AMD Ryzen 7 2700 And Ryzen 5 2600 Review: Great Value, Solid Performance

Ryzen 7 2700 And Ryzen 5 2600: Cinebench, POV-Ray, Fluid Dynamics

Cinebench R15 is a combination CPU and OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation tool suite used by animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others. It's very demanding of system processor resources and can utilize any number of threads, which make is an excellent gauge of computational throughput. This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders and animates 3D scenes and tracks the length of the entire process. The rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.

3D Rendering Benchmark


One again, we see the Ryzen 7 2700 And Ryzen 5 2600 sandwiching the Core i7-8700K and Ryzen 5 2600X. The 2700's additional core resources allow it overtake the more-expensive Core i7 in the multi-threaded test, though Intel still holds onto a sizable single-core advantage, especially with its latest architecture.
POV-Ray Performance
Ray Tracing Benchmark

POV-Ray, or the Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer, is an open source tool for creating realistically lit images. We tested with POV-Ray's standard 'one-CPU' and 'all-CPU' benchmarking tools on all of our test machines and recorded the scores reported for each. Results are measured in pixels-per-second throughput; higher scores equate to better performance.


AMD's Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 finish in exactly the same positions in POV-Ray as they do in Cinebench above. Heavily threaded workloads like these are where AMD's Zen+ architecture and Ryzen really shine.

STARS Euler3d
Computational Fluid Dynamics

STARS Euler3d is a computational fluid dynamics benchmark which uses a CFD grid that contains 1.23 million tetrahedral elements and 223 thousand nodes. The benchmark executable advances a mach 0.50 Advisory Group for Aerospace Research, or AGARD, flow solution for an aeroelastic test wing. The benchmark score is reported as a CFD cycle frequency in Hertz.

This benchmark is multi-threaded, but is also dependent on platform bandwidth, so the final results are not determined by compute performance alone. Cache and memory bandwidth and latency affect the score as well...

No surprises here either. The Ryzen 7 2700 slots in just behind the 1800X and 2700X and the Ryzen 5 2600 finishes just behind the 2600X, as you would expect.

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