AMD Ryzen 9 5950X vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 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 5950X

  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 8
  • 8 more threads: 24 vs 16
  • Around 4% higher clock speed: 4.9 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
  • 2x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 2x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 2x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 61% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 46096 vs 28636
  • Around 23% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 14133 vs 11512
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 12 vs 8
Number of threads 24 vs 16
Maximum frequency 4.9 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
L1 cache 1 MB vs 512 KB
L2 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB
L3 cache 64 MB vs 32 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 46096 vs 28636
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 14133 vs 11512

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3504 vs 3494

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3494
3504
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
46096
28636
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
14133
11512
Name AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
PassMark - Single thread mark 3494 3504
PassMark - CPU mark 46096 28636
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 14133 11512

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 3 Zen 3
Launch date 5 Nov 2020 5 Nov 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $799 $449
OPN PIB 100-100000059WOF 100-100000063WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000059 100-000000063
Place in performance rating 3 11
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

Base frequency 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
L1 cache 1 MB 512 KB
L2 cache 8 MB 4 MB
L3 cache 64 MB 32 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 7 nm
Maximum core temperature 95 °C 95 °C
Maximum frequency 4.9 GHz 4.7 GHz
Number of cores 12 8
Number of threads 24 16
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Memory

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

Compatibility

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

Peripherals

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