Ryzen 9 5980HX: specs and benchmarks


Aggregate performance score

Ryzen 9 5980HX provides good benchmark performance at 15.23% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.


AMD started Ryzen 9 5980HX sales 12 January 2021. This is a Cezanne-HX (Zen 3) architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 7 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FP6 processor with a TDP of 54 Watt. It supports DDR4 memory.

Primary details

Ryzen 9 5980HX processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking414
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesCezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000)
Architecture codenameCezanne-HX (Zen 3)
Release date12 January 2021 (3 years ago)

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 cores8 (Octa-Core)
Base clock speed3.3 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.8 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache512 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache4 MBof 96 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache16 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography7 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size180 mm2
Maximum core temperature105 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierNo


Information on Ryzen 9 5980HX 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.

Power consumption (TDP)54 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 9 5980HX. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsDDR4-3200/LPDDR4-4266 RAM, PCIe 3, MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA

Virtualization technologies

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


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 9 5980HX's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Ryzen 9 5980HX.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 9 5980HX. 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 5980HX 15.23


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%

Ryzen 9 5980HX 1916

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%

Ryzen 9 5980HX 7729

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Ryzen 9 5980HX's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook CPUs.

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Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen 9 5980HX is Core i7-13705H, which is faster by 1% and higher by 7 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 9 5980HX:

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Recommended GPUs

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These are the fastest graphics cards for Ryzen 9 5980HX in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 280 configurations using Ryzen 9 5980HX in our database.

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