AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 16 core AMD Ryzen 9 Desktop AM5 CPU rating. Is the Ryzen 9 7950X good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

205 %
Incredible score from 1 sample
High uncertainty
1st of 1,233
1,194th of 1,233
1 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.



205 %



231 %



196 %

Heavy Workloads


193 %

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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 7950X compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
205 %
Intel Core i9-13900KF
163 %
Intel Core i9-12900K
134 %
Intel Core i7-12700KF
118 %
Intel Core i7-12700F
107 %
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
106 %
Intel Core i7-12700
96 %


Clock Speed 4.5 GHz
Turbo Speed 5.7 GHz
Cores 16
Threads 32
L1 Cache 1024 KiB
L2 Cache 16384 KiB
L3 Cache 64 MiB
PCIe Revision 5
PCIe Lanes 24
Socket AM5
Family Ryzen 9 Desktop
Memory Type DDR5
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 128 GiB
Release Date 2022-09-27
Supports ECC Memory Yes
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 170 W

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

The Ryzen 9 7950X is a 16 core CPU from AMD released in 2022. This chip has an incredible overall score at 205% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an incredible processor for gaming, with a score of 231%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Ryzen 9 7950X scores 196% and 193% respectively. Indeed, this is an incredible rating for very heavy workloads.

The Ryzen 9 7950X 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 4.5 GHz and a turbo speed of 5.7 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 7950X makes use of DDR5 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 128 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Ryzen 9 7950X has 1024 KiB of level 1 cache, 16 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 5. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 24 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 170 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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