AMD Ryzen 9 9900X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD Ryzen 9 9900X has 12 cores with 24 threads and is based on the 7. gen of the AMD Ryzen 9 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the AM5 (LGA 1718) socket and was released in Q3/2024.
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X

At a glance

Name: AMD Ryzen 9 9900X
Family: AMD Ryzen 9 (40)
CPU group: AMD Ryzen 9000 (4)
Architecture: Granite Ridge (Zen 5)
Technology: 4 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 7
Predecessor: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 9 9900X has 12 CPU cores and can calculate 24 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 9 9900X is 4.40 GHz (5.60 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 12 / 24
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 12x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 4.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 5.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (12 Cores): --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD Ryzen 9 9900X has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the AMD Ryzen 9 9900X uses the AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael), which has 128 texture shaders and 2 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael)
GPU frequency: 0.40 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 2.20 GHz
Compute units: 2
Shader: 128
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2022
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9
Direct X: 12
Technology: 5 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 8 GB
Frame Generation: No

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.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 256 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 89.6 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR5-5600
89.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 256 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 5.0 x 24
PCIe Bandwidth: 94.5 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 120 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 120 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 9 9900X is made in 4 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 76.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 4 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: AM5 (LGA 1718)
L2-Cache: 12.00 MB
L3-Cache: 64.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
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,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512
Release date: Q3/2024
Release price: 549 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

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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.
Intel Core i9-14900KS Intel Core i9-14900KS
24C 32T @ 6.20 GHz
2398
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X AMD Ryzen 9 9900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
2360
Intel Core i9-14900KF Intel Core i9-14900KF
24C 32T @ 6.00 GHz
2358
Intel Core i9-14900K Intel Core i9-14900K
24C 32T @ 6.00 GHz
2358
Intel Core i9-13900KS Intel Core i9-13900KS
24C 32T @ 6.00 GHz
2317
Intel Core i9-14900F Intel Core i9-14900F
24C 32T @ 5.80 GHz
2242
Intel Core i9-14900 Intel Core i9-14900
24C 32T @ 5.80 GHz
2242

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 i7-14700K Intel Core i7-14700K
20C 28T @ 5.30 GHz
33572
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHz
33450
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
16C 32T @ 2.40 GHz
33370
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X AMD Ryzen 9 9900X
12C 24T @ 4.40 GHz
33250
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
33213
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16C 32T @ 2.50 GHz
32788
Intel Core i9-13900F Intel Core i9-13900F
24C 32T @ 5.30 GHz
32605

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Apple M4 (10-CPU) Apple M4 (10-CPU)
10C 10T @ 4.41 GHz
3767
Apple M4 Apple M4
9C 9T @ 4.41 GHz
3630
AMD Ryzen 9 9950X AMD Ryzen 9 9950X
16C 32T @ 5.70 GHz
3359
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X AMD Ryzen 9 9900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
3347
Intel Core i9-14900KS Intel Core i9-14900KS
24C 32T @ 6.20 GHz
3341
AMD Ryzen 7 9700X AMD Ryzen 7 9700X
8C 16T @ 5.50 GHz
3312
Intel Core i9-14900KF Intel Core i9-14900KF
24C 32T @ 6.00 GHz
3289

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX
32C 64T @ 4.00 GHz
19975
Intel Core i7-14700K Intel Core i7-14700K
20C 28T @ 5.30 GHz
19765
Intel Core i7-14700KF Intel Core i7-14700KF
20C 28T @ 5.30 GHz
19765
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X AMD Ryzen 9 9900X
12C 24T @ 4.40 GHz
19756
Intel Core i9-13900 Intel Core i9-13900
24C 32T @ 5.30 GHz
19752
Intel Xeon Gold 6442Y Intel Xeon Gold 6442Y
24C 48T @ 2.00 GHz
19583
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7975WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7975WX
32C 64T @ 4.00 GHz
19500

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.
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A12 @ 1.13 GHz
576
MediaTek Dimensity 820 MediaTek Dimensity 820
ARM Mali-G57 MP5 @ 0.90 GHz
576
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm Adreno 540 @ 0.71 GHz
567
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X AMD Ryzen 9 9900X
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563
AMD Ryzen 5 9600X AMD Ryzen 5 9600X
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563
AMD Ryzen 7 9700X AMD Ryzen 7 9700X
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563
AMD Ryzen 9 9950X AMD Ryzen 9 9950X
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563

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 i9-13900K Intel Core i9-13900K
24C 32T @ 5.80 GHz
893
Intel Core i9-13900 Intel Core i9-13900
24C 32T @ 5.60 GHz
881
Intel Core i9-13900F Intel Core i9-13900F
24C 32T @ 5.60 GHz
881
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X AMD Ryzen 9 9900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
878
AMD Ryzen 5 9600X AMD Ryzen 5 9600X
6C 12T @ 5.40 GHz
871
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
829
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
829

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 7950X AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
16C 32T @ 4.50 GHz
15670
Intel Core i7-14700K Intel Core i7-14700K
20C 28T @ 3.40 GHz
14988
Intel Core i7-14700KF Intel Core i7-14700KF
20C 28T @ 3.40 GHz
14988
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X AMD Ryzen 9 9900X
12C 24T @ 4.40 GHz
13573
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
12793
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
12265
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
11907

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
15,930 CB R23 MC @ 55 W
287
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
38,581 CB R23 MC @ 136 W
284
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X
98,322 CB R23 MC @ 349 W
282
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X AMD Ryzen 9 9900X
33,250 CB R23 MC @ 120 W
277
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
12,390 CB R23 MC @ 45 W
275
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
12,390 CB R23 MC @ 45 W
275
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
12,402 CB R23 MC @ 45 W
275

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