AMD Ryzen 9000 Series Zen 5 and new Ryzen 5000XT series AM4 desktop processors announced

AMD has introduced next-gen AMD Ryzen 9000 Series Zen5 processors for desktops based on AM5 platform with PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory support, along with the Ryzen AI 300 Series processors at the Computex 2024.

These promise an average 16% better IPC performance compared to the prior generation of Ryzen processors’ ‘Zen 4’ architecture, with the top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 9950X promising the fastest consumer desktop performance in the world.

AMD Ryzen 9000 Series (Granite Ridge) specifications
Model Cores /
Boost / Base Frequency Total Cache PCIe TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 9950X 16 / 32 Up to 5.7 GHz /
4.3 GHz
80MB Gen 5 170W
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X 12 / 24 Up to 5.6 GHz /
4.4 GHz
76MB Gen 5 120W
AMD Ryzen 7 9700X 8 / 16 Up to 5.5 GHz /
3.8 GHz
40MB Gen 5 65W
AMD Ryzen 5 9600X 6 / 12 Up to 5.4 GHz /
3.9 GHz
38MB Gen 5 65W

AMD has compared the productivity and gaming performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 9950X with the Intel Core i9 14900K.

AMD X870E and X870

AMD has also introduced new AMD X870E and X870 chipsets with support for PCIe 5.0, DDR5, USB4, and Wi-Fi 7. Socket AM5 platforms are built to last, with support through 2027 and beyond, said the company.

These new chipsets feature USB4 as a standard feature and are also designed to support even faster DDR5 memory overclocking with AMD EXPO Technology.

Both the X870 and X870E feature 44 total PCIe lanes and direct-to-processor PCIe 5.0 NVMe connectivity for the ultimate transfer speeds. The X870E has 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes, with 16 lanes dedicated to graphics. When PCe 5.0 direct-to-processor storage and graphics care are enabled at the same time, the X870E offers twice the bandwidth of competing platforms, said the company.

New Ryzen 5000XT Series

AMD has also added Ryzen 9 5900XT and Ryzen 7 5800XT processors to the Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor family.

Model Cores /
Boost / Base Frequency Total Cache PCIe TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 5900XT 16 / 32 Up to 4.8 GHz /
3.3 GHz
72MB Gen 4 105W
AMD Ryzen 7 5800XT 8 / 16 Up to 4.8 GHz /
3.8 GHz
36MB Gen 4 105W

Based on the AM4 platform, AMD compared the Ryzen 9 5900XT with the Intel Core i7 13700L and the Ryzen 7 5800XT with Intel Core i5 13600KF, showcasing slightly better gaming performance.


The new Ryzen 9000and new Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors are expected to be available to DIY customers and SI partners starting July 2024. Pricing should be available soon.

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