Average Bench: 99.9% (17th of 1316)

Based on 27,655 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00A20F10 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 clear “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.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,890Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,182Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is just 18.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 87.2Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 602Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,655 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.2 Memory 87.2 95.7
134 1-Core 158 169
259 2-Core 312 334
103% 186 Pts
Min Avg Max
506 4-Core 602 651
1,000 8-Core 1,182 1,279
110% 892 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,417 64-Core 2,890 3,328
194% 2,890 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 93.7
1-Core 162
2-Core 321
107% 192 Pts
4-Core 630
8-Core 1,230
115% 930 Pts
64-Core 2,889
194% 2,889 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.5
1-Core 154
2-Core 306
104% 185 Pts
4-Core 610
8-Core 1,229
113% 920 Pts
64-Core 2,458
165% 2,458 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.6
1-Core 157
2-Core 314
103% 186 Pts
4-Core 611
8-Core 1,164
110% 887 Pts
64-Core 2,924
196% 2,924 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 163
2-Core 323
106% 192 Pts
4-Core 591
8-Core 1,197
110% 894 Pts
64-Core 2,886
194% 2,886 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77
1-Core 137
2-Core 272
90% 162 Pts
4-Core 545
8-Core 1,079
100% 812 Pts
64-Core 2,862
192% 2,862 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $800 @ launch in Nov '20
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Typical Ryzen 9 5950X Builds (Compare 17,114 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 201%
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Desktop
Desktop 104%
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Workstation
Workstation 248%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $2,000

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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


Excellent

2 days ago.

im putting this cuz it say best

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

17 days ago.

in multi core the R9 5950x is better


Poor

18 days ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.


Good

4 months ago.

this cpu is same as i9 10980xe in multicore and much faster in single core , but bottlenecked by dual channel ram . i think next generation of ryzen must have 3 or 4 channel ram system


Poor

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

OMG!! I should've jumped on this chip months ago. This bad boy rocks! Sadly with supply and demand all jacked up and you got the cash, get it and don't look back. Play on, gamer.


Excellent

1 month 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


Terrible

3 months ago.

A lof of bugs and problems.


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