AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: Gaming Desktop Processor

The Ryzen 9 with highly desired processors, the focus of all the reviews today, because they bring the performance of the large workstations of a few years ago. Now having a processor with more than 20 threads is relatively inexpensive, it can be achieved with domestic material and it is also achieved with surprising levels of performance that improve the experience of both the creator, the player, the programmer, or any other type of user.

In this generation, the Ryzen 9 5900X model with 12 cores and 24 threads from AMD maintains its dual CCD design, without the need for CCX within the CCDs, using only six cores per CCD connected to an IOD through the AMD Infinity Fabric interface. A design that maintains the cache size, but significantly improves the processor in any application, even without the need to change the manufacturing process.

General Info

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
CPU ModelRyzen 9 5950X
Manufacturing Process7 nm
Number of PCIe Lanes16 Lanes
Weight115.66 g
Release date


AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Number of Cores16 Cores
CPU Threads32
Base Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Maximum Boost Speed4.9 GHz
L3 Cache64MB
CPU SpeedDMI3 (8 GT/s)
CPU Temperature105°C

The design of the Ryzen 9 5900X is different from the two models around it, the Ryzen 7 5800X and the mighty Ryzen 9 5950X. These two processors use one or two full CCDs, the Ryzen 9 5900X uses two CCDs, but each of them only has 6 cores enabled. This is done by selecting packages where two of the cores are in poor condition or are simply disabled for commercial reasons.

With this design, the second-level cache remains at 512KB per core, which makes a total of 6MB of second-level cache available to the processor. What we will find is double the third-level cache that we would have in a single CCD design and the same that we will find in the 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X, with a total of 64MB of cache distributed between both CCDs.

Its base frequency is 3.7GHz, less than the Ryzen 7 5800X, but its turbo frequency goes up to 4.8GHz, 100MHz more than the Ryzen 7. This makes it a faster processor both in applications that take advantage of many cores and in the They are not prepared to take advantage of the level of parallel processing of these units with huge numbers of cores available.

Memory Support

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Memory SupportDDR4 – Up to 3200MHz
ECC MemoryNo
Channel ArchitectureDual-Channel
Maximum Memory Bandwidth47.68 GB/s

This processor also enjoys AMD Precision Boost 2 technologies and that allows the processor to oscillate in applications between 1.2 and 1.5v, also achieving high turbo frequencies in a few cores, being the processor capable of detecting the best cores, the ones that can best frequency offer at all times, in fact, the processor knows which of its cores is the best of all to maximize performance with this single unit in use. These voltage and frequency changes are made in real-time, with very low latencies, so the processor is constantly monitoring its subsystems, temperature, power available to the processor, etc.

The memory control unit of this generation is also similar to that of the previous one with support for dual-channel DDR4 memory with the ability to mount up to 128GB of capacity in four banks. Like the previous generation, even more, these processors greatly appreciate the fast and low latency memories since many lower buses (such as the Infinite Fabric or the UMC) and internals of the processor work based on the real frequency of the memory. The faster, and with better latency, the faster the processor. The Ryzen is demanding with the RAM yes, they choose expensive memory, but they return it with perfectly noticeable performance increases.

The IOD is the same that AMD used for the entire Ryzen 3000 generation, with a 12nm manufacturing process, so we will have 24 PCI Express 4.0 lanes of which 16 are dedicated to high-performance graphics card connectivity, the others eight are dedicated to other connectivity such as the four lines that use the chipsets of this series. The price is 569.90 Euros, interesting.

Integrated Graphics

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Graphics ChipsetAMD Radeon™ Graphics
Maximum Resolution Support4096 x 2304 at 60 Hz
Supported APIsOpenGL:4.5
Output SupporteDP, DisplayPort, HDMI



AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
PassMark result (single)3528
Cinebench R20 (single) result647
Geekbench 5 result (multi)16241
Geekbench 5 result (single)1652


Anyone with some head and enough money will opt for this new AMD processor, it is true that this time we do not see new technologies, there are no more cores, the frequencies are similar, but it is that only the change of architecture has hit a wash important face to this range of processors, with a substantial power improvement and on top of that we can make the improvement without changing the motherboard, with a simple bios update.

AMD has it very easy so that this processor will be the reference processor for those who want something really powerful at home or at work with a reasonable investment. Many cores, all very fast, consumption controlled, price content, and compatibility with the current architecture.

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