AMD Ryzen 9 5950X ZEN 3 16C/32T CPU Beats Intel Core i9-10900K By Double Digits Performance Gains?

The recently launched AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs, based on the new ZEN 3 Core Architecture, are proving to be much better than competing Intel’s 10th Gen CPUs. The benchmarks for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X have apparently leaked, and they prove just how much more powerful the ZEN 3 top-end CPU is compared to the Intel Core i9-10900K.

Four additional AMD Ryzen 9 5950X benchmarks have appeared on GeekBench. These are significantly higher than the ones reported previously. While AMD had claimed higher single-core performance over Intel’s CPUs, these new benchmarks indicate the AMD CPU is better even in multi-core and multi-threaded performance metrics as well.

AMD ZEN 3 Has Scaled Performance Over ZEN 2 By Double Digits

The recently leaked GeekBench performance scores of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X  indicate buyers can expect a 25 percent single-core and 12 percent multi-core performance improvement over the previous generation. Additionally, when compared to the currently available flagship Comet Lake-S processor from Intel, there’s about 16 percent single-core and 35 percent multi-core performance improvement to be expected from AMD’s ZEN 3 processor.

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In terms of raw performance, the new CPUs from AMD appear to be aiming for the 5 GHz speed barrier. The benchmarks for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X show both CPUs running close to 5 GHz frequencies. The maximum reported clock speed for Ryzen 9 5950X was 4.983 GHz in the multi-threaded test while the CPU hit 5.01 GHz in the single-core test. The highest single-core clock reported for Ryzen 9 5900X was 4.947 GHz in the multi-threaded and 4.95 GHz in the single-threaded test.

The new leaked performance metrics claim the 12 Core, 24 Thread AMD Ryzen 9 5900X scores 1605 points in single-core and 12869 in the multi-core tests. The 16 Core, 32 Thread Ryzen 9 5950X, on the other hand, scores 1663 points in single and 15782 points in Multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 9 5900X’s higher base clocks could be responsible for the single-core score. The Ryzen 9 5950X, however, races ahead in the multi-core portion of the benchmark. Comparing numbers with the previous generation AMD flagship, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, the 5950X offers an 18% and 12% advantage.

These new AMD CPUs have changed the dynamics of the company. The new ZEN 3 CPUs have either been priced at par Intel’s competing products or in a few cases, even higher. The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is going to cost $799 US and will be available on the 5th of November like the rest of the lineup. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X will feature a retail price of $549 US which is $50 US higher than the MSRP of the Ryzen 9 3900XT.

Alap Naik Desai
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