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It’s a Great Time to Upgrade your AMD Ryzen™ Gaming Rig

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With the introduction of new AMD Ryzen Processors, AMD’s desktop processor portfolio has grown significantly to meet virtually any gamer or PC enthusiasts’ demands with some great deals out there from our partners.

The AMD Ryzen team has recently also worked on a major BIOS update, for our motherboard partners. This update (AGESA 1207) enables nearly any 300, 400, or 500 Series motherboard user, to benefit from drop-in readiness for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors, including those new in the portfolio. To see if your motherboard supports this update, please visit your manufacturer’s website and in the meantime, you learn more about this update as well as the new AMD Ryzen lineup in our recent “Spring Update” video:


It’s the first gaming processor in the market with 3D stacked cache, allowing for more L3 cache to be installed on the processor (a whopping 96MB to be exact!) which helps significantly boosts performance in games. The highest framerates, lowest latency, and most immersive gaming experience: if you’re a hardcore gamer or PC hardware enthusiast, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is absolutely the best choice for you and is now available at your favorite etailer!

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Here are just a few highlights on what’s new:

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D: The World’s Fastest Gaming Desktop Processor1

Recently launched on April 20th, the new AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is built using a new, revolutionary packaging technology called AMD 3D V-Cache™. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D brings all that is great about the Ryzen 5000 Series processors, “Zen 3”, 7nm, and much more, plus an average gaming performance uplift of 5% across select games at 1080p vs. the competition.1

R5K 120- please see footnote 2 for more informationR5K 120- please see footnote 2 for more informationIt’s the first gaming processor in the market with 3D stacked cache, allowing for more L3 cache to be installed on the processor (a whopping 96MB to be exact!) which helps significantly boosts performance in games. The highest framerates, lowest latency, and most immersive gaming experience: if you’re a hardcore gamer or PC hardware enthusiast, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is absolutely the best choice for you and is now available at your favorite etailer!

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600: A Great New Price/Performance Option for Gamers

Another new product, delivering a great price/performance ratio for gamers, is the Ryzen 5 5600, the slightly more affordable, “little brother” of the much-praised Ryzen 5 5600X. With 6 high-performance “Zen 3” cores and 12 threads, it’s perfect for gaming at 1080p, 1440p or 4K. In comparison, the new Ryzen 5 5600 is on average 23% faster gaming than the previous generation Ryzen 5 3600 across select titles at 1080p.4

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 If you’re building a new system, or looking to change coolers while upgrading, the Ryzen 5 5600 includes the Wraith Stealth cooler, and at that great price you’ll be able to save some budget to spend on a higher-end graphics card or a bigger SSD to upgrade your rig even more!

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X: Great at Gaming and Productivity at just 65W

Following the popular 8 core, 16 thread Ryzen 7 3700X, we are happy to bring back this 65W power efficiency “monster” into our line-up. A great option for those who use their system for productivity as well as streaming or recording their gaming sessions, typically running multiple applications in the background. The Ryzen 7 5700X can handle it all. Also a great option for those who consider upgrading using an SFF (Small Form Factor) system, the Ryzen 7 5700X only has a TDP of 65W, meaning it will run cool & quiet during long gaming sessions and requires less extreme cooling and a lower power supply. The performance speaks for itself!

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Why Upgrade Now? Higher Framerates = Better Gaming on More Games!

With all these new Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors and the experiences they enable, we hope you’re as excited as we are. So, why should you consider making a change to your system? One of our goals was to have the AMD Socket AM4 platform supported for as long as possible. With the great architecture that is “Zen”, each generation of Ryzen products allows us to innovate, bringing new, unprecedented levels of performance, while being able to use the same AM4 platform, for over 5 years now.

This means, if you’re currently using a 300 Series, 400 Series or 500 Series motherboard, you can simply drop in any of the new, or existing line, Ryzen 5000 Series processors, without needing to change anything else on your system. That means you can re-use your current power supply, graphics card and SSD, for example, and in most cases, you can also re-use your current CPU cooler. This is good for your wallet, and good for the environment.

Should you consider upgrading, in some cases you would need to flash your BIOS to the latest version, using your processor, before installing the new one. Here is a very easy to understand guide: https://youtu.be/nNAWLlWTcmw

Motherboard BIOS updated? Good! Let’s install our new Ryzen processor. There are just a few simple steps required to upgrade your AMD Socket AM4 system with a new processor. Learn just how easy it is to upgrade by watching the video: https://youtu.be/IP7HsNWSY4o

Pretty easy right? Just one more tip: before you start to fully enjoy the new levels of gaming performance, we need to make sure we have the latest AMD Chipset Drivers installed. You can typically find these on the Motherboard Support page from your Motherboard vendor, or at the Drivers & Support page on AMD.com. Now you’re all set to enjoy your favorite games at higher framerates!

More “Easy Upgrade” Options Than Ever Before

Still deciding which AMD Ryzen desktop processor to upgrade to? Be sure to check our your local etailers for great deals and availability. Where to Buy | AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Desktop Processors | AMD.

In the meantime want to get a more detailed overview and comparison of the current AMD Ryzen Desktop Processor family? Check out the Model Specifications section of our Ryzen product page on amd.com

Whether you’re a Ryzen 1000, 2000, or 3000 Series user, the performance gains by upgrading to the latest Ryzen 5000 Series could be over double-digit.5  With higher framerates and lower latency your gaming system will feel more responsive than ever, making you appreciate your favorite games even more but also enabling you to play the latest and greatest most demanding games.

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Here are some great options for you to consider today from our leading etail/retail partners (All prices subject to change):

AMD RYZEN™ 7 5700X

  • PC Garage (Romania): Buy Now
  • ALZA.CZ a.s. (Czech Republic): Buy Now
  • Morele.net (Poland): Buy Now
  • Caseking (Germany): Buy Now
  • Mindfactory AG (Germany): Buy Now
  • AMAZON ITALY (Italy): Buy Now
  • ALTERNATE (Netherlands): Buy Now
  • Ebuyer (UK) Limited (United Kingdom): Buy Now
  • OCUK Limited (United Kingdom): Buy Now
  • Scan Computers International Ltd. (United Kingdom): Buy Now
  • GROUPE LDLC (France): Buy Now
  • PC Componentes y Multimedia, S.L. (Spain): Buy Now

AMD RYZEN™ 5 5600

  • PC Garage (Romania): Buy Now
  • ALZA.CZ a.s. (Czech Republic): Buy Now
  • Caseking (Germany): Buy Now
  • Mindfactory AG (Germany): Buy Now
  • AMAZON ITALY (Italy): Buy Now
  • ALTERNATE (Netherlands): Buy Now
  • Ebuyer (UK) Limited (United Kingdom): Buy Now
  • Scan Computers International Ltd. (United Kingdom): Buy Now
  • GROUPE LDLC (France): Buy Now
  • PC Componentes y Multimedia, S.L. (Spain): Buy Now

 

 

 

 

 

1 Based on testing by AMD as of 12/14/2021. Performance evaluated with Watch Dogs Legion, Far Cry 6, Gears 5, Final Fantasy XIV, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and CS:GO. All games test at 1920x1080p resolution with the HIGH in-game quality preset (or equivalent). System configuration: Ryzen 7 5800X3D and AMD Reference Motherboard with 2x8GB DDR4-3600. Core i9-12900K and ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboard with BIOS 0702 and 2x16GB DDR5-5200. Both systems configured with GeForce RTX 3080 on driver 472.12, Samsung 980 Pro 1TB, NZXT X62, Windows 11 28000.282. R5K-107

2 Based on testing by AMD as of 3/18/2021. All games tested at 1920x1080p resolution with the High in-game quality preset (or equivalent). System configuration: Ryzen 7 5800X3D and MSI MEG GODLIKE X570 with 2x8GB DDR4-3600 versus a Core i9-12900K and ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboard with 2x16GB DDR5-5200. Both systems configured with GeForce RTX 3090 on driver 511.79, Samsung 980 Pro 1TB, MSI MAG 360R, Windows 11 22000.527. Games tested: Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Borderlands 3, CS:GO, Cyberpunk 2077, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, DOTA 2, F1 2020, Farcry 6, Final Fantasy XIV, Fortnite, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Grand Theft Auto 5, Halo Infinite, Hitman 3 (Dubai) (CPU) and (GPU), League of Legends, Metro Exodus, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Rainbow 6 Siege, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Strange Brigade, The Division 2, The Riftbreaker (CPU) and (GPU), Total War: Three Kingdoms Battle, Warhammer: Dawn of War III, Wolfenstein Youngblood (Lab X), and Word of Tanks Encore. Performance may vary. R5K-120

3 Max boost for AMD Ryzen processors is the maximum frequency achievable by a single core on the processor running a bursty single-threaded workload. Max boost will vary based on several factors, including, but not limited to: thermal paste; system cooling; motherboard design and BIOS; the latest AMD chipset driver; and the latest OS updates. GD-150.

4 Based on testing by AMD as of 3/18/2021 with a Ryzen 5 5600 processor vs a Ryzen 5 3600 processor. Twenty (20) games tested at 1920x1080p resolution with the High in-game quality preset (or equivalent). Both systems configured with: 2x8GB DDR4-3600, GeForce RTX 3080 (Driver 512.15), Samsung 980 PRO 1TB SSD, Wraith Prism cooler, and Windows 11 21H2. Results may vary. R5K-123

5 Based on testing by AMD as of 3/18/2021 with a Ryzen 5 5600 processor vs a Ryzen 5 3600 processor. Twenty (20) games tested at 1920x1080p resolution with the High in-game quality preset (or equivalent). Both systems configured with: 2x8GB DDR4-3600, GeForce RTX 3080 (Driver 512.15), Samsung 980 PRO 1TB SSD, Wraith Prism cooler, and Windows 11 21H2. Results may vary. R5K-123