AMD Launches New Ryzen 5000 and 4000 Series Desktop Processors, Adds Ryzen 5000 Series Support to 300 Series Motherboards

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AMD has officially announced what nobody saw coming (/s), a handful of new Ryzen 5000 and 4000 Series processors for enthusiasts who can’t bear to wait a couple of months for Zen 4 and red team’s next-generation AM5 platform.

At the top of the stack is the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, an 8C/16T CPU with 3D V-Cache technology that the company claims delivers the fastest 1080p gaming experiences across select titles versus Intel’s Alder Lake flagship, the Core i9-12900K. AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D will be available globally beginning April 20 at an MSRP of $449.

AMD also announced that it will be adding support for Ryzen 5000 Series processors to AMD 300 Series chipsets, giving some new life to X370, B350, and A320 motherboards. These BIOS updates are planned for release next month.

“Whether you’re an early adopter seeking the ultimate in gaming performance with the first Ryzen processor featuring AMD 3D V-Cache technology or a new gamer building your first rig, you can find a best-in-class experience with AMD,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client business unit, AMD. “With today’s announcement AMD is offering users the power of choice by bringing leadership gaming performance to all levels of system builds.”

ModelArchitectureCores/ThreadsBoost/Base Frequency (GHz)Total Cache(MB)TDP(Watts)PCIE SupportCoolerPrice(USD SEP)
AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700X“Zen 3”8 / 16Up to 4.6 / 3.43665WGen 4N/A$299
AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600“Zen 3”6 / 12Up to 4.4 / 3.53565WGen 4WraithStealth$199
AMD Ryzen™ 5 5500“Zen 3”6 / 12Up to 4.2 / 3.61965WGen 3WraithStealth$159
AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600Gwith AMD Radeon™ graphics“Zen 2”6 / 12Up to 4.2 / 3.71165WGen 3WraithStealth$154
AMD Ryzen™ 5 4500“Zen 2”6 / 12Up to 4.1 / 3.61165WGen 3WraithStealth$129
AMD Ryzen™ 3 4100“Zen 2”4 / 8Up to 4.0 / 3.8665WGen 3WraithStealth$99

AMD Launches the Ultimate Gaming Processor, Brings Enthusiast Performance to an Expanded Lineup of Ryzen Desktop Processors (AMD)

  • At CES 2022, AMD announced the Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor, an 8-core processor that is the first to feature AMD’s 3D V-Cache technology, delivering the fastest 1080p gaming across select titles when compared to others in the market3. Today, AMD announced this new processor will be on-shelf globally beginning April 20, starting at an SEP of $449 USD.
  • AMD is launching a series of new desktop processors, leveraging the established power of the “Zen 3” and “Zen 2” core architectures. These mainstream processors are the ideal solution for new PC builds, offering up to eight cores and 16 threads and 36 MB of cache in the AMD Ryzen 7 5700X processor. All new Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 desktop processors announced today are bundled with an AMD Wraith Stealth cooler and are expected to be available beginning April 4.
  • In addition to these exciting new processor releases, AMD announced it is extending support for Ryzen 5000 Series processors on AMD 300 Series chipsets, including all the new desktop processors announced today. The latest AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors will be supported on AMD X370, B350 and A320 chipsets, offering a seamless upgrade path to “Zen 3” performance. Selective BETA BIOS updates are expected to become available in April.

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