Rendering Performance

We will now take a look at how rendering performance compares.

Cinebench R23

Intel Core i5-12600K Alder Lake DDR4 vs DDR5 Performance Cinebench R23 Multi-Core

In Cinebench R23 multi-core performance there doesn’t seem to be any difference between DDR4 or DDR5.

Intel Core i5-12600K Alder Lake DDR4 vs DDR5 Performance Cinebench R23 Single-Core

The same is true in single-core performance, there is no difference between DDR4 or DDR5.

Blender Open Data Benchmark

Intel Core i5-12600K Alder Lake DDR4 vs DDR5 Performance Blender Open Data Benchmark classroom

In Blender, we also do not see any major differences between DDR4 or DDR5. The difference shown above is literally just 2 seconds, so well within the margin of error.

V-Ray

Intel Core i5-12600K Alder Lake DDR4 vs DDR5 Performance V-Ray 5 Benchmark

In V-Ray 5 there is also no difference between DDR4 or DDR5.

HandBrake

Intel Core i5-12600K Alder Lake DDR4 vs DDR5 Performance HandBrake

This one surprised us. There actually was a slight difference, with DDR5 producing faster transcoding times rendering video. We had a reduction of 15 seconds off the render time on the DDR5 platform. It isn’t huge, it isn’t major, but it was repeatable and consistent. Not really sure why it would be 15 seconds faster on DDR5, but there you go, it is possible if you are doing long video exports, DDR5 could potentially speed that up just a little bit over DDR4.

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5 Comments

  1. How is that MSI cooler doing? CPU cooling for alder lake is my main big question atm and MSI liquid coolers seem to be one of the few that are compatible that I can get over here.

    Especially worried after reading that article where they show bent CPU heatsinks with dodgy cooler mounts.

  2. [QUOTE=”Denpepe, post: 45055, member: 284″]
    How is that MSI cooler doing? CPU cooling for alder lake is my main big question atm and MSI liquid coolers seem to be one of the few that are compatible that I can get over here.

    Especially worried after reading that article where they show bent CPU heatsinks with dodgy cooler mounts.
    [/QUOTE]

    It’s the best cooler that I’ve had on the test bench (on the 10980XE though). I’m sure Brent has better feedback on Alder Lake specifically…

  3. I’ll have more experience in the near future, have it installed on a 12700K right now, and then 12900K, so far as far as the 12600K goes it went real well, and that CPU stayed cool very well with it, however, I have been running it on 100% fan speeds for testing purposes, so it’s loud. I will be getting to temp testing on the 12700K soon, and then 12900K ,and we’ll really see how it holds up. As for bent heat spreaders, haven’t noticed anything odd. I will say though that with the screws screwed into the backplate it’s a lot looser than I would have thought it would be, or I should say, compared to other coolers, but it’s not a problem once you screw down the block on top of the screws with the thumbscrews, it tightens up nicely, and you really can’t over tighten it, it has a natural stop. Make sure to check in next week to see how the temps on the 12700K did, then in a couple more weeks the 12900K.

  4. I will leave a link to the article I read, it’s kind of though to read guess it did not translate well but found it interesting. [URL]https://www.igorslab.de/en/bad-cooling-at-alder-lake-problems-at-socket-lga-1700-on-the-lane-among-all-remedies/[/URL]

    Does look like the risks are bigger with cheaper boards.

  5. [QUOTE=”Denpepe, post: 45073, member: 284″]
    Does look like the risks are bigger with cheaper boards.
    [/QUOTE]
    That’s par for the course for a number of reasons. That being said, I did notice that the back plate EK offers for it’s LGA 1200 / 2066 socket waterblocks is much thicker and beefier than what I’ve seen on pretty much every generation going way back to the pre-Sandy Bridge era.

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