Ryzen 9 5900 is only 7% slower than Ryzen 9 5900X
In January of this year, AMD introduced two new processors – Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800. Both chips belong to the Vermeer family and use the Zen 3 architecture. The manufacturer did not disclose the new products’ retail prices since they are now distributed exclusively through OEM channels and are available only as part of ready-made PCs. Network source Tum_Apisak has discovered performance information for AMD Ryzen 9 5900 processor.
Like the Ryzen 9 5900X, the non-X version has 12 physical cores supporting 24 virtual threads. There is also 64 MB of L3 cache onboard. However, the stated TDP of the Ryzen 9 5900 is 65W instead of 105W. The power limitation affects the operating frequency range of the Ryzen 9 5900. Its base value is 3 GHz, which is 700 MHz less than the Ryzen 9 5900X. Simultaneously, the maximum frequency of the Ryzen 9 5900 is only 100 MHz lower than that of the older version and is 4.7 GHz.
Since the chip is found only in ready-made PCs, it is not easy to find information about its performance. However, Tum_Apisak found it in the UserBenchmark database. This platform can hardly be called reliable, but at the moment, it is the only one available from the sources.
It is important to consider that the average Ryzen 9 5900X scores in the UserBenchmark database are based on over 30,000 user tests. In turn, the performance result of the Ryzen 9 5900 was published by only one user. With this in mind, it is noted that the single-core performance of the Ryzen 9 5900X is 5% higher than that of the Ryzen 9 5900. When it comes to multi-threaded tasks, the Ryzen 9 5900X is about 7% faster than the Ryzen 9 5900. Simultaneously, according to the results of UserBenchmark, the Ryzen 9 5900X model is not superior to its younger brother in every way. For example, a Ryzen 9 5900 based system exhibits 7% less RAM latency.
The results are pretty interesting. The TDP value of the Ryzen 9 5900X chip is 61.5% higher than that of the Ryzen 9 5900, but the older model is less than 10% faster than, the younger one.