By the Geekbench 5 benchmarking software, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X was seen under the code name of 100-000000059-37_46 / 35, where it reveals that it is an engineering sample where its 16 cores and 32 processing threads reach a frequency Base / Turbo 3.50 / 4.60 GHz, while the final model will arrive with frequencies of 3.40 / 4.90 GHz, so the single-core performance can still increase, quite an achievement when this CPU has managed to set a new record for single-core performance in the platform.
Interestingly, this test was performed on an Apple computer, specifically on an unannounced iMac Pro that is yet to arrive and that promises a noticeable performance jump. We are speaking of performance, as we indicate that two tests where performance was achieved mononuclear performed 2022 / 2024 points and performance multicore 17877 / 17448 points.
For reference, we are talking about a performance improvement of up to 25 percent over its predecessor, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, which offers the same core configuration at a Base / Turbo frequency of 3.50 / 4.70 GHz. Without a doubt we are facing a beast despite its state of an engineering sample, so you have to expect a small performance gain once a final version with the highest Turbo frequencies passes the benchmark.