AMD processors including 10th gen Core i9-10900K (Comet Lake-S).

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor is the top position holder in this benchmark test (single threaded). It scored 3495 benchmark points compared to the Intel Core i9-10900K CPU. AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor performed a 10% better performance than the Core i9-10900K.

Ryzen 5000 Far Cry 5 Game Test

A YouTuber named Pichau runs far Cry 5 game with AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 9 5900X processor. He used Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card. With the Full HD setting, Ryzen 5 5600X produced a maximum of 127fps and a minimum of 70fps.

The Ryzen 7 5800X delivered a maximum of 132fps and a minimum of 76fps. The Ryzen 9 5900X delivered a performance of a maximum of 133fps and a minimum of 77fps. So with these processors, the Far Cry 5 game can run smoothly.

If you want more fps, then you should go with a better graphics card than GeForce RTX 3070. For more fps, our recommendation is Nvidia RTX 3080.

Where To Buy Ryzen 5000

This processor lineup was released on 5th November 2020. You can buy any of these processors from Amazon, Newegg, and B&H. You will get a free copy of the Far Cry 6 game with Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and Ryzen 9 5950X processor. You will receive the Far Cry 6 game after the launch.

If you want the best deal, then you should go with AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor. The price of this processor is $449, which is less expensive compared to the other two processors. So get the new Ryzen 7 5800X processor and Far Cry 6 game just for $449. This is the best deal according to us.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Pre-order

From November 5th, 2020 the new AMD Ryzen 5000 series will be ready to order and ship in the United States. The launch date in other countries is not specified, but that will not be long due. And for the USA, the processors are likely to get into the hands of game lovers within the first week of its order.

AMD Ryzen 5000 PCI Express

The all new Ryzen 5000 Series supports the PCI Express version 4.0, the latest version of PCI Express chipset that motherboards need to be equipped with. The main advantage of this version is that a 180% increase in the bandwidth and data transfer speed.

Although the current version of PCI Express 3.0 provides an adequate bandwidth, it is likely to get backdated soon enough.

AMD Ryzen 5000 PCIe Lanes

The new PCI Express version 4.0 has 40 PCIe lanes, resulting in improved performance in gaming and multimedia applications. But only a handful of motherboards support it. Mostly the new motherboards of the X570 chipset have this technology inbuilt. At the same time, some of the motherboards from the B450 and X470 series may enable this option through bios and firmware upgrades.

AMD Ryzen 5000 B&H

B&H is proudly showing the new 5000 series on their homepage and listed these processors as pre-orderable and users can get notified where they are ready to be ordered. There is no discount or special offer listed on the website for this series as the demand for these products is very high. The prices are as below :

Top Selling Processor of Ryzen 5000 Series

So far the sale of Ryzen 5000 Series has not started yet, but all the processors are in demand. Even the lowest of the bunch, AMD Ryzen 5 5600x can even outperform Intel’s top tier i9 10900k, so it is expected to be sold quite a lot of numbers.

But Newegg has tagged the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core AM4 Processor as the #1 Seller in the category, so it is safe to assume this processor is being added to the wishlist the most. The actual number can be specified only after the first quarter of the sale.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Newegg

Where B&H has taken a direct approach for selling, Newegg has made all the processors out of stock, and the users can not be notified on the availability of them like B&H. However, Newegg has combined them with motherboards, graphics cards, and rams. And in this combo, users can enable notifications.

Ryzen 5000 Series Top Wishlist

Where B&H had no option to see how many people have enabled notifications for each processor, Newegg has the number of Wishlists visible for all processors of AMD Ryzen 5000 Series.

All of these numbers are as seen on 12-32 PM EDT Time. So again the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is the most popular of them all.

AMD Ryzen 5000 AGESA

AMD Generic Encapsulated Software Architecture or AGESA is the software architecture that is used by AMD to communicate with motherboards. With every Zen architecture, a newer version of Agesa is released. The latest version is, codename ComboAM4 PI, which was released in March 2019.

Newer AM4 architectures can use the latest version of Agesa and Power Tuning, which improves the throughput ratio of AMD 5000 Series processors.

AMD Ryzen 5000 eBuyer UK

eBuyer is one of the biggest online shopping websites for Electronics, and they also have listed all 4 processors on their website. The availability of every individual processor is not revealed yet, but only the AMD Ryzen 7 5800x has a price tag and an expected stocking date of 27th November 2020.

Although AMD did not announce an official date for the UK release, from the listing of eBuyer UK, it is evident that it will be before 27th November of 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should we buy a Ryzen 5000 or wait?

It depends on which system you are upgrading from, if you have anything from the Ryzen 3000 Arsenal, you might not need it unless game requirements demand. On the other hand, upgrading to Ryzen 5000 Series processors from any old series will be a really good exercise.

Is the AMD Ryzen 7 5000 series a good processor?

All 4 processors in Ryzen 5000 series are equipped with the latest Zen 3 architecture from AMD, and they are configured to be faster and more powered efficient than any other mainstream desktop processor available so far.

How many PCIE lanes does Ryzen 5000 have?

The AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors support PCI express 4.0 which has 40 PCIE lanes.

What is the Intel equivalent of AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3?

So far the best mainstream desktop processors available from Intel is Intel i9 10900k, but the lowest end of the AMD Ryzen 5000 series beats that by a mile. So it is safe to say, Intel is yet to release its 11th Gen Desktop processor that can compete with the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs.

Can Ryzen 5000 use Nvidia?

Yes the Ryzen 5000 series use Nvidia Graphics cards, both are compatible and will not bottleneck each other. The gaming performance with Nvidia or AMD Radeon will not be hampered on this 5000 Series CPUs.

How fast are AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs?

So far we have seen AMD Ryzen 5 5600x Benchmarks, and it can easily beat the i9 10900k, the best Intel has to offer. So the AMD Ryzen 5000 are the fastest processors available for mainstream desktop PCs that money can buy.

How many cores does the Ryzen 5000 series have?

The Ryzen 5000 series comprises of 4 desktop processors, the cores vary from 6 core to 16 cores.

This is the sum up for the AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors, if you are looking to buy any processor of this series, this piece of content might help you. If we missed any information or you need more details about any of the topics above, feed feels to let us know in a comment.

We will get back to you within this month of November with the reviews of all 4 processors in the AMD Ryzen 5000 series as soon as they can be ordered and reach the gamers, stay tuned, and don’t forget to subscribe.

Sources: ITHardware, AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor test. AMD has a nasty nose with Intel?, 5th November 2020.


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