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AMD Ryzen 5000-series Zen 3 CPU final retail samples pictured ahead of launch

As you may already know by now AMD recently announced its Ryzen 5000-series Zen 3-based Vermeer desktop CPU lineup.  According to AMD these CPUs will offer better single-thread performance in PC games.

AMD also claimed that its high-end model will surpass Intel’s competitor, the core i9 10900K.

AMD’s Zen 3 architecture promises to offer a higher boost clock, significant IPC uplift, new core layout, and a new cache topology. In fact, AMD also claims that Zen 3 offers a 19% increase in single-thread scenarios over the previous-gen CPU lineup. For context the flagship R9 5950X recently scored 641 points in the CineBench R20 (Single-Core) benchmark test.

AMD will release four SKUs based on Zen 3 arch on November 5th. These four models are: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, respectively.

These processors are still chiplet-based, with one chiplet having either six or eight cores. Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 will have one chiplet, while Ryzen 9 will have two chiplets, and the easy way to identify this is through the amount of L3 cache each processor has.

Now we have some pictures of these Zen 3-based final retail chips, courtesy of HXL (@9550Pro), via Wccftech. In a box tray we can see all the above four SKUs pictured. These seem to be the final retail samples, ready to ship to OEMs, reviewers and other board partners, just ahead of launch.

The full AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 CPU stack has been pictured which includes Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 5 5600X, respectively. We can see the official branding on top of the IHS, but other details like the serial number and OPN code are not visible. These are blurred out in order to protect the original identity of the source.

It is clear that AMD is prepping to launch these new Zen 3-based processors for the retail market. These chips were already listed before by several online retailers, but they were being sold at an inflated price.

Recently a SiSoftware Sandra benchmark entry was spotted for the Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core processor, courtesy of @Tum_Apisak.

The Ryzen 5 5600X CPU will most likely compete with the Intel Core i5-10600K CPU, and some Processor Arithmetic and Processor Multi-Media scores have been spotted in the database. The Ryzen 5 5600X sports 6 Zen 3 cores and 12 threads, comes with 32 MB of L3 cache, and the base and boost clock speeds are 3.7 GHz and 4.6 GHz, respectively.

The Core i5-10600K on the other hand is also a 6-core, 12-thread processor, having 12 MB of L3 cache and the base and boost clock speed values are 4.1 GHz and 4.8 GHz.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU has Processor Arithmetic and Processor Multi-Media scores of 255.22 GOPS and 904.38 Mpix/s, respectively. The average scores for the Core i5-10600K on the other hand are 224.07 GOPS and 662.33 Mpix/s. This means the AMD Zen 3 CPU outperformed the Intel offering by 13.9% and 36.5% in these tests.

Though we can’t judge a processor’s overall performance just based on a couple of benchmarks, so to get a clear picture and make a fair comparison, we need proper synthetic and gaming benchmark scores.

Intel’s chip has a 125W TDP (thermal design power) rating, while the Ryzen 5 5600X is rated for 65W. In theory, the Core i5-10600K should be faster since it has more headroom to execute, but the Ryzen 5 5600X leverages the new and refined Zen 3 architecture which shows the efficiency these new Ryzen processors harness.

As mentioned before, AMD will release these Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 SKUs on November 5th.

Stay tuned for more!