AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Summary

AMD started AMD Ryzen 9 5950X sales 5 November 2020 at a recommended price of $799. This is high-end Vermeer (Zen3) architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 16 cores and 32 threads, and is based on 7 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4900 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 105 Watt and a maximum temperature of 95 °C. It supports DDR4-3200 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 52.67 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX.

General info

Of Ryzen 9 5950X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.29
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
AMD Ryzen 9
 
Architecture codename
Vermeer (Zen3)
 
Release date
5 November 2020
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$799
 
Price now
$1499
 
of 15408 (Xeon W-2195)

Technical specs

Ryzen 9 5950X's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 9 5950X's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
16
 
Number of threads
32
 
Base frequency
3.4 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
4.9 GHz
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
L3 cache
64 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
95 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 9 5950X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
AM4
 
Power consumption (TDP)
105 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 9 5950X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 9 5950X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 9 5950X.
Supported memory types
DDR4-3200
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
51.196 GB/s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Ryzen 9 5950X.
Integrated graphics
-
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 9 5950X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

52.67

3DMark06 CPU

18084

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

6815

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

58096

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

3.14

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

49.6

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

272

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

4492

WinRAR 4.0

12503

x264 encoding pass 1

339

x264 encoding pass 2

221

TrueCrypt AES

27

Passmark

46668

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen 9 5950X is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen 9 5950X performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 9 5950X from Intel is Core i9-10980XE, which is slower by 26% and lower by 12 positions in our rating.

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