AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core AM4 Processor

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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core AM4 Processor
Key Features
  • 16 Cores & 32 Threads
  • 3.4 GHz Base Clock
  • 4.9 GHz Max Boost Clock
  • Socket AM4
Power up your computing experience with the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core AM4 Processor, which features 16 cores and 32 threads to help quickly load and multitask demanding applications. Designed for socket AM4 motherboards using the powerful Zen 3 architecture, the 7nm 5th generation Ryzen processor offers significantly improved performance compared to its predecessor. With a base clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a max boost clock speed of 4.9 GHz in addition to 64MB of L3 Cache, the Ryzen 9 5950X is built to deliver the power needed to smoothly handle tasks ranging from content creation to immersive gaming experiences. You can boost performance further by overclocking this unlocked processor. Other features include support for PCIe Gen 4 technology and 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM with compatible motherboards. This processor has a 105W TDP (Thermal Design Power) and does not include a cooling solution. Please note that it does not have an integrated GPU, so a dedicated graphics card is required.
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AMD 5950X Overview

Power up your computing experience with the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core AM4 Processor, which features 16 cores and 32 threads to help quickly load and multitask demanding applications. Designed for socket AM4 motherboards using the powerful Zen 3 architecture, the 7nm 5th generation Ryzen processor offers significantly improved performance compared to its predecessor. With a base clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a max boost clock speed of 4.9 GHz in addition to 64MB of L3 Cache, the Ryzen 9 5950X is built to deliver the power needed to smoothly handle tasks ranging from content creation to immersive gaming experiences. You can boost performance further by overclocking this unlocked processor. Other features include support for PCIe Gen 4 technology and 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM with compatible motherboards. This processor has a 105W TDP (Thermal Design Power) and does not include a cooling solution. Please note that it does not have an integrated GPU, so a dedicated graphics card is required.

Precision Boost 2

AMD Ryzen processors monitor the system's energy consumption, temperatures, and other factors to automatically raise clock speeds, allowing applications to perform faster.

Precision Boost Overdrive

Precision Boost Overdrive technology takes advantage of your compatible motherboard's design to boost clock speeds higher and for longer periods of time. It also allows you overclock the processor at the touch of a button.

AMD StoreMI Technology

AMD StoreMI technology helps to improve load times and overall system performance by combining solid-state drives and mechanical hard drives into a single hybrid storage drive. Frequently used files and programs are cached onto the fast SSD while other files are stored on the high-capacity HDD.

AMD Ryzen VR Ready Premium

Ryzen VR Ready Premium processors are designed to meet or exceed the recommended specifications from the top HMD manufacturers, including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality for smooth performance.

AMD Ryzen Master Utility

Personalized Performance

The AMD Ryzen Master Utility provides you with multiple custom profiles to store CPU, GPU, and DDR4 memory configurations. Use it to configure performance parameters for the active cores and adjust memory times. You can also optimize general performance or fine tune your favorite applications.

System Monitoring

Monitor your system in real-time using the AMD Ryzen Master Utility, which features a histogram of per-core clock rates and temperature, including average and peak readings.
UPC: 730143312745

AMD 5950X Specs

General
CPU ModelAMD Ryzen 9 5950X
CPU SocketAM4
Manufacturing Process7 nm
Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes24 (Revision 4.0)
UnlockedYes
Performance
Number of Cores16
Number of Threads32
Base Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Maximum Boost Speed4.9 GHz
L3 Cache64 MB
Memory Support
Memory SupportDDR4 3200 MHz
ECC MemoryNo
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
Power
Thermal Design Power (TDP)105 W
Included Thermal SolutionNone
Maximum Temperature194°F / 90°C
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Technology
Performance TechnologiesPrecision Boost 2
Integrated Graphics
Integrated GraphicsNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.255 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.4 x 5.2 x 2.9"

AMD 5950X Reviews

Beast of a CPU, 16 Core with 32 Threads

By Leon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

AMD most powerful consumer processor. Zen 3 architecture, 16 Core with 32 Threads. I can open a lot of programs and build software fast, fast encoding video and streaming without a sweat. Day to day task, it's impossible to get this CPU 100% Just get a Ryzen 7 for gaming but for workstation, this is a must have! This thing a monster for Workloads, Very fast but very hot. Besure to get a beefy Cooler to cool down this Nuclear Reactor. Received the packaged in a very small box but tightly bubble-wrap inside. Surprisingly lightweight since it has no cooler included.

Faster than Amazon

By Virasath
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

Fast delivery

Does what it says on the box.

By Derick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-13

Great for the software and games I play.

More than happy

By Cody
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-10

I ordered the 5950x on a Saturday night along with B&H being closed for a holiday and by Wednesday it was at my doorstep. Very timely shipping excellent packaging checkout was a breeze. Would recommend buying through your store anytime. As far as the processor it's everything I could ask for yes it's pricey but it performs wonderfully. Keep in mind you must account for it's heat output but other than that it's great.

Fastest CPU I've ever used.

By Brett
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-04

Can highly recommend.

A Beast!

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-28

Awesome upgrade from a Ryzen 7 3700. Major speed improvements and noticeable snappiness in everything.

Amazing processor built for the future.

By Matthew
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-08

As a last gasp for Socket AM4 you have two options: The 5800X3D which excels in gaming, and beats the 5950X, and nothing else, or the 5950X which is no slouch in gaming and has 16 cores. I went with the latter, since I have no interest in upgrading to a new socket for a long time to come. To say that this thing is fast is an understatement, and the ability to do heavy multitasking, such as video encoding WHILE gaming or working with virtual PCs without any slowdown is a big benefit. There are some downsides though. It does run hot, so you will need a beefy cooler to handle it, a Corsair H150i or better. It draws a lot of power at full load, so your motherboard will need to be capable of at least 170w of delivery. The real downside though, and the reason for the negative star, is that the all core boost speed is a fairly pathetic 4.3ghz, and the single core boost speed never hit advertised speed, even with enhanced PBO limits and a per-core curve optimizer and with a single threaded load. Overall this is the best processor you can get for a long haul on Socket AM4.

Best CPU ever

By Susana
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-15

Excellent performance , I use after effect and photoshop and play games smoothly (at the same time)

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