Well, after about 20 hours of testing, and another couple of inputting and organizing all these benchmarks, I'm finally done. I will post the spreadsheet here, then I will follow-up with some thoughts and observations.
I tried to make this as easy to navigate and compare as I could.....it was a bit tough with so many tests, at so many different clocks.Intel i7-4770k v AMD R5 1600 Benchmarks
Thoughts on the benchmarks themselves:CPU-Z
Easy and quick to useCinebench R15
Easy to use, shows single and multiple thread usageAdia64
Easy to use, wide range of testing across the cpuHandbrake
Easy to use, puts all the cores to work encodingTime Spy/Firestrike
Easy to use, can run custom(paid version) to isolate the cpuGeekbench 4
Easy to use, multiple tests in single and multiple coresRealBench 2.54
Easy to use, uses some real world applicationsTesting
All of these benchmarks were ran with everything as equal as I could make them. Same SSD/HD configs, same power plan, same settings on GPU(RealBench), same cooling system, etc.
I made two run at every benchmark. If a benchmark failed, then I would restart them ALL again. So if Realbench failed, I would start all over again with CPU-Z. I will say upfront that the i7 never had a single crash. the R5 on the other hand did.Observations
Overall, I'm pretty impressed with this R5 1600. As you can see from the testing, for the most part, it spanks my old i7. Of course, Intel is still king of the "single thread" across the board. On the other hand, they better get on the ball.
I will say the temps were fantastic on this chip. The highest I saw was 61.3°C, and that was with the CPU@3.82ghz. Voltages were also very good. I was able to get to 3.72ghz on the stock voltage of 1.240. To get it stable at 3.82 I needed to take the core voltage up to 1.250. I tried 3.92ghz several times, it would make it through some tests, then crash. I finally gave up when it crashed during Adia64(on the second run), the voltage was at 1.350 then. I really didn't think it was worth adding anymore to gain that last 100mhz. Yea, I know this is OCN, lol Perhaps if I had used the one of the LLC modes, it may have made a difference, but for the average user
, I wanted to just stick with increasing the clocks and core voltage only.
If you look at these results, you can see the memory issue that is on everyone's mind. The latency is killing most of us right now. We just need to keep in mind that this platform is brand new from AMD, and hopefully, most of the little issues will get worked out. I was able to take my memory timings from 16-18-18-36 to 14-14-14-34 for all of these runs.
For what I spent on the mb/cpu/ram, I'm very happy. It actually was just a little more than what I paid for just my CPU a couple of years ago.
I guess next up....will be some game testing. I have some testing that I did on the RX480 and GTX1060, but those were mostly GPU tests.
Any thoughts on how to go about it? If anyone has suggestions, I will try my best to get them done.
I'll be dropping the RX480 in there tomorrow....then it will be a true "AMD" rig!
Sorry for the rant.....hope this helps someone who might be on the fence with buying Ryzen!NOTE:
I believe on RealBench, the AMD cards seem to do better on the OpenCL portion. I tested with the GTX1060 in there because that is what I used for the Intel benches.