AMD recently announced their latest and most anticipated Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors, based on the new Zen 3 architecture. AMD claims that the Ryzen 5000 processors are the fastest gaming CPUs in the world. The Ryzen 9 5950X sits on top with its 16 cores and 32 threads. It is followed by the Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 5 5600X. More details about the Ryzen 9 5950X below.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X – “The Best For Gamers Meets The Best for Creators”
AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X is the new flagship CPU and succeeds the Ryzen 9 3950X. Like its Zen 2 predecessor, the 5950X also features 16 cores and 32 threads. But it offers a higher boost clock speed of up to 4.9GHz and 72MB total cache while maintaining the 105W TDP.
According to AMD, the Ryzen 9 5950X also offers the highest single-thread performance of any desktop gaming processor. It also offers the most multi-core performance of any desktop gaming processor and any desktop processor in a mainstream CPU socket.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X vs 3950X
During the presentation, we saw that Ryzen 9 5950X offers up to a 27% increase in productivity and content creation vs the 3950X. That’s with a CAD application, Solidworks 2019. However, only a 5% performance increase can be seen on Adobe Premiere Pro 14.3.1. When it comes to gaming performance, the Ryzen 9 5950X offers up to a 29% increase vs the 3950X. That’s a substantial increase if you ask me.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X vs Intel Core i9-10900K
AMD didn’t stop comparing the 5950X with its predecessor. Lisa Su also showed slides were the 5950X is up to 59% faster vs the 10900K in V-Ray 4.10 rendering. However, there is no huge difference or advantage when it comes to gaming performance. The Ryzen 9 5950X was performing similarly with the 10900K when it comes to gaming.
For reference, the Core i9-10900K is a 10 core 20 thread CPU with a boost clock speed of 5.3GHz. Although the 5950X has the advantage when it comes to core and thread count, its maximum boost clock speed is only up to 4.9GHz.
We’ll have to wait for reviews to go live and see how this CPU really performs in the real world.
Ryzen 9 5950X Pricing and Availability
The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X will be available starting November 5, together with the other Ryzen 5000 CPUs. Aside from the increase in (boost) clock speed, the 5950X is also priced a bit higher compared to its predecessor. It comes with an MSRP of $799 USD. The 3950X came with an MSRP of $749. So, it’s $50 pricier than its predecessor.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Specifications
|Specifications||Cores||Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||Total Cache||TDP||MSRP (launch)|
|Ryzen 9 5950X||16||32||3.4 GHz||up to 4.9 GHz||72MB||105W||$799|
|Ryzen 9 5900X||12||24||3.7 GHz||up to 4.8 GHz||70MB||105W||$549|
|Ryzen 7 5800X||8||16||3.8 GHz||up to 4.7 GHz||36MB||105W||$449|
|Ryzen 5 5600X||6||12||3.7 GHz||up to 4.6 GHz||35MB||65W||$299|
|Ryzen 9 3950X||16||32||3.5 GHz||up to 4.7 GHz||73MB||105W||$749|
|Ryzen 9 3900XT||12||24||3.8 GHz||up to 4.7 GHz||70MB||105W||$499|
|Ryzen 7 3800XT||8||16||3.9 GHz||up to 4.7 GHz||36MB||105W||$399|
|Ryzen 5 3600XT||6||12||3.8 GHz||up to 4.5 GHz||35MB||95W||$249|
Check AMD Ryzen 3000 Series latest pricing and availability:
- Ryzen 9 3950X on Amazon.com here
- Ryzen 9 3900XT on Amazon.com here
- Ryzen 9 3900X on Amazon.com here
- Ryzen 7 3800XT on Amazon.com here
- Ryzen 7 3800X on Amazon.com here
- Ryzen 7 3700X on Amazon.com here
- Ryzen 5 3600XT on Amazon.com here
- Ryzen 5 3600X on Amazon.com here
- Ryzen 3 3300X on Amazon.com here
- Ryzen 3 3100 on Amazon.com here