The presentation began with an address from the head of the company, Lisa Su, who thanked gamers for choosing AMD, and noted that she was proud that her company had a hand in creating both next-generation consoles.
The main improvement of the new architecture of Zen 3 is that now one chiplet fits up to 8 cores, instead of 4, as before. As a result, processor energy efficiency, frequencies and cache access speeds have increased compared to previous generation models.
The L3 cache has grown to 32MB at lower latencies by placing all cores on a single die, and power efficiency has increased by 24%. The increase in the number of operations performed per cycle was 19%.
In gaming, the Ryzen 9 5900X has an average performance gain of 26% over the Ryzen 9 3900 XT at 1080p. And in Shadow of the Tomb Raider – 28%.
The Ryzen 9 5900X beats the Core i9-10900K in the Cinebench single-core test by 87 points and a minute to complete. In games, the advantage over a 10-core, 20-thread crystal operating at a frequency above 5 GHz ranged from 1-2% in Far Cry and Total War, and up to 19% in processor-dependent CS: GO. In Battlefield 5, the lag was 3%, as the game is more dependent on the frequency of one core.
The flagship of the line is the Ryzen 9 5950X, a 16-core, 32-thread monster for $ 799. Available from November 5th worldwide.
Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 9 5900X will also ship on November 5th. Prices in the United States excluding tax will be $ 299 (23 thousand rubles), 449 dollars (35 thousand rubles) and 549 dollars (42.5 thousand rubles), respectively.
Also at the presentation, they showed a small preview of the flagship AMD Radeon RX 6000. In 4K it allows you to achieve 61 frames in Borderlads 3, 73 fps in Gears 5 and 88 fps in CoD: MW.
These figures are lower than the RTX 3080. For comparison, in Borderlands 3, the NVIDIA video card holds an average of 65 fps, in Gears 5 – 80 fps, and in Call Of Duty: MW – about 90 fps.
The presentation dedicated to Big Navi graphics cards with RDNA 2 architecture will take place on October 28.