Memory & Cache Testing
AIDA64 Engineer Edition
“FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.50 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition 1.50 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises. The new AIDA64 update implements AVX-optimized benchmarks for the upcoming Intel Sandy Bridge processors, adds a brand-new video encoding benchmark, and supports the latest AMD and NVIDIA graphics processors.”
We see a pattern of AMD having lower memory write performance with chips with a single CCX on board, and that hasn’t changed. Memory read does take a notable leap forward this generation on the Ryzen 5 5600X though.
Latency has improved this generation considerably. We are testing a non-optimized memory speed of 3200MHz for a apples to apples comparison but if you need the best performance, running the core, fabric, and memory at 1800/3600MHz is better.
AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X falls about where we would expect it to on CPU cache bandwidth at all three levels.
Passmark Performance Test – Memory Mark – Threaded
“Fast, easy to use, PC speed testing, and benchmarking. PassMark Performance Test ™ allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compare the results to other computers.”
Passmark gives the 5600X our second highest dual-channel score, falling only to its 12-core sibling this generation.
SiSoft Sandra – Memory Bandwidth – Aggregate.
“SiSoftware Sandra provides a robust package of diagnostic tools for testing your system and teasing out its problems–or potential headaches.”
The spread between our dual-channel contenders here is quite small, but the 5600X performs as expected.