AMD Ryzen 5 2600X + Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Benchmarks
The Blender 3D modeling software when rendering on the CPU is highly threaded and the previous-generation Ryzen 7 1800X with its eight cores / sixteen threads already squeezed by the Core i7 8700K while now the Ryzen 7 2700X has a little extra oomph for this demanding multi-threaded workload. The Ryzen 5 2600X meanwhile was performing just behind the Ryzen 7 1700.
Doing some computational fluid dynamics with Rodinia put the Ryzen 7 2700X slightly ahead of the Ryzen 7 1800X while the Ryzen 5 2600X was in line with the Ryzen 7 1700.
In Rodinia's LavaMD test accelerated by OpenMP, the Ryzen 7 2700X was now 10% faster than the Core i7 8700K. Quite a different story compared to the just-published Linux gaming benchmark results for these new Ryzen+ CPUs.
But while the Ryzen 7 2700X with its eight cores / sixteen threads does outperform the six-core Core i7 8700K in threaded benchmarks, the AC system power consumption remains much higher than i7-8700K. The TDP rating between the Core i7 8700K and Ryzen 7 2700X is just a 10 Watt difference, but in reality the average AC system power consumption when factoring in the motherboard difference as well is about 50 Watts higher. The minimum power draw during this OpenMP benchmark was 60 Watts higher for the Ryzen 7 2700X while using the same RAM, storage, and graphics card as the i7-8700K system.