Average Bench: 100% (4th of 1276)

Based on 609 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 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.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,925Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,192Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is just 18.5%. 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 86.8Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 607Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 609 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.3 Memory 86.8 95.3
136 1-Core 159 168
273 2-Core 316 333
103% 187 Pts
Min Avg Max
533 4-Core 607 648
1,037 8-Core 1,192 1,263
111% 899 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,561 64-Core 2,925 3,312
196% 2,925 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4.9 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.4
1-Core 163
2-Core 325
108% 194 Pts
4-Core 650
8-Core 1,301
120% 976 Pts
64-Core 2,597
174% 2,597 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 151
2-Core 301
101% 181 Pts
4-Core 594
8-Core 1,190
110% 892 Pts
64-Core 3,297
221% 3,297 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.9
1-Core 164
2-Core 325
104% 190 Pts
4-Core 637
8-Core 1,222
115% 929 Pts
64-Core 2,905
195% 2,905 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.4
1-Core 163
2-Core 323
101% 187 Pts
4-Core 618
8-Core 1,206
113% 912 Pts
64-Core 2,850
191% 2,850 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,870,629 CPUs tested.

Typical Ryzen 9 5950X Builds (Compare 7,639 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 105%
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Workstation
Workstation 138%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER - $360

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,703

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 Comments

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

Added 20 days ago.

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1 hr ago.

Very fast processor for gaming and workstation

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Excellent

4 days ago.

amd driver


Excellent

4 days ago.

To buy.


Excellent

6 hrs ago.

Never get a Mac. Get a 5950X Gaming PC and a Car.


Excellent

3 days ago.

dis absolute beast is the best


Excellent

22 hrs ago.

THE Most powerful desktop CPU, excluding of HEDT. Cant wait to see what AMD delivers on HEDT Market.


Good

20 days ago.


Excellent

12 days ago.

Pricey, but this top-of-the-line Zen 3 chip is more powerful than anything Intel has to offer today.


Excellent

8 days 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.


Excellent

14 days ago.

A great gaming and workstation cpu by amd that will outperform anything else in the cpu space.


Excellent

18 days ago.

Intel gaming crown gone,amd nailed it.


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