AMD Refreshing Ryzen 5000 Series with Ryzen 9 5900XT and Ryzen 7 5800XT

While AMD was announcing their upcoming Ryzen 9000 series processors they also announced two new processors that are part of the Ryzen 5000 series. AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series was first launched backed in 2020 and was followed by their Ryzen 7000 series in 2022. So it does feel a bit odd to be getting new Ryzen 5000 series processors in 2024, especially since these are on the AM4 socket, which in itself is 8 years old!

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I wouldn’t necessarily call this the Ryzen 5000XT “Series” since we only have two new chips. Both of them also do not make use of 3D V-cache either. I guess you can’t call this a total refresh either, you’ll see why.

The first chip is the Ryzen 9 5900XT which is a 16-core, 32-thread part. Core counts are interesting as the previous Ryzen 9 5900X was a 12-core, 24-thread part and the only 16-core, 32-thread part in the Ryzen 5000 series was the Ryzen 5950X. This chip will have a maximum boost frequency of 4.80 GHz, which is actually 100 MHz lower than that of the 5950X. It will have the same 105W TDP, but a lower $360 price point.

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The Ryzen 7 5800XT is an 8-core, 16-thread, the same as the previous Ryzen 7 5800X. It will have a 100 MHz boost over the Ryzen 7 5800X, so it’s boost frequency is 4.80 GHz. It will also have the same 105W TDP. Price is expected to be around $260.

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AMD touts the Ryzen 9 5900XT as having similar gaming performance to Intel’s Core i7-13700K, while the Ryzen 7 5800XT is going to be on par with the Intel Core i5-13600KF.

Both chips will come with AMD’s Wraith Prism RGB cooler that is capable of handling 140W TDP processors. Both chips will be available in July 2024.

I don’t know about you, but I like this from AMD. It is giving users two new chips to choose from at competitive prices compared to newer chips from Intel. It also would allow builders to save money on less expensive AM4 motherboards and DDR4 memory.


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