The reviews of AMD’s Ryzen 5000 chips are in, and it’s more bad news for Intel.
AMD’s Ryzen is one of the company’s most successful line of chips and has been making significant inroads against Intel. The popular Ryzen 3000 chips challenged Intel on the desktop.
AMD next went after Intel’s mobile market with the 4000 line of chips. Mobile chips is an area where Intel had always been unmatched, offering a combination of performance and efficiency AMD couldn’t match. For the first time, the Ryzen 4000 put AMD in a competitive race with Intel for the mobile market.
AMD followed up with the Threadripper Pro CPU, designed to take on Intel’s Xeon line. Like the Xeon, Threadripper Pro is aimed at the workstation market.
Now AMD is going after the gaming industry with the Ryzen 5000 series. As TechRadar points out, AMD has long had the advantage in multi-threaded performance, while Intel was the king of single-threaded tasks. The Ryzen 5000 changes, with the end result being a line of processors that has almost every advantage over Intel.
With the Ryzen 9 5900X, along with other processors in the lineup, like the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, there is no reason to buy an Intel processor for your next gaming PC. Not only does AMD have the better performance across the board, but because Intel still hasn’t implemented PCIe 4.0 support, AMD processors are more fully-featured and future-proof, too.
Intel has had a string of issues. The company has struggled to keep up with demand, to move to 10nm and 7nm processors and is even considering outsourcing their manufacturing. Meanwhile, Apple is moving away from Intel in favor of its own chips. AMD’s Ryzen 5000 is just the latest evidence that Intel is no longer the undisputed king of the chip business.