Debuting in AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series desktop processors, the "Zen 3" architecture is a ground-up redesign of the legendary "Zen” family. Equipped with end-to-end design enhancements, "Zen 3" embodies AMD’s relentless focus on single-core performance, energy efficiency, and reduced latencies. It’s at the core of the best gaming processors in the world1.
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AMD StoreMI Technology
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AMD "Zen 3" Core Architecture
The fastest cores in the world for PC gamers.
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Higher Instructions Per Clock (IPC)
The "Zen 3" architecture can extract an average of 19% additional performance from every MHz of frequency relative to the previous generation2. This a historically large generational improvement in IPC, and a major player in the architecture’s ability to deliver unmatched single-core performance1.
The "Zen 3" architecture represents the most comprehensive design overhaul of the "Zen" era. Over 20 major changes include: wider and more flexible execution resources; significantly more load/store bandwidth to feed execution; and a streamlined front-end to get more threads in flight—and do it faster.
The "Zen 3" architecture transitions to a new "unified complex" design that brings 8 cores and 32MB of L3 cache into a single group of resources. This dramatically reduces core-to-core and core-to-cache latencies by making every element of the die a next-door neighbor with minimal communication time. Latency-sensitive tasks like PC gaming especially benefit from this change, as tasks now have direct access to twice as much L3 cache versus "Zen 2."
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