AMD Ryzen 9 5900: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Ryzen 9 5900
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Year of release 2021
Performance 33.57

Summary

AMD started AMD Ryzen 9 5900 sales 12 January 2021. Based on Vermeer architecture, this desktop processor is primarily aimed at home 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.

It provides good benchmark performance at

33.57%

of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

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

Place in performance rating98
Value for money78.28
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 9
Architecture codenameVermeer (2020−2022)
Release date12 January 2021 (1 year ago)
Price now$419 of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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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 cores12 (Dodeca-Core)
Threads24
Base clock speed3 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.7 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache64 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size81 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)95 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors4,150 millionof 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketAM4
Thermal design power (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 typesDDR4-3200of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Maximum memory bandwidth51.196 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Ryzen 9 5900.

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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.

Ryzen 9 5900 33.57
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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%

Ryzen 9 5900 34789

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Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen 9 5900 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 9 5900 by Intel is Core i7-12700K, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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