Benchmark database, SiSoft Sandra has released the initial performance figures for the Ryzen 5 5600X and 5800X, showing massive gains in terms of single-threaded performance, both in integer and floating point workloads. The former manages to catch up to Intel’s 9th Gen flagship, the Core i9-9900K while the latter beats it by a significant margin (40% overall):
With respect to the aggregate score, the Ryzen 5 5600X beats the Core i9-9900K by 100 points, despite featuring fewer cores while the Ryzen 7 5800X crushes it by a margin of more than 40%, catching up with the HEDT-class Core i9-7900X (10 cores/20 threads) in the process.
Let’s have a closer look at where the gains are most prominent:
We’ll check the arithmetic test first which gives us a good idea of the overall integer and floating-point capabilities of the two processors. As you can see, the Whetstone (FP) performance is a major step up (~25%) compared to the Ryzen 5 3600X, despite featuring a lower TDP. It’s still a bit behind Intel’s Core i9-9900K, but that is an octa-core part after all. The 5800X destroys everything in its path, gaining nearly 50% in terms of FP32 and FP64 compute.
The integer Dhrystone test also shows some notable gains, bringing the 5600X more or less on par with Intel’s 9th Gen flagship. We’re looking at gains of around 15% upon comparing the 5600X to the 3600X and 35% with the 5800X taking on the 3700X.
The rest of the tests show similar gains, with most of the additional performance coming from improvements to the floating-point units.
In most tests, the 5600X tackles the Core i9-9900K while the 5800X manages to beat even the 7900X, with a notably strong lead in integer SIMD.