AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core AM4 Processor

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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core AM4 Processor
Key Features
  • 12 Cores & 24 Threads
  • 3.7 GHz Base Clock
  • 4.8 GHz Max Boost Clock
  • Socket AM4
Power up your computing experience with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core AM4 Processor, which features 12 cores and 24 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 3.7 GHz and a max boost clock speed of 4.8 GHz in addition to 64MB of L3 Cache, the Ryzen 9 5900X is built to deliver the performance needed to smoothly handle tasks ranging from content creation to immersive gaming experiences. 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 5900X Overview

Power up your computing experience with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core AM4 Processor, which features 12 cores and 24 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 3.7 GHz and a max boost clock speed of 4.8 GHz in addition to 64MB of L3 Cache, the Ryzen 9 5900X is built to deliver the performance needed to smoothly handle tasks ranging from content creation to immersive gaming experiences. 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: 730143312738

AMD 5900X Specs

General
CPU ModelAMD Ryzen 9 5900X
CPU SocketAM4
Manufacturing Process7 nm
UnlockedYes
Performance
Number of Cores12
Number of Threads24
Base Clock Speed3.7 GHz
Maximum Boost Speed4.8 GHz
L3 Cache64 MB
Memory Support
Memory SupportDDR4 3200 MHz
ECC MemoryNo
Power
Thermal Design Power (TDP)105 W
Included Thermal SolutionNone
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Performance TechnologiesPrecision Boost 2
Integrated Graphics
Graphics ChipsetNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.26 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.5 x 5.3 x 2.9"

AMD 5900X Reviews

Worth building a new PC for

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-31

I always dread the process of switching over to a new system but this processor was worth the work. Came from an 8 core intel 9900k and this is noticeably faster.

Great processor if you want to let all the bloat run

By Bruce
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-03

I don't use this for any production programs, but it allows me to run all the game launchers out there as well as having a browser open with no more than a minor performance hit while playing games. Paired this with a 360 AIO and it runs cool in a Lian Li 011, stays under 80c.

Ryzen 5000 is Awesome!

By Andy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-28

This processor stays very cool with a 280mm AIO, and has no problem plowing through multithreaded tasks.

Timely upgrade

By Noel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-20

After months of waiting I finally got one of these at a reasonable price. I was finally able to turn on my new computer. For me this was an upgrade from a 4790k system, so I am finally experiencing DDR4 and 3 times the processing cores. It has allowed me to work in Photoshop while running a game on a VM and still playing a YouTube video with some background notification apps running. And I have way more processing power to spare.

Rebuilt Desktop for A/V Editing and WOW!

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-30

Finally got this puppy nearly 10 months after we decided to move from Intel to AMD for a desperately needed re-build after the prior MOBO crashed. It meant migrating to a new MOBO, CPU and RAM configuration, but the existing cooler, PSU, SSD's and HDD's integrated smoothly into the existing case, and the performance is a significant improvement of the prior 2014 build! We felt the top end AMD 16-Core unit was overkill, and this AMD CPU proves more than capable for intensive A/V editing; especially when effortlessly rendering videos in much shorter time! This build should not really be eclipsed for its service application for another 7 or 8 years (although faster machines are now emerging with the Zen 4 CPU's). (B.T.W. B&H sets the industry standard benchmark for ease of purchase, technical support, phenomenally knowledgeable sales staff, blazingly fast delivery, and competitive pricing! Kudos to them for such great performance!)

This thing screams

By Zach
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-28

I think this hits the sweet spot in price to performance. My 4K editing workflow got so much smoother, since I no longer need to render proxies, and I can usually play back at full res without any hiccups.

Fast CPU

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

Very fast 12 core processor with multi-threading. Unless you want to spend more for a DDR5 based system you can't do better right now.

Waiting for a long time.

By Moonsik
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-24

I build a new PC for my daughter's thanksgiving gift. AMD Ryzen 9 5900X was gone for a LONG time. Perfectly, it is IN STOCK again before thanksgiving holiday. I love it. Overall performance may NOT be very different with my preview AMD Ryzen 7 2900 which I built in a few years ago. But, to work with Music Maker software and Vegas Pro, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is fast performance. Thank you.

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