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10-06-2019 10:45 AM
1TM1 Six more data points from two PCs:
ran the case, found that excel was 2016.32 despite both windows and license being 64bit. reinstalled office to 64bit, ran again, downloaded 1909 excel update with an interesting message from MS and reran.

ran on an ultra-low-voltage intel laptop with office2019-64bit.
also checked the effects of memory speed, and tried to level the field (board only goes as low as 2.7GHz).

Ryzen1700-3.9GHz-8core-16thread-16GB-DDR4-3200-Excel2016-32bit-179sec - ran only 1 thread
Ryzen1700-3.9GHz-8core-16thread-16GB-DDR4-3200-Excel2016-64bit-87sec - ran only 1 thread
Ryzen1700-3.9GHz-8core-16thread-16GB-DDR4-3200-Excel2016-1909-64bit-68sec - ran only 1 thread
intel i5-3439Y-2.0GHz-2core-4thread-4GB-DDR3-1600-Excel2019-1908-64bit-202sec - ran on 2! threads
Ryzen1700-3.9GHz-8core-16thread-16GB-DDR4-2133-Excel2016-1909-64bit-76sec - ran only 1 thread
Ryzen1700-2.7GHz-8core-16thread-16GB-DDR4-1600-Excel2016-1909-64bit-90sec - ran only 1 thread

Multithreaded and EnableMultithreaded boxes checked in Options-Advanced
09-03-2019 06:31 PM
Zen 2 Benchmark

Below could be slightly off topic:

Contrary to (1) advice from the community, (2) rational decision making and (3) common sense, I upgraded my motherboard from a Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi to a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master.

Multiple runs of the Excel Benchmark now places me at 50.6 to 50.8 seconds.

For comparison purposes, and further to my earlier posts:

1. 3800X tested on July 29, 47.39s (and was usually within this range) - using a Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi
2. 3800X tested on 3 Sep, 50.6s - using a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master

All other hardware remain the same.

Did a fresh reinstall of Windows to Benchmark.
07-29-2019 06:41 PM
shaoxuan Noted thanks for the info, Im really happy that the excel performance improved. Heavy excel user here.
07-29-2019 06:37 PM
AlphaC The biggest difference is 3800X cache sizes and the AVX2 has doubled (instead of combining two AVX it has actual AVX2) on top of the ~15% IPC improvement.
07-29-2019 06:34 PM
shaoxuan I am a forum noob here, so I'm not exactly sure how to reply your posts.

I amended my replies below.

CPU: 3800X Zen 2 / 9900K
Clock speed stock: 3.9 GHZ, 4.475 GHZ Boost / 3.6 GHz, 4.7 GHz Turbo
Memory: 2x8GB CL14 3200MHz / 2x8GB CL19 3600MHz
Office 365, Excel, Version 1902: 64 bit (same)
Time: 47.39 secs / 50.79 secs

I also tested a 2700X with the same Mobo, RAM and Excel Specs as the 3800X

What really baffles me, and I think there must've been an update to Excel is that:
1. 9900K tested on 4 May, 50.71 (I cant recall the Excel version)
2. 9900K tested on 30 July, 50.79
3. 2700X tested on 29 Apr, 95+ (I cant recall the Excel version)
4. 3800X tested on 29 July, 47.39

The gap between 2700X and 3800X is too large to be just a CPU upgrade.
07-29-2019 12:32 PM
AlphaC @ GuaPat, you didn't list CPU used. The clockspeed on a CPU cannot be taken independent of its architecture.

Quote: Originally Posted by shaoxuan View Post
Hi all,

I don't know if this is correct.

CPU: 3800X Zen 2
Clock speed: 3.9 GHZ, 4.475 GHZ Boost
Memory: 2x8GB CL14
Excel: 64 bit
Time: 47.39 secs
It could be correct.
Which Windows version are you using to test and Excel version?

The Excel 2019 version might have additional multi-threading enhancements vs 2016.

Also you listed CL14, I'm assuming that is 3200C14 with XMP timngs?
07-29-2019 09:43 AM
shaoxuan Hi all,

I don't know if this is correct.

CPU: 3800X Zen 2
Clock speed: 3.9 GHZ, 4.475 GHZ Boost
Memory: 2x8GB CL14
Excel: 64 bit
Time: 47.39 secs
07-28-2019 08:40 PM
Dr. Jorge Rabinovich

#Cores: 4
CPU clock speed: 3.7 Ghz
Total system memory: 8Gb
memory speed:
Excel version: Microsoft Home & Student 2016
32/64 bit: 64 bit
time to sort (in seconds): 80.2

#Cores: 10
CPU clock speed: 3.5 Ghz
Total system memory: 64Gb
memory speed:
Excel version: Microsoft Home & Student 2016
32/64 bit: 64 bit
time to sort (in seconds): 41.4
07-24-2019 07:42 PM

tx not only this helps benching it also helped improve my excel skills
learned a ton the colours for academic medicinedoctoral use

cant wait to try it 9 3950x soon
06-12-2019 02:58 PM
AlphaC I think there's been some update to Excel. I tested on my i5 system that hasn't had any BIOS/firmware updates or anything and it has 86seconds as a result on Excel 2016 x64.

On Ryzen I'd expect changes due to firmware updates and such but not on an i5.

86s vs 119 (64 bit) / 183s (32 bit) without OS change or BIOs change seems odd.

also Libreoffice R7 1700X @3.9GHz 2x8GB 3466C14 memory overclock, Linux kernel 5.0 backport to Ubuntu 18.04LTS = 22-23s
Libreoffice version: Build ID: 1:6.0.7-0ubuntu0.18.04.6 CPU threads: 16; OS: Linux 5.0
that's about 38-44% more time than the [email protected] posted on prior page
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