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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

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Ryzen 9 5950X is AMD's flagship 16-core, 32-thread monster. It offers outstanding application performance, your productivity tasks will complete faster than before. Thanks to the Zen 3 IPC advantage, it also excels in gaming, even winning against Intel's Core i9-10900K.

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W1zzard- I'm cooling my 3950x with a Noctua nh-d15 black, I'm not seeing a significant difference in temperatures between my 3950x and the 5950x. What are your thoughts with air cooling on this chip? I noticed you are using air cooling for testing purposes, but I'm wondering how much of an advantage I'm giving up on PB without running water cooling with a larger radiator.
 

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I'm not seeing a significant difference in temperatures between my 3950x and the 5950x.
They are both same TDP, so don't expect any significant differences in thermals
 

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Looks good @W1zzard! Thanks for including the 3800C16/3090 results as well.
 
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Any chance of adding RTS in those test like TW Warhammer II Skaven benchmark ?
 

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Any chance of adding RTS in those test like TW Warhammer II Skaven benchmark ?
For the 2021 CPU bench I'll definitely think about other games. But if you had to pick 1 strategy game, wouldn't it be Civ?
 
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For the 2021 CPU bench I'll definitely think about other games. But if you had to pick 1 strategy game, wouldn't it be Civ?
This may be getting picky, but for strategy I would like to see one of the following: TW: Any current release, Cities (sim I know but still in the genre), or Ashes of Singularity.
 
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Great review and effort there @W1zzard . You might need to work overtime for the multiple combos to review with Big Navi and the additional features incoming (rage mode and SAM for instance). Sleep as much as possible.
 
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This cpu is just the all in one package. Great or good at everything. What ever it's gaming, rendering or power consumption for that matter. Amd has nailed it with zen 3. 5950X really doesn't have any compromises to be chosen between.

A fine replacement for my old i7 980X. Now I just have to wait for this little beast to come back in store:banghead:
 
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@ W1zzard Will you ever visit RTX 3090 SLI and/or DX12 mGPU ? to compare 10900K and 5950x ?
when not graphics bottlenecked....
 
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@ W1zzard Will you ever visit RTX 3090 SLI and/or DX12 mGPU ? to compare 10900K and 5950x ?
when not graphics bottlenecked....
I dont se much point in that. SLI as well as Crossfire is a dead thing these days.
 
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GN and Tech Jesus was saying 4 dimm performance was showing an uplift...wonder if there really is a difference...might depend on the memory topology.
 
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Nice, I have 3800/14 ram so I can't wait until my chip arrives.
 
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For the 2021 CPU bench I'll definitely think about other games. But if you had to pick 1 strategy game, wouldn't it be Civ?
I mentioned TW Warhammer II because it is a CPU intensive game that i play a lot, also ARMA 3 is one of those games where CPU matters.
This is my "old" 2700X vs my new 5600X in 720p, Ultra preset. Even in regular gameplay with Ultra settings @1440p it is way more smoother compared to the 2700X no more dips and stutters.
PS: that Skaven benchmark is the most CPU intensive out of the three benchmarks this game has.
 

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Hi @W1zzard, great review as always but the only thing that stumpted me was I couldn't see any 3950X to compare it to the 5950X?? Was a result in the chart mislabelled or are the results missing for the 3950X?

It clear that I need a 5950X in my life tho... :D :laugh: What an amazing CPU!!
 
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Thank you for the info you put up. As I have stated before I no longer can trust just about every youtube rand many tech sites that does tech. It is due to them selling out to Nvidia and deliberately omitting important facts during the 3000 series launch.

It is good to give out the information given on product and let people decide what they want to purchase.
 

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i attacked you on the 5900x review thinking that you did it on purpose to bottleneck the 5900x!sorry for that!i was to hard to you i admit!great review on 5950x !
 
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For the 2021 CPU bench I'll definitely think about other games. But if you had to pick 1 strategy game, wouldn't it be Civ?
Your not wrong but they do tend to scale with CPU performance better than other genres, it's a consideration.
 
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This CPU is in all aspects, 40% faster then a 2700X which is my current chip. Best part is; i dont have to replace the motherboard in order to start using PCI-E 4.0 and the new 5x00 series CPU. Is'nt AMD innovative and amazing?
 
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Hi @W1zzard, great review as always but the only thing that stumpted me was I couldn't see any 3950X to compare it to the 5950X?? Was a result in the chart mislabelled or are the results missing for the 3950X?

It clear that I need a 5950X in my life tho... :D :laugh: What an amazing CPU!!
I think Wizz never had a 3950X to perform reviews on
 
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GN and Tech Jesus was saying 4 dimm performance was showing an uplift...wonder if there really is a difference...might depend on the memory topology.
The performance uplift is a result of moving away from single rank sticks of DDR4 too dual rank sticks. There’s also a performance uplift for Intel’s Core i9-10900K with dual rank sticks.

 
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they will say why no 3090
and cine r23

r23 score shows 5900x is much worse than 3950x
in r20 5900x much better, so r23 is "modified"
 
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Even with today's games more than 6 cores for gaming is a complete overkill.
 
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