CCL Computers power their latest pre-builts with Ryzen 5000 series CPUs! AMD has been dominating the CPU space since the release of Ryzen back in 2017, and that doesn’t look like it’s going to be changing any time soon. The latest batch of Ryzen processors is the Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, featuring some of the most powerful CPUs AMD has ever made.
CCL computers know this very well and have chosen to outfit their latest and greatest battle stations with AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. CCL is renowned for its quality pre-built PCs, offering performance, stability, and quality at a price you can afford. Now, with AMD on its side, CCL just upgraded its pre-built game in a big way.
AMD 5000 series CPUs
The 4th generation Ryzen 5000 series CPUs are based on AMD’s Zen 3 architecture, an architecture built upon TSMC’s 7nm process. A manufacturing process this small meant transistor density climbed through the roof over AMD’s previous 3000 series CPUs. This higher transistor count sent the 5000 series rocketing ahead with a 27% average performance uplift over the previous generation.
Transistor density wasn’t all that changed as core speed took a reasonable uplift too, with the 5950X offering core speeds of up to 0.2GHz more over the 3950X. 0.2GHz may not seem much, but that’s with a smaller transistor architecture greatly increasing the IPC of the 5000 series CPUs.
Although the clock speeds of some 5000 series CPUs can be lower than that of 3000 series CPUs, it’s the same 7nm architecture saving the day again resulting in much higher IPC counts.
AMD Ryzen 5000 series and its variants
There’s a large selection of 5000 series CPUs for every performance-hungry builder to make full use of, here’s the full desktop series selection.
Here is a full list of the available Ryzen 5 desktop-compatible CPUs.
Here is a full list of the available Ryzen 7 desktop-compatible CPUs.
Here is a full list of the available Ryzen 9 desktop-compatible CPUs.
As you can see, AMD wanted to leave no stone unturned when manufacturing the 5000 series, this is a list of all desktop CPUs available to purchase in America and Europe.
CCL, however, hand-picked the best value CPUs in terms of price, performance, and efficiency to power their top-of-the-line pre-builts.
Why choose AMD over Intel?
A very good question, one that has been asked by many gamers for decades.
If you want to know more about the battle between AMD and Intel, check out our AMD Vs Intel article.
While Intel’s 12th-generation CPUs look fancy, perform well, and have a massive price tag to boot, they’re destroyed by AMD’s 5000 series CPUs in a few ways.
AMD is the king of multi-core performance. Ever since the release of Ryzen back in 2017, AMD has led the charge in multi-core performance. That is especially true for the 5000 series of AMD CPUs. Ryzen’s CPU cores and threads work in perfect unison to produce a CPU capable of crushing intel’s flagship 12900KS in multicore workloads. Intel may have single-core workloads locked down, but single-core applications are quickly heading the way of the dodo.
Very recently, a new Zen 3 release managed to crush the 12900K in gaming performance thanks to new advancements in 3D V-cache technology. Proving AMD isn’t afraid to push the boat out and innovate the CPU space. If you’re interested in this CPU, we have a review of the 5800X3D here.
Now no CPU should ever be described as ‘cheap’ and describing any 5000 series CPU as such would be an injustice, but Ryzen 5000 CPUs, especially this close to the release of Zen 4, are a huge bargain.
CCL has transferred that saving right into its prebuilt machines, offering some of the best prices on the Ryzen 5000 series pre-builts we have ever seen.
The AM4 platform is groundbreaking and has been its entire life. AM4 was the first platform to introduce PCIe Gen 4, a massive improvement in both bandwidth and performance over the previous generation.
The AM4 socket has been around for a little over five years now, and it’s been subject to optimizations and improvements throughout its entire life. The AM4 platform is now the most optimized and well-established CPU platform we may ever see. It’s no surprise then, that AMD and AM4 are a favorite in the industry, even if the X570 chipset does have a noisy cooling fan.
The chipset hierarchy for AM4 and Ryzen 5000 series is as follows:
Usually, the better chipsets are lettered towards the end of the alphabet, depending on whether it’s for AMD or Intel. X is better than B for AMD, it’s usually in reverse alphabetical order. So, an X570 chipset will be better than a B450 because the letter is later in the alphabet and the number is higher.
Again CCL has chosen wisely in choosing the 5000 series CPUs, as they are now able to utilize this well-optimized motherboard platform and all the perfect synergy AM4 brings.
CCL product overview
Here, we have outlined a few of our favorite CCL pre-builts, and we’re going to take a look at the specs, price, and application of each system.
Nazare 9390a RTX iCUE Gaming PC
First up, we have the balls-to-the-wall Nazare 9390a. This machine is overkill for most gaming applications but has plenty of use in the content production/simulation and workstation side of computing. This PC will handle anything you can throw at it. We selected this PC mostly for the massive £1,298 savings to be had in line with recent component price drops.
Here are the specifications for the Nazare 9390a.
- CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO SL DDR4 64GB
- MOBO: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II
- GPU: Unspecified GeForce RTX 3090
- Storage: 2TB Seagate FireCuda® 530
- PSU Corsair RM1000x 1000W
- Cooler: Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix
- Case: Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB
As we stated before, this is an overkill machine. However, it’s also the PC you save the most money on. The Nazare 9390a features the best AMD CPU on the market, the 5950X, paired with 64GB of Ryzen-ready ultra-fast Corsair vengeance RAM.
The CPU is water-cooled by one of Corsair’s best CPU AIO coolers, the H150i Elite Capellix. This CPU cooler performs incredibly well and will have no trouble keeping the 5950X’s 105W TDP at bay.
The GPU is none other than the RTX 3090, the brand is unspecified, however, but is there really such thing as a bad 3090? The RTX 3090 chews through any gaming application thrown at it and is more suited to simulation and workstation-level computing. This is exactly what we think Nazare 9390a is designed for.
All of these components are built beautifully into one of Corsair’s most stunning cases, the 4000X RGB. This case in our opinion is one of Corsair’s best, superseded only by the 5000X. But we do feel the 4000X has a certain charm that the 5000X lacks. Good choices by CCL all around.
Grab your Nazare 9390a here.
Nazare 7681a iCUE RX Gaming PC
The catchy Nazare 7681 is the more mid-range option in CCL’s Ryzen 5000 series line-up, and still comes packed full of some series technology. You can also save £539 on this PC right now, again due to recent market changes. This PC is best for your heavy all-out 4k gaming needs.
- CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO SL DDR4 16GB
- MOBO: MSI MAG X570S TOMAHAWK MAX WIFI
- GPU: Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB
- Storage: 1TB Seagate FireCuda® 530
- PSU: Corsair RM850 850W
- Cooler: Corsair iCUE H100i Elite Capellix
- Case: Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB
The Nazare 7681a is powered by some seriously advanced technology for this price point. The CPU is the Ryzen 7 5800X, a top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 CPU. The 5800X is supported by 16GB of super-fast Ryzen-ready Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO SL DDR4 RAM. This is because Ryzen CPUs are very heavily reliant on RAM speed for swift operation.
The CPU is cooled by one of Corsair’s H100i Elite Capellix CPU coolers, this is the same as the CPU cooler in the previous build, but is 120mm smaller. Don’t let its size fool you though, the larger variant only performed about 20% better in our testing.
CCL has chosen to outfit this beastly battle station with a Radeon RX 6800 XT, allowing users to take full advantage of AMD SAM (smart access memory) to give gaming a serious boost whenever it’s needed.
All of these incredible components are again built into Corsair’s 4000X, CCL packing style in addition to power into its Ryzen 5000 powered pre-builts.
Grab your Nazare 7681a here.
Horizon 7M AMD RTX 3060Ti Gaming PC
The Horizon 7M is the most budget option of CCL’s Ryzen 5000 series powered pre-builts, but don’t let the word “budget” fool you. This PC can be had for a saving of £100 off the already incredibly reasonable price. This PC is best for your lighter 1440p gaming and streaming needs.
- CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700X
- RAM: Kingston FURY™ Beast RGB DDR4 16GB
- MOBO: Gigabyte B550M DS3H AC
- GPU: Unspecified GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
- Storage: 1TB Samsung 980
- PSU: Antec NeoECO Classic 650W
- Cooler: MSI MAG CORELIQUID 240R AiO
- Case: GameMax Kamikaze Pro
When you heard the word “budget” you certainly don’t think of a Ryzen 7 5700X, however, this is exactly what CPU you get powering the Horizon 7M. This Ryzen 7 is second from the top in the Ryzen 7 family and doesn’t fall much shorter than the 5800X in terms of performance.
The CPU is cooled by the MSI MAG CORELIQUID 240R, that’s right, even the budget PCs are liquid-cooled at CCL. This bad boy of an AIO performs well against the mainstream contenders on the market, this includes entries from ASUS and Corsair.
The RAM installed is a 16GB kit of Kingston FURY Beast RGB, clocked in at 3200MHz to support the 5700X doing what it does best, shredding multicore workloads.
The GPU is the award-winning RTX 3060 Ti, this GPU is one of the best budget cards on the market to date, and offers an amazing price to performance ratio. The performance of the 3060 Ti is similar to the last generation 2070 Super but at a fraction of the price.
Grab your Horizon 7M here.
CCL is offering some amazing pre-built PCs here, all powered by AMD’s best CPU generation to date, the Ryzen 5000 series. Whether you’re looking for a budget PC or an all-out overkill beast, CCL has you covered. Head over to CCL’s website now to find a PC that’s right for you, at a price you can afford.