The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is a notably beefy CPU. It stands at the top of its line with the highest specs and highest price tag. Today, while just a few days shy of Black Friday, users can take it home for $719 for the first time.

AMD indicates the Ryzen 9 5950X is capable of processing at speeds as high as 4.9GHz. However, we found the processor was able to push beyond that limit while testing it for our review.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: was $800, now $719 at Amazon

AMD's flagship Ryzen processor, the Ryzen 9 5950X offers a total of 16 cores and 32 threads, setting it apart from the rest of the processors in its line—the smaller of which, the Ryzen 5 5600X, has only 6 cores and 12 threads.

According to AMD, it has a base frequency of 3.4GHz but can turbo up to 4.9GHz under normal circumstances, and even higher with PBO enabled. In fact, our tests recorded a frequency of 5.05GHz on a single core which means it’s definitely capable of reaching past 5.0GHz under the right conditions.

It has 64MB of L3 cache and has a TDP of 105 W. All versions of this processor are natively compatible with DDR4-3200 but can handle faster modules.

Visit the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X product page at Amazon for more details and purchase options.



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  • coburn_c - Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - link

    TBH it should be $599 Reply
  • HardwareDufus - Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - link

    I agree.. or even $499. Reply
  • Leeea - Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - link

    Everyone is waiting for 3D. Reply
  • domih - Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - link

    Check your local retailer (e.g. Central Computers in the SF Bay Area, 100 in stock, bought one) or eBay, you can buy one for $700 or less.

    OR simply wait a few more months and it's probable the price will go down further with the arrival of the 3D cache models.
  • kkromm - Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - link

    That is a $299 chip why would anyone spend more. Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Thursday, November 25, 2021 - link

    Inflation says otherwise, along with the rumour that AMD has used better chiplets in the 5950 — versus those lower in the stack. Reply
  • TheinsanegamerN - Thursday, November 25, 2021 - link

    "inflation says otherwise"

    My wages would like a word.

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