AMD100-100000059WOF
$800
AMD100-100000061WOF
$550
 $800 

16 Cores, 32 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

 $550 

12 Cores, 24 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,144 user samples
694 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 126%
UFO
1,450 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 116%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
100 % 101 % +0%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
86.8 Pts 88.7 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
160 Pts 160 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
317 Pts 317 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts +1% 602 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1197 Pts +2% 1177 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.4 Pts 95.9 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts 168 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
334 Pts 334 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
648 Pts 648 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1265 Pts +0% 1263 Pts
Market Share
Based on 35,974,692 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 0.29 % Hugely higher market share.
+123%
Value
Value For Money
75.1 % 83.3 % Better value.
+11%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % 101 %
Price
Price (score)
$800 $550 Much cheaper.
+31%
Age
Newest
0 Months 0 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
3305 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+32%
2506 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2937 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+25%
2345 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 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 based 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 $190 USD i5-9600K, the saved $370 USD would be far better spent on a higher tier GPU. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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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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