The Ryzen 5 Review: 1600X and 1500X Take on Core i5
Media Encoding and Rendering
Audacity MP3 Encode
This is a very single threaded application workload (that we honestly added for Ryzen launch to help look at this angle) and the results for the Ryzen 5 platform are not flattering. All three Intel processors are faster than even the best Ryzen CPU that exists.
This is a great showcase for Ryzen 5 – the higher core and thread count will give consumers that did media encoding, Blu-ray ripping and video production a big advantage in those instances where threaded applications are the norm.
X264 Benchmark 5.0.1
Very similar results here – even the Ryzen 5 1500X is ahead of the Core i5-7600K.
Cinebench score are something that AMD has been touting so pay particular attention to the results that reviewers will be seeing here. The single threaded scores are ~13% behind (1600X v 7600K) and that is a difference worth noting. But the multi-threaded results are again the shining beacon for Ryzen reviews in this price segment.
With this heavily threaded application, both Ryzen 5 processors perform well ahead of the Core i5 parts in our comparison.