Page 2 : Benchmarking The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X & 3D Rendering Speed
Benchmarking The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
In this review, we will take a look at the work and gaming performance of the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X processor. We will compare it to the Ryzen 7 1800X (Price Check), the Intel Core i7-6700K, and the Ryzen 3 1300X (Price Check) processors. Here is a table comparing their key specifications.
|AMD Ryzen 7 1800X||Intel Core i7-6700K||AMD Ryzen 5 1500X||AMD Ryzen 3 1300X|
|Cores / Threads||8 / 16||4 / 8||4 / 8||4 / 4|
|Base Clock||3.6 GHz||4.0 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.5 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.0 GHz||4.2 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|L2 Cache||4 MB||1 MB||2 MB||2 MB|
|L3 Cache||16 MB||8 MB||16 MB||8 MB|
|Current Price||US$ 499||US$ 298||US$ 189||US$ 129|
On paper, the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (Price Check) is a quad-core processor that handles up to 8 simultaneous threads like the Intel Core i7-6700K. The Ryzen 5 1500X has a 12% lower clock speed, but boasts L2 and L3 caches that are twice as large. Let’s see how it performs in real life!
3D Rendering Speed – CINEBENCH R15
CINEBENCH R15 is a real-world 3D rendering benchmark based on the MAXON Cinema 4D animation software. This is a great way to accurately determine the actual performance of a processor in 3D content creation.
CINEBENCH R15 Single Core
This Single Core test is not reflective of real world performance, but it is useful to find out the performance of the individual core.
The Single Core test shows that the individual processor core of the Ryzen 5 1500X (Price Check) is about 6.2% slower than that of the Ryzen 7 1800X (Price Check), and 18.8% slower than the Core i7-6700K.
The Intel Core i7-6700K has a 14% higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 1500X. If we adjust the results to account for that, the Intel Skylake core is about 8% faster than the AMD Ryzen core, clock for clock.
CINEBENCH R15 Multi Core
This shows the real-world 3D rendering performance of the four processors. Even though the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (Price Check) appears to be 12% slower than the Intel Core i7-6700K, it is actually equal in performance at the same clock speed.
Even though they both have the same clock speeds, the Ryzen 3 1300X (Price Check) is 31% slower than the Ryzen 5 1500X (Price Check), because it has half the L3 cache and does not support SMT (Simultaneous Multi-Threading).
CINEBENCH R15 MP Ratio
The analysis of the Multi-Processing Ratio is useful in checking the efficiency of the SMT implementation. The MP Ratio is independent of the processor’s clock speed.