AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (12C/24T, Zen 3) Reportedly Boasts 20 Percent IPC Improvement, Boosts to 5 GHz

The FPS Review may receive a commission if you purchase something after clicking a link in this article.

Image: AMD

YouTube channel PC-WELT (via Wccftech) has shared alleged specifications for AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X, a Zen 3-based processor leveraging 12 cores and 24 threads. If the rumors are to be believed, red team has made great strides in both performance and efficiency.

The report claims that AMD has figured out how to improve IPC by as much as 20 percent, an achievement that’s reflected by the Ryzen 9 5900X’s alleged ability to hit boost clocks as high 5 GHz. That’s a healthy 300 MHz increase over the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 9 3950X , and Ryzen 7 3800XT’s 4.7 GHz.

The performance gains come at the cost of a substantial bump in power ratings, however. AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X will supposedly feature a 150-watt TDP – 45 watts higher than the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 9 3950X, and Ryzen 9 3900X’s 105-watt TDP.

Has AMD finally broken the 5 GHz barrier? We’ll know soon enough, as red team will be sharing plenty of information during its Zen 3 event next week (October 8). Expect specifications, pricing, and dates of availability.

Tsing Mui
News poster at The FPS Review.

Recent News