New AMD Ryzen 5600X & 5950X – ACC And iRacing Benchmarks
Youtuber and avid Sim Racer Dan Suzuki takes a look at the performance of the new AMD 5600X & 5950X Ryzen CPU’s from a sim racers point of view, and shares the results in a few interesting benchmark slides.
Last week AMD launched its new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs which are advertised to represent a generational leap over the previous Zen 2-based CPUs. The new architecture delivers higher power efficiency, more performance per watt, more instructions per clock, and faster single-core performance.
After watching numerous test and benchmark videos by various respectable reviewers, it becomes clear that this time, AMD has beaten Intel’s performance advantage in desktop PCs. Even better so, the third generation of AMD’s Zen chip architecture can deliver i9 performance for a lower price. Even the entry-level $299 Ryzen 5 5600X can stand its own against the high-end Intel products.
- Ryzen 5 5600X: 6-cores/12-threads, 3.7 GHz base clock (4.6 GHz boost) 65W TDP – $299.00
- Ryzen 7 5800X: 8-cores/16-threads, 3.8 GHz base clock (4.7 GHz boost) 105W TDP – $449.00
- Ryzen 9 5900X: 12-cores/24-threads, 3.7 GHz base clock (4.8 GHz boost) 105W TDP – $549.00
- Ryzen 9 5950X: 16-cores/32-threads, 3.4 GHz base clock (4.9 GHz boost), 105W TDP – $799.00
For all those who want to go AMD on the video card side of things, AMD promises even up to 10 percent extra performance if you pair the new Ryzen 5000 CPUs with the upcoming Ryzen RX 6000 graphics cards. This is achieved by utilizing AMD’s Smart Access Memory, which provides the processor direct access to the GPU memory.
- Radeon RX 6800 XT – $649.00 (on sale November 18)
- Radeon RX 6800 – $579.00 (on sale November 18)
- Radeon RX 6900 XT – $999.00 (on sale December 8)
This impressive performance and competitive pricing will be a blessing for those on the lookout for more gaming performance. That said, this year’s demand for new workstation and gaming related hardware has been unprecedented. We have all witnessed the Nvidia RTX 3000 series of video cards sell out in about 5 minutes. AMD has already hinted that the Radeon RX 6000 series might suffer the same fate.
However you look at it, for sim racers, and gamers in general this is all great news. Healthy competition often leads to faster innovation and better prices. And it seems the battle is already on.
Intel has confirmed that its 11th Gen Rocket Lake desktop processors will arrive sometime early next year, complete with PCIe 4.0 integration. AMD has communicated that the Zen 4 architecture will appear in 2022. Nvidia has been reported to be working on very affordable mid-range RTX cards, and a 20 GB RTX 3080 Ti, which should bridge the gap between the RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 pricing.