Dr. Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, has today announced the company’s next generation mainstream Ryzen processor. The new family, known as the Ryzen 5000 series, includes four parts and supports up to sixteen cores. The key element of the new product is the core design, with AMD’s latest Zen 3 microarchitecture, promising a 19% raw increase in performance-per-clock, well above recent generational improvements. The new processors are socket-compatible with existing 500-series motherboards, and will be available at retail from November 5th. AMD is putting a clear marker in the sand, calling one of its halo products as ‘The World’s Best Gaming CPU’. We have details.
They just keep kicking Intel while they’re down. This is a massive leap forward without a nanometer change.
This is nothing but good news, and if their GPUs are at least close in performance to what’s currently out there as well, I’d be extremely happy, even if there”s no proprietary effects.
With a 16 core machine from AMD I can run an entire lab for a reasonable price in a single mid size or small desktop without needing to break the bank with water cooling and massive power supplies as well.
I wish they had announced the threadripper too 🙁