The Zen 3 Architecture is here and today we have the mid-ranged AMD Ryzen 5 5600x with its six cores. From what we’ve seen in AMD’s last October 9, 2020 on their announcement, this processor might be the sweet-spot for gaming. Bringing single and multi-thread workloads to a new level.

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Performance Testing

We have recently begun creating a fresh new benchmark library and we started with Intel’s 10700 and AMD’s newly announced Ryzen 5000 series.

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SuperPi is a popular single-thread benchmarking tool that calculated Pi using the CPU. Here, we utilize it to calculate to the 32 millionth value.

Cinebench R20

Cinebench is one of the most popular modern CPU benchmarks built around the renderer of Maxon’s Cinema 4D software. Here we show the performance of both single-tread and multi-thread.


Blender is a free open source professional-grade rendering programs that make it a popular benchmarking tool. It has become a standard CPU benchmarking with BMW27 and Classroom as the most used scenes.

Corona Renderer v1.3

Corona Renderer is a photorealistic renderer available for Autodesk 3Ds Max and Maxon Cinema 4D. It is similar to Blender and delivers physically plausible and predictable output thanks to the realistic lighting algorithm, illumination, and materials. It does not support GPU rendering hence is a good tool for CPU performance benchmarking

POV-Ray 3.7

POV-Ray has been a long time benchmark staple that is known to load every single thread in a system. The benchmark takes up a large amount of power and current, so it is important to ensure that cooling is sufficient when running this tool. Here we show the number of pixels per second under both multi-thread and single-thread performance.


PCMark 10 is a performance benchmarking tool covering a wide variety of tests to depict commonly performed tasks. Here we show all the tests performed utilizing Digital Content Creation, Essentials, Productivity and Overall scores.

Gaming Benchmarks

Horizon Zero Dawn

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider


F1 2020

AMD has fallen behind in terms of gaming performance with their previous generations but has fully recovered with the Ryzen 5000 series. The results of the AMD Ryzen 7 5600x with Sapphire’s Radeon RX5700 XT gives us a comprehensive idea of what performances their new processors would be able to perform under heavy computing graphics.

Price and Value

Despite the raise in price premium, AMD has definitely brought a lot to the table showcasing a difference even on their motherboards making the B550 the new mainstream purchase as opposed to being a budget/entry-level SKU. Even at six-cores, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600x changes the game and brings a whole different gaming experience.

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With six cores and 12-threads, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600x has  become another powerhouse at only an additional $50. With its full PCIe Gen 4.0 compatibility throughout its whole ecosystem,the newly released Ryzen 5000 series would be the most recommended processor in the market.



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