V-Ray and HandBrake and WinRAR
We are using the standard V-Ray benchmark in the new V-Ray 5. Naturally, the Ryzen 9 5900X is leading the pack with more cores and threads. It’s 36% faster than the Intel Core i9-11900K with Adaptive Boost enabled. The i9-10900K follows second, but the new Intel Core i9-11900K with Adaptive Boost enabled does come close. This once again shows its improved architecture compared to the older i9-10900K. That’s impressive.
It does appear though that the Ryzen 7 5800X and i9-11900K without Adaptive Boost are equal in performance. Only by enabling Adaptive Boost does the i9-11900K pull ahead. Still, the i9-11900K is competing with the Ryzen 9 5900X on price, and the 5900X just takes the cake.
In HandBrake, we are transcoding a video, and naturally, you want this done as fast as possible. The CPU can make a big impact. The Ryzen 9 5900X does this much quicker than anything. The 8 core CPUs are bunched up close to each other, but we do see the Ryzen 7 5800X taking a slight lead over the new i9-11900K in transcoding video purely on the CPU.
In the WinRAR benchmark, we see a large falloff in performance with the new Intel Core i9-11900K. It falls way behind for some reason, we tested and re-checked, and this performance was consistent. Even the 5800X which is also 8 cores, seems to just do a lot better here compared to the i9-11900K. The older i9-10900K is faster as well. Naturally, the Ryzen 9 5900X is the fastest as it has the core advantage.
Testing the singlethreading performance we see the AMD CPUs come out on top by quite a bit. Whatever is going on in this benchmark it seems to favor the AMD architecture. If you are RAR’ing and un’RAR’ing large files, it’s clear what CPU will help you out the most in that task.