Attack on Intel:
While Intel has already used up its CPU powder for this year, AMD has another trump card up its sleeve: the new Ryzen 5000 processors. So far not much was known about the chips – now the first benchmarks have appeared. And they have it all! If the information is correct, this time AMD could break with an old tradition – to the delight of the fans.
AMD Ryzen 5000: New processors offer significantly more single-core performance
For years the principle has been valid: AMD offers a better price-performance ratio and more performance for production applications. When it comes to gaming, however, Intel is still ahead of the game. With the start of the Ryzen 3000 chips in 2019, this lead has melted significantly. But if every image per second is more important to you, an Intel processor still has the best cards.
But that could change with the next generation of AMD chips, as leaked benchmarks now show. Recently, test results appeared on the web that certifies the upcoming Ryzen 9 5900X a single-core score in CPU-Z of a whopping 652.8 points:
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The new version would be around 20.3 percent superior to the current Ryzen 9 3900X. And the new chip can also boast in the well-known “Cinebench R20” test. Here, the performance plus compared to its predecessor in the single-core area is almost 16.3 percent.
Battle for the gaming crown: is AMD finally knocking out Intel?
If these performance increases from the benchmarks are also reflected in the game scores, Intel could get a real problem. The i9-10900K is currently 10-15 percent ahead of the Ryzen 9 3900X in most games, but the new Ryzen 9 5900X could reduce this performance difference to zero – or even overtake the Intel processor.
At the market launch of the new Ryzen processors, AMD should again dominate the current top 10:
Should this happen, Intel would have lost one of its most powerful sales arguments for PC gamers and would probably have to turn the price screw to keep up. But it is still too early for a “death sentence”. So far, none of the leaked information has been officially confirmed by AMD. It also remains to be seen whether the increased performance in the benchmarks can really be transferred to the games without any problems in the end. But it remains exciting – especially for Intel, who should already have the first beads of sweat on their foreheads.