Rendering Performance

Cinebench R23

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Ryzen 5 3600X Performance Cinebench R23 Multi Core

In Cinebench R23 we see an 11% performance improvement with the Ryzen 5 5600X versus the Ryzen 5 3600X. They have the same core count and thread count, so these advantages are mostly down to architecture improvements. PBO does not add much here.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Ryzen 5 3600X Performance Cinebench R23 Single Core

The big advantage once again is in the single-thread performance. In Cinebench R23 single-core testing the Ryzen 5 5600X is 18% faster than the Ryzen 5 3600X, showing its impressive IPC improvement. Even PBO here adds an additional 3% performance.

Blender Open Data Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Ryzen 5 3600X Performance Blender Open Data Benchmark bmw27

Remember, here we are looking for the lowest result.  The less time it takes to render, the fastest it is, and the better you’ll be. The Ryzen 5 5600X does improve the render time, technically, but it is very small for the bmw27 scene. It’s really small, and for this scene, you won’t notice the difference.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Ryzen 5 3600X Performance Blender Open Data Benchmark classroom

That changes a bit more in the classroom scene, we are saving almost a full minute off the rendering time. Therefore, the longer the render time, the more the Ryzen 5 5600X will benefit over the Ryzen 5 3600X.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Ryzen 5 3600X Performance Blender Open Data Benchmark pavillon_barcelona

Similar to the bmw27 scene, here in Blender the Ryzen 5 5600X in pavillon_barcelona doesn’t appear to be that advantageous over the Ryzen 5 3600X. It barely affects render time, so far the classroom scene showed the most benefit.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Ryzen 5 3600X Performance Blender Open Data Benchmark victor

The victor scene in Blender by far shows the largest advantage, and it is a much longer render. We see a 7% performance advantage with the Ryzen 7 5600X versus the Ryzen 5 3600X here, saving us almost 2 minutes of render time. In something that takes a long time to render, the Ryzen 5 5600X will help more, the longer the render, the better it provides an advantage. If you can save a few minutes off your render, it can add up.

V-Ray

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Ryzen 5 3600X Performance V-Ray 5 Benchmark

In V-Ray 5 we see a larger advantage than with Blender, here the Ryzen 5 5600X is 13% faster than the Ryzen 5 3600X, so it does improve rendering time a noticeable amount in V-Ray.

HandBrake

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Ryzen 5 3600X Performance HandBrake

The Ryzen 5 5600X does improve upon transcoding or exporting/rendering time when it comes to video. The Ryzen 5 5600X improves upon exporting this video by 10%, which is a noticeable reduction in the time for encoding. We shaved more than a minute off the render time, so imagine if this is a very long video, 30 minutes, or hours long, that’s a noticeable amount of time saved.

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Brent Justice

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2 Comments

  1. Nice article Brent!

    I assume my 2700x is same or worse than the 3600x, so a 5600x would be an upgrade… I just haven’t had the cpu power need lately (and I’m broke… home repairs)

  2. [QUOTE=”Burticus, post: 43018, member: 297″]
    Nice article Brent!

    I assume my 2700x is same or worse than the 3600x, so a 5600x would be an upgrade… I just haven’t had the cpu power need lately (and I’m broke… home repairs)
    [/QUOTE]
    I would think you’d enjoy the IPC gains across the 2 generations. You’d lose 2 cores but gain all that IPC performance (and memory performance)..

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