AMD is releasing two Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs specifically made for OEMs. According to a prolific leaker, these are the Ryzen 9 5900 and the Ryzen 7 5800. Usually, these chips are not available for DIY purchase. But chipmakers may find selected to sell these in limited quantities.
OEM is a big business and it does cater to the target market that overlaps DIY end-users and enthusiasts.
The paper spec on the Ryzen 9 5900 and the Ryzen 7 5800
The OEM specific Ryzen 9 5900 CPU is a 12-core/ 24-thread CPU. This will have a bit lower clock speed than the Ryzen 9 5900X. The Ryzen 9 5900X is a CPU clocked at 3.7 GHz/ up to 4.8 GHz with 105 w TDP. With the combination of a locked clock speed and locked CPU, the Ryzen 9 5900 should carry 65w TDP. It is the same story with the Ryzen 7 5800, an 8-core/ 16- thread CPU. But most likely it will have the same 65w TDP as on the Ryzen 7 5800x.
Potential userbase for these CPUs
It makes sense to have a Ryzen 9 5900 for OEM buyers considering they’re not too keen on allowing its end-users overclocking their CPU, apartment from using factory overclocked profiles. Some end-users who want high-end systems are not too particularly interested in DIY and just want one-stop-shop solution. There are situations currently such as in the United States where the OEM PC market pricing is on par or better than the collection of expenses for matching DIY components when taxes and shipping are included. That’s not the same situation in India, just yet. But we’ll just have to wait and watch where the PCs with these processors would cost in different countries.
Uts not certain if these will be available for mass-producing system builders like Dell, HP, Lenovo or if this is something open to boutique system builders. Nothing is set on stone and usually, doors are open to those who do have the sales numbers.