AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor review - Benchmark and Specs

The processor AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is developed on the TSMC 7nm FinFET technology node and architecture Zen 3 (Vermeer). Its base clock speed is 3.40 GHz, and maximum clock speed in turbo boost - 4.90 GHz. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X contains 16 processing cores. To make a right choice for computer upgrading, please get familiar with the detailed technical specifications and benchmark results. Check socket compatibility before choosing.

General info

The base and maximum clock speed of the CPU AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, number of processing cores and threads.

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The general performance of a CPU can easily be determined based on the number of its cores and the thread count, as well as the base frequency and Turbo frequency. The more GHz and cores a CPU has, the better. Please note that high technical specs require using a powerful cooling system and a quality chipset (check VRM on the motherboard).

Frequency: 3.40 GHz   CPU Cores: 16
Turbo (1 Core): 4.90 GHz   CPU Threads: 32
Hyperthreading: Yes   Overclocking: Yes
Turbo (16 Cores): 4.20 GHz   Core architecture: normal
A core: 0x   B core: 0x

Internal Graphics

Some manufacturers complement their CPUs with graphic chips, such a solution being especially popular in laptops. The higher the clock frequency of a GPU is and the bigger its memory, the better.

GPU (Turbo): No turbo   Max. Memory: --

Hardware codec support

Here we deal with specs that are used by some CPU manufacturers. These numbers are mainly technical and can be neglected for the purpose of the comparison analysis.

h264: No
JPEG: No
VP8: No
VP9: No
VC-1: No
AVC: No
h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
AV1: No

Memory & PCIe

These are memory standards supported by CPUs. The higher such standards, the better a CPU’s performance is.

Memory type: DDR4-3200   Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2   ECC: Yes
PCIe version: 4.0   PCIe lanes: 20

Encryption

Data encryption support

AES-NI: Yes  

Thermal Management

Tjunction max.: 95 °C   TDP up: --
TDP down: --   TDP (PL1): 105 W
TDP (PL2): 142 W  

Technical details

These are key parameters that will help you determine which CPU is better. Pay special attention to the release date, technological aspects of the manufacturing process (measured in nanometers), and the third-level cache (L3).

L3-Cache: 64.00 MB   Technology: TSMC 7nm FinFET
Architecture: Zen 3 (Vermeer)   Virtualization: AMD-V, SEV
Socket: AM4   Release date: Q4/2020
Market price: ca. 799 $   Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
L2-Cache: 8.00 MB  

Devices using this processor

You probably know already what devices use CPUs. These can be a desktop or a laptop.

Used in: GAMER PC

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

It is the updated version of the Cinebench R15 benchmark. This version provides improved benchmark accuracy at testing of processors. Cinebench R20 is based on Cinema 4 Suite. It is the software used to create 3D forms. The benchmark runs for single-core test procedure without counting of hyperthreading ability.

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

It is the new version of the benchmark which is developed on the basis of Cinebench R15 (both versions are operated on the basis of Cinema 4 - the most popular 3D modeling software). Cinebench R20 is used for multi-core processor performance benchmark tests and hyperthreading ability.

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

It is the updated version of Cinebench 11.5. As all new versions, the updated benchmark is based on Cinema 4 Suite software. The latter is used for creation of 3D models and forms. Cinebench R15 is used for single-core processor performance benchmark test. The hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

This benchmark is the updated version of the Cinebench 11.5 which is based on Cinema 4 Suite soft (it is widely used for 3D production). Cinebench R15 can be used for multi-core processor performance benchmark testing. The test produces precise and accurate results.

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 benchmark is the newest software suit. It allows to account for the effect of memory performance on processor performance. Completely new algorithms provide the quite accurate benchmark testing results of the single-core CPU.

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 software suite shows benchmark testing results of the memory performance and speed of the multi-core processor. The higher the GeekBench score, the better processor. Here the hyperthreading ability is counted.

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User_8 26.01.2021
At the time of this writing, the purchase of this processor itself is a difficult test. Where they are, the price tags are higher than the recommended ones. In his free time from games, he works out his cost in mining along with a video card, where he earns an extra dollar a day with hard work and quickly warms up to 82-83 degrees. At the same time, it has a powerful liquid cooling Corsair H150i. P.S. after a day of work under load, the temperature dropped to 65-67 degrees.