Average Bench: 100% (17th of 1317)

Based on 36,972 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 0.3% 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 2,913Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,186Pts

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.


Avg. Memory Latency 87.4Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 606Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 36,972 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.9 Memory 87.4 95.6
133 1-Core 159 169
263 2-Core 315 335
103% 187 Pts
Min Avg Max
508 4-Core 606 652
972 8-Core 1,186 1,277
111% 896 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,521 64-Core 2,913 3,321
196% 2,913 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 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 165
2-Core 331
108% 196 Pts
4-Core 638
8-Core 1,257
117% 947 Pts
64-Core 2,857
192% 2,857 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.3
1-Core 159
2-Core 318
105% 189 Pts
4-Core 624
8-Core 1,223
114% 923 Pts
64-Core 2,767
186% 2,767 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 161
2-Core 313
105% 188 Pts
4-Core 597
8-Core 1,140
108% 868 Pts
64-Core 2,645
178% 2,645 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 163
2-Core 290
101% 179 Pts
4-Core 624
8-Core 1,184
112% 904 Pts
64-Core 2,856
192% 2,856 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,422,599 CPUs tested.


MSRP ≈ $800 @ launch in Nov '20
AmazonUS $73912 days
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Gaming 229%
Desktop 105%
Workstation 283%


EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $2,424

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

Added 11 months ago.

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2 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


11 days ago.

im putting this cuz it say best


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


4 days ago.


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


21 days ago.

in multi core the R9 5950x is better


15 days ago.

Great cpu easily one of the best on the market, the only problem is, that a Intel core i5 11600k beats it in most games while being 3x cheaper.


14 days ago.


4 days ago.

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


11 months ago.


7 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


4 hrs ago.

Now you're not bottlenecking the rtx 3080 anymore!


10 months ago.

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


2 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.


5 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


6 months ago.

A lof of bugs and problems.

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