AMD Ryzen 9 5900 vs Ryzen 7 5800

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.0 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 5900 with 12-cores against the 3.4 GHz Ryzen 7 5800 with 8-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5800 and 5900
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 5900
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.7 GHz vs 4.6 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1598
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
20977
14103
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
3478
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
34764
26095
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1724
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
13184
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Specifications

Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800

General

Vendor AMD AMD
Released January 12, 2021 January 12, 2021
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Zen 3 (Vermeer) Zen 3 (Vermeer)
Integrated GPU No No

CPU

Performance Cores
P-Cores 12 8
P-Threads 24 16
Base Frequency (P) 3.0 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.7 GHz 4.6 GHz
Total
Total Cores 12 8
Total Threads 24 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 30x 34x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 32MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes

Package

Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
Socket AM4 AM4
TDP 65 W 65 W
Peak temperature 95°C 95°C

Memory Support

Memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support Yes Yes

Misc

Official site AMD Ryzen 9 5900 official page AMD Ryzen 7 5800 official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 7 5800 or Ryzen 9 5900?