AMD Ryzen 9

AMD Ryzen 9
Actual generation: 8.
Actual architecture: Strix Point (Zen 5)
Technology: 4 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Instruction set: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512
Virtualization: AMD-V, SVM
The AMD Ryzen 9 series includes the fastest AMD processors for the mainstream area. AMD Ryzen 9 processors are available for both the desktop and the notebook. In the desktop area, the AMD Ryzen 9 processors have at least 12 and a maximum of 16 CPU cores. The desktop processors are in direct competition with the Intel Core i9 processors, which have a similar number of CPU cores and thus also performance. Due to the high number of CPU cores and threads used simultaneously for data processing, the AMD Ryzen 9 processors are particularly suitable for applications that can use many threads, which is usually the case in the professional sector (photo editing, CAD, etc.). The AMD Ryzen 9 processors are currently faster than Intel's Core i9 processors in multi-core benchmarks, but have to admit defeat to the Intel counterparts when only one CPU core is loaded.

The current AMD Ryzen 9 processors are manufactured in a 5 nm manufacturing process at TSMC. The AMD Ryzen 9 7000 series supports up to 128 GB of DDR5-5200 type RAM. The PCI Express interface is supported in version PCIe 5.0, which is sufficient to connect modern graphics cards with maximum speed. The processors can address the main memory in a maximum of two channels, which is identical to the Intel Core i9 processors.

Although the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, for example, can operate with a clock frequency of up to 5.7 GHz in turbo mode, AMD uses a very low TDP of 170 watts. In the short term, the AMD Ryzen 9 processors can sometimes consume up to 230 watts, but the energy consumption of the processors is lower than that of the Intel Core i9 processors, which can consume up to 125 watts permanently and up to 241 watts in the short term. The largest expansion stages of the AMD Ryzen 9 7000 desktop processors have up to 64 MB level 3 cache. This is significantly more than Intel uses in its Core i9 processors.

In the mobile sector, the AMD processors are not on the same level as the mobile Intel Core i9 processors, which work significantly faster, despite the more powerful integrated graphics unit (iGPU).


Evolution of AMD Ryzen 9 processors

ArchitectureIPC ImprovementSingle core clockMulti core clock
AMD Ryzen 9 3950XZen 2 (7nm)4.7GHz4.0GHz
AMD Ryzen 9 5950XZen 3 (7nm)+ 19%4.9 GHz (+ 5%)4.2 GHz (+ 5%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950XZen 4 (5 nm)+ 13%5.7 GHz (+ 17%)5.2 GHz (+ 24%)

All AMD Ryzen 9 CPUs

Processor Generation
AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370
12C 24T @ 2.00 GHz
8.
AMD Ryzen AI 9 365 AMD Ryzen AI 9 365
10C 20T @ 2.00 GHz
8.
AMD Ryzen 9 9950X AMD Ryzen 9 9950X
16C 32T @ 4.30 GHz
7.
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X AMD Ryzen 9 9900X
12C 24T @ 4.40 GHz
7.
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
7.
AMD Ryzen 9 8945H AMD Ryzen 9 8945H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
7.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
6.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
16C 32T @ 4.50 GHz
6.
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHz
6.
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16C 32T @ 2.50 GHz
6.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
16C 32T @ 2.40 GHz
6.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
6.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H AMD Ryzen 9 7940H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
6.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
12C 24T @ 4.40 GHz
6.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
6.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
6.
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
6.
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
5.
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
5.
AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
5.



AMD Ryzen 9 generation list

Name Generation Segment Technology Architecture
AMD Ryzen AI 300 8. Mobile 4 nm Strix Point (Zen 5)
AMD Ryzen 8040 7. Mobile 4 nm Hawk Point (Zen 4)
AMD Ryzen 9000 7. Desktop / Server 4 nm Granite Ridge (Zen 5)
AMD Ryzen 7040 6. Mobile 4 nm Phoenix (Zen 4)
AMD Ryzen 7000 6. Desktop / Server 5 nm Raphael (Zen 4)
AMD Ryzen 7045 6. Mobile 5 nm Dragon Range (Zen 4)
AMD Ryzen 6000H/7035H 5. Mobile 6 nm Rembrandt (Zen 3+)
AMD Ryzen 5000 4. Desktop / Server 7 nm Vermeer (Zen 3)
AMD Ryzen 5000H 4. Mobile 7 nm Cezanne (Zen 3)
AMD Ryzen 3000 3. Desktop / Server 7 nm Matisse (Zen 2)
AMD Ryzen 4000H 3. Mobile 7 nm Renoir (Zen 2)
AMD Ryzen 4000U 3. Mobile 7 nm Renoir (Zen 2)




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