CPU Performance

To start testing off I went with a rendering-focused benchmark with the always popular Blender. This software is always updating and with that the benchmark changes as well so I have run with a few versions here simply because with the latest 4.0 version I haven’t had the chance to get more CPUs on the bench to compare against the 8700G and 8600G. I have all three tests stacked together so we can see an overall of them altogether. Blender loves the higher core counts but clock speed does still make a difference. But how did the two new CPUs perform? Well In Belnder 3.4 and 3.6 the combined results put the 8700Gjust under the 7700 and 7700X which is about where I would expect it to be. The 8600G is farther down the chart of course and is at the bottom of the CPUs tested below the Ryzen 5 7600 on both.

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Continuing with the video encoding theme I also have Handbrake which is an open-source transcoder. For this test I am taking a 4k video down to 1080p 30 FPS, the results are the average FPS of that task. The 8700G at 103.5 FPS is right behind the 7700 and the 7800X3D. The 8600G is behind the 7600 as well as behind a few of the old high core count Intel’s from the older enthusiast platform that would run alongside of the Xeon line. This puts it ahead of CPUs like the i9-11900K and 10900K which were monsters when they came out.

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For the always popular Cinebench, I am testing with the older Cinebench R20 and R23 as well as the new 2024 edition as well. I always like Cinebench because we have multi-core and single-core performance which gives us a good look at the performance of the whole CPU and IPC performance. In R20 on the multi-core test, the 8700G is again right behind the Ryzen 7 7700. The 8600G on the other hand is a little farther down with its lower core count but still did well sitting behind the Ryzen 5 7600. For their single core results in R20, they are both up farther in the chart with the 8700G being slightly higher and right with the 7800X3X and the 8600G just behind the 7600. In R23 the 8700G is behind the 7700 on both multicore and single-core tests. The 8600G with its 13617 score is just behind the Ryzen 5 7600. Then in the latest 2024 test, the 8700G scored a 978 which I know I sound like a broken record but put it right behind the 7700 and the 788 for the 8600G put it at the bottom of the chart behind the 7600.

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Next up we have ray tracing-focused rendering benchmarks. Here I tested the CPUs in POV-Ray and V-Ray including the newer V-Ray Benchmark 5. POV-Ray was also tested with a single core and across all of the cores. The 8700G scored a 6151 for the multi-core POV-Ray score putting it behind the 7800X3D and similar on its single-core score. The 8600G on the other hand was down farther at 4858 behind the 5700X and the 7600. In the older V-Ray 1.0.8, the 8700G came in at 48 seconds, with the 7800X3D being the closest modern CPU there and the 7700 just ahead of that. The 8600G on the other hand at 61 seconds was tied with the 5700X and just behind the 7600. In the newer V-Ray Benchmark 5, the 8700G scored 12488 which put it behind the 7700 with a big gap between the two, and the 8600G scored a 9842 putting it at the bottom of the chart behind the 10900K.

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I also tested using the CPUz’s built-in benchmark which does run on a single thread and with all threads. In the multi-thread test, the 8700G scored 7274 putting it right behind the 7800X3D again. The 8600G on the other hand with its 6 cores was lower with a 5550 putting it behind the 5700X and 7600. For single-core results, the 8600Ga and 8700G are a lot closer. The 690.5 for the 8700G is behind the 11900K and not far behind the 7800X3D. The 8600G had a 666.3 which puts it behind the 8700G.

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Next, we have wPrime which is a classic overclocking benchmark that calculates pi out to 1024 million digits and is timed. This is a multi-thread heavy test which has the older high-core count CPUs still all over the top of the charts and you can see that with the top CPUs sitting at 8 or more cores. The 8700G with its 8 cores came in with a 70.999 putting it behind the 7700 but ahead of the 11900K. The 8600G took 14 seconds longer with its 84.242 score putting it ahead of the Ryzen 5 7600.

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7 Zip is another open-source program, this time for compressing and decompressing all of your files. Here I have run the benchmark and we have three results. The combined MIPS is a combination of compressing and decompressing performance. Then I have it broken down between the two. The combined results have the 8700G with a score of 115786 which was surprisingly good, putting it up ahead of the Ryzen 9 7900 and behind the 13600K. The 8600G also did well with a 90660 putting it ahead of the 7700X. The split results show the same thing and show that both CPUs favored the decompressing test with that ahead on both whereas most CPUs favor the compression test.

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Jetstream 2 is a compilation benchmark that takes a long list of HTML5 and Java in-browser tests and runs them all three times and puts together an overall score. I love this benchmark because let's be honest, most people are using their browser more than any other game or program. Jetstream gives some interesting results sometimes though but it tends to prefer high IPC or single-core performance and there are some situations where it prefers lower core-count CPUs. The 8700G and 8600G are a great example of where this test doesn’t always care about the highest-end CPUs, both scored right up in the top end behind the 7950X3D.

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For Passmark Performance Test I used the latest version, Performance Test 11 and also tested with the older Performance Test 10 as well. I only look at the overall CPU score which takes a few different synthetic benchmarks and combines the results to put together an overall score. This is a test that does favor multi-threaded performance over IPC. In Performance Test 10 the 8700G came in behind the 7700, no surprises there, and the 8600G was just behind the 5700X and 7600, again no surprises. In Performance Test 11 the 8700G is just behind the 7800X3D and the 7700. The 8600G is down at the bottom of the chart behind the 7600 and the 12600K.

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Crossmark is from BAPCo which also makes SYSmark and this is a cross-platform test where you can compare performance between phones and both Windows and Mac computers. This is the start of our overall PC benchmarks and Crossmark uses a mix of real-world tests to output an overall score. The 8700G scored an 1840 which wasn’t as high as I expected it to be. This put it down below the 7600. The 8600G which is normally behind the 7600 wasn’t far behind, putting it ahead of the 12600K but behind the 8700G.

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PCMark 10 is a great test because it tests things like video calls, browser performance, Excel, and Word performance to give an idea of real-world performance. It tends to like higher clock speeds but does take raw core count into account as well which you can see. The Ryzen 7 8700G scored a 9516 here which put it right up in the top section of our chart ahead of the 7800X3D and behind the 13900K. The 8600G was down a little lower with its score of 9134 but this is still up in the top group in front of the 7950X even.

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We recently added even more real-world testing with the UL Procyon Benchmarks which are as real-world as they can get using the actual programs that you would use in each test. There are two overall benchmarks, first is the Office Productivity Benchmark which uses Microsoft Office 365 to test actual performance in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The second benchmark is the Photo Editing Benchmark which is run using the latest version of Photoshop as well as Lightroom Classic to look at photo editing performance. I have both scores stacked together to get an overall look at the performance. The Ryzen 7 8700G has a combined score of 16368 and the 8600G 15479, both are right next to each other here sitting behind the 12600K and ahead of the older 5600X.

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Moving the focus over towards gaming my next test is using Dolphin 5.0 Benchmark. Dolphin 5.0 is a Wii emulator and like most emulators, it doesn’t care about high core counts at all. In fact, it only runs two in total. Clock speeds are king here most of the time which is why all of the 5 GHz+ CPUs are at the top of the chart here. The 8700G took 202 seconds to run the test putting it just behind the 7700. The 8600G took 216 seconds isn’t too far behind the 8700G, at 216 seconds it is behind the 7800X3D.

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Before diving into game testing I wanted to check out synthetic performance using 3DMark. I tested with the older DX11 Fire Strike test as well as the newer DX12 Time Spy. I also added the new 3DMark CPU Profile benchmark into the mix as well which does a good job of showing the full range of thread counts that you might see being used in games as well as a max threads option that does everything above 16 threads. In the Fire Strike test, the 8700G scored a 31027 in the Fire Strike test putting it behind the 7800X3D which has a big gap between the two. The 8600G is down closer to the middle of the chart sitting ahead of the 5600X and a few CPUs behind the Ryzen 7600. In Time Spy the results are similar but with a smaller gap between the 8700G and the 7800X3D, same with the 8600G and the 7600. In the 3Dmark CPU profile, the 8700G and 8600G hold their own in the early low thread count tests because of their high clock speeds. The 8600G does start to drop off at 8 threads and ends up behind the 7500X in the end. The 8700G does better but ends up behind the 7800X3D once again.  

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I did of course test the two new CPUs in games as well. I will dive into testing the integrated GPU in the next section. Here though they are paired up with a powerful GPU (the RTX 4090) and I compare CPU to CPU performance. In TF2 where we have a lot of CPUs tested, the game is CPU limited so the difference between the CPUs is a little more obvious. The 8700G came in at 216 FPS sitting behind the Ryzen 5 7600. The 8600G is just 7 FPS below that and sits between the older 5700X and 5600X there. When we get into some of the other games the 8600G is done at the bottom or near the bottom in a lot of the games trading places with the 12600K often. The 8700G did better but is still in the bottom half in most of the games except for Borderlands 3.

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Last up I also run a few tests in AIDA64, these take a look at cache performance for L1, L2, and L3 cache as well as memory speeds, Precision FLOPS, and Integer IOPS. With the larger cache size, the Ryzen 7 8700G performed a lot better in the cache tests than the Ryzen 5 8600G did. The 6400 MHz G.Skill memory used helped in the memory speed tests as well whereas the other AM5 Ryzen CPUs were all tested with 6000 MHz memory.

AIDA64

L1 Cache Read

L1 Cache Write

L1 Cache Latency

L2 Cache Read

L2 Cache Write

L2 Cache Latency

L3 Cache Read

L3 Cache Write

L3 Cache Latency

GB/s

GB/s

ns

GB/s

GB/s

ns

GB/s

GB/s

ns

AMD Ryzen R7 2700X

999.43

502.5

1

978.03

495.12

2.8

414.95

417.71

8.8

AMD Ryzen R5 2600X

768.13

388.05

1

729.37

366.01

2.9

429.09

323.83

9.1

Ryzen 5 2400G

485.01

238.29

1

459.8

232.2

3.1

222.96

181.6

9.6

Ryzen 3 2200G

460.55

227.41

1.1

352.84

177.56

3.3

137.3

171.2

10.2

Intel i7-8700K

1595.6

803.65

0.9

640.37

397.14

2.6

337

213.67

11

Intel i5-8400

1417.2

710.79

1

543.81

352.9

3.1

270.89

186.82

13

Intel Core i9-7980XE

3758.3

1896.7

1.1

1671.7

1069.9

5.6

229.61

118.4

21

Intel Core i9-7960X

3532.3

1785.2

1

1571.6

1003.5

5.1

220.22

121.04

19.8

Intel Core i7-7820X

1969.9

995.02

1

884.63

574.74

5.6

114.4

103.57

19.2

Intel Core i5-7640X

1044.8

31888

1

397.26

247

2.9

228.31

163.86

11.1

Intel Core i9-7900X

2418.5

709.16

1

1037.3

521.94

5.2

124.16

106.78

21.2

Intel Core i7-7740X

1102.7

561.25

0.9

424.55

304.3

2.7

287.01

186.67

21.2

Intel i7-6900K

1963.9

999.59

1

710.28

310.34

4.1

243.96

195.41

14.6

Intel i7-7700K

1114.6

560.82

0.9

415.45

285.97

2.7

234.5

188.7

10.4

Intel i7-5960X

1748.5

874.6

1.2

623.08

272.77

3.5

260.72

184.92

15.3

AMD Ryzen R7 1800X

917.46

460.16

1.1

831.95

446.37

4.7

388.18

386.01

12.4

AMD Ryzen R7 1700X

867.89

435.33

1.2

809.29

419.38

5

369.75

350.31

12.9

AMD Ryzen R7 1700

793.9

398.12

1.3

742.92

389.73

5.4

334.36

332.12

14.2

AMD Ryzen R5 1600X

689.47

345.95

1.1

630.99

334.93

4.7

386.48

326.86

12.3

AMD Ryzen R5 1500X

446.84

224.01

1.1

306.82

211.58

11.8

306.82

211.58

11.8

AMD Ryzen R5 2600

685.38

344.05

1

669.28

333.5

3.1

381.16

320.56

9.8

AMD Ryzen R7 2700X

849.91

426.09

1

837.76

418.75

3

357.51

356.71

9.4

Intel i7-8086K

1596.4

803.56

0.9

623.36

423.53

2.6

380.04

243.73

10.9

Intel i9-9900K

2375.6

1195.4

0.8

907.65

626.34

2.4

302.01

221.1

11

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

3098.6

1551.4

0.9

1545.3

1416.8

2.8

1014.4

836.39

11.5

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

2133.2

1072.9

0.9

1069.1

993.49

2.8

611.53

573.21

10.2

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

1547.4

779.24

1

777.62

745.3

2.8

584.93

538.45

10.4

AMD Ryzen 3 3400G

508.97

253.87

1

490.26

247.04

3

233.57

193.62

9.3

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X

1080.5

541.5

0.9

541.84

530.5

2.7

322.13

321.33

11.1

AMD Ryzen 3 3100

965.85

484.67

1

485.55

460.71

3.1

374.11

343.53

11.8

Intel i5-10600K

1676.6

840.87

0.8

662.98

452.67

2.5

361.35

238.47

10.5

Intel i9-10900K

3162.1

1586.7

0.8

1201.8

759.97

2.4

407.66

245.94

11.4

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

1721.4

869.69

0.9

851.89

831.97

2.6

276.24

298.84

11

Intel i9-11900K

4542.8

2299.3

1

1413.2

691.62

2.5

330.32

213.28

11.4

Intel i5-11600K

3412.3

1724.9

1

960.91

526.76

2.7

319.1

198.57

11.4

Intel i9-12900K

2310

1438.7

1

1233.5

562.72

2.9

678.84

418.11

19.8

Intel i5-12600K

1461.1

971.78

1.1

846.4

360.51

3.2

598.86

292.09

21.4

AMD Ryzen 5 4500

1561.9

784.1

1

785.34

751.61

2.9

350.05

571.19

10.5

AMD Ryzen 5 5600

1646.6

831.24

0.9

832.43

767.22

2.7

445.8

437.73

11.9

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

2267.8

1157.8

0.9

1147.6

1026.1

2.6

501.53

526.11

11.5

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X

2722.9

1381

0.7

1361.1

1305.1

2.7

887.95

901.2

10.1

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

1996.3

1019.3

0.7

1020.9

999.93

2.6

847.43

847.61

10.5

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

5252.2

2685

0.7

2615.6

2588.4

2.6

1293.7

1357.3

9.9

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

4042.4

2051.4

0.7

2008.5

1956.3

2.5

1278.6

1394.1

9.8

Intel i9-13900K

2005.7

872.39

0.9

2280.2

851.63

3.7

1729.2

619.38

18.3

Intel i5-13600K

3218.4

1472.5

1.1

1156

479.87

4.5

907.63

406.76

14.9

AMD Ryzen 9 7900

3839.2

2023.6

0.7

1925.5

1865.1

2.7

1146

1046.4

10.3

AMD Ryzen 7 7700

2630.8

1333.7

0.8

1336.2

1298.2

2.9

826.97

879.08

10.4

AMD Ryzen 5 7600

1898

963.23

0.8

964.63

946.49

2.9

698.77

690.84

10.8

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D

4734.9

2518.4

0.8

2558.7

2422.3

2.7

1314.4

1376.8

12.5

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D

2342.7

1239.1

0.8

1252.6

1171.8

3.1

674.02

703.18

12.8

AMD Ryzen 7 8700G

2350.8

1228

0.8

1230.7

1219.8

2.8

867.87

893.95

11.4

AMD Ryzen 5 8600G

1777.2

930.44

0.8

941.76

941.91

2.9

721.29

702.59

10.7

 

AIDA64

Memory Read

Memory Write

Memory Latency

Single-Precision FLOPS

Double Precision FLOPS

AES-256

24-bit Integer IOPS

32-bit Integer IOPS

64-bit Integer IOPS

MB/s

MB/s

ns

GFLOPS

GFLOPS

MB/s

GIOPS

GIOPS

GIOPS

AMD Ryzen R7 2700X

50214

48578

65

507.9

253.9

70514

127.7

127.7

64.22

AMD Ryzen R5 2600X

50273

48346

65.5

383.2

191.4

51932

95.82

95.82

48.15

Ryzen 5 2400G

45967

47850

66.6

235.9

117.8

32388

58.94

58.98

29.67

Ryzen 3 2200G

35567

36240

118.4

225.8

112.6

27603

56.32

56.32

28.3

Intel i7-8700K

38421

40175

57.9

825

412.5

29406

370

370

51.55

Intel i5-8400

38096

40549

59.8

728.8

364.5

25192

323.5

323.5

45.55

Intel Core i9-7980XE

77004

68888

73.4

1831

915.5

69377

821.2

821.3

121.6

Intel Core i9-7960X

79416

71554

74.9

1681

840.6

65409

754

753.9

114.7

Intel Core i7-7820X

76049

73759

71.6

944.9

472.5

36420

423.7

423.7

63.85

Intel Core i5-7640X

30786

31888

68.5

536.5

268.2

18547

238.1

138.1

33.53

Intel Core i9-7900X

76856

72856

72.8

1148

574.5

45506

515.1

515

79.76

Intel Core i7-7740X

38455

40596

53.2

575.4

287.8

20503

258.1

258

35.97

Intel i7-6900K

66786

68130

61.9

1023

511.7

36340

255.9

255.9

63.96

Intel i7-7700K

38498

40448

52.7

575.7

287.9

20519

258

258

35.98

Intel i7-5960X

66108

49545

62.8

895.5

447.7

31783

223.9

223.9

55.97

AMD Ryzen R7 1800X

44031

43425

81.8

472.4

236.2

64016

118.1

118.1

59.03

AMD Ryzen R7 1700X

44493

43749

78.3

446.8

223.4

61730

111.7

111.7

55.84

AMD Ryzen R7 1700

45343

43777

82.6

408.5

204.3

56811

102.1

102.1

51.05

AMD Ryzen R5 1600X

44452

43918

83.7

354.9

177.5

49340

88.74

88.73

44.34

AMD Ryzen R5 1500X

44289

43746

83.1

229.8

114.8

31983

57.43

57.45

28.72

AMD Ryzen R5 2600

50385

48499

66.5

351

175.4

48939

88.03

88.02

44.01

AMD Ryzen R7 2700

50088

48343

65.9

434.3

217.2

60336

108.6

108.6

54.68

Intel i7-8086K

39069

40675

56.2

824.9

412.5

29397

369.9

369.9

51.55

Intel i9-9900K

39682

41015

51.1

1226

613

45542

550

549.8

79.79

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

53981

52271

70.7

1546

772.1

106943

385.7

385.7

96.57

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

51498

28739

67.3

1078

537.8

74474

271

271.2

67.77

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

50769

28736

68.9

799.5

400

55456

198.6

198.6

49.64

AMD Ryzen 3 3400G

49936

53502

67.1

257.2

128.5

35736

64.16

64.16

32.25

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X

51435

28743

66.4

551.6

276.1

38176

138.7

138.7

34.65

AMD Ryzen 3 3100

50246

28734

71.1

497.6

248.7

34946

124.4

124.4

31.09

Intel i5-10600K

43340

43430

48.2

863.8

431.9

30782

387.2

386.9

53.99

Intel i9-10900K

44972

43808

50.5

1632

815.7

58163

731.3

731.2

102

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

50972

28772

59.2

891.9

445.8

61623

709.6

709.7

55.72

Intel i9-11900K

44919

43343

51.8

1068

534.2

164966

547

547

182.7

Intel i5-11600K

43953

43468

55.6

838.7

419.4

123767

429.3

429.3

143.4

Intel i9-12900K

71418

72395

82

695.7

247.9

140499

400.6

400.6

166.2

Intel i5-12600K

65416

71336

87.8

432.5

216.2

86470

252.7

252.7

96.22

AMD Ryzen 5 4500

52683

53191

82.8

806

402.6

56578

201.5

201.3

50.35

AMD Ryzen 5 5600

48444

28753

70.9

853.2

426.2

107839

675.8

679.6

53.38

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

47858

28760

68.2

1158

577.9

137459

919.1

912.9

74.38

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X

58755

80120

70

1392

694.6

192730

1205

1205

602.4

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

54720

80771

69.5

1046

523.1

147661

912.5

912.5

456.4

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

67342

76712

69

2735

1364

379510

2370

2370

1184

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

68064

78123

67.7

2062

1029

288134

1792

1789

895.4

Intel i9-13900K

76006

68902

86.1

2238

1116

157028

831.4

831.4

270.6

Intel i5-13600K

64721

62311

97.2

1294

647

86637

509.5

509.4

136.4

AMD Ryzen 9 7900

73968

73494

69.4

2007

998.7

267499

1710

1709

855.9

AMD Ryzen 7 7700

58694

79929

68.9

1369

684.7

185084

1192

1192

594.3

AMD Ryzen 5 7600

59454

81467

69.6

988.6

494.3

140625

861.9

861.2

431.2

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D

77677

80314

68.1

2619

1311

178269

2239

2239

1120

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D

65343

81313

71.9

1241

620.3

89694

1076

1076

538.3

AMD Ryzen 7 8700G

75149

99082

74.5

1277

638.1

88895

1108

1108

554.1

AMD Ryzen 5 8600G

75418

99134

71.6

969.3

484.6

69303

842.7

843.2

421.4

 

 

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