Average Bench: 100% (18th of 1314)

Based on 19,576 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 0.4% 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 1,196Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is just 17%. 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 87.4Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 606Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,576 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.3 Memory 87.4 95.2
136 1-Core 159 169
272 2-Core 316 335
104% 187 Pts
Min Avg Max
522 4-Core 606 650
1,042 8-Core 1,196 1,274
111% 901 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,517 64-Core 2,917 3,320
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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.5
1-Core 156
2-Core 310
104% 186 Pts
4-Core 624
8-Core 1,249
115% 936 Pts
64-Core 3,460
232% 3,460 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.7
1-Core 165
2-Core 328
109% 196 Pts
4-Core 601
8-Core 1,220
112% 910 Pts
64-Core 2,876
193% 2,876 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 156
2-Core 306
104% 185 Pts
4-Core 596
8-Core 1,127
107% 861 Pts
64-Core 2,687
180% 2,687 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 164
2-Core 322
104% 189 Pts
4-Core 616
8-Core 1,205
112% 911 Pts
64-Core 2,882
193% 2,882 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.3
1-Core 160
2-Core 319
100% 184 Pts
4-Core 625
8-Core 1,178
112% 902 Pts
64-Core 2,825
190% 2,825 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $800 @ launch in Nov '20
EbayUS $94920 mins
AmazonUS $1,07717 mins
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Typical Ryzen 9 5950X Builds (Compare 14,832 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 110%
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Desktop 105%
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Workstation
Workstation 134%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER - $370

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,869

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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

8 hrs ago.

im putting this cuz it say best

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


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9 days ago.

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


Good

29 days ago.

no lag on minesweeper with this.


Good

3 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.


Good

2 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

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 days 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.


Terrible

1 month ago.

A lof of bugs and problems.


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