As per the latest SiSoft benchmarks, AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X is as much as 35% faster than the Intel Core i5-10600K in AVX2 benchmarks, namely the Sandra multi-media test. This isn’t all that surprising considering that Zen 3 is expected to feature an improved FP Execution engine while the 10th Gen lineup is just Skylake on steroids.
Intel’s Skylake core can do three FMA per cycle while Zen 2 can execute up to four 256-bit instructions per cycle (2 MUL and 2 ADD). This means that Zen 3 can definitely do more than four AVX2 operations per cycle.
The Ryzen 5 5600X nearly catches up to the eight-core Ryzen 7 3800X in the AVX2 multi-media test which means Zen 3 indeed packs some serious FP performance upgrades. It won’t be long before we see the new Ryzen 5000 CPUs in action. Sampling starts this week and reviews should be out by the 5th of November.