Synthetic System Benchmarks

We are going to start with synthetic system application benchmarks on this page. Gaming performance will be shown later on. In the graphs, the overclock is indicated with the @4.6GHz and “PB2” simply stands for Precision Boost 2, which is the Stock standard behaviour of the Ryzen 9 3900X, not to be confused with PBO or Precision Boost Overdrive on Ryzen 5000 CPUs. Therefore, Ryzen 9 3900X is at Stock settings in our graphs.

PCMark 10

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X PCMark 10

In this test, we can see the Ryzen 9 5900X take a commanding lead when overclocked manually, guaranteeing all 12 cores operate at a higher frequency than we would ordinarily see. Performance between the 11900K and 5900X at stock speeds was surprisingly close here. We also see considerable gains over the older 3900X.

Geekbench

Geekbench 5.1.1 was used for this test. It is a multi-platform test that is comparable across different CPU architectures.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Geekbench 5

Here we see a score of 1,835 on the Core i9 11900K which does exceed the result achieved by the 5900X at stock or all core overclocked speeds.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Geekbench 5

In the multi-core test, the Core i9 11900K and AMD Ryzen 9 3900X score extremely close. However, the 5900X beats both by a healthy margin at both stock and overclocked speeds.

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6 Comments

  1. You’re missing (or mislabeled) the 3900x “Max” and “Min” on the first Ghost Recon Breakpoint chart.

    Also, though I hate to be a turd, but those FPS charts don’t work at all for me. I’d much rather see one line going across with the min, avg and max color coded on it. It makes things too unnecessarily busy when there’s a separate line for each. Again, just my opinion.

  2. [QUOTE=”Grimham, post: 44543, member: 169″]
    You’re missing (or mislabeled) the 3900x “Max” and “Min” on the first Ghost Recon Breakpoint chart.

    Also, though I hate to be a turd, but those FPS charts don’t work at all for me. I’d much rather see one line going across with the min, avg and max color coded on it. It makes things too unnecessarily busy when there’s a separate line for each. Again, just my opinion.
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    Most likely mislabeled. The graph format will also be changing in the future for these.

  3. Thanks [USER=6]@Dan_D[/USER] , awesome article!

    I’m loving these comparison articles. For those of us with the older chips it’s nice to see what the real gains could be. I’m still going to hold onto my 3700x for a bit but that other article you did on it vs the [URL=’https://www.thefpsreview.com/2021/10/06/amd-ryzen-7-5800x-vs-ryzen-7-3700x-performance-review/’]5800x[/URL] was a bit of an eye opener.

  4. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 44610, member: 87″]
    Thanks [USER=6]@Dan_D[/USER] , awesome article!

    I’m loving these comparison articles. For those of us with the older chips it’s nice to see what the real gains could be. I’m still going to hold onto my 3700x for a bit but that other article you did on it vs the [URL=’https://www.thefpsreview.com/2021/10/06/amd-ryzen-7-5800x-vs-ryzen-7-3700x-performance-review/’]5800x[/URL] was a bit of an eye opener.
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    Yeah, the Ryzen 5000 series offers quite a bit over the 3000 series performance wise. Although, whether or not that’s enough to justify the price of an upgrade is debatable.

  5. Since this is a “now that Zen3 has been out for a while” type of article, was there any significant difference between performance upon initial release versus now when things have matured a bit?

  6. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 44618, member: 96″]
    Since this is a “now that Zen3 has been out for a while” type of article, was there any significant difference between performance upon initial release versus now when things have matured a bit?
    [/QUOTE]
    Unfortunately, that’s a question I can’t really answer. We didn’t have the 5900X until somewhat recently. The availability was so bad that we didn’t get sampled by AMD when these were released and we had to buy this CPU retail. And again, retail availability was horrible so it took us a really long time to get one.

    The answer should be “yes.” By how much? I couldn’t say unfortunately.

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