Handbrake, Blender, POV-Ray, CoronaRender, 7-Zip, and WebXPRT
Handbrake is up next, and we are transcoding a 4K MKV to MP4. Here we see the new 3300X beats out the 7700K and even comes close to beating the 2600X, which has a four-thread advantage over it.
Blender, we used the classroom render test and timed the result. Here, we see the same scaling with the 3100 trailing the 7700K slightly. The 3300X once again finds itself ahead of the 7700K and behind the six-core parts.
POV-Ray or Persistence of View Raytracer allows users to create 3D graphics. We use it to test both 1T and nT performance of CPUs as it renders out as fixed workload.
First up will be 1T testing, and here we see the 3100 and 3300X jump ahead of all of the Zen+ chips while surrounding the 7700K. The 3300X is rather close to the six-core parts, which is quite a strong showing for a quad-core part. The 3100 due to clock speeds deficiency along with likely the die layout falls a bit behind the 3300X here.
Corona Render is a photorealistic renderer that can be integrated into several popular 3D modeling applications. It can also be used as a standalone application, which is what we opted for to best control variables.
Here we have the renderer using all threads of available CPUs, and we see that the scaling is almost linear across the core counts. The 3300X, however, has a strong showing pulling well ahead of the 7700K, but the gap to the six-core parts is too much for the thread deficient quad-core parts.
7-Zip is an open-source and free compression application. IT works well with multi-threading and also can see gains from clock speed as well.
Here we see that the 7700K comes to life here, and some of its architectural efficiency comes into play here, giving it a needed win over the new Ryzen 3 parts. Just keep in mind that the win over the 3300X is so close its well within the margin for error.
WebXPRT is a browser-based test, and we like this test as this is one of the areas not many think to test. This also happens to be a real-world usage test that can be impacted by the mitigations which have recently rolled through and were patched.
Here we see the 3300X pulls up toward the top of the stack. The 3100 due to its lower clock falls behind the Intel contingent but still outpaces the Zen+ parts. One thing that surprised me was the 7700K beating the 8700K.
Still, I think that is because the 7700K platform may not need or have the number of patches applied that impact performance as the UEFI for our board (Maximus IX Hero) had its most recent update being version 1301 from April of 2018.
Last updated: May 7, 2020 at 04:01 pm CDT
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [CPU, New Tech, Packaging, and Test Setup]
- Page 3 [WPrime, SuperPi, Cinebench, and AIDA64]
- Page 4 [Handbrake, Blender, POV-Ray, CoronaRender, 7-Zip, and WebXPRT]
- Page 5 [Unigine and UL Benchmarks]
- Page 6 [Gaming Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [Storage Performance]
- Page 8 [Clocks, Overclocking, Thermals, and Power Consumption]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]