Is the Ryzen 5 still a good processor despite being the entry-level model? In a few words, there are plenty of reasons why this may very well be one of the best processors you can buy right now. 3D stacking technology has helped AMD become a force to be reckoned with in the CPU space once again. What’s more is that it’s capable of competing with Intel offerings in terms of performance by only boasting slightly lower clock speeds than its full-sized sibling, the Ryzen 7 5800X for example.
As Zen has taken a somewhat circuitous route on the path to its production debut with Zen 4-based processors being trailed by Zen 3Ds, Greymon55, a Digimon specializing in insights and rumors related to AMD-based processors indicates that supplies of the highly anticipated Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor will be limited. With pre-orders going live in just five days, those interested in owning one of AMD’s latest PCs could find themselves competing for stock with many other owners of the latest consoling hardware.
After looking at the follow-up response from AMD’s representative, we have concluded that the production of Zen 4 processors with 3D V-cache will not commence until after the production of Zen 3D processors has been halted in order to convert the manufacturing line. This means that initially there will be no performance enhancing upgrade packs released as part of AMD’s “Zen 2+” lineup. Instead, they will most likely be released early 2019 alongside the already announced successors of their “Zen+” series processors.
Take a look at the roadmap for Intel’s forthcoming chips and you’ll see that the new stuff is right on time. They will definitely make a splash! In addition, we anticipate Intel to debut its new “Raptor Lake” 13th-generation Core processors later this year (possibly as early as Q3) and AMD to release its Ryzen-7000 series CPUs—which will be based on the new Zen 4 architecture and Socket AM5 platform— around the same time frame.