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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

AMD R9 5900X

The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is a high-end 12-core, hyperthreaded (SMT) Vermeer series desktop processor that can process 24 threads simultaneously. Introduced on October 8, 2020, the Ryzen 9 5900X is the fastest 12-core processor and is specified at 105 watts TDP. The top model, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, offers even more power and at the same time offers another 4 cores and 8 threads. 

The Ryzen 9 5900X clocks with 3.7 GHz base clock and reaches up to 4.8 GHz on one core in turbo mode. However, when all 12 cores are loaded, up to 4.5 GHz is still possible.

The performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is consistently excellent in all applications and significantly better than the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. AMD has been able to significantly improve its single thread performance in particular and even beats the Intel Core i9-10900K in this discipline. The multi-thread performance could also be improved. In an in-house duel, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X can even take on an AMD Threadripper 2950X.

The internal structure of the processor has not changed fundamentally at first glance. The CCX structure has changed a bit compared to Zen2, because now a CCX consists of up to 8 CPU cores. So each individual core can access the complete L3 cache (32 MByte). Furthermore the CCX modules are connected to each other via the same I/O die, which we already know from Zen2. According to AMD, the Infinity-Fabric should now reach clock rates of up to 2 GHz, which in turn allows a RAM clock of 4.000 MHz without performance loss.

For the manufacturing processes, AMD also relies on TSCM for the Vermeer processors for the 7nm production of the CPU cores, although the I/O die is still supplied in 12nm by Globalfoundries. 

In games, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is convincing thanks to the significantly improved IPC. With the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, streaming can be done simultaneously with gaming. But if you only want to play games, you are well advised to take a closer look at the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X or the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X.

SeriesAMD Vermeer (Ryzen 5000)
CodenameVermeer (Zen3)
Series: Vermeer (Ryzen 5000) Vermeer (Zen3)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X compare3.4 - 4.9 GHz16 / 3264 MB
» AMD Ryzen 9 5900X3.7 - 4.8 GHz12 / 2464 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X compare3.8 - 4.7 GHz8 / 1632 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X compare3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1232 MB
Clock Rate3700 - 4800 MHz
Level 1 Cache768 KB
Level 2 Cache6 MB
Level 3 Cache64 MB
Number of Cores / Threads12 / 24
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)105 Watt
Manufacturing Technology7 nm
Die Size2x 80.7 + 125 (I/O) mm2
SocketAM4 (1331)
FeaturesMMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$549 U.S.
Announcement Date10/08/2020

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
86.2 pt (87%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Multi Core)
20634 Points (76%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
639 Points (100%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3717 Points (83%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
271 Points (100%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 3.14     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (100%)     max: 3.140000104904175 Points
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
59.5 s (0%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
2.5 s (1%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 67229     avg: 82923     median: 83913 (66%)     max: 99043 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5613     avg: 6177     median: 6268.5 (41%)     max: 6861 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
191 fps (86%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 12.4     avg: 21.9     median: 22.6 (71%)     max: 25.6 fps
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Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 141     avg: 157     median: 155.2 (1%)     max: 177.9 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.4513     avg: 0.6     median: 0.5 (11%)     max: 0.992 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 14624     avg: 15639     median: 15447 (85%)     max: 17113 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.2 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
360 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 75591     avg: 78063     median: 76909 (89%)     max: 84938 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 14512     avg: 18879     median: 18805 (69%)     max: 23423 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 78128     avg: 81848     median: 82147 (53%)     max: 88422 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 76234     avg: 81546     median: 81709 (87%)     max: 87473 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 76690     avg: 82888     median: 82894 (86%)     max: 88501 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 17507     avg: 20778     median: 20870 (53%)     max: 23560 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 29638     avg: 32353     median: 32274.5 (82%)     max: 35894 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 8552     avg: 11427     median: 11643 (80%)     max: 12689 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5479     avg: 6606     median: 6731 (92%)     max: 7297 points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 29337     avg: 42413     median: 42305.5 (67%)     max: 54099 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1162     avg: 1463     median: 1472.5 (87%)     max: 1667 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6534     avg: 10519     median: 10577 (64%)     max: 14396 points
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1137     avg: 1474     median: 1507.5 (83%)     max: 1669 points
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6512     avg: 10550     median: 10601 (63%)     max: 14344 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 566     avg: 658     median: 642 (1%)     max: 905 ms
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 178     avg: 243     median: 242 (82%)     max: 284 Points
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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