Average Bench: 101% (16th of 1335)

Based on 49,521 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]

Outstanding average bench

The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X averaged 1.3% 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 Mixed Speed 2,967Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,205Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is 23%. 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 86.7Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 620Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 49,521 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.5 Memory 86.7 95.3
130 1-Core 162 174
260 2-Core 320 345
104% 189 Pts
Min Avg Max
491 4-Core 620 670
963 8-Core 1,205 1,313
113% 912 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,702 64-Core 2,967 3,448
199% 2,967 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.8
1-Core 166
2-Core 332
110% 198 Pts
4-Core 660
8-Core 1,325
122% 993 Pts
64-Core 3,660
246% 3,660 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.8
1-Core 176
2-Core 348
113% 206 Pts
4-Core 662
8-Core 1,285
120% 974 Pts
64-Core 3,039
204% 3,039 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 139
2-Core 280
96% 170 Pts
4-Core 562
8-Core 1,130
104% 846 Pts
64-Core 2112
142% 2112 Pts
49,521 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,673,056 CPUs tested.


MSRP ≈ $800 @ launch in Nov '20
AmazonUS $7841 day
Send price feedback
Typical Ryzen 9 5950X Builds (Compare 6,430 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 231%
Desktop 105%
Workstation 287%


EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $2,454

Popular Ryzen 9 5950X compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2022 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.


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

Added 14 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 day 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


13 days ago.

im putting this cuz it say best


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


3 days ago.


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


1 month ago.

in multi core the R9 5950x is better


12 days ago.

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


2 months ago.

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


14 months ago.


2 months ago.

if your gamer , go with with intel i7


10 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


13 months ago.

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


5 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.


2 months ago.

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


7 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


9 months ago.

A lof of bugs and problems.


21 hrs ago.

Great Performance

1335 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
Intel Core i5-12600K $295Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Intel Core i5-12400F $184Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i5-11600K $245Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $470SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback