Now less than a week later, three of the four Ryzen 5000 processors have found their way into the SANDRA database, also with encouraging results. Before we get to the numbers, let’s get up to speed on the relevant specifications for the Ryzen 5000 lineup. Here is a practical diagram …
It’s an enticing lineup across the board, and demand is likely to be high when these CPUs land on store shelves in a few weeks. In terms of SANDRA results, the Ryzen 5 5600X is unfortunately not part of the leak. The other three, however, sneaked in, all apparently by the same user with the same test bed, as each entry shows the same MSI MEG X570 Unify motherboard.
Source: SiSoftware SANDRA
Another hat tip goes to Twitter user @TUM_APISAK to bring these to attention. Here are the overall processor arithmetic scoring results with links to each list …
Mind blowing, right? Amazing? Fantastic? Hard to believe? Maybe not – in a vacuum these numbers do not mean much. But if we compare them to Zen 2 processors, AMD’s new chips are set to replace, well, things look really good.
The Ryzen 9 5950X scored almost 15 percent higher than the Ryzen 9 3950X. Likewise, the Ryzen 9 5900X scored slightly more than 18 percent higher than the Ryzen 9 3900X, while the Ryzen 7 5800X surpassed the Ryzen 7 3800X by almost 19 percent and basically met AMD’s IPC lifting requirements.
A similar story plays with the processor’s multimedia results …
Here we see the Ryzen 9 5950X score 25 percent higher than the Ryzen 9 3950. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 9 5900X gives an even bigger 35 percent jump over the Ryzen 9 3900X, while the Ryzen 7 5800X posts the biggest gain of all and scores 42 percent higher than the Ryzen 7 3800X.
These are amazing results across the board. And as always, take them with a grain of salt – these are leaky benchmarks after all. One thing that works to their advantage, however, is that the Ryzen 5000 series is very close to launching into retail, so these leaks are typically (though not always) more reliable than those that manifest themselves much earlier.
We’ll have to wait and see, but this is another set of early benchmarks that have us cautiously optimistic about Zen 3.