There is no need to talk about the availability of AMD Zen 3 desktop processors at the moment: Ryzen 5000 chips are either completely absent from the shelves of most stores or their price is several times overpriced, which does not at all contribute to good purchasing power and, for the most part, turns away the vast majority of users from the products of the “red giant.”
However, AMD is still trying to solve this problem, albeit in a very specific way.
Yesterday AMD officially announced new OEM Ryzen 5000 desktop processors: Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800. The new chips are designed exclusively for off-the-shelf (box assemblies) and are designed to provide excellent performance, affordability, and availability.
The Ryzen 9 5900 OEM processor has 12 cores, 24 threads at its disposal. Its base frequency is 3000MHz, and its auto-overclocking frequency is 4700MHz. The chip has a capacious 64 MB L3 cache, as well as 6 MB L2 cache and a TDP of 65 W. TDP
The second presented processor, namely AMD Ryzen 7 5800 OEM, received 8 cores and 16 threads with a base frequency of 3400 MHz and an auto overclocking frequency of 4600 MHz. The CPU has 32 MB of L3 cache, 4 MB of L2 cache, and its TDP is set at 65W.
|Processor||Cores/ Threads||Base frequency||Max frequency||Cache (L2+L3)||PCIe lines (Gen 4 CPU+PCH)||TDP||Price|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5950X||16/32||3.4 GHz||4.9 GHz||72 MB||24 + 16||105W||$799|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5900X||12/24||3.7 GHz||4.8 GHz||70 MB||24 + 16||105W||$549|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5900||12/24||3.0 GHz||4.7 GHz||64 MB||24 + 16||65W||$499?|
|AMD Ryzen 7 5800X||8/16||3.8 GHz||4.7 GHz||36 MB||24 + 16||105W||$449|
|AMD Ryzen 7 5800||8/16||3.4 GHz||4.6 GHz||32 MB||24 + 16||65W||$399?|
|AMD Ryzen 5 5600X||6/12||3.7 GHz||4.6 GHz||35 MB||24 + 16||65W||$299|
|AMD Ryzen 5 5600||6/12||TBA||TBA||32 MB||24 + 16||65W||$219?|
In terms of affordability, several OEMs, including Alienware, have already included the new chips in their new branded desktop builds:
When compared with assemblies on older processors, it turns out that a computer based on the Ryzen 7 5800 will cost at least $ 150 cheaper than the configuration with the Ryzen 7 5800X, and the Ryzen 9 5900 will come out as much as $ 300 cheaper than the configuration with the Ryzen 9 5900X.
In addition, there are rumors that the new OEM processors are made from much more successful chips than their older counterparts. The few reviews of the owners of new products speak in favor of this judgment.
One of the first buyers to get a brand new Ryzen 7 5800 from Alienware shared his impressions on the Reddit:
The Ryzen 7 5800 chip he received turned out to be an extremely successful sample and when tested in the Clock Tuner For Ryzen (CTR) utility, this instance was able to overclock to 4.4 GHz at a voltage of 1.125 V. As for the current CPUs, this is an amazing result!
If the information on the overclocking potential turns out to be correct, then with a high probability, the Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800 chips will soon occupy the vast majority of the first places in the 8 and 12-core ranks on the HWBot platform.