AMD Ryzen 9 5900 vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 9 5900 and AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 5900

  • CPU is newer: launch date 2 month(s) later
  • Around 62% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 105 Watt
Launch date 12 Jan 2021 vs 5 Nov 2020
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 105 Watt

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • Around 2% higher clock speed: 4.8 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
  • Around 2% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3495 vs 3443
  • Around 12% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 39520 vs 35369
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Maximum frequency 4.8 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3495 vs 3443
PassMark - CPU mark 39520 vs 35369

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 9 5900
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3443
3495
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
35369
39520
Name AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
PassMark - Single thread mark 3443 3495
PassMark - CPU mark 35369 39520
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13401

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 3 Zen 3
Launch date 12 Jan 2021 5 Nov 2020
OPN Tray 100-000000062 100-000000061
Place in performance rating 26 8
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Launch price (MSRP) $549
OPN PIB 100-100000061WOF

Performance

Base frequency 3.0 GHz 3.7 GHz
L1 cache 768 KB 768 KB
L2 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache 64 MB 64 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 7 nm
Maximum frequency 4.7 GHz 4.8 GHz
Number of cores 12 12
Number of threads 24 24
Unlocked
Maximum core temperature 95 °C

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 2 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 51.196 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200

Compatibility

Sockets supported FP6 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 105 Watt

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 4.0 4.0
Max number of PCIe lanes 20
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™)