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CPU overview AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (16 C/32T). Vermeer (Zen 3), 7 nm, 105 W TDP.

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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is a processor released on Q4/2020. It has a clock speed of 3.40 GHz GHz and supports DDR4-3200 type of RAM. The AM4 socket connects the processor to the motherboard. With 16 cores and 32 threads, this processor can handle multiple tasks simultaneously, providing high performance. The cooling thermal power requirement is 105 W W. The Vermeer (Zen 3) architecture ensures high performance and reliability, making this processor an ideal choice for those dealing with tasks requiring high computing power. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is a Desktop / Server processor with a TDP of 105 W W. Thanks to the 7 nm nm manufacturing process, it can operate at a base clock speed of 3.40 GHz GHz and reach a maximum core clock speed of 4.90 GHz GHz. This processor also supports various types of memory, including DDR4-3200, making it versatile and suitable for a wide range of applications. The 8.00 MB L2 cache and 64.00 MB L3 cache provide fast and efficient task execution, further improving performance.
Performance tests
Real tests AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) is a performance benchmark that measures the speed of data processing in a single core of a processor
Complete list of technical specifications
CPU generation and family

Let's start our review of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor by exploring its basic specifications, namely: the model code name, the segment of use (server, workstation, computer or laptop), the generation of the processor (its previous model), and the family group. All data is taken from the manufacturer's official source.

  • Name
    AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
  • Segment
    Desktop / Server
  • Family
    AMD Ryzen
  • Generation
  • CPU group
    AMD Ryzen 5000
  • Predecessor
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
CPU Cores and Base Frequency

Technical information about the CPU AMD Ryzen 9 5950X base clock frequency, number of processor cores, processor threads, as well as turbo frequency of cores in single-threaded and multithreaded mode. Pay attention to overclocking and hyperthreading support. All of these specifications directly affect the performance of the model in work applications or games. A higher values, more the faster will be the processor.

  • Frequency
    3.40 GHz
  • CPU Cores
  • Turbo (1 Core)
    4.90 GHz
  • CPU Threads
  • Turbo (16 Cores)
    4.20 GHz
  • Hyperthreading
  • Overclocking
  • Core architecture
Internal Graphics

Integrating a graphics core into the processor complements its functionality, but not all manufacturers (AMD or Intel) integrate iGPU into their CPUs. Even if the processor has an integrated graphics card, its power is hardly enough for modern games, so these features do not affect the overall performance of the processor. If AMD Ryzen 9 5950X supports an integrated graphics core, you can see its specifications below.

  • GPU name
    no iGPU
  • GPU (Turbo)
    No turbo
Hardware codec support

Hardware codecs help processors convert blocks of data into a sequence of images or sound. In modern processors, the need to support hardware codecs is not a priority, so these characteristics are not considered in the overall AMD Ryzen 9 5950X performance rating.

  • h265 / HEVC (8 bit)
  • h265 / HEVC (10 bit)
  • h264
  • VP9
  • VP8
  • AV1
  • AVC
  • VC-1
  • JPEG
Memory & PCIe

Memory specifications for AMD Ryzen 9 5950X play a crucial role in overall performance and ranking, so it's essential to understand the memory format supported by the processor AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in terms of memory type and maximum quantity for compatibility with the motherboard. Don't forget to consider the PCI Express version; the higher, the better. Additionally, you can find information on the maximum number of memory channels supported by the processor and the number of PCIe lanes here.

  • Memory type
  • Max. Memory
    128 GB
  • ECC
  • Memory channels
  • PCIe version
  • PCIe lanes

A specialized processor extension, AES-NI encryption system, was first introduced by Intel in 2008. This system is designed to handle data encryption for data stored in RAM and on hard drives. Check if your AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor supports this encryption method.

  • AES-NI
Thermal Management

Thermal management is an essential aspect to consider when it comes to CPU performance. Overheating may damage the processor, while optimal temperature levels can enhance its performance. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processors are equipped with thermal monitoring technologies to ensure stable system operation, prevent overheating, and automatically adjust power consumption to maintain the best balance of performance and power usage.

  • TDP (PL1)
    105 W
  • TDP (PL2)
    142 W
  • Tjunction max.
    95 °C
Technical details

To gain a comprehensive understanding of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor, it's important to examine several key factors. Firstly, take note of the supported ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) instructions, as this will determine the processor's capabilities and compatibility with certain software. Secondly, make sure to check the compatibility with motherboards, as some processors may only work with certain types of motherboards. Thirdly, pay attention to the manufacturing process technology, as this can greatly impact the processor's performance and efficiency. Finally, it's crucial to consider the size of the L2 and L3 cache, as the larger the cache size, the faster the data can be processed and retrieved.

  • Instruction set (ISA)
    x86-64 (64 bit)
  • Virtualization
    AMD-V, SVM
  • ISA extensions
    SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
  • L2-Cache
    8.00 MB
  • L3-Cache
    64.00 MB
  • Architecture
    Vermeer (Zen 3)
  • Technology
    7 nm
  • Socket
  • Release date
Devices using this processor

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