AMD is getting ready to launch its Zen 3 processors for the first time, and while we first thought we’d be getting Ryzen 4000 processors, it looks like AMD is going to skip straight to Ryzen 5000 for its next enthusiast desktop platform for gamers and content creators.
This time around, we don’t think we’ll see a massive shift in the amount of cores, as these Zen 3 processors will also be based on TSMC’s 7nm manufacturing process, instead we expect a nice boost in efficiency and clock speed.
If AMD can bump up single-core performance by ratcheting up clock speed and IPC (instructions per clock) performance, it could finally dethrone Intel as the best processor for gaming. And, given that AMD is labelling this livestream as “Where Gaming Begins” we think the chances are high that this is exactly what Team Red is planning on doing.
AMD Ryzen 5000 live blog
All times are in EST
[12:06pm] Lisa Su is talking about how custom Ryzen chips are powering both the PS5 and Xbox Series X, which we already knew but really drives home that AMD is going to be pushing gaming hard for these CPUs.
[12:05pm] “Our goal is to give you the best” – Lisa Su
[12:03pm] We’re starting off looking at the past of Zen, Lisa Su saying that Zen started off as a blank sheet of paper. Processors built from the ground up – they’ve come so far.
[12:00pm] The YouTube premiere music just blasted over my speakers that I had cranked up to listen to the Bugsnax theme this morning. Ow 🙁
[11:59am] Premiering in 60 seconds LET’S GO
[11:55am] T-minus 5 minutes and I’m really starting to regret forgetting to re-hook-up my second monitor for this event. Whatever, my whole thing is that I just make things harder for myself.
Today’s the day Gaming Begins. Join @AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su at 12PM ET as she unveils what’s next for AMD Ryzen desktop processors and the future of high-performance computing. pic.twitter.com/qhZsC9zENvOctober 8, 2020
[11:40am] We’re about to start, and the AMD Ryzen Twitter page is already starting up the excitement. Maybe we’re going to see a Ryzen 10 processor (probably not).
[10:45am] Ahead of the AMD Ryzen 5000 reveal we’re starting to see some B550 motherboard teases, led by MSI MEG boards (thanks Wccftech). AMD motherboards got a whole heck of a lot better when Ryzen 3000 took the market by storm in 2019, hopefully the same happens with what we’re guessing will be the X670 chipset.
[10:10 am]: We’re still two hours off from AMD’s big reveal, but don’t expect these processors to hit the street next week or anything. We probably won’t see AMD Ryzen 5000 processors come out until the end of October. I would love to be proven wrong, though.
getting ready to say goodbye to ryzen 3000 after today’s event pic.twitter.com/tABiN6mJgXOctober 8, 2020
[9:45 am] Ok, but imagine if AMD launched a 16-core, 32-thread successor to the Ryzen 9 3950X that not only absolutely smoked the Intel Core i9-10900K when it comes to multi-core performance (which is virtually assured) but also provided best-in-class gaming performance. Combined with PCIe 4.0 compatibility, it really could be the gaming processor of the future.
I really want to see this in like the Ryzen 5 5600X (if that’s what it’s indeed called), though.
[9:20 am] Coffee, check. Looking forward to what AMD’s next-generation desktop processors are going to look like. Hopefully a big focus of the event is on single-core, because AMD is still lagging behind Intel in this (and only this, let’s be real) area.
It’s been so much fun getting ready. Looking forward to sharing what’s next for @AMDRyzen. 😊 Join me tomorrow – October 8 at 11 CT https://t.co/hLv7CGFuQi #GameOnAMD pic.twitter.com/2sNd5IOFGhOctober 7, 2020