Intel’s advantage over performance has finally been beaten by AMD after they launched their new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs for desktop PCs. Most reviewers who checked out the product have unanimously declared this- as they had spent the entire week testing the $799 flagship CPU from AMD- the Ryzen 9 5950X with 32 threads and 16 cores. Interestingly, one can get some good deal even out of Ryzen 5 5600X at a price of just $299.
Where Does AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs beat Intel?
Gaming is one department where the Ryzen 9 5950X comfortably beats Intel. According to Tom’s hardware, the AMD CPU beats Intel’s Core i9-10900K in around 8 games at resolutions of 1080p and 1440p. Obviously, there are a few games where the lead is much closer, but the chips of Zen 3 beat their counterpart here too.
Anandtech also reported similar performance results in gaming. Ryzen 9 5950X beat out the Intel counterpart in most of the tests at higher resolutions. According to HotHardware, the 5950X was above the i9-10900K in several gaming benchmarks- which it aced comfortably. Digital Foundry might have found a few games which were quite smoother on Intel, but even they suggest the Ryzen 5000 for those who are building gaming rigs from scratch.
It comes as a mighty surprise for most reviewers, as the leap AMD has taken over the last couple of years has been really commendable. Anandtech summed it quite perfectly, mentioning that the performance numbers of AMD have shot through the roof in the last 5 years. The Zen 3 chips also have a 19% IPC gain, something which was a dream for the Zen 2 chips.
What Are the Reviews for the new Ryzen CPUs?
These developments in performance can be seen in a much better light if you start focusing on the Ryzen 9 5600X. The CPU of this comes very close to beating the Core i9-10900K on several games. This proves that if gamers were to look for budget PCs that would solve their problems and yet not create a big dent, this $299 chip would be the best option.
The speeds at single-core that AMD has been pushing also has been a major reason behind the staggering difference in its creation performance. The 5950X has been on top of several encoding and rendering tests as conducted by Anandtech and Tom’s hardware.
It has been predicted that the latest CPUs from AMD might also provide much better performance in gaming soon. The company is showing promises of gaining up to 10% on extra performance if one were to pair the new CPUs of Ryzen along with the graphics cards that Ryzen is a flagship of. This feature is considerably new and is called the AMD Smart Access Memory, and it has been providing Ryzen 5000 processors direct access to the GPU memory since its inception.
The tides of the battle have changed- as Intel would now have to take leaps of their own if they want to be held at the same league as AMD’s new Ryzen software.