Average Bench: 99.9% (44th of 1385)

Based on 31,947 user benchmarks.  Devices: 178BFBFF00A20F10, 178BFBFF00A20F12 Model: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-Core Processor

The 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 9 5950X is an impressive workhorse. It sits at the top of AMD’s latest Zen 3 based, 5000 series of CPUs and sends a clear message that AMD can beat Intel in terms of raw performance and core count. The 5950X has a boost clock speed of up to 4.9 GHz, a massive 72 MB cache and a TDP rating of 105W. Despite the “gaming” focus of AMD’s 5000 series launch marketing, the 5950X does not efficiently leverage all its 16 cores in gaming (as demonstrated by similar effective speed scores compared to the 12-core 5900X, 8-core 5800X and 6-core 5600X.) 16 cores are only suitable for professional use cases that have CPU processing needs which cannot be more efficiently met by a GPU or other dedicated hardware. There is no Intel equivalent with this number of cores, and the 5950X’s uniqueness is reflected in its $799 USD price tag, 45% more expensive than the 5900X. Gamers will get far higher FPS per dollar by allocating a higher proportion of their budget towards a better GPU rather than blowing $799 USD on the 5950X. Professional users that plan to use 32 concurrent threads at 100% load will find value in the 5950X. On the other hand, workstation users that rarely exceed 20 concurrent threads at 100% should consider the 10850K for around half the money. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X averaged just 0.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 2,595Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 625Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is 29.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 82.9Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,207Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 31,947 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.9 Memory 82.9 94.8
126 1-Core 161 181
254 2-Core 320 359
101% 188 Pts
Min Avg Max
491 4-Core 625 702
883 8-Core 1,207 1,374
109% 916 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,333 64-Core 2,595 3,089
161% 2,595 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 176
2-Core 350
111% 207 Pts
4-Core 685
8-Core 1,355
121% 1,020 Pts
64-Core 2,808
174% 2,808 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 176
2-Core 351
111% 207 Pts
4-Core 686
8-Core 1,319
119% 1,003 Pts
64-Core 2637
163% 2637 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.3
1-Core 175
2-Core 342
110% 203 Pts
4-Core 678
8-Core 1,339
119% 1,009 Pts
64-Core 2,745
170% 2,745 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 75.1
1-Core 179
2-Core 353
106% 203 Pts
4-Core 694
8-Core 1,368
122% 1,031 Pts
64-Core 2,733
169% 2,733 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.7
1-Core 174
2-Core 352
103% 199 Pts
4-Core 692
8-Core 1,330
120% 1,011 Pts
64-Core 2714
168% 2714 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,830,930 CPUs tested.


MSRP ≈ $800 @ launch in Nov '20
AmazonUS $48016 mins
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Gaming 206%
Desktop 104%
Workstation 246%


EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,808

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

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3 days ago.


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


Advanced Marketing Devices - lol—Nov '22


1 month ago.


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


24 days ago.


Marketing AMD success is just a big bubble—Jan '21


1 month ago.

does run hot so i've had to buy a new noctua dh15s cooler


5 months ago.

i9 is so much better than ryzen 9 with a lower price


2 years ago.


23 days ago.

if your gamer , go with with intel i7


2 years ago.

Too pricey (Launch price of $800 versus the current $1300)) Otherwise good


17 months ago.

5950X is the best cpu that money can buy but there are some rumors about 12th gen intel cpus are way more powerful than the 5950X. We will see.


14 months ago.

i got one in a million chip and this are awesome!!! nice CPU, finnaly a binned chip


20 months ago.

Best consumer grade cpu. Unlike server cpus, Ryzen 9 5950x gives really great single core performance. Obviously this cpu is for productivity. In gaming scenarios a lower core cpu with some faster clock speeds will do better


22 months ago.

A lof of bugs and problems.


12 months ago.

Great Performance


4 months ago.


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