New Ryzen processors break all boundaries

It was already foreseeable: AMD's newly introduced Ryzen 5000 processors have a lot to offer. Intel in particular should work up a sweat after the announcement of the new chips, after all, the chip manufacturer is even beaten by its arch rival in its own parade discipline – an unbelievable success for AMD!

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AMD Ryzen 5000: Intel is no longer the king of gaming

On October 8th at 6 p.m. AMD presented its new Ryzen generation as part of a 30-minute live stream – and it was tough! Because according to its own statements, not only did AMD manage the IPC (instruction per clock) performance of its chips compared to the current presentation by a whopping 19 percent, but was finally able to outdo Intel in a discipline in which one had to be satisfied with second place so far: gaming.

So far, the principle has been that AMD processors are more of the "all-rounders" among computer chips, which can show their strengths primarily in productive tasks such as cutting videos and creating rendering scenes. That changes with the new Ryzen 5000 processors. As AMD explains in the live stream, the new Ryzen 9 is 5900X even superior to the Intel Core i9-10900K in almost all games and ensures higher frame rates – only in Battlefield 5 you lag behind the competitor by almost 3 percent.

In League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive the difference is around 20 percent, In many other games the performance increase levels off at around 5 percent. Games such as PUBG, Total War: Three Kingdoms, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Far Cry: New Dawn were tested. All games were started in full HD with high graphics settings. AMD reaches an important milestone that puts Intel in an awkward position. After all, the chips from the industry leader were actually considered "the gaming processors".

AMD's livestream to announce the new processors in the video:

AMD beats Intel with new Ryzen processors: First wait and see and drink tea

Don't forget that all tests were carried out by AMD itself. The chip manufacturer could deliberately only show the benchmarks that put the new top processor in a particularly good light. Independent benchmarks and tests after the release will show whether AMD's words can be believed.

In addition, AMD managing director Dr. Lisa Su didn't say a word about the gaming performance of the other Ryzen 5000 processors during the presentation. Neither the performance of the new Ryzen 7 5700X nor that of the probably much cheaper Ryzen 5 5600X were compared to the models of the competition.

AMD also seems to have raised the prices of the new chips a bit. The Ryzen 5 5600X will be launched for 299 US dollars, the Ryzen 7 5700X will cost 449 US dollars and the Ryzen 9 5900X will cost at least 549 US dollars. The new 16-core processor, the Ryzen 9 5950X, was also shown and presented as an interface for gamers and content creators. Cost: $ 799.

How will our top 10 change once AMD's new processors hit the market? Will Intel still have a chance?

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Top 10 processors: The currently most popular Intel and AMD chips in Germany

All processors will be available from November 5th, 2020. AMD is likely to face the same problems as Nvidia at the start. What is also noticeable: In contrast to the last generation, AMD will only include a cooler with the Ryzen 5 5600X, all other processors are left empty-handed in this regard.

Robert Kohlick
Robert Kohlick, GIGA expert for gaming hardware, PCs and laptops.

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