Real World Speed
Performance profile from 135,314 user samples
51,466 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 28th / 1358
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 125%
UFO
83,848 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 36th / 1358
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.8 % +1% 97.6 %
06 Nov20|Gamers Nexus
Friendly Fire: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X C...
3 % OC GTAV 3% OC, RDR2 4% OC, TWarTKC 2% OC, TWarTKB 7% OC, ACO 1% OC
06 Nov20|Gamers Nexus
Friendly Fire: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X C...
2 % SotTR 1%, GTAV 3%, RDR2 0%, TWarTKC 4%, F120 2%, TWarTKB 1% ACO 0%
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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Zen 3 CPU Review
0 % OC SotTR 1% OC GTAV 0% OC, RDR2 0% OC, F120 0% OC, MetroEx 1% OC, Divis2 0% OC
07 Dec20|KitGuru
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Zen 3 CPU Review
0 % SotTR 4% GTAV 0%, RDR2 0%, F120 0%, MetroEx 0%, Divis2 1%
05 Nov20|Anandtech
AMD Zen 3 Ryzen Deep Dive Review: ...
FarC5 0%, Bord3 1%, Civ6 2%, FinFant15 0%, Chernob 0%, F119 1%, RDR2 0%, WoT 0% 0 % StrangeB 1%, GTAV 0%, DExMD 1%, FinFant14 1%, GearsT 2%
05 Nov20|Linustechtips
Remember this day… - AMD Ryzen 500...
1 % SotTR 4%, MSFS20 4%, CSGO 1% GTAV 1%, F120 3%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
1 % BFV 2%, SotTR 0%, MetroEx 0%, Divis2 0%
26 Dec20|Tom's Hardware
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Review: The Pric...
ProjC3 2%, SotTR 2%, RDR2 0% 0 % Hitm2 3%, FarC5 1%, Bord3 0%, Divis2 1%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
84.7 Pts +1% 83.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts 158 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
313 Pts +0% 312 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
604 Pts +1% 596 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1183 Pts +3% 1144 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.1 Pts +0% 94.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
173 Pts +1% 172 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
344 Pts +1% 340 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
665 Pts +0% 663 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1305 Pts +2% 1281 Pts
Market Share
Based on 54,548,115 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.35 % 0.62 % Much higher market share.
+77%
Value
Value For Money
82 % 89.5 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % 71 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$549 $380 Much cheaper.
+31%
Age
Newest
21 Months 21 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
105 Watts 105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
16 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
12 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
32 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
24 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm 7 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz +2% 4.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3410 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+32%
2577 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2972 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+27%
2333 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen3 Zen3
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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]

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The Ryzen 9 5900X is second in AMD’s line-up of new Zen 3 CPUs. The 12-core hyper-threaded processor has base/boost clock speeds of 3.7/4.8 GHz, a 70 MB cache and a TDP of 105W. The 5900X took center stage in the 5000 series launch presentation where AMD gunned for Intel’s “best gaming CPU” crown. They showed the 5900X as being 26% better for gaming than the previous generation’s Ryzen 9 3900XT, attributing this to the new architecture’s faster single core speeds and lower latency. AMD also stated that the 5900X achieves, on average, 6.8% faster gaming performance than Intel’s 10-core i9-10900K. The details around AMD’s testing were not disclosed but it is safe to assume that 6.8% is the highest average lead that AMD are willing to stand by. Our benchmarks show that the 5900X’s slightly faster cores and the 10900K’s slightly lower memory latency balance out to yield similar performance. Whilst presenting their figures, AMD admitted that their 3000 series CPUs were far from “best for gaming” and conceded that the 10900K is approximately 19% faster than the 3900XT (our effective speed marks the gap at just 14%). Despite this clear performance deficiency, AMD supported 3000 series sales with an aggressive and successful marketing campaign to easily outsell Intel over the last 12 months. Given the real performance uplift observed in the 5000 series, and the absence of any meaningful marketing from Intel, we expect CPU sales to shift even further in AMD’s favour. Gamers that do not wish to pay “marketing fees” should investigate Intel’s $175 USD 11400F, the $660 USD savings would be far better spent on a higher tier GPU. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2022 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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