AMD Ryzen CPUs: The New One

The new Ryzen CPUs are the first AMD processors to be released by AMD in several years. After producing extremely average FX processors for over a decade, the release of the AMD Ryzen CPUs finally shakes things up with a CPU that can actually compete with Intel’s processors, unlike the old AMD-FX models which were nowhere near able to do so.

Ryzen’s new CPU lineup consists of the Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 and the Ryzen Threadripper. Depending on which CPU is chosen, these new processors offer anything from 4 cores with a 10-megabyte cache all the way up to 8 to 16 cores, up to 32 processing threads and from 20 to 40-megabyte cache.

CPU Specs

AMD Ryzen 3:

– 4 Cores

– 10 MB Cache

AMD Ryzen 5:

– From 4 to 6 Cores

– Up to 12 Processing Threads

– From 10 MB to 16 MB Cache

AMD Ryzen 7:

– 8 Cores

– 16 MB Processing Threads

– 20 MB Cache

AMD Ryzen Threadripper:

– From 8 to 16 Cores

– Up to 32 Processing Threads

– From 20 MB to 40 MB Cache

As for the prices, the cost of the various models of AMD Ryzen processors are wildly different depending on which specific CPU you are talking about. They go from being as low as $130 for the Ryzen 3 all the way up to the Ryzen Threadripper at a rather pricey $880(http://www.amd.com/en/ryzen).

Performance

When compared to the previous generation, AMD-FX CPUs, and the current Intel i7 processors, the Ryzen 7 CPUs proved to be more than a match for them in most ways, at least where general performance is concerned. Gaming is where it gets a little bit tricky. While the Ryzen CPUs aren’t bad at gaming, by any means, they are noticeably worse in FPS (Frames Per Second) performance, when it comes to the high-end processors like the Ryzen 7 and the Threadripper(https://www.pcworld.com/article/3176907/components-processors/ryzen-cpus-explained-everything-you-need-to-know-about-amds-disruptive-multicore-chips.html). When you drop down to the Ryzen 5 and i5 level of performance, however, things become much more even. Another thing to keep in mind with this is that most games have been primarily optimized for use with Intel CPUs due to superior performance so this may indeed change in the future as more developers optimize their products to take advantage of the Ryzen CPUs rather than focusing exclusively on Intel’s processors.

Upgrade Requirements

For an upgrade to Ryzen, you will require a brand new motherboard due to some changes being made by AMD to their CPUs. The Ryzen-specific motherboards add a number of modern features to AMD’s CPUs like 10 Gbps USB 3.1, M2 Solid State Drives and so on. Upgrading will also require new RAM as AMD is moving from DDR3 memory to DDR4. Finally, Ryzen only supports the Windows 10 OS so, the only way to make use of one of AMD’s new line of CPUs is if you are already using Windows 10 or if you specifically upgrade for the purpose of getting a Ryzen CPU.

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