Thanks to the AMD Ryzen 9, there may be a new champion gaming processor on the market. Over the years, the fierce competition between AMD and Intel has been ongoing over the best single- and multi-threaded performance, and most have long considered that AMD was the best choice for top-notch multi-threading for creative and professional applications, but Intel was the best CPU option for the best PC gaming performance. However, the new Ryzen 9 processor from AMD might have changed all of that and is fast on the way to being considered the best available option on the market. It is just as capable for both single-threaded and multi-threaded tasks, and AMD focused heavily on gaming when presenting the new CPU.
Price and Availability
The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is available for around $549. It’s the best choice for anybody who is in the market for a high-end consumer processor, as there is a lack of competition from Intel. In comparison, the 3900X launched from around $499 in July 2019, so there is a price rise of around ten percent. In May 2020, Intel launched the Intel Core i9-10900K for around $480, but this didn’t manage to get an edge over the Ryzen 9 3900X. The AMD Ryzen 9 processors are available to buy on their own for those who are building or updating a gaming PC, or you can get a gaming laptop with Ryzen 9 built-in.
Zen 3 architecture has been used to build the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X. This might look similar to Zen 2 at first. However, there are some major differences as AMD has redesigned the architecture from the ground up in order to boost IPC performance and maximize efficiency. When it comes to Zen 2 vs Zen 3, the biggest difference in the architecture is that rather than having two Core Complexes per compute die, each compute die only has one Core Complex, and each Core Complex has up to eight cores on Zen 3 compared to just four on Zen 2. This change reduces latency when the cores are communicating with one another, along with opening up access to a full 32MB of cache for each Core Complex rather than being limited to just 16MB. Since cache is so crucial to gaming performance, this change will massively boost gaming performance, along with the higher clock speed.
The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is the fastest processor to be tested on a mainstream platform. In tests carried out by Tech Radar and PC Mag, it was ahead of both its predecessor and its main competitors. There has been a significant increase in single-core performance thanks to the ground-up redesign of the Zen 3 architecture. As a result, AMD has finally overtaken Intel when it comes to single-core performance, which has reflected impressively when it comes to raw gaming performance.
Whether you are building a new PC or looking to buy a new PC or laptop for gaming, the processor is one of the most important factors to consider. The AMD Ryzen 9 processors are the best option for gamers on the market right now.