AMD Ryzen 9 7950X vs Ryzen 9 5950X

We compared two 16-core desktop CPUs: the 4.5 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 7950X against the 3.4 GHz Ryzen 9 5950X. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
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 5950X and 7950X
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
  • Newer - released 1-year and 11-months later
  • Around 25.72 GB/s (54%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 7 nanometers
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • 16% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.7 GHz vs 4.9 GHz)
  • 23% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 2253 vs 1825 points
  • Includes an integrated GPU Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 9 5950X


Vendor AMD AMD
Released August 29, 2022 October 8, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Zen 4 (Raphael) Zen 3 (Vermeer)
Integrated GPU Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000) No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 16 16
P-Threads 32 32
Base Frequency (P) 4.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.7 GHz 4.9 GHz
Total Cores 16 16
Total Threads 32 32
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 45x 34x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1MB (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 64MB (shared) 64MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Transistors 13.1 billions 4.15 billions
Fabrication process 5 nm 7 nm
Socket AM5 AM4
TDP 170 W 105 W
Max. Boost TDP 230 W -
Peak temperature 95°C 95°C


Integrated Graphics Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000) -
GPU Base Clock 1500 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 2200 MHz -
Shading Units 128 -
TMUs 8 -
ROPs 4 -
Execution Units 2 -
TGP 15 W -

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-5200 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 73.4 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site AMD Ryzen 9 7950X official page AMD Ryzen 9 5950X official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 20

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X or Ryzen 9 7950X?
danwat1234 31 December 2022 07:46
The transistor count of the 5950x is wrong! It is not 19.2 Billion! Should be 4.15 Billion.
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Sergey 02 January 2023 12:18
Yeah, thank you for a comment.
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Psopro2 09 October 2022 21:57
Gonna say that it's not with upgrading from 5950x as far as I see it for gaming etc. Not when you include more expensive mobos, new Gen ram, etc. Even if the CPU is cheaper all of that combined isn't worth it yet.
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AgentA 06 November 2022 06:18
The 7950X makes the 5950X look like a dinosaur. And the cost is worth it because you're getting a better mobo and modern RAM.
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Why 06 October 2022 23:47
Ryzen 9 7950x haha. Looking forward to your calculations on which is better value for the money, but definitely looking toward the Ryzen 9 7950x. For only 100 dollars more, pretty good upgrades.
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