Average Bench: 102% (14th of 1335)

Based on 113,239 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00A20F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor

The Ryzen 9 5900X is second in AMD’s line-up of new Zen 3 CPUs. The 12-core hyper-threaded processor has base/boost clock speeds of 3.7/4.8 GHz, a 70 MB cache and a TDP of 105W. The 5900X took center stage in the 5000 series launch presentation where AMD gunned for Intel’s “best gaming CPU” crown. They showed the 5900X as being 26% better for gaming than the previous generation’s Ryzen 9 3900XT, attributing this to the new architecture’s faster single core speeds and lower latency. AMD also stated that the 5900X achieves, on average, 6.8% faster gaming performance than Intel’s 10-core i9-10900K. The details around AMD’s testing were not disclosed but it is safe to assume that 6.8% is the highest average lead that AMD are willing to stand by. Our benchmarks show that the 5900X’s slightly faster cores and the 10900K’s slightly lower memory latency balance out to yield similar performance. Whilst presenting their figures, AMD admitted that their 3000 series CPUs were far from “best for gaming” and conceded that the 10900K is approximately 19% faster than the 3900XT (our effective speed marks the gap at just 14%). Despite this clear performance deficiency, AMD supported 3000 series sales with an aggressive and successful marketing campaign to easily outsell Intel over the last 12 months. Given the real performance uplift observed in the 5000 series, and the absence of any meaningful marketing from Intel, we expect CPU sales to shift even further in AMD’s favour. Gamers that do not wish to pay “marketing fees” should investigate Intel’s $175 USD 11400F, the saved $660 USD would be far better spent on a higher tier GPU. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

Outstanding average bench

The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X averaged 2.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,396Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 163Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is just 19.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 88.6Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 619Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 113,239 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.8 Memory 88.6 95.6
140 1-Core 163 173
269 2-Core 322 345
106% 191 Pts
Min Avg Max
522 4-Core 619 670
981 8-Core 1,186 1,301
112% 903 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,820 64-Core 2,396 2,640
161% 2,396 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 168
2-Core 343
107% 198 Pts
4-Core 669
8-Core 1,272
120% 970 Pts
64-Core 2,500
168% 2,500 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.4
1-Core 166
2-Core 313
106% 190 Pts
4-Core 630
8-Core 1,260
116% 945 Pts
64-Core 2474
166% 2474 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.3
1-Core 147
2-Core 308
101% 182 Pts
4-Core 609
8-Core 1,137
108% 873 Pts
64-Core 2,512
169% 2,512 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $550 @ launch in Nov '20
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Gaming 205%
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Desktop 106%
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Workstation 235%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - $360

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,679

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 Comments

Ryzen 5000 processors with the 7nm Zen 3 Architecture power the next generation of demanding games...

Added 14 months ago.

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2 days ago.

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AMD are great at selling junk. They pee in the well with fake comments, glorified cheerleaders on youtube and paid magazine reviews. My POS PC still crashes randomly. Everybody needs to call the rats out instead of letting them get away with it.—Nov '20

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overhyped and overpriced—Jan '21

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get a 12700KF+3070 and keep the change—Nov '21


Excellent

18 days ago.

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This CPU is useless for gamers, dont waste your money!—Nov '20

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Don't fall for AMD's marketing BS, save your money and get a better GPU which will actually make a difference—Dec '20

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This website is brilliant I hope they sue AMD.—Dec '20


Excellent

1 hr ago.

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my friend buy it and his prozessor is good aswell but not good as my intel core i9 10900k and he pay much more than me he said the next prozessor that he buy is an intel —Apr '21


Liked

8 days ago.

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Overpriced. :( Not worth the money, at all.—Feb '21


Excellent

1 month ago.

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If you're keen on daylight robbery then this is the CPU for you, otherwise get a 10600KF+3070 and keep the change.—Feb '21


Good

14 months ago.


Excellent

10 months ago.

very deadly competitor for i9 10900k and i9 11900k . 12 very fast cores


Excellent

3 months ago.

This thing melts. Very fast and handles loads effortless. Doesn't get too hot either ( with AIO)


Excellent

13 months ago.

Great for high-level gaming and streaming. Also great for video editing.


Excellent

2 months ago.

not a bad jump from 3900x if you sell the old cpu and cost is only 50%


Excellent

6 days ago.

this processing unit is so amazing it's difficult to describe


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