New Ryzen 5000 Series Benchmarks Put AMD’s “Fastest Gaming CPUs” Claim to the Test

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During its Zen 3 event, AMD boldly claimed that its new Ryzen 5000 Series processors had overtaken Intel’s Comet Lake-S lineup as the fastest gaming CPUs in the world.

Early third-party benchmarks for the Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 5 5600X published by Brazilian YouTube channel Pichau seem to support that theory, but they also suggest that Intel remains king in certain games.

You can see how AMD’s Zen 3 lineup compares with Intel’s Core i9-10900K below. While red team’s CPUs rank first for the majority of titles, Intel’s Core i9-10900K manages to best them considerably in games such as Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Polish site IT Hardware has also published a variety of benchmarks for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. Thirteen games were tested, but it slips behind Intel’s Core i9-10850K in average performance.

AMD says that its Zen 3 processors have the highest single-thread performance of any desktop gaming processor, as well as the most multi-core performance of any desktop gaming processor and any desktop processor in a mainstream CPU socket.

The Ryzen 9 5950X ($799), Ryzen 9 5900X ($549), Ryzen 7 5800X ($449), and Ryzen 5 5600X ($299) are available beginning today.

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