The AMD Zen 3 really answered most of the enthusiast’s request for a faster IPC performing processor that outperformed not only it’s previous Zen 2 processor, it also did much better than the Core i7-10700K (based on benchmarks seen on the net) with lesser cores and clock speed.

As usual with AMD processors, the room for overclocking might be just 100 MHz to 200 MHz if you are on air cooling.

If you intend to purchase this new processor, the good news is that you will be able to run this processor on the X570 and B550 chipset motherboards. Some of the older B450 and X470 will support the Zen 3 processors with beta bios ready in early Jan 2021.

In Conclusion, the AMD Ryzen ZEN 3 processors has achieve far better performance improvement than previous generations. On the average, it could improve by 20% in performance (depending on applications).

If you are an existing Ryzen 1000 series running on X370 since 2017 since 2017, it is definitely worth upgrading to the new ZEN 3 with a newer motherboard and processor to get the boost in content creation or gaming.

Here is the pricing information :

ModelCore/ThreadsTDPSpeedPrice in USA (USD)Price in Singapore (SGD) including tax
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X16C/32T105WUp to 4.9 / 3.4 GHz$799SS$1249
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X12C/24T105WUp to 4.8 / 3.7 GHz$549S$849
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X8C/16T105WUp to 4.7 / 3.8 GHz$449S$699
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X6C/12T65WUp to 4.6 / 3.7 GHz$299S$459
Pricing of the AMD ZEN 3 series processors