AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D vs Ryzen 9 5950X

We compared two 16-core desktop CPUs: the 4.2 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D 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.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5950X and 7950X3D
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
  • Newer - released 2-years and 3-months later
  • Has 65536 KB larger L3 cache size
  • 60% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 3088 vs 1926 points
  • 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)
  • Includes an integrated GPU Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
  • More than 6° C higher critical temperature
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Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
36166

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
21587
File compression 2050 MB/sec 1090 MB/sec
Clang compilation 209.6 Klines/sec 137.4 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 441.5 pages/sec 225.5 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 550.9 Mpixels/sec 349.4 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 310.5 pages/sec 191.7 pages/sec
Background blur 73.8 images/sec 51.9 images/sec
Photo processing 138.7 images/sec 84.2 images/sec
Ray tracing 48.8 Mpixels/sec 37.7 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]

PassMark

Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
62682
Integer math 214.3 GOps/sec 189.7 GOps/sec
Floating point math 130 GOps/sec 100.2 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 500M Primes/sec 238M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 96.5M Strings/sec 66.5M Strings/sec
Data encryption 47.1 GBytes/sec 40 GBytes/sec
Data compression 785.7 MBytes/sec 628.9 MBytes/sec
Physics 5140 Frames/sec 1916 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 58.5B Matrices/sec 40.4B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Specifications

Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 9 5950X

General

Vendor AMD AMD
Released January 4, 2023 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

CPU

Performance Cores
P-Cores 16 16
P-Threads 32 32
Base Frequency (P) 4.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.7 GHz 4.9 GHz
Total
Total Cores 16 16
Total Threads 32 32
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 42x 34x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1MB (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 128MB (shared) 64MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier - Yes

Package

Transistors 13.1 billions 4.15 billions
Fabrication process 5 nm 7 nm
TDP (PL1) 120 W 105 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 162 W -
Socket AM5 AM4
Peak temperature 89°C 95°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000) -
GPU Base Clock 1500 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 2200 MHz -
Shading Units 448 -
TMUs 8 -
ROPs 4 -
Execution Units 2 -
TGP 15 W -
iGPU FLOPS
1.43 TFLOPS

Memory Support

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

Misc

Official site AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D official page AMD Ryzen 9 5950X official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 20

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