Friday, October 23rd 2020

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Takes the Crown of the Fastest CPU in Passmark Single-Thread Results

AMD has been improving its Zen core design, and with the latest Zen 3 IP found in Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, it seems like the company struck gold. Thanks to the reporting of VideoCardz, we come to know that AMD's upcoming Ryzen 5 5600X CPU has been benchmarked and compared to other competing offerings. In the CPU benchmark called PassMark, which rates all of the CPUs by multi-threaded and single-threaded performance, AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X CPU has taken the crown of the fastest CPU in the single-threaded results chart. Scoring an amazing 3495 points, it is now the fastest CPU for 1T workloads. That puts the CPU above Intel's current best—Core i9-10900K—which scores 3177 points. This puts the Zen 3 core about 10% ahead of the competition.

As a reminder, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU is a six-core, twelve threaded design that has a base clock of 3.7 GHz and boosts the frequency of the cores to 4.6 GHz, all within the TDP of 65 Watts. The CPU has 32 MB of level-3 (L3) cache and 3 MB of L2 cache.
Source: VideoCardz
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141 Comments on AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Takes the Crown of the Fastest CPU in Passmark Single-Thread Results

#1
Dredi
Not really relevant to the news article, but I wonder how long it’ll take for userbenchmark to change its point system (again) after the launch? Will it become just a memory latency test? XD
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#2
Xuper
Isn't passmark sensitive to memory latency or L3 cache?
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#3
s3thra
I think I'll pick up one these up to replace my R5 2600. I'll wait for the review by W1zzard first though.
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#5
PooPipeBoy
It will be on top until the same benchmark is run on the higher-clocked Zen 3 chips, if the Cinebench R20 scores are anything to go by...

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#6
lynx29
is the 5600x all on one ccx die? or is it chiplet like the 12 core and 8 core variants?
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#7
Dredi
lynx29
is the 5600x all on one ccx die? or is it chiplet like the 12 core and 8 core variants?
One CCX on one CCD and connected to a separate IO-die.
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#8
ShurikN
lynx29
is the 5600x all on one ccx die? or is it chiplet like the 12 core and 8 core variants?
6 core and 8 core parts are 1 CCX on one chiplet.
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#9
Dammeron
Looks like 5900X will finally take over my 2600k's place, after 10 years of waiting for something good. :)
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#10
RedelZaVedno
Very nice chip, but no way am I paying $300 for 6 cores in 2020/21. I'm gonna wait for 5600 and OC it. 5% more performance at best is not worth 80 bucks more imho.
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#11
ratirt
RedelZaVedno
Very nice chip, but no way am I paying $300 for 6 cores in 2020/21. I'm gonna wait for 5600 and OC it. 5% more performance at best is not worth 80 bucks more imho.
There is always a question, how the 5600x will OC. Another question is if the 5600 non-X will launch anyway.
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#13
Super XP
And that's not the top of the line ZEN 3 either.
AMD is going to sway lots of PC Gamers onto ZEN3 & RDNA2.
Fair Competition is Great.
Dredi
Not really relevant to the news article, but I wonder how long it’ll take for userbenchmark to change its point system (again) after the launch? Will it become just a memory latency test? XD
Userbenchmark changed a lot of things because Intel & Nvidia were bickering about it. They need to leave it alone and test the raw performance and not favor Intel & Nvidia anymore.
oxrufiioxo
Ouch that 9700K is looking pretty bad and I'm sure not even my 9900K is overly safe :laugh:
Time for a ZEN3 upgrade :toast:
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#14
Metroid
I dont know what lisa is doing but she is doing it right, new management, new plan, new thinking, new products, new records, new highs, new performance. When lisa got in, amd was so far behind intel and nvidia that only a miracle would turn the tides. Good work lisa.

I hope msi releases a bios for my b450 before january 2021 so i can purchase that 5600x or the 5900x.
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#15
kapone32
lynx29
is the 5600x all on one ccx die? or is it chiplet like the 12 core and 8 core variants?
It's the big brother of the 3300X.
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#16
Mats
oxrufiioxo
Ouch that 9700K is looking pretty bad and I'm sure not even my 9900K is overly safe :laugh:
The 9700K seems to be locked at 3.6 GHz? Weird.

Also, I don't remember the 9900K (also locked here) being inferior to the 3700X.. looks like BS to me.
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#17
oxrufiioxo
Super XP
Time for a ZEN3 upgrade :toast:
Oh definitely either going 5950X or 5900X since I have a very nice X570 Aorus Master just sitting in a box.......
Mats
The 9700K seems to be locked at 3.6 GHz? Weird.

Also, I don't remember the 9900K (also locked here) being inferior to the 3700X..

its whatever the base clock is..... Otherwise these are just stock results.
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#18
Goflying
Dammeron
Looks like 5900X will finally take over my 2600k's place, after 10 years of waiting for something good. :)
Wow... You can use it for 10 years!?!o_O
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#19
Mats
oxrufiioxo
its whatever the base clock is..... Otherwise these are just stock results.
Nah there's something wrong here.

Has the 3700X ever been 21 % faster than the 9900K in anything?
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oxrufiioxo
Mats
Nah there's something wrong here.

Has the 3700X ever been 21 % faster than the 9900K in anything?
When using the default intel spec for power limits its pretty shitty only slightly faster than a 2700X in MT workloads....... Gaming isn't Affected though. Not sure about 21% though either but most Reviews reviewed the chip with all limits removed.
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#21
Mats
oxrufiioxo
When using the default intel spec for power limits its pretty shitty only slightly faster than a 2700X in MT workloads.......
Yeah I know, but that's a big if in this context given that it's based on 7000 benchmarks.

I've been thinking for a while now that passmark is just like geekbench: it doesn't really tell us anything.
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#22
oxrufiioxo
Mats
Yeah I know, but that's a big if in this context given that it's based on 7000 benchmarks.

I've been thinking for a while now that passmark is like geekbench: it doesn't really tell us anything.
I agree its not quite as bad as userbenchmarks but its not a good tool to base any purchasing decision on. As always wait for the usual suspects including TPU to get the whole and much more accurate picture.
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#23
Turmania
Are they gimping intel for the charts? Seems like they fix intel at their base speeds. Something is off here. I would rather wait for proper reviews.
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#24
Dredi
Mats
Nah there's something wrong here.

Has the 3700X ever been 21 % faster than the 9900K in anything?
It is some 40% faster in 7zip compression. I’m sure there are some other specific loads where the difference is over 20%.
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oxrufiioxo
Turmania
Are they gimping intel for the charts? Seems like they fix intel at their base speeds. Something is off here. I would rather wait for proper reviews.
I think the only thing this proves is a lot of intel owners run their chips on crappy motherboards with crappy configurations.....
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