Ryzen 5000 benchmarks surface online, huge improvement over Ryzen 3000 series

Written by Neil Soutter on Mon, Oct 19, 2020 4:00 PM

Whilst many of us are looking forward to the upcoming Radeon RX 6000 GPU reveal, AMD has already announced the new Ryzen 5000 series of processors based on the new Zen 3 architecture. We’ve already heard claims from AMD themselves about the performance benefits, but it looks like some proper benchmarks have been released online giving us a good look at the new Ryzen 5000 performance compared to the previous-gen Ryzen 3000 series.

All 4 Ryzen 5000 CPUs appear to have been benchmarked and the results have been found in the SiSoftware database, including the Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and the Ryzen 5 5600X. All 4 benchmarks appear to have been done on the same system or at the very least from the same source.

The benchmarks were conducted across two different tests, including the Processor Arithmetic (GOPS) and the Processor Multi-Media (Mpix/s). You can check out the results comparison between the Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 3000 series CPUs below:

Ryzen 5000 vs Ryzen 3000 Processor Arithmetic (GOPS) benchmark results

Looking over the Processor Arithmetic results above, we can see that the Ryzen 9 5950X is roughly 9% faster than its predecessor the Ryzen 9 3950X, and the Ryzen 9 5900X is 18% faster than the Ryzen 9 3900X. And finally, for both the Ryzen 7 5800X and the Ryzen 5 5600X, performance is nearly 19% faster than their previous-gen counterparts, the Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 5 3600X

Ryzen 5000 vs Ryzen 3000 Processor Multi-Media (Mpix/s) benchmark results

As for the Processor Multi-Media results, the Ryzen 9 5950X is apparently 25% faster than the Ryzen 9 3950X, the Ryzen 9 5900X is also 35% faster than the Ryzen 9 3900X and even beats the 3950X’s performance, and the Ryzen 7 5800X is a whopping 42% faster than the Ryzen 7 3800X. Finally, the Ryzen 5 5600X is 41% faster than the Ryzen 5 3600X.

SiSoftware is the creator of SANDRA, a computer analysis software that specializes in diagnostics and benchmarking for computer systems. So it's a pretty legitimate website and tool that can sometimes leak out information about upcoming technologies. Still, take these numbers with a grain of salt before any official third-party benches them, but it's certainly very credible as of now.

It's also hard to determine actual gaming performance improvements from these numbers, but it at least gives us a good comparison of how much better these new processors are compared to their previous generation counterparts.

Of course, in order to get the best performance out of any of the new Ryzen 5000 processors, you will need to update your BIOS for the 500 series motherboards. 400 series motherboard users will be able to as well but will need to wait until January 2021 to do so. Finally, AMD also recommends to use DDR4-4000MHz RAM for optimal performance.

What do you think? What CPU do you currently have? Will you be upgrading to a Ryzen 5000 processor? Which one? And how do you feel about these benchmark results? Let us know!

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14:30 Oct-20-2020

I will upgrade to 5950x but not very soon, it would be lifesaver for RPCS3, ps3 emulator as its very demanding from cpu, a little bit of blender render improvement would be welcome too. Also it would have some kind of last finishing touch before i start thinking of any kind cpu/ram/mobo upgrade anytime soon. Its pretty tempting i have to say.

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14:33 Oct-23-2020

You're definitely firing on all cylinders.
Xquatrox and you probably have on of the best rigs on GD.
Respect

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11:26 Oct-24-2020

ah thanks! :) im planning to keep this rig for long time(at least my upgraded cpu/ram/mobo combo) and xquadrox will probably get next gen gpu when its available while i will probably stick with 3090 once i get that :)

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12:52 Oct-24-2020

The both of you will probably make up the (a significant portion) of the gamers that actually own a 3090

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13:42 Oct-20-2020

I am looking forward for Zen3, but I will wait for 5600 and 5700X, I am not going for 5600X. Not giving in AMDs play for FOMO and more expensive models coming first. I get why AMD is doing it, they learned from past, but I am not rushing it and I am in no hurry. As for benchmarks, as long as they are real, they are fairly accurate, though they don't often directly translate to gaming performance.

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13:45 Oct-20-2020

So I will wait for reviews But still, I have no doubt they will be decent uplift. Not sure if 5600X will be proportional performance uplift from 3600 with price, likely not, so 3600 will still be better price to performance, but uplift will be nice. Though price will more than compensate. Though I get it, AMD is top dog and this was not unexpected, signs were already there before.

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11:01 Oct-20-2020

Seeing these graphs, makes me less sad that i bought the 3900x

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14:34 Oct-20-2020

Eh they are extremely synthetic, but 3900x is awesome cpu too

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05:16 Oct-20-2020

Looking to upgrade cpu but I am going to wait for more benchmarks. The 5950x is lookin kinda tasty tho

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00:37 Oct-20-2020

Oh yes! I'm upgrading my entire system with this new stuff coming out!

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01:34 Oct-20-2020

You'll be rocking with the best of em.

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19:15 Oct-19-2020

ALL HAIL AMD!

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01:35 Oct-20-2020

You beat me to it.

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18:31 Oct-19-2020

the ryzen 7 3700x worth it more than the 5600x at this price !! juste like the r7 2700x with r5 3600x

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19:04 Oct-19-2020

It depends...... the IPC improvements will put the 5600x above the 3700x in single core and gaming performance, the same can be said 3600x vs 2700x, but for someone like a streamer, that might not matter so much since they'll see the benefit of those extra threads and will have overall better stream performance..... though I definitely think price will likely see alot of people opting for the older 8 core part, especially when they get a price drop after 5000 series releases.

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19:39 Oct-19-2020

yes no doubt in single core 5600x would be better but how much differance ? the r5 3600x was already big jump over the r5 2600x but not against the r7 2700x and like you said the current cpus will be even cheaper and most people ( well the clever ones ^^ ) will be choosing the r7 3700x over the5600x

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23:46 Oct-19-2020

if its like the 3600x vs 2700x in games, then the 5600x will provide a similiar gaming experience compared to the 3700x. in professional work, the 3700x might be slightly better in some things and worse in others, considering the increase in ipc the 5000 series has.

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05:12 Oct-20-2020

This is the same strugle im facing with now xD

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17:21 Oct-19-2020

I'll go for a gpu upgrade since i aim to 1440p 100fps, my 3700X still holds up

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17:10 Oct-19-2020

This just looks really good, for apps that requieres a lot of cpu power, i think my r7 2700 is fine, even if i upgrade to a 3070ti and a 4k 60 hz monitor i dont think i will need that much cpu power because i will only reach 60 fps anyway, high end cpus are for high fps right? or am i wrong?

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17:09 Oct-19-2020

Yeah, I think I'm gonna upgrade next year. This is exactly what I've been waiting for.

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17:05 Oct-19-2020

The improvements for sure are great, but the most important benchmarks are comparing the 5600x vs 3600 and 5800x vs 3700. It's not fair to compare them against the 3600x and 3800x which nobody bought in the first place except if the 3600 and 3700 were sold out.

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18:57 Oct-19-2020

It's likely going to be the same when they release the 5600 and 5700X, no one will really want to touch the 5600X and 5800X

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17:04 Oct-19-2020

That's some great gains, considering that these are same core-count CPUs in each class, unlike when people usually compare 10C CPUs with 8C, 16C with 10C, etc when new chips come out...

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13:28 Oct-20-2020

it depends on the comparison mean, maybe it's based on the price tier, maybe on the perfomance tier (like ryzen 5 vs i5 or ryzen 7 vs i7), this is on a core count base

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14:17 Oct-20-2020

The only meaningful comparisons are at an equal core-count level. You need to know if those cores are faster than the previous gen. Comparing 10 cores to 16 cores, even if the price is the same, is pointless, as it's usually done for the sake of content creations speed (total rendering/bench speed across all cores), except that single-core performance is still very important for a smooth workflow. And the price? Yeah, new CPUs being better for the same price than the old ones? Oh yeah, total news right there... xD

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18:13 Oct-20-2020

well intel is not really giving that much more performance gen over gen lately, and still charges a premium over amd counterparts. still i think it's fair to know what kind of performance i get for the same price, and how much should i pay to fill the performance gap if i stick with one particular cpu maker and stuff like that. other comparisons are meaningful too

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16:17 Oct-19-2020

Nice AMD!

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