AMD Ryzen 9 5950X vs Intel Core i9-10900K

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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i9-10900K
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Intel Core i9-10900K

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X or Intel Core i9-10900K ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X has 16 cores with 32 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.90 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X was released in Q4/2020.

The Intel Core i9-10900K has 10 cores with 20 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.30 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i9-10900K was released in Q2/2020.
AMD Ryzen 9 Family Intel Core i9
AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU group Intel Core i 10000
4 Generation 10
Vermeer (Zen 3) Architecture Comet Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Predecessor Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Successor Intel Core i9-11900K

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X or Intel Core i9-10900K can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

16 Cores 10
32 Threads 20
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.40 GHz Frequency 3.70 GHz
4.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 5.30 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.90 GHz

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X or Intel Core i9-10900K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

no iGPU GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
GPU Generation 9.5
Technology 14 nm
Max. displays 3
Execution units 24
Shader 192
Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

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

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2933
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Bandwidth 45.8 GB/s
Yes ECC No
8.00 MB L2 Cache
64.00 MB L3 Cache 20.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

105 W TDP (PL1) 125 W
142 W TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 95 W
95 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X or Intel Core i9-10900K as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

7 nm Technology 14 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
AM4 (LGA 1331) Socket LGA 1200
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2020 Release date Q2/2020
799 $ Release price 490 $
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
1644 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
1382 (84%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
28577 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
15945 (56%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
647 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
645 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
10428 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
6419 (62%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
1759 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
1417 (81%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
16606 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
11344 (68%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
647 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
580 (90%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
11841 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
7347 (62%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
461 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
240 (52%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
46021 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
23706 (52%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
126 (100%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
21425 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
12214 (57%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

To trade Monero you can register with the crypto broker Kraken.com. We've been customers there for a few years now and have been very satisfied so far.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
20.5 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
7 (34%)
Show all Monero Hashrate kH/s results



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
277 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
232 (84%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
4569 (100%)
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
2668 (58%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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News and articles for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and the Intel Core i9-10900K

Why the new AMD Ryzen 7000 processors for the AM5 socket are currently not a good deal
Posted by Stefan on 2022-10-11
At the end of September 2022, the time had come: AMD presented its latest desktop processors called AMD Ryzen 7000. Initially, 4 processors with 6 to 16 CPU cores were released.

The new socket AM5 (LGA 1718) is used for the first time, which is intended to replace the very durable socket AM4 introduced in 2017 as AMDs mainstream platform. This includes (depending on the chipset) PCIe 5.0 support as well as the exclusive use of DDR5 memory on all AM5 mainboards.

Officially, DDR5-5200 is the maximum, but with AMDs EXPO Technology which is similar to Intel's XMP 3.0, AMD now also has a solution for easy overclocking of the main memory. AMD itself names DDR5-6000 as the sweet spot for the new AMD Ryzen 7000 processors.
The evolution of AMD Ryzen processors
Posted by Stefan on 2022-09-06
The AMD Ryzen processors are designed for the mid to high-end range and are grouped into the Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 classes. AMD follows the market leader Intel, which groups its Core i series (Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9) identically.

The AMD Ryzen processors were first introduced by AMD in Q1 2017. They are the successor to the not particularly successful AMD Bulldozer processors. The latter were manufactured using an outdated manufacturing process and could not keep up with the competing products from Intel. AMD lost a large portion of its desktop processor market share during this period.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and AMD Ryzen 7 7800X are coming in September
Posted by Stefan on 2022-06-20
After we published a performance assessment of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X last week, the well-known AMD leaker Greymon55 has now posted more informations via Twitter.

He predicts the first four models of the new Zen 4 desktop generation, which AMD would like to present at the end of 2022. There is also an alleged release date of September 15, 2022.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X - Cinebench R23 Benchmark projection
Posted by Stefan on 2022-06-10
We give you a preview of AMD's new Zen 4 desktop processors and calculate the performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X top model for the new AM5 socket. The performance data and other technical details come directly from the press kit that AMD released as part of its Financial Analyst Day on June 9, 2022.

Up to 15 percent more single-core performance and 35 percent more multi-core performance of the 16-core model are realistic !


The benchmark comparison of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X against the Intel Core i9-10900K is relatively one-sided. With its 16 cores (32 threads), the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X screws itself to a level of performance that the Intel Core i9-10900K with its 10 cores (20 threads) and a poorer raw performance per clock (IPC) simply cannot achieve.

The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X with its 16 cores is currently the spearhead of AMD's mainstream processors for the AM4 socket.

The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is based on AMD's Zen 3 core design, which has major changes in cache management. In contrast to the previous architecture (Zen 2 or Ryzen 3xxx and Ryzen4xxG), AMD was able to increase the IPC by approx. 20 percent. Since AMD only increases the clock frequencies of the CPUs minimally in the same step, the new Zen 3 processors are also very efficient thanks to the optimized production in an improved 7 nm process.

Both processors support up to 128 GB according to the DDR4-3200 (AMD) or DDR4-2933 (Intel) standard. Manual overclocking or the use of memory overclocking profiles such as Intel XMP or AMD D.O.C.P. However, the maximum possible RAM clock frequency can also be increased beyond the manufacturer's recommendation. Both processors have two memory channels available to double the maximum memory bandwidth.

The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X can connect external devices such as graphics cards or fast SSDs via the new PCIe 4.0 standard, which has twice as high a bandwidth as PCIe 3.0. Intel does not yet support this new standard in the Intel Core i9-10900K, so that a lower performance is achieved here as well.

AMD classifies the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X with 105 watts, while Intel specifies the Intel Core i9-10900K with 125 watts. In reality, however, the AMD processor is much more efficient.

Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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