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AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

AMD R9 5900HX

The AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is a processor for big (gaming) laptops based on the Cezanne generation. The R9 5900H integrates all eight cores based on the Zen 3 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 3.3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4.6 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT for a total of 16 threads. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process. The "X" in the name indicates the overclocking capabilities of the CPU.

The new Zen 3 microarchitecture offers a significantly higher IPC (instructions per clock) compared to Zen 2. For desktop processors AMD claims 19 percent on average and in applications reviews showed around 12% gains at the same clock speed.

In addition to the eight CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 8 integrated graphics adapter with 8 CUs and up to 2100 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 16 MB level 3 cache can be found on the chip.

Performance

The average 5900HX in our database trades blows with Intel's Core i9-11980HK, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. While not much faster than the less power-hungry Ryzen 9 5900HS, this is still a great CPU for quality gaming laptops as well as DTRs and high-performance mini-PCs, as of mid 2022.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term CPU power limit of 80 W, the Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99 is among the fastest laptops powered by the 5900HX that we know of. It can be roughly 15% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Power consumption

This Ryzen 9 series chip has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 45 W, a value that laptop makers are allowed to change to anything between 35 W and 54 W with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly as a result. Either way, a high-performance cooling solution is a must for a CPU like this.

The R9 5900HX is built with the 7 nm TSMC manufacturing process resulting in decent, as of late 2022, energy efficiency.

SeriesAMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000)
CodenameCezanne-H (Zen 3)

Series: Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) Cezanne-H (Zen 3)

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX « 3.3 - 4.6 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H compare3.2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H compare3.3 - 4.2 GHz6 / 12 cores16 MB L3
Clock Rate3300 - 4600 MHz
Level 1 Cache512 KB
Level 2 Cache4 MB
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 16
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology7 nm
Die Size180 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketFP6
FeaturesDDR4-3200/LPDDR4-4266 RAM, PCIe 3, MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA
GPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 2100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date01/07/2021
Product Link (external)www.amd.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
40.3 pt (56%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 10808     avg: 12733     median: 12845 (12%)     max: 14363 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1218     avg: 1474     median: 1488 (63%)     max: 1499 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 471     avg: 574     median: 578.5 (64%)     max: 584 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4148     avg: 4937     median: 4978 (12%)     max: 5476 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1337     avg: 2085     median: 2106 (13%)     max: 2267 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 197     avg: 237.8     median: 240 (72%)     max: 243 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 22     avg: 24     median: 24.7 (32%)     max: 25.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.8     avg: 2.8     median: 2.8 (71%)     max: 2.86 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6294     avg: 6379     median: 6409 (39%)     max: 6452 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 36642     avg: 39445     median: 40114 (29%)     max: 42371 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 64320     avg: 70380     median: 72790 (50%)     max: 74772 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 11811     avg: 12020     median: 12037 (15%)     max: 12152 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 91.6     avg: 98.7     median: 98.2 (1%)     max: 106.7 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 3.308     avg: 3.7     median: 3.5 (1%)     max: 4.4 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 4297     avg: 6535     median: 7061 (11%)     max: 7722 points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 50673     avg: 58025     median: 58664 (34%)     max: 62503 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4791     avg: 5707     median: 5750 (69%)     max: 5905 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 112     avg: 120.2     median: 120.2 (42%)     max: 128.35 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 271.5     avg: 275     median: 275.3 (63%)     max: 278 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 13.8     avg: 15.5     median: 15.6 (27%)     max: 17.1 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 1.1     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (0%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1.6     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (30%)     max: 2 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 7.4     avg: 10.5     median: 11.1 (29%)     max: 12.3 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 405     avg: 434     median: 434 (6%)     max: 463 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 219     avg: 242.9     median: 243 (2%)     max: 284 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (11%)     max: 0.599 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 13574     avg: 14220     median: 14253.5 (30%)     max: 14746 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 7.734     avg: 8.2     median: 7.9 (2%)     max: 9.46 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 16.716     avg: 18.7     median: 17.1 (1%)     max: 24.05 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 406.505     avg: 491.7     median: 415.6 (2%)     max: 729 s
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
48452 Points (100%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 65434     avg: 69675     median: 67698 (59%)     max: 74775 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 13940     avg: 16642     median: 16968.5 (46%)     max: 18790 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 47433     avg: 79334     median: 84003 (68%)     max: 88152 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 47461     avg: 79231     median: 84699.5 (69%)     max: 87829 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 87770     avg: 89976     median: 89809.5 (76%)     max: 93052 Points