The AMD Ryzen 9-5950X is a high-end 16-core, hyperthreaded (SMT) Vermeer Series desktop processor.
With 32 threads, the new flagship offers as many threads as the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X. Introduced on October 8, 2020, the Ryzen 9 5950X is the fastest 16-core processor and is specified at 105 watts TDP.
The Ryzen 9-5950X clocks at 3.4 GHz base clock rate and reaches up to 4.9 GHz in turbo mode on a single core. However, when all 16 cores are loaded, up to 4.5 GHz is still possible.
The performance of the AMD 9-5950X is consistently very high in all applications and has been significantly improved over the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X.
AMD was able to improve especially the single thread performance and even beats the Intel Core i9 10900K in this discipline. The multi-thread performance is excellent due to the 16 cores.
For the manufacturing processes, AMD relies on TSMC’s 7 nm process for the Vermeer processor cores, although the I/O die is still produced on 12 nm Global foundries process.