Ryzen 9 5900: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Ryzen 9 5900 provides good benchmark performance at 22.26% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

AMD started Ryzen 9 5900 sales 12 January 2021. This is a Vermeer architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 12 cores and 24 threads, and is based on 7 nm, 12 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4700 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 95 °C. It supports DDR4-3200 memory.

Primary details

Ryzen 9 5900 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking213
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation60.30
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 9
Architecture codenameVermeer (2020−2022)
Release date12 January 2021 (3 years ago)
Current price$300 of 15069 (EPYC 7663)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores12 (Dodeca-Core)
Threads24
Base clock speed3 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.7 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 98304 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache64 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size81 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)95 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors4,150 millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierYes

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 9 5900 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketAM4
Power consumption (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 9 5900. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+
AVX+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 9 5900's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-3200
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Maximum memory bandwidth51.196 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Ryzen 9 5900.

Integrated graphics card-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version4.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 9 5900. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen 9 5900 22.26

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

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GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

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GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

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Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Ryzen 9 5900's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.


Ryzen 7 7700 100.4
Ryzen 9 5900 100

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen 9 5900 is Core i7-12700KF, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our ranking.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 9 5900:

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Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Ryzen 9 5900, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Ryzen 9 5900 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 321 configurations using Ryzen 9 5900 in our database.

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