|Specs at a look: Ryzen 5000XT CPUs, as examined|
|OS||Home windows 10 Skilled|
|CPU||Ryzen 9 5950X (16c/32t)
Ryzen 9 5900X (12c/24t)
Ryzen 9 3900XT (12c/24t)—$455 at Amazon
|RAM||2x 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4 3200—$180 ea at Amazon|
|GPU||MSI GeForce 2060 RTX Tremendous—previously $450 at Amazon|
|HDD||Samsung 860 Professional 1TB SSD—$200 at Amazon|
|Motherboard||ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)—$380 at Amazon|
|Cooling||NZXT Kraken X63 fluid cooler with 280mm radiator—$150 at Newegg|
|PSU||EVGA 850Ga Modular PSU—$140 at Amazon|
|Chassis||Primochill Praxis Wetbench take a look at chassis—$200 at Amazon|
|Value as examined||≈$1,500 as examined, excluding CPU|
A month in the past, AMD introduced the arrival of the Zen three desktop CPU structure. The announcement included new AMD inside benchmarks that implied Intel had misplaced its final desktop efficiency trophy—pure single-threaded efficiency.
Final week, Ars acquired samples of the 2 highest-end fashions within the new CPU lineup—the $800, 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 5950X, and the $550 12-core/24-thread Ryzen 9 5900X. And we will verify most of AMD’s benchmark claims—IPC has improved, together with each single and multi-threaded efficiency, throughout the board, beating Intel soundly on almost all fronts.
The one quibble we have now with AMD’s claims regards energy consumption, not efficiency—and to be honest, it is virtually actually not AMD’s fault. The system’s desktop idle energy consumption elevated about 10W—however the improve affected our older Ryzen 9 3900XT CPU, in addition to the 2 new Zen three components. Figuring out that, we anticipate the rise comes from the obligatory BIOS improve we needed to carry out on the ROG Crosshair VIII Hero motherboard, quite than the brand new CPUs themselves.
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