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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in Review: AMD dethrones Intel as Fastest Gaming CPU

Take that, Intel! AMD's Ryzen 5000 series was introduced on October 8, 2020, but were not yet available until today. We take a closer look at the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, and put both through their paces. The comparison with Intel's Core i9-10900K is of particular interest given that it was unable to keep up with AMD's new Ryzen architecture. Find out how far behind it trails in our review with numerous tests and benchmarks.
Sebastian Bade, 👁 Klaus Hinum (vertaald door DeepL / Ninh Duy),

AMD’s inception of their Ryzen 3000-series brought new life to the CPU market. For the first time you could get a 16-core CPU that fit into an AM4 socket. In regard of performance these new CPUs were mostly running laps around Intel’s processors in multi-core scenarios where they miles ahead their competition. However, single-core performance remained a sore point, and Intel continued to sell the fastest gaming CPU available and managed to raise that bar even further with the Intel Core i9-10900K by sacrificing energy efficiency for extra single-core performance. AMD, in return, continued to optimize its Zen 3 architecture, which brings updated load and store units that, combined with the cache, are much more powerful than before. On paper, Zen 3 is supposed to offer a 19 % higher IPC than Zen 2. At least in part responsible for this performance increase are the noticeably improved bandwidth and lower latencies. The Infinity Fabric, the connector between the CPU dies and the I/O die, runs at up to 2,000 MHz now resulting in an optimal RAM speed of 4,000 MHz.

Visually, not much changed on the CPU dies. A Zen 3 CCX now contains eight cores where before there were only four. Each core has access to 32 MB of L3 cache. The I/O die remained unchanged and, unlike the 7 nm CPU dies, continues to be manufactured in a 12 nm process. The next step in lithography evolution, the 5 nm manufacturing process, is expected to arrive with Zen 4.

Unlike Intel AMD did not have to increase TDP ratings by any significant amount, and the new Vermeer CPUs are therefore compatible with existing 500-series chipsets. Compared to Intel’s Core i9-10900K’s power consumption of up to 250 W AMD’s new CPU are significantly more energy efficient.

Die AMD-Ryzen-Prozessoren im Überblick

Model Cores/Threads Base Clock Turbo Clock L3-Cache TDP MSRP at Launch
Ryzen 9 5950X 16/32 3.4 GHz 4.9 GHz 64 MB 105 Watts $799
Ryzen 9 3950X 16/32 3.5 GHz 4.7 GHz 64 MB 105 Watts $749
Ryzen 9 5900X 12/24 3.7 GHz 4.8 GHz 64 MB 105 Watts $549
Ryzen 9 3900XT 12/24 3.8 GHz 4.7 GHz 64 MB 105 Watts $499
Ryzen 9 3900X 12/24 3.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 64 MB 105 Watts $499
Ryzen 7 5800X 8/16 3.8 GHz 4.7 GHz 32 MB 105 Watts $449
Ryzen 7 3800XT 8/16 3.9 GHz 4.7 GHz 32 MB 105 Watts $399
Ryzen 7 3800X 8/16 3.9 GHz 4.5 GHz 32 MB 105 Watts $399
Ryzen 7 3700X 8/16 3.6 GHz 4.4 GHz 32 MB 65 Watts $329
Ryzen 5 5600X 6/12 3.7 GHz 4.6 GHz 32 MB 65 Watt $299
Ryzen 5 3600XT 6/12 3.8 GHz 4.5 GHz 32 MB 95 Watts $249
Ryzen 5 3600X 6/12 3.8 GHz 4.4 GHz 32 MB 95 Watts $229
Ryzen 5 3600 6/12 3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz 32 MB 65 Watts $199

Test System Details

We used the following system to run all benchmarks and tests in this review:

  • Raijintek Pean Benchtable
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • MSI MEG X570 Godlike
  • Alphacool Eisbear 280 AiO
  • Nvidia Titan RTX
  • Corsair HX 1200i power supply
  • Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 memory kit 2 x 16 GB
  • Intel Optane 905P 480GB PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit (Version 2004)

We would like to thank Caseking for providing us with the Raijintek Pean, which even contained an individual laser engraving, as well as AMD for the mainboard, which was part of the Zen 2 press kit that AMD sent out with its previous Ryzen 9 3900X and Ryzen 7 3700X processors. Our cooler of choice was an Alphacool Eisbear 280, which was provided by Alphacool. We would furthermore like to thank Corsair for supporting us and providing us with RAM.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 2x 16 GB
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 2x 16 GB
Nvidia Titan RTX
Nvidia Titan RTX
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X + AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X + AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X + AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 2x 16 GB
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 2x 16 GB
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 2x 16 GB
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 2x 16 GB

Processor Benchmarks

The benefits of AMD’s updated Zen 3 architecture were immediately noticeable in our CPU benchmarks. AMD’s comparatively poor single-thread performance is no more thanks to significant improvements in single-core performance. The result: Intel’s Core i9-10900K trailed around 20 % behind AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X. Even the slower 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X had no trouble keeping up with Intel’s 10-core processor, and its multi-core performance was often higher as well. Compared to its own in-house predecessors and competitors the Ryzen 9 5800X easily managed to keep up with the Ryzen 9 3950X. The new flagship CPU, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, will be reviewed separately together with AMD’s new entry-level offering, the Ryzen 5 5600X.

Additional benchmarks can be found here.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
AMD Ryzen Master

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
AMD Ryzen Master
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
639 Points ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
625 Points ∼98%
Intel Core i9-10900K
532 Points ∼83% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
520 Points ∼81% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
514 Points ∼80% -18%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
506 Points ∼79% -19%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
500 Points ∼78% -20%
CPU (Multi Core)
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
9075 Points ∼100% +50%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
8629 Points ∼95% +42%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
6910 Points ∼76% +14%
Intel Core i9-10900K
6381 Points ∼70% +5%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
6068 Points ∼67%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
4782 Points ∼53% -21%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
2430 Points ∼27% -60%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
271 Points ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
266 Points ∼98%
Intel Core i9-10900K
224 Points ∼83% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
209 Points ∼77% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
209 Points ∼77% -21%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
204 Points ∼75% -23%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
195 Points ∼72% -27%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
4002 Points ∼100% +53%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3717 Points ∼93% +42%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
3049 Points ∼76% +17%
Intel Core i9-10900K
2620 Points ∼65% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
2616 Points ∼65%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2092 Points ∼52% -20%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
1071 Points ∼27% -59%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3.14 Points ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
3.09 Points ∼98%
Intel Core i9-10900K
2.56 Points ∼82% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
2.37 Points ∼75% -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
2.36 Points ∼75% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2.3 Points ∼73% -26%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
2.28 Points ∼73% -26%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
43.68 Points ∼100% +49%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
41.78 Points ∼96% +43%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
33.44 Points ∼77% +14%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
29.31 Points ∼67%
Intel Core i9-10900K
29.03 Points ∼66% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
23.19 Points ∼53% -21%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
11.82 Points ∼27% -60%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
99651 Points ∼100% +19%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
86232 Points ∼87% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
83426 Points ∼84%
Intel Core i9-10900K
80495 Points ∼81% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
76051 Points ∼76% -9%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
66813 Points ∼67% -20%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
40869 Points ∼41% -51%
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
13039 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12739 Points ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i9-10900K
10625 Points ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
10580 Points ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
10352 Points ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
10250 Points ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
10189 Points ∼78% -22%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
449.4 Seconds * ∼100% -128%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
196.8 Seconds * ∼44%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
181.4 Seconds * ∼40% +8%
Intel Core i9-10900K
167.3 Seconds * ∼37% +15%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
162.3 Seconds * ∼36% +18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
141 Seconds * ∼31% +28%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
125.8 Seconds * ∼28% +36%
wPrime 2.10
1024m
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
164.522 s * ∼100% -91%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
86.728 s * ∼53% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
86.06 s * ∼52%
Intel Core i9-10900K
66.27 s * ∼40% +23%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
57.495 s * ∼35% +33%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
44.856 s * ∼27% +48%
32m
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
6.041 s * ∼100% -99%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
4.112 s * ∼68% -35%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
3.707 s * ∼61% -22%
Intel Core i9-10900K
3.582 s * ∼59% -18%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
3.037 s * ∼50%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
2.564 s * ∼42% +16%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 2
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
191 (190min - 192max) fps ∼100% +26%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
168 (168min - 169max) fps ∼88% +11%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
152 (151min - 152max) fps ∼80%
Intel Core i9-10900K
149 (149min - 149max) fps ∼78% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
147 (147min - 148max) fps ∼77% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
115 (115min - 115max) fps ∼60% -24%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
61.8 (61.8min - 62max) fps ∼32% -59%
Pass 1
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
339 (338min - 341max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
335 (325min - 337max) fps ∼99% -1%
Intel Core i9-10900K
289.5 (289min - 291max) fps ∼85% -15%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
269.5 (268min - 270max) fps ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
267.5 (266min - 268max) fps ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
265 (265min - 266max) fps ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
233.5 (232min - 235max) fps ∼69% -31%
WinRAR - Result
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
15604 KB/s ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
13361 KB/s ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i9-10900K
9739 KB/s ∼62% -38%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
7529 KB/s ∼48% -52%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
7503 KB/s ∼48% -52%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
7409 KB/s ∼47% -53%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
7177 KB/s ∼46% -54%
TrueCrypt
Serpent Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
2.3 GB/s ∼100% +77%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1.8 GB/s ∼78% +38%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
1.7 GB/s ∼74% +31%
Intel Core i9-10900K
1.5 GB/s ∼65% +15%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
1.3 GB/s ∼57%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
1.1 GB/s ∼48% -15%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
0.571 GB/s ∼25% -56%
Twofish Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
3.6 GB/s ∼100% +80%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
2.9 GB/s ∼81% +45%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
2.9 GB/s ∼81% +45%
Intel Core i9-10900K
2.6 GB/s ∼72% +30%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2 GB/s ∼56% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
2 GB/s ∼56%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
0.97 GB/s ∼27% -51%
AES Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
21.2 GB/s ∼100% +41%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
15 GB/s ∼71%
Intel Core i9-10900K
14.6 GB/s ∼69% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
11.4 GB/s ∼54% -24%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
10.9 GB/s ∼51% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
10.8 GB/s ∼51% -28%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
5.9 GB/s ∼28% -61%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12990 Points ∼100% +14%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
12363 Points ∼95% +9%
Intel Core i9-10900K
11414 Points ∼88% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
11354 Points ∼87%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
10498 Points ∼81% -8%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
5311 Points ∼41% -53%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1669 Points ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
1665 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i9-10900K
1449 Points ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
1306 Points ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
1296 Points ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
1250 Points ∼75% -25%
Geekbench 5.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
12976 Points ∼100% +15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12974 Points ∼100% +15%
Intel Core i9-10900K
11407 Points ∼88% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
11246 Points ∼87%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
11135 Points ∼86% -1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
5406 Points ∼42% -52%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
1673 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1667 Points ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-10900K
1440 Points ∼86% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
1315 Points ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
1299 Points ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
1247 Points ∼75% -25%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
51794 Points ∼100% +17%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
48962 Points ∼95% +11%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
44131 Points ∼85%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
43978 Points ∼85% 0%
Intel Core i9-10900K
43058 Points ∼83% -2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
34757 Points ∼67% -21%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
20529 Points ∼40% -53%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
7333 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
7297 Points ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-10900K
6348 Points ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
5880 Points ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
5799 Points ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
5753 Points ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
5749 Points ∼78% -22%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
23423 Points ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
23381 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i9-10900K
22140 Points ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
21016 Points ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
18270 Points ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
18222 Points ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
12952 Points ∼55% -45%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
99467 MIPS ∼100% +34%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
95123 MIPS ∼96% +28%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
82119 MIPS ∼83% +11%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
74306 MIPS ∼75%
Intel Core i9-10900K
70968 MIPS ∼71% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
57307 MIPS ∼58% -23%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
30353 MIPS ∼31% -59%
7z b 4 -mmt1
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
6970 MIPS ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
6785 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Intel Core i9-10900K
5954 MIPS ∼85% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
5533 MIPS ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
5340 MIPS ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
5333 MIPS ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
5329 MIPS ∼76% -24%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
25.5 fps ∼100% +23%
Intel Core i9-10900K
21 fps ∼82% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
20.9 fps ∼82% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
20.8 fps ∼82%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
15.8 fps ∼62% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
15.4 fps ∼60% -26%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
8.28 fps ∼32% -60%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
0.542 sec * ∼100% -20%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
0.533 sec * ∼98% -18%
Intel Core i9-10900K
0.528 sec * ∼97% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
0.524 sec * ∼97% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
0.4513 sec * ∼83% -0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
0.4509 sec * ∼83%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Intel Core i9-10900K
76.02 s ∼100% +76%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
56.52 s ∼74% +31%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
53.57 s ∼70% +24%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
52.51 s ∼69% +21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
47.65 s ∼63% +10%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
43.31 s ∼57%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
296 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
284 Points ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i9-10900K
255 Points ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i9-10900K
255 Points ∼86% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
239 Points ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
233 Points ∼79% -21%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
716 ms * ∼100% -28%
Intel Core i9-10900K
709 ms * ∼99% -27%
Intel Core i9-10900K
709 ms * ∼99% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
706 ms * ∼99% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
566 ms * ∼79% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
558 ms * ∼78%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-10900K
14326 Points ∼100% +24%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12633 Points ∼88% +9%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
12404 Points ∼87% +7%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
11880 Points ∼83% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
11599 Points ∼81%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
9909 Points ∼69% -15%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
5161 Points ∼36% -56%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
36154 Points ∼100% +16%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
31881 Points ∼88% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
31095 Points ∼86%
Intel Core i9-10900K
29374 Points ∼81% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
28865 Points ∼80% -7%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
24279 Points ∼67% -22%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
14688 Points ∼41% -53%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
35451 Points ∼100% +15%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
32004 Points ∼90% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
30938 Points ∼87%
Intel Core i9-10900K
29805 Points ∼84% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
28747 Points ∼81% -7%
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
23423 Points ∼66% -24%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
14632 Points ∼41% -53%

* ... kleiner is beter

Sustained Load Test Running Our CineBench R15 Loop

Neither the Ryzen 9 5900X nor the Ryzen 7 5800X had any issues running our CineBench R15 multi-thread loop. The AiO combined with the 280 mm radiator managed to keep the CPUs cool at all times.

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: Ø2579 (2569.37-2596.05)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: Ø3681 (3663.67-3707.14)

Vermeer Gaming Performance

So far, Intel made the fastest gaming CPU available. Thanks to the new Ryzen 5000-series, this honor now goes to AMD instead. Let’s start with the synthetic benchmarks: both, the Ryzen 9 5900X and the Ryzen 7 5800X managed to beat their respective predecessors. However, Intel’s Comet Lake S processor continues to outperform AMD’s CPUs by single digit margins.

This changes completely when we take a look at our game benchmarks. Zen 3 manages to outperform Intel’s Intel Core i9-10900K by up to 20 %. The higher resolution and details the lower the difference between the two competitors. Nevertheless, both our review samples performed exceptionally well when paired with the Nvidia Titan RTX. The difference compared to previous Ryzen 3000-series processors is immense, and somewhere between 10 and 40 % depending on game.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
51700 Points ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
51146 Points ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
50397 Points ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
NVIDIA Titan RTX
49422 Points ∼96% -2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
49047 Points ∼95% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
48319 Points ∼93% -4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
47881 Points ∼93% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
46329 Points ∼90% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
45870 Points ∼89% -9%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
45766 Points ∼89% -9%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
44917 Points ∼87% -11%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
43461 Points ∼84% -14%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
15283 Points ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
NVIDIA Titan RTX
15001 Points ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14987 Points ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14929 Points ∼98% 0%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14857 Points ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14686 Points ∼96% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14423 Points ∼94% -4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14416 Points ∼94% -4%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14400 Points ∼94% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14330 Points ∼94% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14216 Points ∼93% -5%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
36838 Points ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
36026 Points ∼98%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
35884 Points ∼97% 0%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
35640 Points ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
35447 Points ∼96% -2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
35423 Points ∼96% -2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
NVIDIA Titan RTX
34857 Points ∼95% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
34780 Points ∼94% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
34757 Points ∼94% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
34722 Points ∼94% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
34494 Points ∼94% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
33377 Points ∼91% -7%
1280x720 Sky Diver Graphics
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
115884 Points ∼100% +5%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
115744 Points ∼100% +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
111444 Points ∼96% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
110374 Points ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
110099 Points ∼95% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
109209 Points ∼94% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
NVIDIA Titan RTX
107093 Points ∼92% -3%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
105821 Points ∼91% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
85847 Points ∼74% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
81504 Points ∼70% -26%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
79719 Points ∼69% -28%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
190612 Points ∼100% +7%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
190097 Points ∼100% +7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
178019 Points ∼93%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
176991 Points ∼93% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
171982 Points ∼90% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
171447 Points ∼90% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
NVIDIA Titan RTX
165872 Points ∼87% -7%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
163902 Points ∼86% -8%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
147868 Points ∼78% -17%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
147682 Points ∼77% -17%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
145389 Points ∼76% -18%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset OpenGL
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
215.2 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
215.1 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
214.4 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
203.4 fps ∼95% -5%
Extreme Preset DX11
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
237.1 fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
234.6 fps ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
232.7 fps ∼98% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
207.2 fps ∼87% -12%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
180.1 fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
177.9 fps ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
167.4 fps ∼93% -6%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
135 fps ∼75% -24%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
158.5 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
158.1 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
150.9 fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
139.2 fps ∼88% -12%
Unigine Superposition
7680x4320 8k Optimized
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5402 Points ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5393 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5255 Points ∼97% -3%
1920x1080 1080p Extreme
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
9056 Points ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
9034 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8916 Points ∼98% -1%
1280x720 720p Low
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
47067 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
40994 Points ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
26664 Points ∼57% -43%
Borderlands 3
1920x1080 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
118 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
117 fps ∼99% +1%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
117 fps ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
116 fps ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
116 fps ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
109 fps ∼92% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
107 fps ∼91% -8%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
104 fps ∼88% -10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
94.7 fps ∼80% -18%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
92 fps ∼78% -21%
1280x720 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
229 fps ∼100% +4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
221 fps ∼97%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
191.1 fps ∼83% -14%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
183 fps ∼80% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
159 fps ∼69% -28%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
155 fps ∼68% -30%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
151 fps ∼66% -32%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
147 fps ∼64% -33%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
120.9 fps ∼53% -45%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
116 fps ∼51% -48%
Metro Exodus
1920x1080 Ultra Quality AF:16x
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
111 (54.82min - 183.28max) fps ∼100% +5%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
109 (54.08min - 184.88max) fps ∼98% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
106 (52.66min - 176.55max) fps ∼95% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
106 (52.28min - 186.95max) fps ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
100 (56min - 150max) fps ∼90% -6%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
99.3 (47.21min - 157.06max) fps ∼89% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
98.8 (49.5min - 151.52max) fps ∼89% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
97.1 (47.45min - 144.72max) fps ∼87% -8%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
85 (49min - 124max) fps ∼77% -20%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
84 (49min - 122max) fps ∼76% -21%
1280x720 Low Quality AF:4x
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
251 (133.65min - 406.67max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
241 (134.37min - 363.24max) fps ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
220 (124.13min - 328.3max) fps ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
212 (118.78min - 321.23max) fps ∼84% -16%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
169 (99.17min - 256.02max) fps ∼67% -33%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
159 (93.09min - 238.27max) fps ∼63% -37%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
156 (88min - 234max) fps ∼62% -38%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
151 (88.4min - 229.52max) fps ∼60% -40%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
131 (75min - 192max) fps ∼52% -48%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
120 (70min - 176max) fps ∼48% -52%
Far Cry New Dawn
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
131 (89min - 206max) fps ∼100% +6%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
126 (89min - 199max) fps ∼96% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
124 (84min - 203max) fps ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
101 (69min - 157max) fps ∼77% -19%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
98 (70min - 139max) fps ∼75% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
94 (68min - 147max) fps ∼72% -24%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
92 (64min - 140max) fps ∼70% -26%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
81 (57min - 123max) fps ∼62% -35%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
76 (54min - 119max) fps ∼58% -39%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
76 (54min - 119max) fps ∼58% -39%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
176 (124min - 274max) fps ∼100% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
166 (110min - 256max) fps ∼94%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
164 (125min - 236max) fps ∼93% -1%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
151 (114min - 207max) fps ∼86% -9%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
135 (103min - 194max) fps ∼77% -19%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
132 (100min - 190max) fps ∼75% -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
122 (94min - 177max) fps ∼69% -27%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
104 (77min - 146max) fps ∼59% -37%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
99 (73min - 141max) fps ∼56% -40%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
97 (73min - 136max) fps ∼55% -42%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
161 (112min - 210max) fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
158 (119min - 208max) fps ∼98%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
152 (117min - 205max) fps ∼94% -4%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
149 (110min - 200max) fps ∼93% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
120 (94min - 159max) fps ∼75% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
115 (89min - 152max) fps ∼71% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
112 (86min - 146max) fps ∼70% -29%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
109 (82min - 143max) fps ∼68% -31%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
92 (70min - 118max) fps ∼57% -42%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
90 (66min - 121max) fps ∼56% -43%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
212 (163min - 290max) fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
207 (163min - 285max) fps ∼98%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
193 (151min - 263max) fps ∼91% -7%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
193 (151min - 259max) fps ∼91% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
154 (120min - 201max) fps ∼73% -26%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
148 (103min - 191max) fps ∼70% -29%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
141 (115min - 182max) fps ∼67% -32%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
138 (109min - 185max) fps ∼65% -33%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
117 (90min - 157max) fps ∼55% -43%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
114 (93min - 152max) fps ∼54% -45%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
130 fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
128 fps ∼98%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
106 fps ∼82% -17%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
102 fps ∼78% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
96 fps ∼74% -25%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
92.8 fps ∼71% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
91.2 fps ∼70% -29%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
84.6 fps ∼65% -34%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
75.6 fps ∼58% -41%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
69.9 fps ∼54% -45%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
178 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
177 fps ∼99% -1%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
149 fps ∼84% -16%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
139 fps ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
131 fps ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
127 fps ∼71% -29%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
125 fps ∼70% -30%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
113 fps ∼63% -37%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
98.2 fps ∼55% -45%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
91.1 fps ∼51% -49%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1920x1080 High Quality
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
142 (88min - 220max) fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
140 fps ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
139 fps ∼98% -1%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
134 fps ∼94% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
122 (84min - 184max) fps ∼86% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
120 fps ∼85% -14%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
118 (64min - 177max) fps ∼83% -16%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
117 (58min - 178max) fps ∼82% -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
99.7 (48min - 150max) fps ∼70% -29%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
99.3 (27min - 145max) fps ∼70% -29%
1280x720 Lite Quality
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
225 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
225 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
221 (135min - 247max) fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
201 fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
189 (126min - 239max) fps ∼84% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (115min - 243max) fps ∼83% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
179 fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
177 (89min - 231max) fps ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
145 (86min - 196max) fps ∼64% -36%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
137 (74min - 187max) fps ∼61% -39%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
186.8 (158.3min) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
180.3 (153min) fps -3%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
172.2 (143min) fps -8%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
157.3 (135.9min) fps -16%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
139.7 (121.7min) fps -25%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
136 (119.1min) fps -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
130.8 (115min) fps -30%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
111.8 (61.7min) fps -40%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
104.1 (88.4min) fps -44%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
92.1 (61.7min) fps -51%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
242.5 (205.4min) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
232.6 (197.1min) fps -4%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
198.8 (172min) fps -18%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
186.9 (161.4min) fps -23%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
169.8 (149.1min) fps -30%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
162.1 (142.4min) fps -33%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
160.5 (139.7min) fps -34%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
133.2 (88.5min) fps -45%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
127.4 (107.3min) fps -47%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
119.95 (88.5min) fps -51%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
142 (128min - 155max) fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
141 (127min - 154max) fps ∼99% +1%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
139 (129min - 151max) fps ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
139 (120min - 157max) fps ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
139 (126min - 154max) fps ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
138 (125min - 151max) fps ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
128 (114min - 143max) fps ∼90% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
126 (108min - 141max) fps ∼89% -9%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
125 (109min - 141max) fps ∼88% -10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
124 (95min - 138max) fps ∼87% -11%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
617 (559min - 688max) fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
602 (527min - 685max) fps ∼98%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
518 (463min - 597max) fps ∼84% -14%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
468 (427min - 528max) fps ∼76% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
388 (341min - 450max) fps ∼63% -36%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
388 (345min - 448max) fps ∼63% -36%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
344 (318min - 389max) fps ∼56% -43%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
329 (241min - 380max) fps ∼53% -45%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
280 (247min - 314max) fps ∼45% -53%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
279 (193min - 407max) fps ∼45% -54%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
170 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
166 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
165 fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
138 fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
137 fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
127 fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
120 fps ∼71% -29%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
107 fps ∼63% -37%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
106 fps ∼62% -38%
1280x720 Lowest Preset
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
230 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
225 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
204 fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
156 fps ∼68% -32%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
154 fps ∼67% -33%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
148 fps ∼64% -36%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
139 fps ∼60% -40%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
116 fps ∼50% -50%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
115 fps ∼50% -50%
Strange Brigade
1920x1080 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
243 (51.7min, 186P1 - 391max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
242 (63.3min, 186P1 - 456max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
240 (134min, 185P1 - 350max) fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
234 (165min, 178P1 - 340max) fps ∼96% -3%
1280x720 lowest AF:1
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
662 (354min, 524P1 - 975max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
607 (325min, 486P1 - 834max) fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
540 (325min, 404P1 - 822max) fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
457 (222min, 341P1 - 683max) fps ∼69% -31%
GTA V
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
128 (6.87min, 76.9P1 - 214max) fps ∼100% +4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
123 (6.58min, 71.4P1 - 212max) fps ∼96%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
117 (7.46min, 76.9P1 - 210max) fps ∼91% -5%
1024x768 Lowest Settings possible
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (7.43min, 167P1 - 486max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (48.5min, 167P1 - 276max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (5.55min, 200P1 - 571max) fps ∼100%

Ryzen 9 5900X mit Nvidia Titan RTX

lage gem. hoge ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 187 186 184 128 115 134 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 617 437 276 141 104 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 232.6 208.7 199.4 180.3 172.1 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 225 182 139 105 63.6 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 177 158 130 111 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 212 184 173 161 136 81 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 607 352 287 243 183 110 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 225 183 177 166 120 66.3 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 176 152 147 131 121 84 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 241 173 133 106 84.9 54.9 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 229 187 144 118 84.7 46.7 fps

Ryzen 7 5800X mit Nvidia Titan RTX

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GTA V (2015) 187 187 184 123 112 125 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 602 431 274 139 102 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 242.5 213.8 204 186.8 175.6 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 225 184 140 106 63.1 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 178 158 128 109 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 207 177 168 158 134 79 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 662 352 288 242 183 110 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 230 193 183 170 121 66.3 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 166 145 140 124 115 82 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 251 172 133 106 84.7 54.9 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 221 183 141 116 83.8 46.3 fps

Application Performance

Considering that the new Vermeer processors are the fastest currently available CPUs it should not come as a surprise that everyday application performance was impeccable. We used an Intel Optane 905p SSD for our tests, which contained the operating system as well as some synthetic benchmarks.

Just like with the CPU tests both our test samples managed to secure the first two spots in almost every single application benchmark. They even managed to find some extra performance in the render test. Performance improvements of up to 20 % were no exception.

The pervious king of the hill in PCMark 10, AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X, was outperformed by significant margins. Intel's Core i9-10900K had no chance of keeping up and performed 11 % slower than AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X and a slightly better yet still noteworthy 8 % slower than AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X.

PCMark 10 - Score
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
8480 Points ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
8252 Points ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
7869 Points ∼93% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
7646 Points ∼90% -7%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
7641 Points ∼90% -7%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
7512 Points ∼89% -9%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
7309 Points ∼86% -11%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
6848 Points ∼81% -17%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
6408 Points ∼76% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5937 Points ∼70% -28%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5569 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5388 Points ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5367 Points ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5331 Points ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5244 Points ∼94% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5240 Points ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5115 Points ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5020 Points ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
4896 Points ∼88% -12%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
4720 Points ∼85% -15%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
11649 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
11487 Points ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
10705 Points ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
10402 Points ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
10383 Points ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
10271 Points ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
10245 Points ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
9973 Points ∼86% -14%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
9727 Points ∼84% -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
9415 Points ∼81% -19%
Home Score Accelerated v2
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
6201 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5891 Points ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5508 Points ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5410 Points ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5404 Points ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5345 Points ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5185 Points ∼84% -16%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5082 Points ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
4882 Points ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
4722 Points ∼76% -24%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
199.13 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
174.89 fps ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
172.17 fps ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
168.33 fps ∼85% -15%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
160.75 fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
157.62 fps ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
153.76 fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
146.54 fps ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
139.59 fps ∼70% -30%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
115.62 fps ∼58% -42%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
114.83 fps ∼58% -42%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
274.5 fps ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
273.22 fps ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
266.29 fps ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
264.86 fps ∼96% -1%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
263.29 fps ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
259.89 fps ∼95% -2%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
256.34 fps ∼93% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
254.8 fps ∼93% -4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
241.61 fps ∼88% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
230.86 fps ∼84% -13%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
227.46 fps ∼83% -15%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
194.07 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
192.43 fps ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
191.62 fps ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
191.14 fps ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
190.92 fps ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
190.59 fps ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
189.84 fps ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
189.23 fps ∼98% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.39 fps ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.26 fps ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
185.68 fps ∼96% -3%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
94.46 fps ∼100% +7%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
93.66 fps ∼99% +6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.74 fps ∼96% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.76 fps ∼94% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.36 fps ∼94%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.05 fps ∼93% 0%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
87.58 fps ∼93% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
87.45 fps ∼93% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
87 fps ∼92% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
86.44 fps ∼92% -2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
83.9 fps ∼89% -5%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
233.84 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.7 fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.29 fps ∼81% -19%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
182.96 fps ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
178.51 fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
172.16 fps ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
158.46 fps ∼68% -32%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
153.82 fps ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
132.76 fps ∼57% -43%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
128.6 fps ∼55% -45%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
110.89 fps ∼47% -53%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.72 fps ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.55 fps ∼99% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.31 fps ∼99% +2%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.27 fps ∼98% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.23 fps ∼98% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.18 fps ∼98% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.17 fps ∼98% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.12 fps ∼98% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.09 fps ∼98% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
27.85 fps ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
27.81 fps ∼97% 0%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
175.18 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
172.97 fps ∼99% -1%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
157.17 fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
153.36 fps ∼88% -12%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
135.97 fps ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
134.76 fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
133.87 fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
132.82 fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
116.3 fps ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
107.34 fps ∼61% -39%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
106.3 fps ∼61% -39%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
267.38 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
262.71 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
225.19 fps ∼84% -16%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
223.21 fps ∼83% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
218.38 fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
214.27 fps ∼80% -20%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
212.94 fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
205.05 fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
178.15 fps ∼67% -33%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
160.51 fps ∼60% -40%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
146.7 fps ∼55% -45%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
297.35 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
296 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
293.22 fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
292.56 fps ∼98% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
283.01 fps ∼95% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
274.56 fps ∼92% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
274.54 fps ∼92% -7%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
268.22 fps ∼90% -9%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
257.73 fps ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
244.66 fps ∼82% -17%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
243.45 fps ∼82% -18%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
199.94 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
196.41 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
166.23 fps ∼83% -17%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
162.55 fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
160.66 fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
153.18 fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
149.95 fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
144.75 fps ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
132.89 fps ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
114.14 fps ∼57% -43%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
112.76 fps ∼56% -44%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
494.55 fps ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
493.43 fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
481.88 fps ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
477.84 fps ∼97% -1%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
472.85 fps ∼96% -2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
469.13 fps ∼95% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
462.35 fps ∼93% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
460 fps ∼93% -5%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
436.5 fps ∼88% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
426.69 fps ∼86% -11%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
411.24 fps ∼83% -15%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
194.54 fps ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
194.05 fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
192.01 fps ∼99% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
191.97 fps ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
191.77 fps ∼99% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
190.49 fps ∼98% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.52 fps ∼97% -2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.48 fps ∼97% -2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187.97 fps ∼97% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
186.83 fps ∼96% -3%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
184.28 fps ∼95% -4%
Medical (medical-02)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.83 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.75 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.56 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.41 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.29 fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.03 fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
89.3 fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.9 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.74 fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.01 fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
86.84 fps ∼96% -4%
Maya (maya-05)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
459.59 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
457.97 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
411.89 fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
411.53 fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
405.86 fps ∼88% -12%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
394.88 fps ∼86% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
394.85 fps ∼86% -14%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
367.78 fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
365.78 fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
335.63 fps ∼73% -27%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
291.65 fps ∼63% -37%
Energy (energy-02)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.56 fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.52 fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.49 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.16 fps ∼99% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.39 fps ∼98% 0%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.38 fps ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.36 fps ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.35 fps ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.28 fps ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
51.98 fps ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
51.91 fps ∼97% -1%
Creo (creo-02)
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
353.31 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
353.28 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
346.54 fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
339.17 fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
336.69 fps ∼95% -5%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
336.25 fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
328.76 fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
311.41 fps ∼88% -12%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
307.59 fps ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
285.6 fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
266.2 fps ∼75% -25%
Catia (catia-05)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
415.06 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
374.79 fps ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
371.47 fps ∼89% -11%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
362.07 fps ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
355.16 fps ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
342.8 fps ∼83% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
339.39 fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
333.51 fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
260.44 fps ∼63% -37%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
260.01 fps ∼63% -37%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
221.9 fps ∼53% -47%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
297.65 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
292.49 fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
291.28 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
290.78 fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
285.12 fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
274.52 fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
274.49 fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
268.74 fps ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
258.87 fps ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
245.29 fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
243.15 fps ∼82% -18%
AS SSD
Score Total
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
6617 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
6550 Points ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
6241 Points ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
6005 Points ∼91% -9%
Score Write
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2473 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2430 Points ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2263 Points ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2053 Points ∼83% -17%
Score Read
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2696 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2684 Points ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2595 Points ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2592 Points ∼96% -4%
Access Time Write
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
0.026 ms * ∼100% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
0.023 ms * ∼88% -10%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
0.021 ms * ∼81%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
0.02 ms * ∼77% +5%
Access Time Read
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
0.018 ms * ∼100% -20%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
0.015 ms * ∼83% -0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
0.015 ms * ∼83%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
0.014 ms * ∼78% +7%
4K-64 Write
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2055.78 MB/s ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2025.23 MB/s ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
1877.3 MB/s ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
1700.32 MB/s ∼83% -17%
4K-64 Read
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2215.64 MB/s ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2204.88 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2190.05 MB/s ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2151.84 MB/s ∼97% -3%
4K Write
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
216.64 MB/s ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
215.88 MB/s ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
183.13 MB/s ∼85% -15%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
157.05 MB/s ∼72% -27%
4K Read
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
239.75 MB/s ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
239.54 MB/s ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
205.7 MB/s ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
167.12 MB/s ∼70% -30%
Seq Write
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2030 MB/s ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2013 MB/s ∼99%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
1954 MB/s ∼96% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
1882 MB/s ∼93% -7%
Seq Read
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2405 MB/s ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2393 MB/s ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2373 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
2353 MB/s ∼98% -2%

* ... kleiner is beter

Power Consumption

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X during our stress test
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X during our stress test
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X during our stress test
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X during our stress test

Officially, AMD specifies both the Ryzen 9 5900X as well as the Ryzen 7 5800X with a TDP of 105 W. However, we already know from its predecessor that this official specification is no more than a rough ballpark, and in the past, we saw spikes of up to 142 W. The same is basically true for the new Ryzen CPUs as well as they are allowed to consume up to 142 W thanks to PBO2 (Precision Boost 2) with a tCase temperature of no more than 61.8 °C. The Core i9-10900K is specified with up to 250 W. Given that AMD did not create a new platform specification to accompany the Vermeer CPUs we can expect all other specs regarding power consumption to remain unchanged. Zen 3 should thus consume about as much power as Zen 2. However, our own tests revealed that both the Ryzen 9 5900X and the Ryzen 7 5800X require slightly more energy than the Ryzen 9 3950X but less than the Core i9-10900K. The latter required around 14 % more energy during our stress test and the CineBench R15 multi-thread test. The tide turned in favor of Intel’s Core i9-10900K in our game benchmarks where it was around 11 % more energy efficient than the Ryzen 9 5900X when equipped with the identical GPU.

Neither of our two test samples exhibited any thermal issues during our stress test. The Alphacool Eisbear 280 had no problems keeping temperatures in check on both samples on our open bench table, albeit we should note that the Ryzen 7 5800X got quite a bit warmer than the Ryzen 9 5900X during our tests.

Unlike the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X these CPUs do not come with a boxed cooler. If you opt for a Ryzen 5000-series processor you will need to provide a powerful CPU cooler yourself.

Please note that the power consumption as noted in this test is for the entire system without monitor.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

Power consumption test system (idle)
Power consumption test system (idle)
Power consumption test system (Cinebench R15 Multi)
Power consumption test system (Cinebench R15 Multi)
Power consumption test system (Prime95)
Power consumption test system (Prime95)
Power consumption test system (Gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra-Preset)
Power consumption test system (Gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra-Preset)
Stress test Prime95
Stress test Prime95

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

Power consumption test system (idle)
Power consumption test system (idle)
Power consumption test system (Cinebench R15 Multi)
Power consumption test system (Cinebench R15 Multi)
Power consumption test system (Prime95)
Power consumption test system (Prime95)
Power consumption test system (Gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra-Preset)
Power consumption test system (Gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra-Preset)
Stress test Prime95
Stress test Prime95
Power Consumption
Prime95 V28,10 Stress (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G (Idle: 52.3 W)
275.7 (254min - 385max) Watt * ∼100% -14%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 77.5 W)
242.26 (222min - 254max) Watt * ∼88%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 78.1 W)
235.64 (211min - 284max) Watt * ∼85% +3%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 67.7 W)
205.03 (194min - 260max) Watt * ∼74% +15%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 3950X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 95 W)
198.8 (185min - 240max) Watt * ∼72% +18%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 3900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 87.4 W)
193.6 Watt * ∼70% +20%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 3800XT, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 96.1 W)
191.77 (183min - 247max) Watt * ∼70% +21%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 85.9 W)
175.8 (166min - 222max) Watt * ∼64% +27%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 88.8 W)
144.7 (139min - 195max) Watt * ∼52% +40%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 86 W)
138.25 (133min - 188max) Watt * ∼50% +43%
Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G (Idle: 52.3 W)
268.5 (265min - 270max) Watt * ∼100% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 78.1 W)
235.78 (204min - 238max) Watt * ∼88% -7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 77.5 W)
220.7 (219min - 222max) Watt * ∼82%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 3950X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 95 W)
219.5 (218min - 225max) Watt * ∼82% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 3900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 87.4 W)
214.6 Watt * ∼80% +3%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 67.7 W)
207.69 (206min - 209max) Watt * ∼77% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 3800XT, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 96.1 W)
193.7 (193min - 199max) Watt * ∼72% +12%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 85.9 W)
157.8 (155min - 159max) Watt * ∼59% +29%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 88.8 W)
137.3 (136min - 139max) Watt * ∼51% +38%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 86 W)
127.1 (117min - 128max) Watt * ∼47% +42%
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 78.1 W)
439.6 (419min - 497max) Watt * ∼100% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 2700X, ADATA Premier Pro SP900NS38 512 GB
437.4 (432min - 452max) Watt * ∼99% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 3950X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 95 W)
423.6 (400min - 442max) Watt * ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 3900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 87.4 W)
419.1 Watt * ∼95% -0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 77.5 W)
418.67 (403min - 452max) Watt * ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 3800XT, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 96.1 W)
415 (409min - 438max) Watt * ∼94% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 85.9 W)
400.8 (377min - 420max) Watt * ∼91% +4%
Intel Core i7-10700K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 67.7 W)
397.92 (386min - 409max) Watt * ∼91% +5%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 88.8 W)
397.6 (356min - 412max) Watt * ∼90% +5%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G (Idle: 52.3 W)
396.2 (380min - 475max) Watt * ∼90% +5%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100, NVIDIA Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 86 W)
382.88 (282min - 397max) Watt * ∼87% +9%

* ... kleiner is beter

Overclocking – Would Not Recommend

Overclocking is one way to squeeze that extra little bit of performance out of one’s components. However, it requires a very powerful CPU cooler, and you won’t gain any ground otherwise.

As we have already established in the past Ryzen processors are not particularly well suited for overclocking, and this holds true for the latest Zen 3 generation as well. Considering the increased CPU voltage and resulting higher temperatures we would not consider a 5 % performance increase a worthwhile trade-off. Especially considering that you actually lose single-core performance due to the fact that PBO is disabled when overclocking manually.

Pro

+ consistent high system performance
+ very good gaming performance
+ energy efficient
+ future-proof
+ PCI Express 4.0 support
+ AM4 socket compatible

Contra

- TDP not trustworthy
- PCI Express 4.0 only with 500-series chipset
- barely any overclocking potential

Verdict – AMD has the Fastest Gaming CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in review. Review units provided by AMD Germany
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in review. Review units provided by AMD Germany

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 family is a seamless continuation of AMD’s Ryzen success story, and for the first time a Ryzen processor is the better gaming CPU and beats the previous kingpin, the Core i9-10900K. And we have not even taken the new high-end flagship model, the Ryzen 9 5950X, into consideration yet and based our opinions on the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. We expect the 5950X to raise the bar for the fastest gaming CPU even further, hopefully in no more than a few days’ time.

Until then we can conclude that AMD’s Zen 3 improvements worked brilliantly well. Not only did AMD manage to pack even more cores onto a single die, they also redesigned the CCX completely in order to improve IPC. And unsurprisingly, this is exactly where the new Ryzen 5000 series processors shine and manage to outclass Intel’s current flagship CPU in many single-core CPU benchmarks. Furthermore, this improved single-core performance also directly correlates with increased multi-core performance as well, which improved significantly over the 3000-series Zen 2 generation.

AMD’s MSRP of $549 is slightly higher than Intel’s asking price for the Core i9-10900K. The less powerful Ryzen 7 5800X costs $100 less, and at $449 it is at a similar price level as Intel’s competitor while offering a higher performance at the same time. Another benefit is the lower TDP, which can make do with a smaller cooling system than would work on the Core i9-10900K. Also, PCI Express 4.0 is currently only available on AMDs platform. Intel platforms are expected to get PCIe 4.0 support with Rocket Lake in the near future.

AMD beat Intel and has the fastest gaming CPU currently available. Intel’s forte, single-core performance, has been smashed to pieces.

Customers now have a choice and can decide between a fast 8-core and an even faster 12-core CPU. Both samples performed exceptionally well in our tests. However, if your main interest is gaming then you should keep in mind that the Ryzen 7 5800X offered a practically identical performance to the Ryzen 9 5900X. Content creators and streamers who don’t want to run a dedicated streaming PC will most likely benefit from the Ryzen 9 5900X or possibly even Ryzen 9 5950X. 

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Sebastian Bade, 2020-11- 5 (Update: 2020-11- 5)