AMD Ryzen 9 5900X vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

Compare AMD Ryzen 9 Desktop 12 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 9 Mobile 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

100 %
61% significantly better overall score
62 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

100 %
29% slightly better gaming score
77 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

100 %
75% significantly better multitasking score
57 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

100 %
78% significantly better heavy workload score
56 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

82% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

18% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
Cinebench R23 score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

43% significantly higher Cinebench R23 score
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

36% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.7 GHz
12% slightly higher clock speed
3.3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.8 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed
4.6 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

105 W
45 W
133% significantly lower TDP

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

768 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache
512 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

6 MiB
49% significantly more L2 cache
4 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

64 MiB
300% significantly more L3 cache
16 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

21st of 1,219
110th of 1,219


The product line

Ryzen 9 Desktop
Ryzen 9 Mobile

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
January 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 9 5900X vs Ryzen 9 5900HX specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 9 5900X beats the Ryzen 9 5900HX in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 9 5900HX in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 9 5900X has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 9 5900HX. Indeed, the Ryzen 9 5900X has 12 cores compared to 8 cores found in the Ryzen 9 5900HX. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 9 5900HX. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 9 5900X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 9 5900HX. Also, the Ryzen 9 5900X has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Ryzen 9 5900HX outputs less heat than Ryzen 9 5900X thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Ryzen 9 5900X has more L2 cache than the Ryzen 9 5900HX. The Ryzen 9 5900X also has significantly more L3 cache.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 9 5900X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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