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Review: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X

by Tarinder Sandhu on 5 November 2020, 14:01


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Power Tests

AMD's power budgets are very consistent across models. That 142W PPT translates to around 200W at the wall, which is meagre for such impressive multi-core performance.

The gaming numbers are harder to predict as the title uses only a few cores. Platform-level optimisations become as important in this context.

But think about it for a second. You can have a PC with a cutting-edge 16C32T processor and RTX 2080 Ti pulling only 360W. Adding instead, say, a Radeon RX 6800 XT or RTX 3080 will still leave wattage change from 500W.