Average Bench: 101% (12th of 1314)

Based on 36,603 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 0.8% 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 2,358Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,178Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is just 15.9%. 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 89.1Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 602Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,603 samples)
Min Avg Max
76 Memory 89.1 95.6
142 1-Core 159 169
283 2-Core 315 335
104% 188 Pts
Min Avg Max
508 4-Core 602 648
988 8-Core 1,178 1,265
110% 890 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,139 64-Core 2,358 2,541
158% 2,358 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.3
1-Core 169
2-Core 336
110% 199 Pts
4-Core 651
8-Core 1,250
118% 950 Pts
64-Core 2,435
163% 2,435 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.9
1-Core 162
2-Core 325
108% 194 Pts
4-Core 621
8-Core 1,218
113% 920 Pts
64-Core 2,445
164% 2,445 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 163
2-Core 319
106% 191 Pts
4-Core 633
8-Core 1,239
115% 936 Pts
64-Core 2482
167% 2482 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 163
2-Core 323
106% 192 Pts
4-Core 633
8-Core 1,206
114% 920 Pts
64-Core 2,402
161% 2,402 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 168
2-Core 332
106% 194 Pts
4-Core 657
8-Core 1,267
119% 962 Pts
64-Core 2,300
154% 2,300 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $550 @ launch in Nov '20
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Desktop 105%
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Workstation 232%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI (MS-7C84) - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,774

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 Comments

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

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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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1 day 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


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2 days 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


Excellent

4 days ago.

best processor for wasting money


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13 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

6 months ago.


Good

9 days ago.

This thing preforms better than intel Xeon


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Absolute monster. Blows away everything in its price range (MSRP - not current street price) This does everything well, It games with ease and has the multicore power for content creation. If your just a gamer, you dont need this, a 5600X will get virtually the same gaming performance for half the price. This is for people who put higher work loads on the computers but not full on commercial grade productivity.


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