Synthetic Testing Continued
In our Sandra memory bandwidth test, the Ryzen 9 5900X falls well short of the Core i9 11900K despite the clock advantage. This doesn’t totally surprise me as Intel often does very well in such tests. For all intents and purposes, the 3900X and 5900X score is about the same here. However, there is an obvious improvement in increasing memory clocks which isn’t unusual.
In this test we see huge improvements increasing the multicore clocks on our 5900X over stock values. However, we also see substantial increases in performance between CPU generations. Frankly, the 8c/16t Intel Core i9 11900K doesn’t compete at all here.
Once again, we see a marked improvement going from the 3000 series to the 5000 series Ryzens. The Core i9 11900K is left in the dust so to speak as it doesn’t score anywhere near the aging Ryzen 9 3900X, which is far outclassed by the Ryzen 9 5900X at both stock and overclocked speeds.
AIDA64 CPU Queen
Again, and unsurprisingly, the Ryzen 9 5900X achieves the best scores here. The improvement over the 3900X is solid, but not earth-shattering. Again, the 11900K falls well behind the two AMD test systems.
In our wPrime test, the 3900X is actually the fastest CPU in our test lineup. Why? I honestly don’t know but the test was run several times and always achieved the same result. That being said, the difference is relatively small.