AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 16 core AMD Ryzen 9 Desktop CPU rating. Is the Ryzen 9 5950X good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

106 %
Amazing score from 16 samples
Low uncertainty
17th of 1,219
114th of 1,219
16 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.



106 %


Very Good

95 %



109 %

Heavy Workloads


111 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (multi)

Geekbench (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench (single)

Geekbench (single)

Single threaded benchmark

Cinebench R23

Cinebench R23

Multi threaded benchmark

3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark


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CPU Comparison

The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i9-12900K
134 %
Intel Core i9-12900KF
123 %
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
106 %
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
100 %
Intel Core i5-12600K
94 %
Intel Core i9-11900K
86 %
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
64 %


Clock Speed 3.4 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.9 GHz
Cores 16
Threads 32
L1 Cache 1024 KiB
L2 Cache 8192 KiB
L3 Cache 64 MiB
PCIe Revision 4
Family Ryzen 9 Desktop
Memory Type DDR4
Release Date 2020-05-11
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 105 W

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

The Ryzen 9 5950X is a 16 core CPU from AMD released in 2020. This chip has an amazing overall score at 106% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 95%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Ryzen 9 5950X scores 109% and 111% respectively. Indeed, this is an amazing rating for very heavy workloads.

The Ryzen 9 5950X has 16 cores and 32 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This AMD CPU has a clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.9 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has an unlocked multiplier and allows for overclocking. With adequate cooling and a good power supply, it's possible to run this CPU at a higher clock speed.

As for memory, the Ryzen 9 5950X makes use of DDR4 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs.

In terms of cache, the Ryzen 9 5950X has 1024 KiB of level 1 cache, 8 MiB of level 2 cache and 64 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 4. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs.

Power and thermals for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 105 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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