AMD Ryzen 9 9950X: Zen 5 Flagship CPU Spotted on Geekbench

AMD Ryzen 9 9950X: Zen 5 Flagship CPU Spotted on Geekbench


The AMD Ryzen 9000 series has been making waves, and recently, new Geekbench scores have emerged, shedding light on the performance of these processors. In this article, we’ll dive into the details, including the highly anticipated Ryzen 9 9950X.

The Ryzen 9 9950X: A Closer Look

The Ryzen 9 9950X is a 16-core Zen5 CPU that has been spotted on Geekbench. Let’s break down the key findings:

  1. Single-Core Performance:

    • The Ryzen 9 9950X scored 3359 points in the single-core test.
    • Interestingly, this falls short of the 9900X, likely due to Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) being enabled on the latter.
  2. Multi-Core Performance:

    • The 9950X shines in multi-core performance, achieving 20550 points.
    • This result is the highest among all Zen5 scores we’ve seen so far.
  3. Comparisons with Other CPUs:

    • The updated scores for the 9900X are 3231 points (single-core) and 18064 points (multi-core).
    • The 9700X shows slightly lower performance, being 2% slower in single-core and 5% slower in multi-core tests.
    • The 6-core version exhibits a 3.4% and 7.5% performance decrease compared to the presumed PBO-enabled SKUs.

Platform Considerations

Keep in mind that these comparisons involve different X670E platforms, which may not have the same AGESA updates. Additionally, the 9950X score comes from Geekbench 6.3, while the others are from version 6.2.

Unofficial Launch Date

The Ryzen 9000 series is expected to launch unofficially on July 31st. However, AMD has not yet confirmed pricing details or provided information on official preorders or review embargoes.

AMD Ryzen (AM5) Desktop Series

Here’s a summary of the upcoming AMD Ryzen desktop CPUs:

  • Ryzen 9 9950X:

    • 16 cores
    • Max clock speed: 5.7 GHz
    • TDP: 170W
    • Pricing: To be confirmed
  • Ryzen 9 9900X:

    • 12 cores
    • Max clock speed: 5.6 GHz
    • TDP: 120W
    • Pricing: To be confirmed
  • Ryzen 7 9700X:

    • 8 cores
    • Max clock speed: 5.5 GHz
    • TDP: 65W
    • Pricing: To be confirmed
  • Ryzen 5 9600X:

    • 6 cores
    • Max clock speed: 5.4 GHz
    • TDP: 65W
    • Pricing: To be confirmed


The Ryzen 9 9950X promises impressive multi-core performance and is poised to be a flagship CPU in the Zen5 lineup. As we approach the official launch, stay tuned for further details and reviews!