Ryzen 9 5900X vs Ryzen 9 5950X benchmarks
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 9 5950X performs better than the Ryzen 9 5900X. Despite this, the Ryzen 9 5900X has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 9 5950X has slightly more cores than the Ryzen 9 5900X. Indeed, the Ryzen 9 5950X has 16 cores compared to 12 cores found in the Ryzen 9 5900X. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 9 5900X. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 9 5900X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 9 5950X. Despite this, the Ryzen 9 5950X has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). 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 5950X has more L2 cache than the Ryzen 9 5900X. However, both these chips have the same amount of 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.