AMD Ryzen 9 5900: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 9 5900

Summary

This is Zen 3 architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 12 cores and 24 threads, and is based on 7 nm, 12 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt.

It provides good benchmark performance at 41.37 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

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

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Value for money (0-100)
7.64
 
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Series
AMD Ryzen 9
 
Architecture codename
Zen 3
 
Launch date
no data
 
Price now
$723
 

Technical specs

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 cores
12 (Dodeca-Core)
 
Threads
24
 
Base clock speed
3 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
4.7 GHz
 
L1 cache
768 KB
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
6 MB
 
L3 cache
64 MB
 
Chip lithography
7 nm, 12 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked multiplier
+
 

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.

Socket
Socket AM4
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
65 Watt
 

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.

Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
51.196 GB/s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Ryzen 9 5900.

Integrated graphics card
-
 

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.

Overall 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.

41.37

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.

36306

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen 9 5900 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 9 5900 from Intel is Core i9-10980XE, which is slower by 6% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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