AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Linux Performance
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 6 November 2020. Page 2 of 7. 77 Comments

Single-threaded audio encoding is one of the areas performing very nicely with Zen 3. When looking at the FLAC and LAME MP3 audio encoding performance with the Ryzen 5 5600X, the performance is up by 19.8% compared to the Ryzen 5 3600X, similar to the gains seen by the 5900X/5950X for the single-threaded tests. The Ryzen 5 3600X was already tied with the Core i6 10600K in these audio encode tests while now with the Ryzen 5 5600X is a clear lead.

It's not just audio encoding where Zen 3 performs great but also for video encoding. In looking at the AV1 encode/decode performance using DAV1D, AOM-AV1, SVT-AV1, and AVIFENC for AVIF image encoding, the Ryzen 5 5600X is 20% faster than the Ryzen 5 3600X. While the Zen 2 Ryzen 5 was just behind the i5-10600K, now with the Ryzen 5 5600X it's faster than the i5-10600K by 14% for these AV1 benchmarks.

Or if looking at all of the video encoding tests of SVT-VP9, x265, Kvazaar, VP9 libvpx, dav1d, aom-av1, SVT-AV1, and AVIFENC, the Ryzen 5 5600X is 18% faster than the Ryzen 5 3600X and Core i5 10600K.

If looking more broadly at all of the audio and video encoding tests together, the Ryzen 5 5600X performance is comparable to the Ryzen 7 3800XT and about 18% faster than the Core i5 10600K and Ryzen 5 3600X.

Bioinformatics workloads with MrBayes and MAFFT also heavily favor Zen 3 compared to the Zen 2 performance and Intel Comet Lake. The generational leap here from the 3600X to 5600X was 30%.

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