Leaked Ryzen 9 5900X benchmark bests AMD’s 3950X with fewer cores

Leaked Ryzen 9 5900X benchmark pummels AMD's 3950X with fewer cores

Leaked Ryzen 9 5900X benchmark pummels AMD’s 3950X with fewer cores

Benchmarks for AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series of processors have started to leak onto the web, giving the world a glimpse of what Zen 3 is capable of. Today, thanks to APISAK on Twitter, we have our first Ryzen 9 5900X benchmarks, highlighting the processor’s performance in Geekbench 4.     

In terms of single-threaded performance, AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X smashes its predecessor, and in terms of multi-threaded performance, it can also surpass AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X. In Geekbench 4, AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X delivers a single-threaded score of 7222, whereas AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900XT provides a score of 6171 (this score comes from our Ryzen 9 3900XT review). 

The multi-threaded performance of AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X is enough to surpass our results for a Ryzen 9 3950X, with the 5900X achieving a score of 51856 while our Ryzen 9 3950X scores 51469. With Zen 3, AMD’s 12-core model can best the company’s Zen 2 16-core flagship. 

In Geekbench 4, our highest single-threaded result comes from Intel’s i9-10900K, which achieved a score of 6645. With AMD’s leaked Ryzen 9 5900X results, AMD’s 12-core Zen 3 processor has an 8.68% performance lead. Not bad for a processor which has lower single-core clock speeds and a lower TDP. When compared to our Ryzen 9 3900XT results, this leaked 5900X benchmark score is 17% faster.


Leaked Ryzen 9 5900X benchmark pummels AMD's 3950X with fewer cores  

AMD’s Zen 3/Rzyen 5000 series products promise to deliver significant performance gains over today’s Zen 2 offerings, providing users with more per-core performance across a wide variety of workloads. These performance gains will impact all markers, form workstation user to gaming and general desktop productivity. 

This leaked Geekbench 4 result adds credence to AMD’s claimed performance gains for Zen 3, placing the company in a strong position as the company approaches its Ryzen 5000 series launch. 

As always, we recommend that PC builders wait for reviews before committing to purchasing any new product. 

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