AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Review: 2700X And 2600X Deliver More Performance Per Dollar

Ryzen 7 2700X And Ryzen 5 2600X: JetStream, LAME, Blender

Next up, we have some numbers from the JetStream Benchmark Suite developed by WebKit. The JetStream Benchmark Suite uses a wide array of latency and throughput benchmarks to evaluate JavaScript performance, and all of the results are tabulated with roughly equal weighting. The benchmark measures both metrics of traditional JavaScript programming styles used on websites as well as new JavaScript-based technologies used on more modern, rich web applications. Scores in this benchmark are an indicator of the performance users would see when browsing and running advanced web applications.

JetStream JavaScript Benchmark
JavsScript Performance Testing

All of the systems were tested using the latest version of Microsoft's Edge browser, with default browser settings, on a clean install of Windows 10 Professional x64.


The Core i7-8700K takes the lead in the JetStream benchmark due to its strong single-thread performance and relatively high clocks. The 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X, however, outpaced all of the other processors we tested here. Their higher-clocks and lower-latency paid real dividends in this benchmark.

Audio Conversion and Encoding
In our custom LAME MT MP3 encoding test, we convert a large WAV file to the MP3 format, which is a popular, day-to-day use case for many end users, to provide portability and storage of their digital audio content. LAME is an open-source mid to high bit-rate and VBR (variable bit rate) MP3 audio encoder that is used widely around the world in a multitude of third party applications.

In this test, we created our own 223MB WAV file and converted it to the MP3 format using the multi-thread capable LAME MT application in single and multi-thread modes. Processing times are recorded below, listed in seconds. Shorter times equate to better performance.


Audio encoding with LAME is not one of AMD's strong suits. The Intel processors have a clear advantage here. Note, however, that versus the other AMD processors, the new Ryzen 7 2700X takes the lead.

3D Rendering Benchmark

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite that can handle everything from modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. It has a built-in benchmarking tool that will track the time it takes to complete rendering a particular model. We used a CPU-focused BMW model for these tests here...
The 2nd Gen Ryzen processors had another strong showing in the Blender benchmark. The Ryzen 7 2700X is outpaced only by the 16-Core Threadripper 1950X and 10-core Core i9-7900X. Versus the 8-core Core i7-7820X, the Ryzen 7 2700X come out ahead. In the battle of 6-core processors, the Ryzen 5 2600X couldn't catch the Core i7-8700K, but it wasn't too far behind.

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