Average Bench: 99% (28th of 1358)

Based on 52,550 user benchmarks.  Devices: 178BFBFF00A20F10, 178BFBFF00A20F12 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]

Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X averaged just 0.9% lower 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 2,978Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,186Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is 22.9%. 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 84.8Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 606Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 52,550 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.3 Memory 84.8 95.1
122 1-Core 158 174
253 2-Core 313 343
102% 185 Pts
Min Avg Max
494 4-Core 606 667
958 8-Core 1,186 1,307
111% 896 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,522 64-Core 2,978 3,438
200% 2,978 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 81.8
1-Core 168
2-Core 333
106% 194 Pts
4-Core 645
8-Core 1,289
119% 967 Pts
64-Core 2,955
198% 2,955 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 164
2-Core 329
109% 196 Pts
4-Core 551
8-Core 1,254
109% 903 Pts
64-Core 2,984
200% 2,984 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.1
1-Core 165
2-Core 322
102% 188 Pts
4-Core 641
8-Core 1,248
117% 944 Pts
64-Core 2856
192% 2856 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 136
2-Core 269
91% 162 Pts
4-Core 536
8-Core 1061
98% 798 Pts
64-Core 2,923
196% 2,923 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $800 @ launch in Nov '20
AmazonUS $5499 hrs
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Gaming 228%
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Desktop 104%
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Workstation
Workstation 286%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,779

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 Comments

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

Added 21 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

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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


Liked

18 days ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

15 days ago.

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


Good

23 days ago.

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


Excellent

19 hrs ago.

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


Good

21 months ago.


Good

6 months ago.

if your gamer , go with with intel i7


Good

17 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

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 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.


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 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


Terrible

16 months ago.

A lof of bugs and problems.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Great Performance


Excellent

2 months ago.

nice


Excellent

23 days ago.

It's fast it's mean, it games like no other!!!


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