CPU Processing Benchmarks

Now it is time to look at the CPU processing benchmarks.  These are benchmarks that test the arithmetic performance of the CPUs in both integer and floating point. 

SiSoftware Sandra

We are using SiSoftware Sandra version 2020.5.30.41 for benchmarking.  We are going to use the Processor Arithmetic test to test Dhrystone and Whetstone performance.  This tests the arithmetic and floating-point performance of the CPUs.  The results are in GFLOPS.

Intel Core i5-10600K SiSoftware Sandra 2020 Dhrystone

In this first graph, we are looking at integer performance Dhrystone.  According to this test, the Intel Core i5-10600K is 5% faster at integer arithmetic than the Ryzen 5 3600X.  The new Core i5-10600K is a whopping 37% faster than the Intel Core i5-9600K.  This really shows the advantage of Hyperthreading and having more threads to run maths.

Intel Core i5-10600K Whetstone

In this graph, we are comparing the floating-point Whetstone performance.  This is where the Ryzen 5 3600X redeems itself, it is very strong in floating-point operations.  It is now on par with the Intel Core i5-10600K in float.  The Intel Core i5-9600K is left far, far behind.  So, in the previous generation, the Ryzen 5 3600X was really beating the 9600K in float performance, but now with the Intel Core i5-10600K, it is giving the Ryzen 5 3600X some real competition!

Aida64

Our next test is Aida64 version 6.25.5400.  We are running the CPU Queen test, which is mixed-integer testing.

Intel Core i5-10600K Aida64 CPU Queen

In this test, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is just over the Intel Core i5-10600K performance, but the Intel i5-10600K is a huge improvement over the Intel Core i5-9600K.

Intel Core i5-10600K Aida64 FPU Mandel

In this test we are running the FPU Mandel test, which tests floating-point performance.  We find the Ryzen 5 3600X performing 6% faster than the Intel Core i5-10600K.

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9 Comments

  1. There are several sites like B&H listing prices for them, but availability is unknown. B&H does list the 10700 for sale. If you go to the drop down, it shows "coming soon" for most of the CPU’s. So, availability may be there but its spotty at best.
  2. Nicely written article as well. I preferred the order of presentation and including the overclocked results of the bigger chip. But this was all there as well.

    I do kinda sorta miss a pull down to hop to the testing results, sometimes reading the methodology is nice, but when it is a site and testers I trust I just want to see some numbers! ;)

  3. We may create a unified CPU review format at some point in the future. Unfortunately, this was the least amount of lead time we’ve ever had so Brent and I worked entirely independently to get these done.
  4. We may create a unified CPU review format at some point in the future. Unfortunately, this was the least amount of lead time we’ve ever had so Brent and I worked entirely independently to get these done.

    Naaa it’s all good. I enjoyed reading both reviews. Good on both of you on cranking these out in the short window you had!

  5. I do kinda sorta miss a pull down to hop to the testing results

    Table of Contents is at the top of both articles for me – is it missing for you?

    If it’s there now and was missing, it was likely when Brent was fixing some internal links as the plugin for it will randomly turn off the ToC when making edits.

    If it’s not there now, then you’re blocking that javascript.

    If you’re missing something else… please describe?

  6. Table of Contents is at the top of both articles for me – is it missing for you?

    If it’s there now and was missing, it was likely when Brent was fixing some internal links as the plugin for it will randomly turn off the ToC when making edits.

    If it’s not there now, then you’re blocking that javascript.

    If you’re missing something else… please describe?

    I may have grown accustomed to looking for the jump pages at the bottom of the screen in a pull down and never thought to check the top… maybe…. damnit.

  7. I may have grown accustomed to looking for the jump pages at the bottom of the screen in a pull down and never thought to check the top… maybe…. damnit.

    You inspired me to see if my WordPress/wizardry has grown enough to figure out how to put it back at the bottom. Looks like it worked. Enjoy the ToC at top and bottom of content and let me know if I broke something by doing that…

  8. You inspired me to see if my WordPress/wizardry has grown enough to figure out how to put it back at the bottom. Looks like it worked. Enjoy the ToC at top and bottom of content and let me know if I broke something by doing that…

    That works!

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