AMD RYZEN 9000 CPUs – Should Intel be worried? - Crystal Computers Bilston & Wolverhampton

AMD RYZEN 9000 CPUs – Should Intel be worried?


  • The Lineup
  • Pricing
  • Conclusion


At Computex 2024, AMD announced a brand new range of processors focusing on both productivity and gaming. These CPUs promise to offer a substantial improvement over the current Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 range of processors.

The new 9000 Series of Ryzen processors is based on the new and improved Zen 5 architecture. Zen 5 is expected to deliver a 16% average IPC (instructions per clock) improvement over the 7000 series Ryzen processors.

This substantial increase in performance could deal a very significant blow to Intel’s current market share of 75%, according to

Looking at Intel's IPC increase from Intel’s 13th generation Raptor Lake CPUs and their 14th generation Meteor Lake processors, they offer less than a 2% increase in performance across a suite of synthetic benchmarks, according to

The Lineup

The lineup that AMD has confirmed is as follows:

Model Cores/Threads Boost/Base Frequency Total Cache
AMD Ryzen™ 9 9950X 16 / 32 Up to 5.7 GHz / 4.3 GHz 80MB
AMD Ryzen™ 9 9900X 12 / 24 Up to 5.6 GHz / 4.4 GHz 76MB
AMD Ryzen™ 7 9700X 8 / 16 Up to 5.5 GHz / 3.8 GHz 40MB
AMD Ryzen™ 5 9600X 6 / 12 Up to 5,4 GHz / 3.9 GHz 38MB

Easily Upgrade

As this new range is built on the AM5 standard, it is expected that current users of Rzen 7000 CPUs should be able to easily drop in a brand new Ryzen 9000 CPU with a simple BIOS update. So if you are looking to upgrade in the near future, make sure to hang on to your current CPU so you are able to perform the BIOS update before passing your Ryzen 7000 processor onto its new owner.


Though AMD has not officially provided us with the price of these upcoming processors, we can look to the recent past to offer some insight into what to expect. Their current flagship, the Ryzen 9 7950X, costs £465.41 on average as of June 20, 2024, so we can expect the Ryzen 9 9950X to be around this price point. The same can be expected for the rest of the lineup. 

Graph showing the new AMD Ryzen 9000 CPU processor lineup 


Considering the IPC improvements expected versus the previous generation of Ryzen processors (assuming that the lineup will be be close to the expected RRP), the Ryzen 9000 series of processors will be an easy recommendation to any gamer or content creator looking for a CPU with a high core count and modern features.

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