AMD is developing two new ZEN 3-based Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs that will launch without the X branding. A few such SKUs lacking the X branding have officially arrived. Such products have similar specifications including the number of Cores and Threads as compared to the variants with X branding.
The primary difference between AMD Ryzen 5000X Series and AMD Ryzen 5000 Series (Without X) is the Boost Clock Speeds. Non-X SKUs usually offer lower frequencies than the X-series. For reasons yet unknown, AMD has been restricting the availability of non-X SKUs to OEMs.
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800 non-XT Specifications Leak Online:
According to the new leak, the upcoming AMD Ryzen 9 5800 and Ryzen 7 5800 non-XT variants will feature the same number of Cores and Threads as the original or XT variants. One of the noticeable differences will be in the Boost Clock Speeds. According to the leaker, the non-XT variants of the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs will feature 100 MHz lower boost frequencies.
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The other major difference between AMD Ryzen 5000X Series and AMD Ryzen 5000 Series (Without X) is the TDP profiles. The XT variants of the AMD Ryzen 5000X Series have a TDP profile slightly above 100 Watts. Meanwhile, the new non-X SKUs will have a 65W TDP Profile, which is about 40W lower than the X-Series.
Previous reports have confirmed the AMD Ryzen 5900 will have 12 Cores and 24 Threads, and come with 70MB of cache. Meanwhile, the AMD Ryzen 5800 will have 8 Cores and 16 Threads with 36MB of cache.
AMD Restricting The Availability of AMD Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800 non-XT SKUs to OEMs?
The leak also indicates AMD will offer the new CPUs to its OEM partners. The DIY community might not get its hands on these CPUs, at least at the launch. Besides these SKUs, AMD is also expected to launch its Cezanne-based AM4 CPUs for the desktop segment. These include AMD Ryzen 7 5700G or AMD Ryzen 5 5600G.
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AMD could announce the new ZEN 3-based Cezanne APUs with the slightly newer integrated Radeon Vega graphics during CES 2021. Despite the attractive specifications, and possibly a lower price tag, AMD might not offer the AM4 version to DIY customers. This is because even the AMD Ryzen 4000G Series were restricted to AMD’s OEM partners.