Last month, AMD announced its highly anticipated Ryzen 5000 series processors, for desktop. Heralded as the first chips to use the company’s next-generation Zen 3 architecture, the 5000 series processors promise huge performance improvements over their predecessors.
And now, the company has finally brought the chips to India, placing them for purchase in the country. The company has announced four new processors, one of which, the 5950X processor, described as the “best gaming CPU in the world”.
AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU: Price in India
The company had announced the price of the chips in dollars at launch. However, it has now announced India’s pricing for the chips starting at Rs 22,990 for the Ryzen 5 5600X, Rs 34,490 for the Ryzen 7 5800X, Rs 41,990 for the Ryzen 9 5900X and Rs 60,990 for the Ryzen 9 5950X. However, these are not the final prices of the CPUs, with an additional 18% GST applied to them at the time of purchase as well.
AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU: Specs and Performance
Offering up to 16 cores, 32 threads and 72MB of cache, the top-of-the-line AMD Ryzen 9 5950X promises the most powerful performance of the new chips. It offers “the highest single-thread performance of any desktop game processor” and also the “best multi-core performance of any desktop game processor and any desktop processor in a mainstream CPU socket.” This AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor dominates in heavy threaded workloads and energy efficiency.
Likewise, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor offers a generational increase of up to 26% in gaming performance over its predecessor. This 12-core, 24-thread CPU promises to improve average gaming performance on 1080p titles by up to 7%. However, AMD says some titles will see greater gains, with the average FPS improvement hitting 26% when playing at 1080p.
AMD has announced that these Ryzen CPUs currently support X570 and B550 motherboards. However, support for X470 and B450 motherboards will be added soon.
The Ryzen 5000 chip series will go directly against the 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake CPUs and the upcoming 11th Gen Rocket Lake chips. The latter has already been speculated to support features like PCIe 4.0 and also bring far superior performance due to an improved architecture that will form the basis of the new Intel CPUs.
AMD has announced four new processors in India, with one of them, the 5950X processor claimed to be a gaming beast.
- AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs were launched in India.
- AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is claimed to be a powerful gaming CPU.
- The new Ryzen 5000 CPUs start at Rs 22,990.