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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

AMD R9 5950X

The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is a high-end 16-core, hyperthreaded (SMT) Vermeer Series desktop processor. With 32 threads, the new flagship offers as many threads as the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X. Introduced on October 8, 2020, the Ryzen 9 5950X is the fastest 16-core processor and is specified at 105 watts TDP.

The Ryzen 9 5950X runs at 3.4 GHz to 4.9 GHz (single core). Wen all 16 cores are loaded, up to 4.5 GHz are still possible.

The internal structure of the processor has not changed fundamentally at first glance. The CCX structure has changed a bit compared to Zen 2, 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.

Performance

The average 5950X in our database matches Intel Core i9-12900K, Core i9-12900HX and also AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX in multi-thread performance, making this Ryzen a great processor for high-end gaming rigs and other super-fast setups.

Power consumption

The Ryzen 9 has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 105 W. It will, however, happily consume much more than that as long as the cooling solution allow for it. The 7 nm TSMC process this CPU is manufactured on makes for very good energy efficiency.

SeriesAMD Vermeer (Ryzen 5000)
CodenameVermeer (Zen3)

Series: Vermeer (Ryzen 5000) Vermeer (Zen3)

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X « 3.4 - 4.9 GHz16 / 32 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X compare3.7 - 4.8 GHz12 / 24 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D compare3.4 - 4.5 GHz8 / 16 cores96 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X compare3.8 - 4.7 GHz8 / 16 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X compare3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 12 cores32 MB L3
Clock Rate3400 - 4900 MHz
Level 1 Cache1 MB
Level 2 Cache8 MB
Level 3 Cache64 MB
Number of Cores / Threads16 / 32
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$799 U.S.
Announcement Date10/08/2020

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
70.9 pt (79%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 617     avg: 629     median: 629 (72%)     max: 641 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 9640     avg: 10061     median: 10061 (43%)     max: 10482 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 4156     avg: 4324     median: 4324 (45%)     max: 4492 Points
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Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 46.05     avg: 47.8     median: 47.8 (68%)     max: 49.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 3.02     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (10%)     max: 3.14 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 99617     avg: 102128     median: 102128 (73%)     max: 104638 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 12655     avg: 12967     median: 12967 (71%)     max: 13279 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 118165     avg: 122979     median: 122978 (76%)     max: 127792 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 6729     avg: 6852     median: 6851.5 (82%)     max: 6974 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 203     avg: 212     median: 212 (77%)     max: 221 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 321.5     avg: 330     median: 330 (78%)     max: 338.5 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 29.9     avg: 30.9     median: 30.9 (66%)     max: 31.8 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 25.1     avg: 26     median: 26 (0%)     max: 26.9 GB/s
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.4556     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (10%)     max: 0.4698 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 17229     avg: 17657     median: 17656.5 (38%)     max: 18084 Points
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 349.3     avg: 361.5     median: 361.5 (2%)     max: 373.7 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 84237     avg: 85367     median: 85367 (80%)     max: 86497 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 70120     avg: 77979     median: 79716 (51%)     max: 84100 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 69902     avg: 78121     median: 80185 (66%)     max: 84275 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 82412     avg: 82452     median: 82452 (69%)     max: 82492 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 21419     avg: 22558     median: 22436 (57%)     max: 23939 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 15605     avg: 16248     median: 16248 (56%)     max: 16891 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1625     avg: 1654     median: 1654 (7%)     max: 1683 points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 57584     avg: 60409     median: 60408.5 (67%)     max: 63233 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 558     avg: 570     median: 569.5 (1%)     max: 581 ms
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 288     avg: 289.5     median: 289.5 (73%)     max: 291 Points
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 226.1     avg: 227.4     median: 227.4 (47%)     max: 228.7 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 18.2     avg: 19.1     median: 19.1 (22%)     max: 19.9 Points per Watt
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