September 04, 2020
With the release of AMD's keynote of the Ryzen 5000 series processor, AMD took the performance crown from Intel. AMD showed multiple benchmarks where the Zen 3 chips beat their competition in a number of gaming scenarios as well as content creation scenarios.
Multiple reviewers have tried and tested the Zen 3 chips and found them to be the better choice when compared to their Intel counterparts. They have tested the flagship 5950X which is a 16 core 32 threads processor and they were pretty happy with the results. They put the chip against the Core-i9 10900K and the Zen 3 flagship won with relative ease in real-world benchmarks.
AMD had already beat Intel in Multi-core performance with the Zen 2 architecture. Now, it has beat Intel at single-core performance as well and with a significant margin. Thus, it has taken the performance crown from Intel. Tom's hardware tested the 5950X against i9-10900K and found out that the Zen 3 chip performed better in eight games at 1080p and 1440p.
Another tech reviewer, Hothardware also pitched the processors together and found out that the Ryzen series processor performed better in a multitude of games at various resolutions. Anandtech, after testing both processors, gave the verdict that the AMD processor performs better. He even went on to conclude that “it’s hard to believe the extent to which some of AMD’s performance numbers have grown in the last five years.” His site reiterates AMD's claim of an IPC gain of 19 per cent with the Zen 3 architecture. That's pretty impressive from AMD's side.
Digital Foundry also recommends Ryzen for gaming processors in rigs, especially the entry-level Ryzen 5 5600X. This processor is aimed at budget PC builders and it also comes close to beating Intel's flagship processor, the Core i9-10900K. As things are looking, the 5600X will be the new chip from AMD who is always looking to deliver the product with the performance per value.
Content creation gains
AMD is not just beating Intel in only the gaming department, but also in content creation as well due to the increase in the single-core speeds. Reviewers found out the AMD chips coming up on top in a variety of rendering and encoding tests. Moreover, the company is promising more performance gains if you pair the processors with the new GPU lineup by AMD as well, the Radeon 6000. If you get the whole AMD ecosystem, you're looking at impressive gains in both the content creation department as well as the gaming department. This is because of the introduction of a new feature by the company known as, AMD Smart Access Memory. This feature removes the I/O bottleneck in the PC by giving direct access of the Radeon 6000 series GPUs to the Ryzen 5000 processors.
AMD running the tech scene right now
AMD is already giving Nvidia a run for their money with their RDNA 2 architecture GPUs, Radeon 6000. With their presence in the console market as well, its all AMD right now. But while they're running the tech scene right now, the consumers need competition. Only then can we truly benefit from all this emerging tech which is getting better and better with time.
The Ryzen 5000 series and Radeon 6000 series will be available in November. We're hoping for a release that is free of the stock woes that Nvidia is facing right now.
Let us know in the comment section which processor will you be buying for your PC, in the comment section below