Average Bench: 101% (18th of 1357)

Based on 130,385 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 $660 USD savings would be far better spent on a higher tier GPU. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

Outstanding average bench

The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X averaged 1.4% 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 2,380Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 161Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is just 18.4%. 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 87.4Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 617Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 130,385 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.8 Memory 87.4 95.3
137 1-Core 161 173
269 2-Core 318 344
104% 189 Pts
Min Avg Max
525 4-Core 617 669
1,000 8-Core 1,177 1,290
111% 897 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,938 64-Core 2,380 2,609
160% 2,380 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 94.3
1-Core 166
2-Core 330
109% 197 Pts
4-Core 643
8-Core 1,182
114% 912 Pts
64-Core 2464
165% 2464 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.1
1-Core 166
2-Core 330
107% 194 Pts
4-Core 642
8-Core 1,194
114% 918 Pts
64-Core 2,382
160% 2,382 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.3
1-Core 145
2-Core 293
99% 177 Pts
4-Core 587
8-Core 1,177
108% 882 Pts
64-Core 2,452
165% 2,452 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 147
2-Core 287
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 584
8-Core 1,151
107% 868 Pts
64-Core 2,376
160% 2,376 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $550 @ launch in Nov '20
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Gaming 205%
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Desktop 105%
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Workstation 235%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - $339

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 Comments

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

Added 20 months ago.

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5 hrs 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


Liked

7 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

29 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


Liked

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

7 months 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

20 months ago.


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

its amazing


Good

2 months ago.

Very good processor. Though I will be heated if AMD releases a 5900X3D. Why do some of the Intel guys hate this CPU so much? You have the CPU you wanted, why come here to blast your hate?


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