Tuesday, October 20th 2020

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, 5950X Also Benchmarked in Geekbench 5

It would seem that a number of players have received their Zen 3 samples, considering the amount of performance leaks that have surfaced just in the past two days. The new AMD Zen 3 processors carry a huge weight on their shoulders - demonstrating AMD's touted leadership in CPU performance in all metrics, whilst justifying their increased pricing against Zen 2 offerings. Many rivers of ink (and some tears) have flown in regards to pricing of the new AMD processors, so it all pertains to performance considerations on whether that pricing is justified or not.

Leaker extraordinaire TUM_APISAK has leaked some benchmarks on AMD's upcoming Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X CPUs - namely, in Geekbench 5. In this round of leaks - which are, admittedly, originating from two different systems), the 12-core, 24-thread AMD Ryzen 9 5900X scores 1605 points in single-core and 12869 in the Multi-core benchmarks. The 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 9 5950X, on the other hand, scores 1575 points in single and 13605 points in Multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 9 5900X's higher base clocks may be responsible for the higher single-core score; however, the Ryzen 9 5959X pulls ahead - expectedly - in the Multi-core portion of the benchmark. Comparing scores between the Zen 3 5950X and the Zen-based 3950X (via AnandTech), which carry the same amount of cores, the 5950X offers a 18% and 12% advantage, respectively, in the single and multi-threaded tests - not a far cry from AMD's touted 19% IPC uplift.
Sources: TUM_APISAK @ Twitter, AnandTech, via Videocardz
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38 Comments on AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, 5950X Also Benchmarked in Geekbench 5

#1
ratirt
18% in single core. Hmm not bad. Wonder how are the sample 5900x and 5950X configured. Is it the fastest clock and mem possible or what is it. Either way it is really not bad.
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#2
phill
Positive but I'm more for the official reviews, much better way to learn on the performance :) Stops all the what if's etc. I think :)
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#3
EarthDog
So far so good... bring it, amd!
ratirt18% in single core. Hmm not bad. Wonder how are the sample 5900x and 5950X configured. Is it the fastest clock and mem possible or what is it. Either way it is really not bad.
if history serves, clocks will be the highest in the higher binned parts. Memory support was always the same throughout the product stack.
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#4
harm9963
5900x i have a home for you!
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#5
ratirt
harm99635900x i have a home for you!
Same here. I'm aiming for one of these.
EarthDogSo far so good... bring it, amd!

if history serves, clocks will be the highest in the higher binned parts. Memory support was always the same throughout the product stack.
I wonder what clocks these samples had while testing. I'm talking about memory. 3200Mhz is the official support but if you crank it up to 4000Mhz the performance should be better.
I'm really looking forward for the reviews. Maybe I will even consider buying the 570x board instead of my 470x.
With my water block for the CPU I will be golden.

BTW . It says 4.95Ghz Turbo for he 5900X. I only hope you can OC it to this mystical 5Ghz.
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#6
PowerPC
So, will these finally be DDR5 RAM compatible?
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#7
xman2007
PowerPCSo, will these finally be DDR5 RAM compatible?
No that will be ryzen 4 in q4 21
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#9
Valantar
PowerPCSo, will these finally be DDR5 RAM compatible?
They are on AM4 still, so no, we'll need a new platform for that.
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#10
Dave65
Park that 5950X right here, got a spot for you!
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#11
Turmania
I like to see overclock results from this gen. And how close it is to reach 5ghz on all cores mainly talking about 8 cores and above.
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#13
Chrispy_
TurmaniaI like to see overclock results from this gen. And how close it is to reach 5ghz on all cores mainly talking about 8 cores and above.
It's reported by AMD to be about 200-300MHz better than Zen2, and your mileage with that already varied by about 200-300MHz depending on the silicon lottery.

We'll see some 5GHz all-core overclocks for sure this generation, but they'll still be rare and require extreme voltage and cooling.
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#14
Makaveli
PowerPCSo, will these finally be DDR5 RAM compatible?
lol how is your name powerpc and you asking if Zen 3 for AM4 will support DDR5?
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#15
PowerPC
ValantarThey are on AM4 still, so no, we'll need a new platform for that.
I believe they could still be compatible even though the platform is not here yet. The DDR5 spec has been finished for a long time. I just don't see myself upgrading to one of these, if they are likely the last CPU that will not be compatible with DDR5.
Makavelilol how is your name powerpc and you asking if Zen 3 for AM4 will support DDR5?
I'm not asking for AM4..... I'm asking for future platforms that these CPUs will more than likely be compatible with. Don't act smart before you even read the question properly.

And do you actually think I'm using PowerPC right now, or what...? o_O
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#16
R0H1T
Chrispy_We'll see some 5GHz all-core overclocks for sure this generation, but they'll still be rare and require extreme voltage and cooling.
Probably or AMD could save the 5Ghz bins for the XT variants later on during the product's lifecycle.
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#17
Valantar
PowerPCI believe they could still be compatible even though the platform is not here yet. The DDR5 spec has been finished for a long time. I just don't see myself upgrading to one of these, if they are likely the last CPU that will not be compatible with DDR5.

I'm not asking for AM4..... I'm asking for future platforms that these CPUs will more than likely be compatible with. Don't act smart before you even read the question properly.
These CPUs are for the AM4 platform, and AM4 only. There is no reason to expect any kind of forward compatibility - adding DDR5 support would require changing the pinout from what AM4 uses, so you wouldn't be able to make that work. Anything launched on a future platform will, by definition, be a new CPU, as it will be a new product line. It's also extremely unlikely that AMD has made the effort to integrate a DDR5 controller that will be entirely useless into the I/O die of these chips. Also, launch coverage confirmed the I/O die to be identical to the one used on 3000-series CPUs, which means DDR4 only.
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#18
Zach_01
PowerPCI believe they could still be compatible even though the platform is not here yet. The DDR5 spec has been finished for a long time. I just don't see myself upgrading to one of these, if they are likely the last CPU that will not be compatible with DDR5.

I'm not asking for AM4..... I'm asking for future platforms that these CPUs will more than likely be compatible with. Don't act smart before you even read the question properly.

And do you actually think I'm using PowerPC right now, or what...? o_O
You probably thinking the AM2–>AM3–>AM3+ era and that the pinout of those sockets are the same.
So no next AM5 platform will be incompatible with AM4. And that is for the best in terms of new features addition.
AM4 had its 4-5year cycle. It’s time for new...
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#19
Makaveli
PowerPCI believe they could still be compatible even though the platform is not here yet. The DDR5 spec has been finished for a long time. I just don't see myself upgrading to one of these, if they are likely the last CPU that will not be compatible with DDR5.

I'm not asking for AM4..... I'm asking for future platforms that these CPUs will more than likely be compatible with. Don't act smart before you even read the question properly.

And do you actually think I'm using PowerPC right now, or what...? o_O
What relevance does that have in this thread topic though?

The title thread is geek bench scores for the new AMD zen 3 cpus.

These cpu's are EOL on this platform so there is no future compatibility.

AMD has said DDR5 and PCIe5 will be on AM5 and you will not be able to stick one of these in an AM5 socket.

If there is going to be a refresh of Zen 3 for the AM5 socket remains yet to be seen as AMD has said nothing, so not sure how anyone was going to answer that question on the forum :)
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#20
Old Ladies
Well if this is true the 5900x will be significantly faster than the 10900k. I can hardly wait. I have been slowly getting new parts for my new build. It is going to be the first time in a long time since I have gone AMD. I believe the last time was Phenom ii.
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#21
Franzen4Real
Old LadiesWell if this is true the 5900x will be significantly faster than the 10900k. I can hardly wait. I have been slowly getting new parts for my new build. It is going to be the first time in a long time since I have gone AMD. I believe the last time was Phenom ii.
Same. I too have a small pile of new build parts starting to form in my office. I started out waay back with a Slot A, then various Thunderbirds, then Phenom. I switched at Nehalem and then to my current 6 year old Haswell. 5900X is going to be a huge upgrade over that, but I'm also really looking forward to some newer motherboard features like USB-C and multiple M.2.
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#22
thesmokingman
R0H1TProbably or AMD could save the 5Ghz bins for the XT variants later on during the product's lifecycle.
They're mistaking hoping and wishing for dreaming since they're talking 5ghz all core frequencies.
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#23
Oberon
With Rocket Lake engineering samples only achieving about 1500 points in Geekbench single threaded tests and around 610 points in CB R20 when running at 5 GHz, I think Intel may have a hard time topping or even matching Zen 3 until Alder Lake comes out.
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#24
Turmania
thesmokingmanThey're mistaking hoping and wishing for dreaming since they're talking 5ghz all core frequencies.
It can be possible, as the user said with XT variants as they are carefully selected. Nothing wrong with dreams shows you are human . Hi again ! :)
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#25
CallandorWoT
how do you play games that were never meant to read 12 cores? i read that tomb raider trilogy the new one, the first one in that trilogy was programmed for only 8 cores max, so you get issues if you run a 12 core cpu.

any advice on how to fix this if i do get a 5900x?
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