Reasons Why AMD calls its Newest Chipset Ryzen 5000 instead of Ryzen 4000

If you are an avid content creator or a gaming enthusiast, you would love to have the most advanced processor to ensure seamless work and productivity. 

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) is a world-renowned company that specializes in semiconductor devices from CPU (Central Processing Unit) to GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and motherboard chipsets, and flash memory. 

The All New and Much Anticipated AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

This year at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show), AMD made tech headlines by showcasing the AMD Ryzen 5000 set to raise the bar for professional artists and gaming aficionados. AMD’s CEO Lisa Su dubbed ‘Ryzen 5000’ the world’s most powerful computer processor ever built. The AMD Ryzen 5000 released date was November 5, 2020. 

The AMD Ryzen 5000 boasts the best performance and fully immersive feeling when playing more graphically demanding games. The newest CPU core is based on the new 7nm ‘Zen 3’ architecture that easily handles intensive tasks from software compiling to 3D and video rendering. 

The AMD Ryzen 5000 is a processor built for both desktops and laptops and comes with a wide range of cutting edge technology, and the processor is easy to configure and customize. AMD has upped its game and left Intel behind when it comes to offering robust and efficient gaming processors. The price of 

– Ryzen 9 5900X is said to be $420 

– Ryzen 7 5800X is said to be $350

– Ryzen 5 5600X is said to be $299

The Ryzen 5000 has two categories; the ‘H-series’ is intended for high-end gaming and content creation in laptops, while the ‘U-series’ is made for ultraportable notebooks. 

Why Ryzen 5000 and not the Ryzen 4000?

Many computer freaks who follow tech news regularly and know about the number and series of hardware would be confused about why the Ryzen 3000 chipset or, more popularly called chips are replaced by Ryzen 5000 and not the Ryzen 4000.

Speaking literally, the Ryzen 9 4900X was the next in line to replace the Ryzen 9 3900X, but now it will be called Ryzen 9 5900X instead. 

Should I wait for AMD Ryzen 4000?

AMD said that the decision to skip the number series was made to avoid any confusion that the Ryzen 4000 could do with the Ryzen 4000 laptop chips based on Zen-2 architecture. The Ryzen 5000 series, on the other hand, are based on Zen-3 architecture. 

The AMD Ryzen 4000 series for desktop was skipped as AMD already has laptop series using the 4000 sequences. 

The Zen architecture of AMD is based on the design of the core, and the name is given depending on the cores, design, and its application, as explained below

– Zen architecture has 14nm and called the 1000 series made for 2000 laptop model series 

– Zen+ has 12nm and called 2000 series made for 3000 laptop model series

– Zen-2 has 7nm and called 3000 series made for 4000 laptop model series

– Zen-3 has 7nm and called 5000

The change in naming was unorthodox from the start of Zen architecture, so it’s nothing to be confused about. And, not only AMD but Intel has also been known to number series. Intel even skipped entire CPU generations for some of its laptop CPUs. 

Most of the tech enthusiasts think that there is a possibility that AMD will finally announce a single series for both desktop and laptop and get done with the confusion once and for all. 

Why such Rave Reviews on Amazing Performance of AMD Ryzen 5000 Series 

The 7nm Zen-3 chips are said to be almost 20% faster (higher instructions per clock) as compared to Zen-2 processors. The Zen-3 architecture also improves battery performance by a 2-hour difference from previous generations. Due to its advanced features and enhanced performance, the Ryzen 5000 series  is expected to be available in a wide range of the latest productivity notebooks and gaming intensive desktops.

AMD is advertising the Ryzen 5000 as having the best balance of performance, speed, and efficiency for laptops and desktops. The Ryzen 5000 mobile processors are categorized into three categories that are

– H-series for gamers and content creators

– U-series for light and thin notebooks with improved battery life

– Pro-series for business-oriented professionals 

The AMD Ryzen 5000 processors boast fantastic performance, such as Ryzen 9 5950X packing 16 cores and 32 threads and maximum speeds up to 4.9 GHz (Gigahertz). AMD has gone with a single core and emphasizes that the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X chipsets are probably the best for gaming and intensive software usage. 

Conclusion

AMD has done the necessary design changes to improve the IPC (instructions per cycle/clock) performance and do that with a single core instead of multiple cores like the ones Intel produced. 

The Zen-3 architecture has two CCX (Core Complexes), and each has 8 cores and an L3 cache of 32MB (Megabyte). Each core’s impressive cache capacity has doubled, which has resulted in the highest single-core performance ever recorded. The gaming enthusiasts will love the highest clock speed with a single-core that will enhance optimum game performance. 

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