AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X vs AMD Ryzen 9 3900. Specifications, performance, tests

Overall score
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Released
Q4/2020
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Released
Q3/2019
Overall score
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900
AMD Ryzen 9 3900

Differences

Reasons to consider
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Report a bug
  • Higher clock speed
    3.40 GHz left arrow 3.10 GHz
    Around 9% better clock speed
  • More number of cores
    16 left arrow 12
    2 times more threads
  • Higher turbo clock speed
    4.90 GHz left arrow 4.30 GHz
    Around 12% better overclocked clock speed

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    Reasons to consider
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900
    Report a bug
    • Performance per watt
      65 W left arrow 105 W
      About 0.62 times less performance per watt

    Positions in all rankings

      Specifications

      Complete list of technical specifications
      AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
      AMD Ryzen 9 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 3900
      CPU generation and family
      • Segment
        Desktop / Server left arrow Desktop / Server
      • Family
        AMD Ryzen left arrow AMD Ryzen
      • Generation
        4 left arrow 3
      • CPU group
        AMD Ryzen 5000 left arrow AMD Ryzen 3000
      • Predecessor
        AMD Ryzen 9 3950X left arrow --
      • Successor
        -- left arrow AMD Ryzen 9 5900
      CPU Cores and Base Frequency
      • Frequency
        3.40 GHz left arrow 3.10 GHz
      • CPU Cores
        16 left arrow 12
      • Turbo (1 Core)
        4.90 GHz left arrow 4.30 GHz
      • CPU Threads
        32 left arrow 24
      • Hyperthreading
        Yes left arrow Yes
      • Overclocking
        Yes left arrow Yes
      • Core architecture
        normal left arrow normal
      Internal Graphics
      • GPU name
        no iGPU left arrow no iGPU
      • GPU frequency
        -- left arrow
      • GPU (Turbo)
        No turbo left arrow No turbo
      • Execution units
        -- left arrow
      • Shader
        -- left arrow
      • Max. displays
        -- left arrow
      • Generation
        -- left arrow
      • DirectX Version
        -- left arrow
      • Technology
        -- left arrow
      • Release date
        -- left arrow
      Hardware codec support
      • h265 / HEVC (8 bit)
        No left arrow No
      • h265 / HEVC (10 bit)
        No left arrow No
      • h264
        No left arrow No
      • VP9
        No left arrow No
      • VP8
        No left arrow No
      • AV1
        No left arrow No
      • AVC
        No left arrow No
      • VC-1
        No left arrow No
      • JPEG
        No left arrow No
      Memory & PCIe
      • Memory type
        DDR4-3200 left arrow DDR4-3200
      • Max. Memory
        128 GB left arrow 128 GB
      • ECC
        Yes left arrow No
      • Memory channels
        2 left arrow 2
      • PCIe version
        4.0 left arrow 4.0
      • PCIe lanes
        20 left arrow 20
      Encryption
      • AES-NI
        Yes left arrow Yes
      Thermal Management
      • TDP (PL1)
        105 W left arrow 65 W
      • TDP (PL2)
        142 W left arrow --
      • Tjunction max.
        95 °C left arrow 95 °C
      Technical details
      • Instruction set (ISA)
        x86-64 (64 bit) left arrow x86-64 (64 bit)
      • Virtualization
        AMD-V, SVM left arrow AMD-V, SVM
      • ISA extensions
        SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 left arrow SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
      • L2-Cache
        8.00 MB left arrow --
      • L3-Cache
        64.00 MB left arrow 64.00 MB
      • Architecture
        Vermeer (Zen 3) left arrow Matisse (Zen 2)
      • Technology
        7 nm left arrow 7 nm
      • Socket
        AM4 left arrow AM4
      • Release date
        Q4/2020 left arrow Q3/2019
      Devices using this processor
      • Used in
        Unknown left arrow Unknown

      Performance tests

      Real tests CPUs
      Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
      Geekbench 5 SC is a popular cross-platform performance test for desktop or mobile processors that uses system memory intensively
      Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
      Geekbench 5 MC is a popular cross-platform performance test for desktop or mobile processors that uses system memory intensively
      Monero Hashrate kH/s
      Monero hashrate is an estimated numerical value that determines how many hashes are generated by miners, benefiting from the number of cores CPU and memory speed
      Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark
      PassMark is a test suite that performs complex mathematical calculations to determine CPU performance on file compression, encryption and physics-related tasks

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