Tomorrow we are going to see the release of AMD’s hotly-anticipated Zen 3 line of CPUs, the Ryzen 5000 series – and as you might expect, some benchmark results are slowly beginning to leak out into the wild despite the official embargo not being lifted quite yet…
What We Know
So, ahead of the launch, there has been a lot of speculation on the actual in use clocked performance coming out of the 5000 series CPUs. To help quell some of that speculation, Youtube user Lawrence Timme has uploaded a video for a pre-launch benchmarking of the Ryzen 5600X CPU, in which he pulls off a pretty thorough showcase of what this CPU can do.
Let’s start with what we know. The known specifications of the Ryzen 5600X so far are:
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
Max Single-core boost clock
Max All-core boost clock
Max memory speed support
So, what do these new benchmarks tell us?
Well firstly, we learned that the Ryzen 5600X is capable of a 4.6GHz single-core clock right out of the box. This is pretty impressive, and what makes it even more impressive is that the chip scored 640 points in single-core performance and 4900 points in multi-threaded performance testing performed in the CPU-z standard tests.
User Timme then shows us that from the AIDA64 cache and memory test, it’s clear that the changes in optimization they have implemented in their CPUs for the 5000 series have been pretty great. Latency has been reduced to around 53.9 nanoseconds, which is brilliant when you know that Zen 2 chips were stuck at about 70 nanoseconds.
Then you have Cinebench – a pretty standard test a lot of us go-to when it comes to benchmarking CPUs. With temperatures at 55.6C, the Ryzen 5 6700X had clock speeds that seemed to peter out at around 4.65 GHz, scoring 1808 points in the stock Cinebench tests.
4.5 GHz seems to be the stock clock time for this CPU – but that’s only stock. Lawrence Timme then took it on himself to show us what the Ryzen 5 3600X can do with air cooling support, and it turns out that with this pretty standard cooler involved, the 5600X can reach a 4.75 GHz – a full 1 GHz step up from its base clock – but it gets better.
Lawrence then got himself a water cooler, ad saw what that could do for the 5600X. his efforts saw the 5600X get bumped up to a stunning 4.85 GHz clock, with 2118 points scored on the Cinebench R15 multi-thread test and 4888 points in the Cinebench R20 multi-thread test.
What Does This Mean?
Well, we are on the cusp of the Ryzen 5 5600X launching – but this is all encouraging news, especially when you consider the overall improvements to the Zen 3 platform as a whole.