AMD Ryzen 9 5950X vs Intel Core i9-11900K

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i9-11900K
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Intel Core i9-11900K

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X or Intel Core i9-11900K - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze 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 i9-11900K has 8 cores with 16 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 i9-11900K was released in Q1/2021.
AMD Ryzen 9 Family Intel Core i9
AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU group Intel Core i 11000
4 Generation 11
Vermeer (Zen 3) Architecture Rocket Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Predecessor Intel Core i9-10900K
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Successor Intel Core i9-12900K

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 i9-11900K 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 8
32 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.40 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
4.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 5.30 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.80 GHz

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X or Intel Core i9-11900K 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 750
GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.30 GHz
GPU Generation 12
Technology 14 nm
Max. displays 3
Execution units 32
Shader 256
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
No Codec AV1 Decode
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 DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC No
8.00 MB L2 Cache 4.00 MB
64.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 20

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 / PBP) 125 W
142 W TDP (PL2) 251 W @ 56 s
-- 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 i9-11900K 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, AVX-512
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 Q1/2021
799 $ Release price 539 $
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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 (98%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
1686 (100%)
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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
16211 (57%)
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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
650 (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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
6187 (59%)
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 (94%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
1878 (100%)
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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
11645 (70%)
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 (96%)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
676 (100%)
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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
6539 (55%)
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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
Intel UHD Graphics 750 @ 1.30 GHz
666 (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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
243 (53%)
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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
28465 (62%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark 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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
11170 (52%)
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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
7.25 (35%)
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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
262 (95%)
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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
2515 (55%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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News and articles for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and the Intel Core i9-11900K

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 !

VS Description of the processor

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X has 16 CPU cores and can process up to 32 threads in parallel using simultaneous multi-threading. The desktop processor is AMD's largest expansion stage for the mainstream socket AM4. The clock frequency is 3.4 GHz, but the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X can increase the clock frequency up to 4.2 GHz (utilization of all CPU cores) or even 4.9 GHz in single-core operation.

The Intel Core i9-11900K clocks its 8 CPU cores with 3.5 GHz in the base, but can also adjust its clock frequency dynamically. In turbo mode, 4.8 GHz are possible when all cores are loaded or even a very high 5.3 GHz when only one CPU core is loaded. The i9 also benefits from Hyper-Threading and can therefore process 16 threads in parallel.

Both processors have a free multiplier and can therefore be overclocked. The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X also has a 64 MB level 3 cache, while Intel has given the Intel Core i9-11900K only 16 MB. The maximum amount of RAM on both systems is 128 GB, with both processors being approved for DDR4-3200. With overclocking, significantly higher clock frequencies of the main memory are possible on both systems, DDR4-3600 is actually always achievable.

Despite its 16 cores, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X has a lower TDP of 105 watts than Intel's Core i9-11900K, which is specified as 125 watts. This is mainly due to the significantly better energy efficiency of the AMD processor. Its "Zen 3" CPU cores are already being produced in a modern 7 nm process, while Intel is still using a (greatly improved) 14 nm production process. The "Rocket Lake" processors, to which the Intel Core i9-11900K belongs, were originally supposed to be manufactured in 10 nm. Due to delivery bottlenecks, Intel had to port this architecture to 14 nm via backport.

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