AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Steals Ryzen 5 5600X’s Single-Thread Performance Crown on PassMark

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Last week, we shared the exciting news that AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X processor had managed to take the number-one spot on PassMark’s rankings for single-threaded performance, besting Intel’s Core i9-10900K by over 250 points (3,455 vs. 3,176).

The achievement got many enthusiasts dreaming about what the higher Zen 3 SKUs could do, and now, the inevitable has happened: AMD’s flagship processor, the Ryzen 9 5950X, has appeared to take the crown with an even more mind-blowing score.

AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X managed to score 3,693 points. That’s 238 points higher than the Ryzen 5 5600X, which now holds a comfortable second place, and 517 points higher than the Core i9-10900K. While Intel’s flagship is significantly cheaper, it’s clear now that AMD is the company to go to for top performance in the desktop segment.

Not surprisingly, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X also blows away its predecessor in overall performance. The Ryzen 9 3950X has an average score of 39, 279, which is 6,285 points lower than the Zen 3 flagship (45,564). It also stomps on Intel’s Core i9-10900KF (23,630).

If PassMark isn’t enough, a new listing for the Ryzen 9 5950X has also shown up at Geekbench. The new test, which was performed on an ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula, resulted in a single-core score of 1,700 and multi-core score of 14,018.

In comparison, the Ryzen 9 3950X and Core i9-10900K have average single-core scores of 1,292 and 1,412, respectively.

Tsing Mui
Tsing has been writing the news for over 5 years, first at [H]ard|OCP and now at The FPS Review. He has a background in journalism and makes sure to give his readers the relevant context to why each news post matters.

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