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AMD Ryzen 9 9950X “Zen 5” ES CPU Outperforms Intel Core i9-14900K In Blender At Just 120W

AMD Ryzen 9 9950X “Zen 5” ES CPU Outperforms Intel Core i9-14900K In Blender At Just 120W

AMD's Ryzen 9 9950X “Zen 5” desktop CPU is able to outperform the Intel Core i9-14900K with a TDP of just 120W, showcasing the flagship 16-core chip's incredible multi-threaded performance.

AMD will retain the performance crown with the Zen 5 architecture as the Ryzen 9 9950X CPU beats the Intel Core i9-14900K in Blender with a 120W power limit.

In our ongoing series of AMD Ryzen 9 9950X Blender performance tuning and testing, Anandtech forum member, Igor_kavinski has shown us how the 16-core flagship scales at lower TDPs within the Blender benchmark. So far, it has shown 60W And 90W PPT Results And now, we have a new 120W PPT result that shows even better results.

The chip being used by Igor is an engineering prototype that should have slightly fewer clocks than a retail chip. At 60W, the chip was able to come close to the Intel Core i9-12900K, boosting to 4084 MHz, and at 90W, it was able to boost the Ryzen 9 5950X to 5053 MHz. Keep in mind that the other chips tested here are running at their highest power ratings. It's just the AMD Ryzen 9 9950X ES CPU that's been tuned.

Image Source: Igor_Kavinski (Anandtech Forums)

So coming to the 120W PPT test, the AMD Ryzen 9 9950X CPU reached 5220 MHz which is still far below its official boost clock of 5700 MHz and the minimum clock speed under load was 4102 MHz. The maximum temperature reached 55C and we can see that the chip did not exceed 120 watts of power consumption.

Core i9-14900K (253W MTP)

Core i9-13900K (253W MTP)

Core i9-12900K (241W MTP)

In terms of performance, the AMD Ryzen 9 9950X ES CPU scored 268.7 points in the Monster test, 177.5 points in the Junk Shop test, and 129.8 points in the Classroom test in Blender. Compared to the Core i9-14900K, the Zen 5 CPU at 120W not only matches it in the Monster test, but is also able to outperform it in the Junk Shop and Classroom tests. The CPU also comes close to the Ryzen 9 7950W with a peak PPT of 230W or nearly double that of the Zen 5 ES CPU. Compared to the 90W configuration, the 120W PPT tune provides a 33% increase in power with a nearly 19% gain in efficiency.

We also recently compared various AMD Ryzen 9000 desktop CPUs such as Ryzen 9 9900X, Ryzen 7 9700X, and Ryzen 5 9600X on their PBO and default profiles. You can check them out here..

AMD has been leading the performance race with its strong Zen portfolio in previous releases and the same is proving true for the next generation lineup as well. We are fast approaching the launch. AMD Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” desktop CPUs It is expected to go on retail sale later this month and we can expect many more tests and reviews in the coming weeks.

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