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The Ryzen 5000 Series is out now. AMD’s latest desktop processors are the first to take advantage of the new Zen 3 architecture that was announced alongside it.
They offer some big upgrades of their predecessors, including a higher frequency, more instructions per clock (IPC) and lower latency. AMD also claims the high-end chips will offer up to 2.8x the clock speeds.
Unlike Ryzen 4000 series of laptop processors, these are designed to be bought as standalone components. If you have a desktop PC with modern internals, it’s likely you’ll be able to replace your processor with one from the Ryzen 5000 series. Once you’ve checked that the new chips are compatible with your hardware, here are the best places to pick one up.
When was the Ryzen 5000 Series released?
AMD announced the Ryzen 5000 series at an online event on 8 October. All four new processors were then released globally on 5 November.
How much does the Ryzen 5000 Series cost?
There are four processors that make up the Ryzen 5000 series, each at a different price point. As you’d expect, the best performance is available on the most expensive chips:
Ryzen 9 5950X – £735.84/US$799
Ryzen 9 5900X – £505.61US$549
Ryzen 7 5800X – £413.51/US$449
Ryzen 5 5600X – £275.36/US$299
Where to buy the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series
The obvious place to pick up any of the processors is from AMD itself in the UK and US. However, AMD has revealed a long list of third-party retailers that will also be stocking the chips:
Most of the sites above already have the Ryzen 5000 Series available to buy, but if it’s not available at your favourite retailer yet we’d encourage you to stay patient.
AMD also recently announced the Radeon RX6000 Series of GPUs. Here’s all you need to know about the so-called ‘Big Navi’ range.