- Feb 4, 2016
Lower-power Zen 3
AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series processors have taken the DIY desktop PC market by storm, rewriting our Best CPU for Gaming recommendations and upsetting our CPU Benchmark Hierarchy. Now AMD is bringing the benefits of its Zen 3 architecture and 7nm process to the OEM market through two lower-TDP models, the Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800.
As expected, these chips are functionally the same as the 12-core 24-thread Ryzen 9 5900X and eight-core 16-thread Ryzen 7 5800X, but they come with a lower TDP rating, the results in reduced clock speeds. These trimmings allow the chips to drop into smaller chassis and operate with the lesser cooling systems we see in the OEM market.