We already have here the first review of an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X , the company’s top-of-the-range CPU with 16 cores and 32 processing threads under the Zen3 @ 4.90 GHz microarchitecture that will be the last top-of-the-range CPU of the AM4 socket.
This CPU was tested with the MSI X570 GODLIKE motherboard with the latest BIOS offered by AMD and with a G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 @ 3200 MHz CL14 memory and a liquid Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix.
This time we turned to Techspot (since it seems that TechPowerUp has had a problem with their benchmarks. We have contacted them and they indicated that other websites also showed similar performance and that they do not know the reason why the performance of their CPUs is lower than to other analyzes.).
In short, we are facing the most beast CPU we have ever seen, to the point that the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X becomes the first consumer CPU that exceeds the barrier of 10,157 points in the Cinebench R20 (vs 9224p of the Ryzen 9 3950X; 7235p from the Ryzen 9 3900X and 6420p from the Intel Core i9-10900K +/- 60% difference).
In any other test where every muscle is used, this CPU crushes everything it finds:
Taking 11 benchmark games, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is, on average, 19% faster than the Ryzen 9 3950X. In games like Serious Sam 4, it is 13% faster than the Core i9-10900K and 48% faster than the Ryzen 9 3950X. Regarding Intel CPU, + 10% in Hitman 2, + 4% in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, + 12% in Death Stranding, or a loses by -4% in Borderlands 3, but on average wins by the minimum.
Overclocking, Temperature and Consumption
It is indicated that they have managed to reach 4.70 GHz in all cores in a stable way with a voltage of 1.375v . With this the performance in Cinebench R20 increased by 20% (from 10157 points to 12155) and 18% in Blender.
Obviously, overclocking entails an increase in energy consumption, which in this case is 40% , since the team went from consuming 226 to 372W , not bad if we take into account that the Intel Core i9-10900K consumes 301W from the factory and that With OC, the AMD CPU is up to 74% faster .
In terms of temperature, with this liquid, and an ambient temperature of 21ºC, the CPU is between 6-7ºC cooler than the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (no specific temperature is indicated).
As a very negative point, its price, 1137.56 euros on offer, being its original price of 1,251 euros. This is the price to pay to have the best CPU on the market, although if you just want to play, with the Ryzen 5 5600X you will have enough.