AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X has 16 cores with 32 threads and is based on the 4. gen of the AMD Ryzen 9 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the AM4 socket and was released in Q4/2020.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X.

Name: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Family: AMD Ryzen 9
CPU group: AMD Ryzen 5000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 4
Predecessor: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Successor: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

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 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.

CPU Cores / Threads: 16 / 32
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 16x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (16 Cores): 4.20 GHz

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.

Memory type: DDR4-3200
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: 51.2 GB/s
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 4.0 x 20
AES-NI: Yes

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.

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

Technology: 7 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: AM4
L2-Cache: 8.00 MB
L3-Cache: 64.00 MB
Architecture: Vermeer (Zen 3)
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V, SVM
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
Release date: Q4/2020
Release price: 799 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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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 6900HX AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1662
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1658
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1658
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
1644
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
1636
Intel Core i9-11900F Intel Core i9-11900F
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
1630
Intel Core i9-11900 Intel Core i9-11900
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
1630
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.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHzNot verified
30988
Intel Core i7-13700KF Intel Core i7-13700KF
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHzNot verified
30988
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
29516
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
28577
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
28196
Intel Xeon W-3275 Intel Xeon W-3275
28C 56T @ 3.40 GHz
28051
Intel Xeon W-3275M Intel Xeon W-3275M
28C 56T @ 3.40 GHz
28051
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 6980HS AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
649
AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
649
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
649
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
647
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
645
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
645
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
642
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.

Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
10744
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
10511
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
10511
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
10428
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
10097
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
10097
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
10008
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.

Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
1768
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1768
Intel Core i5-12600HX Intel Core i5-12600HX
12C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1765
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
1759
Intel Core i7-12650H Intel Core i7-12650H
10C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1755
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1754
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1754
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 Threadripper 2990WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
17204
Intel Xeon W-3275 Intel Xeon W-3275
28C 56T @ 3.40 GHz
17196
Intel Xeon W-3275M Intel Xeon W-3275M
28C 56T @ 3.40 GHz
17196
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
16606
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
16495
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHzNot verified
16227
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHzNot verified
16227
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.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
766
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
766
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
676
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
647
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.50 GHz
647
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
642
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
640
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 Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
12793
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-13900K
24C 32T @ 3.00 GHzNot verified
11963
Intel Core i9-13900KF Intel Core i9-13900KF
24C 32T @ 3.00 GHzNot verified
11963
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
11841
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
16C 32T @ 3.90 GHz
10843
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
10761
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
10563
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) 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.

Intel Xeon Gold 6342 Intel Xeon Gold 6342
24C 48T @ 3.20 GHz
650
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.00 GHz
542
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
479
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
461
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
418
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
399
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
384
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 Epyc 7453 AMD Epyc 7453
28C 56T @ 3.25 GHz
53499
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5955WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5955WX
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
51003
AMD Epyc 7413 AMD Epyc 7413
24C 48T @ 3.40 GHz
49021
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
46021
AMD Epyc 73F3 AMD Epyc 73F3
16C 32T @ 3.80 GHz
46004
AMD Epyc 7343 AMD Epyc 7343
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
45905
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
44365
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 Epyc 7443P AMD Epyc 7443P
24C 48T @ 2.85 GHz
24411
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
22814
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
22566
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
21425
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
19176
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
18875
Intel Core i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
18268
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 Epyc 7502 AMD Epyc 7502
32C 64T @ 2.50 GHz
27.75
AMD Epyc 7502P AMD Epyc 7502P
32C 64T @ 2.50 GHz
27.75
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 3.80 GHz
24
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
20.5
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
19.5
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
18
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
14.5
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.

Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
287
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
286
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
286
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
277
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
274
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
274
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
274
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.

Intel Xeon W-3175X Intel Xeon W-3175X
28C 56T @ 3.80 GHz
5514
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
5189
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
4848
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
4569
Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 Intel Xeon Platinum 8180
28C 56T @ 2.80 GHz
4355
Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M
28C 56T @ 2.80 GHz
4355
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
4324
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



News and articles for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

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 AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is a 16-core mainstream desktop processor from AMD, which is manufactured at TSMC in an improved 7 nm process. Thanks to the modern production technology and the high computing power per clock (IPC), the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X sets new records for mainstream processors in many benchmarks. It is based on the new Zen 3 CPU cores (Vermeer) from AMD and was presented in the 4th quarter of 2020.

In addition to higher clock frequencies, AMD was able to further increase the computing power per clock compared to the previous architecture (Zen 2). This is currently even higher than the new Intel Tiger Lake processors. The Intel Tiger Lake processors are based on a new Intel architecture, the older processors still had their origins in the outdated Sandy Lake architecture. Nevertheless, the new Ryzen 5xxx processors are above the new hopes from Intel.

The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X supports the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X with a full 64 MB Level 3 cache. In addition, DDR4 memory up to DDR4-3200 is supported. Per D.O.C.P. Profile or manual overclocking of the main memory, higher frequencies are also possible. As before, the processor connects the RAM to the CPU via two channels; AMD specifies a maximum capacity of 128 GB. PCIe 4.0 devices such as dedicated graphics cards or fast M.2 SSDs can be connected via 20 CPU lines.

Like all Zen desktop processors, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X does not have integrated graphics (iGPU). AMD has released the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X for overclocking (open multiplier), but not very much experience is available about the clock frequency. Since it is a 16 core processor, one can assume that the maximum clock can only be increased by a few 100 Mhz before the power consumption increases drastically.


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