Average Bench: 101% (6th of 1288)

Based on 19,827 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 $190 USD i5-9600K, the saved $370 USD would be far better spent on a higher tier GPU. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

Outstanding average bench

The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X averaged 0.6% 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 2,343Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,177Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is just 17.2%. 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 88.2Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 604Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,827 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.7 Memory 88.2 95.3
141 1-Core 159 168
284 2-Core 316 334
104% 188 Pts
Min Avg Max
530 4-Core 604 650
1,017 8-Core 1,177 1,260
110% 891 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,036 64-Core 2,343 2,528
157% 2,343 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 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 169
2-Core 335
110% 199 Pts
4-Core 644
8-Core 1,261
118% 952 Pts
64-Core 2456
165% 2456 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.1
1-Core 160
2-Core 315
106% 189 Pts
4-Core 604
8-Core 1,182
110% 893 Pts
64-Core 2,247
151% 2,247 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.2
1-Core 166
2-Core 326
106% 192 Pts
4-Core 610
8-Core 1,202
112% 906 Pts
64-Core 2,399
161% 2,399 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $550 @ launch in Nov '20
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Typical Ryzen 9 5900X Builds (Compare 11,402 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 201%
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Desktop 105%
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Workstation 231%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI (MS-7C84) - $278

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,855

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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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36 mins 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


Excellent

8 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

9 days ago.

best processor for wasting money


Disliked

19 days ago.

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


Excellent

11 days 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

12 days ago.

The best CPU, BIOS will be updated continuously, and it has reached 105% of the average level.

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The best CPU, BISO will be updated continuously, and it has reached 105% of the average level.


Good

3 months ago.


Terrible

8 days ago.

im an intel fanboy


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

The 5900x exceeds expectations. It is a powerhouse of a CPU that does not have any noticeable short comings at the moment. Overclocking this chip is very satisfying reaching 4.7 all core at under 1.3 volts stable.


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