AMD today announced six new desktop CPU models for the DIY market based on the company's Zen 3 and Zen 2 architectures. It also announced pricing and availability details for the previously announced Ryzen 7 5800X3D model as well as extended support for the 300-series chipset.
Starting with Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000, there are now three new models in the series. At the top is the new Ryzen 7 5700X, which is mostly similar to the 8-core/16-thread 5800X but with boost/base clocks reduced to 4.6/3.4GHz. As a result, it now has a lower TDP of 65W and a price tag of $299. Like the 5800X, you do not get a box cooler with the 5700X despite the lower TDP.
Similarly, the Ryzen 5 5600 is essentially the 6-core/12-thread 5600X with clocks reduced to 4.4/3.5GHz. It's priced at $199 and includes the Wraith Stealth cooler.
At the bottom-end of the 5000 series is the new Ryzen 5 5500. The 5500 is essentially the 5600G with the integrated Vega 7 GPU disabled and clocks reduced to 4.2/3.6GHz. This also means it gets only 19MB of cache (16MB L3, 3MB L2) and PCIe 3.0 support only. It's priced at $159 and comes with a Wraith Stealth box cooler.
Next is the Ryzen 4000 series of CPU based on the older Zen 2 architecture. Unlike the Ryzen 3000 series, the Ryzen 4000 series is based on the Renoir APU lineup but with some modifications.
At the top of the series is the Ryzen 5 4600G, which features 6-cores/12-threads and 4.2/3.7GHz clock speed. As the presence of the G in the name indicates, the processor also has integrated graphics. It features 11MB of cache, 65W TDP, and comes with the Wraith Stealth cooler for $154.
Next is the Ryzen 5 4500, which also features 6-cores/12-threads, 4.1/3.6GHz clock speed, 11MB cache, and 65W TDP but there is no integrated graphics. The 4500 comes with the Wraith Stealth cooler for $129.
Lastly, there's the Ryzen 3 4100, which features 4-cores/8-threads, 4.0/3.8GHz clock speed, 6MB cache, 65W TDP, and comes with the Wraith Stealth cooler for $99.
All of these parts will be available starting Monday, April 4.
AMD also revealed that its previously announced Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU will be available starting Sunday, April 20 for $449.
As a reminder, the 5800X3D is a 5800X using AMD's 3D V-Cache technology that uses 3D die stacking to massively increase the cache capacity. While the standard 5800X has a respectable 32MB L3 cache, the 5800X3D has a massive 96MB L3 cache. AMD says the 5800X is 15% faster than the 5900X in gaming and will be the fastest gaming CPU on the market.
Finally, AMD also announced that it is bringing Ryzen 4000 and 5000 series CPU support to the 300 series chipset motherboards. This includes the X370, the B350, and even the A320 chipset models. The beta BIOS updates enabling support will be available in April through respective motherboard manufacturer website.
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