Ryzen 9 (pronounced Rye-Zen Nine) is a family of high-performance 64-bit dodeca-core x86 and hexadec microprocessors introduced by AMD in 2019. Ryzen 9 is based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture and is manufactured on TSMC’s 7 nm process. Ryzen 9 is marketed toward the high-end enthusiasts desktop market offering the highest level of performance. The Ryzen 9 is positioned against Intel’s high-end Core i9 processors, offering competitive and greater performance at lower or similar prices.