With the release date of November 5th, 2020, AMAZON Italy has started preorders for the next-generation Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs. Amazon IT listed the Ryzen 7 5800X, the Ryzen 9 5900X and the Ryzen 9 5950X CPUs. AMD will be formally introducing all these and the Ryzen 5 5600X in a few days.
What’s known so far…
Some of the specs were leaked through the cracks. But Ryzen-5000 CPU specs are already out in AMD’s website. The Ryzen 7 5800X is an 8-core, 16-thread CPU with base/ boost clock of 3.8 GHz/ 4.7 GHz and TDP of 105 watts. The Ryzen 9 5900X is a 12-core/ 24-thread CPU clocked at 3.7 GHz/ 4.8 GHz, 64MB L3 Cache and 105 watts TDP.
The Ryzen 9 5950X, the flagship mainstream CPU, is a 16-core 32-thread giant, base/ boost locked at 3.4 GHz/ 4.9 GHz with 64MB L3 Cache, also with 105 watts. These Ryzen 5000 series CPUs are on AM4 platform and use 3200MHz DDR4 memory.
No Wraith Coolers for the wicked??
One thing you’ll need to keep in mind is that AMD is not including its boxed CPU coolers with any of these processors. Why not? Only AMD can answer that. But AM4 platform has been around for a very long time and its available in the variable price range. It may or may not suck because AMD Wraith coolers are known to be pretty good in comparison with Intel. It is also a pretty decent stop-gap before an end-user would consider a better/ quieter aftermarket cooler.
The all-round Ryzen 5 5600X bundle
But the Ryzen 5 5600X is listed to include the Wraith Stealth CPU Cooler. This is with six-cores, 12-thread base/ boost clocked at 3.7 GHz/ 4.6 GHz. It provides 32MB L3 cache all In 65-Watt TDP.
Oh, well! End of the Wraith cooler for X nomenclature Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 CPUs?
|Ryzen 5000 Series SKUs and Pre-Order pricing (Euros)|
|SKU||Ryzen 9 5950X||Ryzen 9 5900x||Ryzen 7 5800X||Ryzen 5 5600X|
|C/T||16/ 32||12/ 24||8/ 16||6/ 12|
|Base/ Boost Clock||3.4/ 4.9||3.7/ 4.8||3.8/ 4.7||3.7/ 4.6|
|Incl. Cooler||No||No||No||Wraith Stealth|
|Pricing||€ 1,031.84||€ 569.62||NA|
The pricing situation
The Ryzen 9 5950X is listed for 1031.83 Euro, which translates to USD 1,207.63. The Ryzen 9 5900X costs 694.70 Euro/ USD 813.06 and the modest sounding Ryzen 7 5800X costs 569.62 Euros/ USD 666.67. These are not placeholder prices considering Amazon listed this pricing for pre-order with the official launch date of 5th, November 2020. It is safe to say that these CPUs should be available for purchase in many countries on November, 9th. By then, motherboard companies would have released support for 500 and some 400 series motherboards.
And speaking of support…
Micro-code Support on 400-series?
The 500 series is getting the Ryzen 5000 series support, including the A520. Some companies have already rolled out the new BIOS with AGESA 220.127.116.11 microcode. But What about the 400 series?
A couple of motherboard companies already confirmed Ryzen 5000 series support on the existing 400-series motherboards. So it is safe to say that it should be fine. Asus was in a pickle where they had to issue a statement, saying that it will provide this support, contrary to the claims made in a Subreddit. However, Asus said that this will be a BETA BIOS for the X470, B450 and B450 II motherboards and will only be rolled out on January 2021. There would be some limitations, of course, depending on the chipset.