The best AMD desktop processors - leaderboard 2022

In our ranking of the best AMD desktop processors for the year 2022, we included three AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors for the Enthusiast Socket TRX4, with the remaining places all going to AMD's mainstream platform, which is built on the AM4 socket. The AMD processors support all DDR4-3200 memory with at least two memory channels.
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64 Cores @ 2.90 GHz, 280 W
Release date: Q1/2020
2.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
32 Cores @ 3.70 GHz, 280 W
Release date: Q4/2019
3.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24 Cores @ 3.80 GHz, 280 W
Release date: Q4/2019
4.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16 Cores @ 3.40 GHz, 105 W
Release date: Q4/2020
5.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12 Cores @ 3.70 GHz, 105 W
Release date: Q4/2020
6.
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16 Cores @ 3.50 GHz, 105 W
Release date: Q3/2019
7.
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12 Cores @ 3.80 GHz, 105 W
Release date: Q3/2019
8.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8 Cores @ 3.80 GHz, 105 W
Release date: Q4/2020
9.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
8 Cores @ 3.40 GHz, 105 W
Release date: Q4/2020
10.
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
8 Cores @ 3.80 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q2/2021
11.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8 Cores @ 3.90 GHz, 105 W
Release date: Q3/2019
12.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8 Cores @ 3.60 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q3/2019
13.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6 Cores @ 3.70 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q4/2020
14.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6 Cores @ 3.90 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q2/2021
15.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6 Cores @ 3.80 GHz, 95 W
Release date: Q3/2019
16.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6 Cores @ 3.60 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q3/2019

Find the best processor

It's not always easy to find the best processor for your needs. While many visitors only pay attention to the theoretical speed of a processor, others want to read detailed test reports that also deal with the processor's speed in practice. Therefore, we have collected a large number of benchmarks in order to meet as many requirements as possible.

We have not only listed our results for you in map form at the top of this page, but also in a clear table at the bottom of this page. So everyone can quickly find their way around and find the best processor for themselves.

Best AMD processors for socket AM4 and TRX4

AMD's mainstream Socket AM4 has been around for many years now. With the AMD Ryzen 5000 processors, AMD released desktop processors for socket AM4 without integrated graphics in 2020. Only the AMD Ryzen 7 5700G and the smaller AMD Ryzen 5 5600G brought the latest Ryzen generation with iGPU to the AM4 socket. That was in the second quarter of 2021.

The currently best AMD desktop processor is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X with 64 CPU cores. Like the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X, this AMD processor fits into the TRX4 socket and is intended for professional users. The strengths of this platform are the number of cores (the socket AM4 supports a maximum of 16 CPU cores) and a doubling of the memory channels to a total of 4.

List of the best AMD desktop processors

In this list view, we have presented the currently best desktop processors in tabular form for you. We sorted the processors by popularity and the Geekbench 5 multi-core result achieved.
Processor Socket TDP Memory
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 2.90 GHz
TRX4 (sTRX4) 280 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
32C 64T @ 3.70 GHz
TRX4 (sTRX4) 280 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 3.80 GHz
TRX4 (sTRX4) 280 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
AM4 105 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
AM4 105 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
AM4 105 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 3.80 GHz
AM4 105 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
AM4 105 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
AM4 105 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
AM4 65 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
AM4 105 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
AM4 65 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
AM4 65 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
AM4 65 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
AM4 95 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
AM4 65 W DDR4-3200



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