AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Linux Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 2 March 2017. Page 6 of 6. 96 Comments

OpenSSL is a workload that has traditionally performed well on AMD processors, so it doesn't come as a great surprise the Ryzen 7 1800X was out in front.

With the single-threaded libjpeg-turbo benchmark, the Ryzen 7 1800X was running between the Core i5 6600K and Core i5 7600K.

The Ryzen 7 1800X was at the front of the group with the Darktable RAW photography workflow software.

The GIMP performance was a wash in comparison to the many of the other benchmark results.

When running the Blender 3D modeling software on the CPU, the Ryzen 7 1800X was only outperformed by the Core i7 6800K and Core i7 7700K.

Those are the results I were able to complete in time for this morning's AMD Ryzen launch. Overall, the multi-threaded workloads allowed the Ryzen 7 1800X to shine and it did very well with its eight physical cores / 16 threads. The Linux/open-source workloads that scale well across multiple threads really allow the long-awaited Zen architecture to shine. But for single-threaded workloads, the results were a mix from the Ryzen 7 1800X still performing near the front to in other cases running up against older Intel CPUs. Some of the results where the Ryzen CPU performed particularly poor and would be worth further investigation included Himeno, FFmpeg, and Stockfish.

With more Linux workloads being multi-threaded, the time is well for AMD's Ryzen. Overall I am happy with the results as a whole and certainly could represent a huge upgrade for anyone using an older AMD Bulldozer era system or aging Intel hardware. It will be interesting to see what further performance can be squeezed out of this CPU if seeing how LLVM's Clang compiler performs, other compiler tuning, as well as seeing if there is any greater benefit out of the Linux 4.11 kernel. It's wonderful to see with Ryzen, AMD finally having a contender to Intel's current offerings and a tremendous advancement over their previous processors.

Stay tuned for AMD Ryzen 7 1700 tests as well as Linux gaming benchmarks, performance-per-Watt measurements, and other interesting Linux comparisons with AMD's Ryzen. Some Ryzen Linux gaming benchmarks and power numbers will be up within a few hours.

Ryzen processors will begin shipping today from Amazon and NewEgg, among other Internet retailers.

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