AMD Ryzen 9 5900X + Ryzen 9 5950X Dominate On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 5 November 2020. Page 4 of 8. 147 Comments

When using MP3 and FLAC audio encoding for looking at the performance, the Zen 2 and Comet Lake processors offered similar single-threaded performance for the encoding tests. But now with Zen 3 the AMD Ryzen 9 5900 series is about 20% faster.

For AV1 tests using dav1d, AOM-AV1, SVT-AV1, and AVIF image encoding, the Ryzen 9 5900 processors pull ahead of the Core i9 10900K. From the Ryzen 9 3950X to 5950X is a 16% generational improvement.

When looking at MrBayes and MAFFT as bioinformatics tests, Intel loses its lead. The Ryzen 9 5900X was 15% faster than the Core i9 10900K for these workloads.

When carrying out various web browser benchmarks in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, the Ryzen 9 5900X is 14% faster than the Ryzen 9 3900XT, 16% faster than the Ryzen 9 3900X, and 20% faster than the Core i9 10900K.

In the threaded chess benchmarks like Stockfish, Crafty, and Asmfish, the Ryzen 9 5900X was as fast as the Ryzen 9 3950X. The Ryzen 9 5950X meanwhile was 20% faster than the Ryzen 9 3950X.

For the code compilation speed tests were compiking Apache, PHP, the Linux kernel, ImageMagick, GDB, LLVM, FFmpeg, and MPlayer. Across that wide range of code-bases is 10% faster build speed performance from the Ryzen 9 3950X to 5950X and 14% for the Ryzen 9 3900X to 5900X. The Ryzen 9 5900X offered 20% faster builds than the Core i9 10900K.

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