AMD Ryzen 9 9950X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD Ryzen 9 9950X is a 16 core processor. It can handle 32 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q3/2024. The AMD Ryzen 9 9950X is based on the 7. generation of the AMD Ryzen 9 series and requires a mainboard with the socket AM5 (LGA 1718).
AMD Ryzen 9 9950X

At a glance

Name: AMD Ryzen 9 9950X
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 7950X
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 16 CPU cores of the AMD Ryzen 9 9950X clock with 4.30 GHz (5.70 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 16 / 32
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 16x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 4.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 5.70 GHz
Turbo Frequency (16 Cores): --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

With the AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael), the AMD Ryzen 9 9950X has an build in graphic solution. It has 2 SM processors, which have a total of 128 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

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

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

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 AMD Ryzen 9 9950X supports up to 256 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 89.6 GB/s.

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

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The AMD Ryzen 9 9950X has a TDP of 170 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 170 W
TDP (PL2): 230 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 9 9950X has a 80.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 4 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 4 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: AM5 (LGA 1718)
L2-Cache: 16.00 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: 699 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

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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.
Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU) Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU)
16C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
21045
Intel Core i9-13900KS Intel Core i9-13900KS
24C 32T @ 5.60 GHz
20947
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
16C 32T @ 5.20 GHz
20755
AMD Ryzen 9 9950X AMD Ryzen 9 9950X
16C 32T @ 4.30 GHz
20550
Intel Core i9-14900F Intel Core i9-14900F
24C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
20495
Intel Core i9-14900 Intel Core i9-14900
24C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
20495
Intel Core i9-13900KF Intel Core i9-13900KF
24C 32T @ 5.50 GHz
20305

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.
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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 9950X AMD Ryzen 9 9950X
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563
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AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563
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AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X AMD Ryzen 9 9900X
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563

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