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The King is Dead, Long Live the King! – Ryzen 3900X & Ryzen 3700X Review

 

Blender

Blender is a great test as it is a good representation of real world productivity with image rendering capability on the CPU or GPU. We test both to show how platform changes can give better performance.

Blender shows once again that Ryzen dominates here, and while the 3900X gives blazing performance my attention is really drawn to the 3700X as it once again bests the 9900K. The GPU render test however, the 9900K takes the lead.

POV Ray

POV Ray is a renderer that uses ray tracing to generate images, it is built from C++ and can scale to multiple threads and with a repeatable result its a good representation of how your CPU would perform with a creative workload.

Here we see once again Ryzen dominates the results in both multi-core renders and single core. the 9900K does well but its simply outpaced by the more efficient ZEN 2 based core.

LuxMark C++

LuxMark is an OpenCL based benchmark tool based on LuxCore, and is designed for benchmarking GPUs under OpenCL. However, it has an C++ based benchmark as well which is what we used to rate our CPUs.

Once again, its more of the same as the Ryzen 3900X runs away with the win, while the 3700X does some cleanup work easily outpacing the 9900K.

Corona Render 1.3

Corona Renderer is a modern high-performance (un)biased photorealistic renderer, available for Autodesk 3ds Max, MAXON Cinema 4D, and as a standalone application.

Here we see the 3900X sprint ahead of the other two chips. This time, however, the 9900K feels a little more at home with this load apparently as its shoulder to shoulder with the 3700X this time around.

Cinebench R15 & R20

Cinebench is all about rendering out images and doing this on the CPU is hard work, and it offers tests for both single and multi-threaded renders along with even an OpenGL GPU based workload.

Cinebench R15 is up first and while single core the 9900K pulls a slight advantage, the multi-core scores it falters to the Ryzen parts. OpenGL is also owned by the Ryzen parts here.

Cinebench R20 sings a different tune as the Ryzen parts are ahead not only in the multi-core but the single core bench as well.

Handbrake

Handbrake is a popular open source video transcoder available free to anyone. We test transcoding a large video file from X264 MKV to MP4

With Handbrake, we see more of the same, with the 9900K trailing both Ryzen parts, obviously far more so with the 3900X but the 3700X gains a nice lead over the 9900K here as well.

7-Zip

7-Zip is a free open source file compression utility and also a good way to show your PC’s capability to perform compression tasks.

7-Zip once again shows dominance by the Ryzen 3000 parts with the 3900X over 120 seconds faster than the 9900K and the 3700X pulling a full 50 seconds ahead of the 9900K.

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