New Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 4000 series processors from AMD are now available at a more affordable price point
There are six new AMD Zen 3 and Zen 2 CPUs for the DIY market that were unveiled today. In addition, the previously announced Ryzen 7 5800X3D model was priced and made available, and support for the 300-series chipset was extended.
Three new Ryzen 5000 models have been added since the Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 was released. Most comparable to the previous 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 7 5800X, but with lower boost and base speeds of 4.6 and 3.4GHz, is the Ryzen 7 5700X. Consequently, the TDP is now 65W and the pricing is $299. You won’t get a box cooler with the 5700X, even though its TDP is smaller than that of the 5800X.
It’s effectively a 6-core/12-thread version of the 6-core/12-thread 5600X with a lower clock speed of 4.4/3.5GHz. The Wraith Stealth cooler is included in the $199 price.
The new Ryzen 5 5500 sits at the low end of the 5000 series, at the very bottom of the price spectrum. The inbuilt Vega 7 GPU has been disabled, and the 5500’s speeds have been lowered to 4.2/3.6GHz. In addition, only PCIe 3.0 and 16MB L3, 3MB L2 cache are supported, bringing the total to 19MB. The Wraith Stealth box cooler is included in the $159 pricing.
Next up comes the Ryzen 4000 series of CPUs based on the Zen 2 architecture, which is now obsolete. Ryzen 4000 series is built on the Renoir APU range with several modifications, unlike the Ryzen 3000 series.
The Ryzen 5 4600G, the series’ flagship model, has six cores and twelve threads running at 4.2/3.7GHz. According to its name, which has a G in it, the CPU includes graphics capabilities. The Wraith Stealth cooler and 11MB of cache are included in the $154 price.
Ryzen 5 4500 has six cores and twelve threads, a clock speed of 4.1/3.6GHz, 11MB cache, a 65W TDP, and no integrated graphics. The Wraith Stealth cooler is included in the 4500 for $129.
There’s also a $99 Ryzen 3 4100, which includes a Wraith Stealth cooling and 4-cores/8-threads, 4.0/3.8GHz clock speed, 6MB cache, 65W TDP.
Starting Monday, April 4, all of these parts will be available.
A Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU from AMD, which was previously announced, will be on sale for $449 on Sunday, April 20.
To refresh your memory, the 5800X3D is an AMD 5800X with 3D V-Cache technology, which utilizes 3D die stacking to greatly improve the cache capacity. 5800X3D’s L3 cache is 96MB, whereas the ordinary 5800X’s 32MB L3 cache is more than adequate. To put it another way, AMD claims their upcoming 5800X gaming CPU is 15% faster than Intel’s 5900X.
AMD has also announced support for the 300 series chipset motherboards for Ryzen 4000 and 5000 series CPUs. Even the A320 chipset models are included in this list. It is expected that the beta BIOS upgrades enabling support will be released in April through the relevant motherboard manufacturer’s website.