New Geekbench 5 results of AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X/5950X have surfaced, with the Vermeer flagship beating Intel’s fastest HEDT CPU, the Core i9-10980XE by a notable margin. On a generational basis, we’re looking at a gain of roughly 25-30% single-threaded and 10-15% on the multi-threaded side.
That last line in itself however is a red flag. Geekbench doesn’t scale too well with more than 12 cores which is likely why we’re seeing the 5950X beating the Core i9-10980XE. Furthermore, the single-core gain being nearly 3x higher than the multi-core uplift is also not very practical.
As such, we’d recommend taking this benchmark with a grain of salt. AMD’s own benchmarks show a gain of around 20-30% in both multi-thread and single-threaded applications with rendering and video editing seeing boosts as high as 50-60%: