Application & Synthetic Testing
All systems were run in dual channel or quad-channel modes where applicable. The Intel Core i9 10980XE used timings of 18,19,19,39@1T. The Intel 9900K used timings of 16,18,18,36@1T while the AMD test systems used timings of 16,16,16,36@1T.
Of course, the quad-channel Intel Core i9 10980XE has the highest amount of memory bandwidth. In contrast, the MSI MEG X570 Unify achieves a score of 35.91MB/s. This places it in line with the rest of the test systems.
Sandra CPU Dhrystone
In this test, the MSI MEG X570 Unify achieved a result of 512.13 when overclocked and 571.61 GiPS when running at stock speeds. So while core count matters, so does clock speed. This is one of a few examples where manual overclocking in the traditional sense doesn’t help with AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series CPU’s. At least, not CPU’s like the 3900X and 3950X which have higher boost clocks than the rest of the CPU’s in the lineup.
At stock speeds, the MSI MEG X570 Unify achieved a score of 7,140 and 7,252 when overclocked. The 9900K was actually the fastest one here followed by the 10980XE. This indicates that clock speed impacts the results here more than raw core count does.
As usual, WinRAR results are all within the same general range which is odd considering the vastly different core counts on some of these test CPUs. Again, we see roughly middle of the road result for the MSI MEG X570 Unify.
WinRAR – Single Thread
In the WinRAR single-thread test, we a result of 161MB processed at stock speeds and 155MB when overclocked. Yet another example where overclocking had a negative impact to performance.
In the wPrime test, we saw a result of 227.41 at stock speeds and 236.60 when overclocked.