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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU

MSRP 549 USDExt score 87%

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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is a desktop CPU based on AMD's 4th-gen Zen (Zen 3) architecture. With 12 cores and 24 threads, the 5900X delivers a base clock of 3.7GHz and a boost clock of up to 4.8GHz. It is comparable to two conjoined Ryzen 5 5600Xs, with two 6-core dies sharing a single I/O die.
The Ryzen 9 5900X has 384KB + 384KB L1 cache, 6MB L2 cache, and 64MB L3 cache. It provides 24 lanes of PCIe 4.0 and has a default TDP of 105W.
The Zen 3 architecture uses TSMC's 7nm process for the chiplets and GlobalFoundries' 14nm processor for the I/O die. Like other Ryzen 5000-series processors, the 5900X supports DDR4 up to 3200MHz. It is also unlocked. With AMD Ryzen Master Utility, the 5900X makes it easy to manage overclocking. It supports AMD Ryzen VR Ready Premium that makes it a good choice for VR applications.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Fastest mainstream-platform gaming CPU
  • Eight cores at a time
  • Excellent overclocking performance
Cons
  • Lacks on-chip graphics

What external reviewers found***

Ext 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great single-core performance
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Great value for money
  • Excellent overclocking
  • Top-notch gaming performance
  • Competitive price
Cons
  • Overclocking could be better
  • No overclocking headroom
  • No RTX 2080
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

CPU Socket
AM4
PCI Express
24 lanes of PCIe 4.0

Construction

Form Factor
Desktop microprocessor
Lithography
7nm CC / 14nm IO
Platform
AMD Zen 3 Core Architecture

Function

Operating Temperature
Max 90 °C
Overclockable
Yes
Processor | Cores
12 Cores
Processor | Threads
24 Threads
Supported Technologies
AMD StoreMI Technology, AMD Ryzen Master Utility, AMD Ryzen VR-Ready Premium
Thermal Solution
Wraith Stealth

Performance

Cache
L1: 384 KB data + 384 KB instructions | L2: 6 MB | L3: 64 MB
Frequency
Base Clock: 3.7 GHz | Max Boost Clock: 4.8 GHz
Memory | Type
DDR4, up to 3200MHz
Power Consumption
105 W TDP

Production

Debut
2020-11-05
Model Name
100-100000061WOF

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 5900X is the new pace-setter, topping Intel's Core i9-10900K on all fronts. It's also shattering top speed records in many games like CSGO. In our eyes, the chip continues to be overkill if all you are getting it for is games. For gaming at 1080p or 1440p alone on a tight budget, we'd still recommend picking up the stellar Ryzen 3 3300X.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Top-notch gaming performance
  • Excellent overclocking
  • Competitive price
Cons
  • Overclocking could be better
  • No overclocking headroom

techradar[2]

Sentiment Score 89%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is the fastest processor we've ever tested on a mainstream platform. In all but one of our tests, it was significantly ahead of not only its predecessor, the Ryzen 9 3900X, but ahead of its main competition – the Intel Core i9-10900K. The biggest story here is the significant jump in single-core performance, facilitated by that ground-up redesign in the Zen 3 architecture.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great single-core performance
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Great value for money
Cons
  • No RTX 2080

User Reviews

References

1. ^ AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-9-5900x. 2020-11-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ AMD Ryzen 9 5900X review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-9-5900x. 2021-01-28. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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