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AMD Ryzen 5000 and Zen 3 on Nov 5th: +19% IPC, claims best gaming CPU

Tags: amd, cpu, ryzen, zen 3

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  1. Luna
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    When Zen 2 CPUs were announced last year, it was a pretty large leap (relative to Zen->Zen+), but this 19% IPC improvement on the same socket and power draw is delivering a knock-out blow to...

    When Zen 2 CPUs were announced last year, it was a pretty large leap (relative to Zen->Zen+), but this 19% IPC improvement on the same socket and power draw is delivering a knock-out blow to Intel. Intel had previously lost its multicore advantage, then its power advantage, and now (assuming their benchmarks were accurate) AMD has well and truly stolen the single-core title in the best underdog comeback I have ever witnessed while Intel still has yet to release anything significant on 10nm.

    Yesterday's Where Gaming Begins launch video was honestly refreshing in how down to earth it was without pointless jabs at Intel or dumb theatrics. Some of the changes they talked about, like their unified L3 cache, really seem interesting and I can't wait to read more about them.

    I never thought I would see the day where Intel became the budget choice, but now the only real advantage they hold is on AVX-heavy workloads. Hopefully, this will finally get Intel to start innovating again. But for now, AMD has definitely earned their price hike.

    Edit: I think my comment reads "Intel is doomed, sell your shares", but Intel still has a ton of money. They also have dominance in the laptop market (though their chips might not be very competitive with whatever laptop SKUs AMD comes up with, they do still have plenty of contracts with OEMs) and the server market (which is their bread and butter). It's just dumbfounding how they have managed to fumble their response to Zen from day 1 - first they start releasing the chips early, then they start adding more cores, and (if the rumors are to be believed) they still have not reached acceptable yields on 10nm.

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    teaearlgraycold
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    Why is AMD's stock value down if Zen 3 looks so good?

    Why is AMD's stock value down if Zen 3 looks so good?

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    1. Deimos
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      The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that AMD is in advanced talks to buy Xilinx for $30 billion or more, so it could partially be related to that. That's a lot of value to put into an...

      The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that AMD is in advanced talks to buy Xilinx for $30 billion or more, so it could partially be related to that. That's a lot of value to put into an acquisition (about 30% of their current market cap).

      Overall, their stock is still about triple what it was one year ago, so it's way, way up regardless.

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    2. Staross
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      Stock values are completely random.

      Stock values are completely random.

      4 votes
  3. Akir
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    I'm glad to hear all the good news. I bought early with a Ryzen 5 2400G so I could gradually build out my PC from a relatively cheap starter (note the integrated graphics) into a high-end gaming...

    I'm glad to hear all the good news. I bought early with a Ryzen 5 2400G so I could gradually build out my PC from a relatively cheap starter (note the integrated graphics) into a high-end gaming monster. That's basically the only piece that I haven't yet replaced - I've been waiting for these chips to come out.

    I'm a bit disappointed about the price hikes, but this is going to be a huge performance boost. And even sticking to the low end, that gets me two more cores, 28MB more L3 Cache, and PCIe 4.0. I upgraded my power supply a bit more than I had to in order to support this because it was rumored to need a lot more power, but the fact that it's using the exact same TDP as my current chip is astounding. I guess I'll toss that power to nVidia when it's time to upgrade the GPU. :P

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