AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor review

Ryzen 9 5950X processor released by AMD; release date: 5 Nov 2020. At the time of release, the processor cost $799. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Zen 3 microarchitecture.

CPU is unlocked for overclocking. Total number of cores - 12, threads - 24. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.9 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 95 °C. Manufacturing process technology - 7 nm. Cache size: L1 - 1 MB, L2 - 8 MB, L3 - 64 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-3200. Maximum memory size: 128 GB.

Supported socket types: AM4. Power consumption (TDP): 105 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3528
3520
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
88609
45960
3DMark Fire Strike
Physics Score
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
14639
14007
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 3520
PassMark - CPU mark 45960
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 14007

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 3
Launch date 5 Nov 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $799
OPN PIB 100-100000059WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000059
Place in performance rating 3
Vertical segment Desktop

Performance

Base frequency 3.4 GHz
L1 cache 1 MB
L2 cache 8 MB
L3 cache 64 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 95 °C
Maximum frequency 4.9 GHz
Number of cores 12
Number of threads 24
Unlocked

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 47.68 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200

Compatibility

Sockets supported AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 20
PCI Express revision 4.0
PCIe configurations 1x16+x4, 2x8+x4, 1x8+2x4+x4

Advanced Technologies

AMD SenseMI
AMD StoreMI technology
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)