Average Bench: 101% (6th of 1288)

Based on 10,465 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 0.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,917Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,190Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is just 17.9%. 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 88.1Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 605Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,465 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.6 Memory 88.1 95.6
132 1-Core 159 169
256 2-Core 315 336
104% 187 Pts
Min Avg Max
505 4-Core 605 650
984 8-Core 1,190 1,273
111% 898 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,453 64-Core 2,917 3,339
196% 2,917 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 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.9
1-Core 171
2-Core 338
111% 201 Pts
4-Core 664
8-Core 1,289
121% 976 Pts
64-Core 3,151
212% 3,151 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 169
2-Core 334
110% 199 Pts
4-Core 650
8-Core 1,236
117% 943 Pts
64-Core 3,072
206% 3,072 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.3
1-Core 164
2-Core 327
108% 195 Pts
4-Core 634
8-Core 1,209
114% 922 Pts
64-Core 3,039
204% 3,039 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 164
2-Core 320
101% 186 Pts
4-Core 640
8-Core 1243
116% 941 Pts
64-Core 2,831
190% 2,831 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $800 @ launch in Nov '20
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Desktop 105%
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Workstation 137%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER - $370

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 Comments

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

Added 4 months ago.

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1 hr ago.

Comment 

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


Liked

6 days ago.

Comment 

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


Good

10 hrs ago.

Not a gaming CPU and is by far better than any Intel CPU in that price range.

Comment 

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

no lag on minesweeper with this.


Good

19 days ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

The best consumer CPU on the market, capable of much higher frames than the previous gaming king - the i9-9900KS. It is not uncommon to see 700fps on CS:GO with this chip.


Poor

2 months ago.

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


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