Average Bench: 100% (56th of 1420)

Based on 36,998 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]

Outstanding average bench

The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X averaged 0.1% higher 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 2,614Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 627Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is 23.8%. 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 83Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,208Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 36,998 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.2 Memory 83 94.6
134 1-Core 162 181
252 2-Core 320 357
101% 188 Pts
Min Avg Max
503 4-Core 627 699
924 8-Core 1,208 1,374
109% 917 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,482 64-Core 2,614 3,094
162% 2,614 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 180
2-Core 353
111% 208 Pts
4-Core 698
8-Core 1,348
121% 1,023 Pts
64-Core 2,599
161% 2,599 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 175
2-Core 345
110% 204 Pts
4-Core 675
8-Core 1,303
117% 989 Pts
64-Core 2,752
170% 2,752 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.4
1-Core 161
2-Core 316
102% 189 Pts
4-Core 658
8-Core 1,311
116% 984 Pts
64-Core 3,019
187% 3,019 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 179
2-Core 356
107% 204 Pts
4-Core 692
8-Core 1352
121% 1,022 Pts
64-Core 2,803
174% 2,803 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.1
1-Core 170
2-Core 336
101% 193 Pts
4-Core 666
8-Core 1,314
117% 990 Pts
64-Core 2,632
163% 2,632 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $800 @ launch in Nov '20
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Gaming 207%
Desktop 104%
Workstation 247%


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

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17 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


29 days ago.


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


26 days ago.


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


9 months ago.

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


4 months ago.

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


2 years ago.


8 months ago.

if your gamer , go with with intel i7


2 years ago.

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


4 months ago.

The best processor I used since now, I compared with I7 10700 but are in to two different chatergories, I love this CPU.


2 years 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.


22 months ago.

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


2 years 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


2 years ago.

A lof of bugs and problems.


13 months ago.



20 months ago.

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