Benchmarking AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, 3D Rendering Performance
Benchmarking The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
In this review, we will take a look at the work and gaming performance of the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, comparing it to 6 other processors :
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (Price Check)
- Intel Core i7-8700K (Price Check)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (Price Check)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600X (Price Check)
- AMD Ryzen 5 2400G (Price Check)
- AMD Ryzen 3 2200G (Price Check)
Here is a quick comparison of their key specifications
|Base Clock||Boost Clock||L2 Cache||L3 Cache||Memory|
|AMD Ryzen 7 2700X||8 / 16||3.7 GHz||4.3 GHz||4 MB||16 MB||DDR4-2933|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1800X||8 / 16||3.6 GHz||4.0 GHz||4 MB||16 MB||DDR4-2666|
|Intel Core i7-8700K||6 / 12||3.7 GHz||4.7 GHz||1.5 MB||12 MB||DDR4-2666|
|AMD Ryzen 5 2600X||6 / 12||3.6 GHz||4.2 GHz||3 MB||16 MB||DDR4-2933|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1600X||6 / 12||3.6 GHz||4.0 GHz||3 MB||16 MB||DDR4-2666|
|AMD Ryzen 5 2400G||4 / 8||3.6 GHz||3.9 GHz||2 MB||4 MB||DDR4-2933|
|AMD Ryzen 3 2200G||4 / 4||3.5 GHz||3.7 GHz||2 MB||4 MB||DDR4-2933|
Here are the specifications of the Intel and AMD testbeds we used.
|Intel Testbed||AMD Testbeds|
|Motherboard||ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F-Gaming||GIGABYTE X470 AORUS Gaming-7 WiFi|
ASRock AB350 Gaming K4
|Memory Speed||Corsair Vengeance LPX|
DDR4-2666 (4 GB x 2)
|G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (4 GB x 2)|
Corsair Vengeance LPX
DDR4-2666 (4 GB x 2)
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti|
|Storage||Western Digital Black²||Western Digital Black²|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)||Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)|
Note : The motherboard BIOSes were all updated, and so was Windows 10, to ensure that all Spectre and Meltdown mitigations are in effect.
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 AMD Ryzen 5 2600X (Price Check) only has a 200 MHz (5%) boost clock advantage over the Ryzen 7 1800X (Price Check) and Ryzen 5 1600X (Price Check) processors, but you can see that it is 9.2% faster than both first-generation Ryzen processors.
What this means is that the internal improvements made to the 2nd Gen Ryzen processors almost double the boost clock advantage in this test. Otherwise, it would have scored only 160 cb.
CINEBENCH R15 Multi Core
The Multi-Core test shows the processor’s real-world 3D rendering performance.
With all 6 cores firing, the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X (Price Check) is almost 10% faster than the Ryzen 5 1600X (Price Check). This performance advantage can be attributed to XFR 2 and the internal improvements in the Zen+ microarchitecture.[adrotate group=”1″]
This is not a CINEBENCH benchmark result. The Multi-Threading Boost is our calculation of the performance boost that the processor’s Multi-Threading capability provides. It is based on the MP Ratio and the number of physical cores.
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