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AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs now available in India, price starting at Rs 22,990

Previous month, AMD had announced its Ryzen 5000 series processors, for desktops. The first chips that are using the next-gen Zen 3 architecture by the company, the 5000 series processors is expected to deliver massive performance over its predecessors.

Now, the company has announced to bring the chips to India, by putting them up for sale in the country. The company has also announced four new processors variants, one of them is the Ryzen 9 5950X processor, that is described as the “world’s best gaming CPU”.

AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs: Price in India

The company at the time of the launch announced the pricing of the processor range in dollars. However, now it has announced that the Indian pricing for the chips will start from Rs 22,990 for the Ryzen 5 5600X processor, Rs 34,490 for the Ryzen 7 5800X, Rs 41,990 for the Ryzen 9 5900X, and Rs 60,990 for the Ryzen 9 5950X processor. However, we cannot take these as the final prices of the CPUs, as an additional 18 per cent GST will also be levied on them at the time of purchase.

AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs: Specifications and performance

Offering up to 16 cores, 32 threads and 72 MB of cache, the topmost AMD Ryzen 9 5950X delivers the most powerful performance among the new chips introduced. It offers highest single-thread performance and also the best multi-core performance any desktop processor in a mainstream CPU socket can provide.” The AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors dominate other processors in the market by providing heavy threaded workloads and power efficiency.

Also, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor offers up to a 26 per cent performance boost in gaming over its predecessor. Ryzen 9 5900X consists of 12 cores with 24 threads that promises to improve the average gaming performance on 1080p titles upto 7 per cent. However, AMD has claimed that some titles even show greater gains, with average improvement in the FPS coming to 26 per cent while playing in 1080p.

AMD has announced that these Ryzen processors currently will support X570 and B550 motherboards. However, the support for X470 and B450 motherboards will be added soon.

The AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors will go directly against Intel’s 10th-Gen Comet Lake processors and the upcoming 11th-Gen Rocket Lake processors. The latter has already been teased to have features like PCIe 4.0 support and also will bring far more superior performance than its predecessors because of a new improved architecture design that will form the basis of the new Intel CPU lineup.