Old Intel Core vs Ryzen CPU speed comparison

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Old Intel Core vs Ryzen CPU speed comparison

Post by nalim27 » Tue, 10. Jul 18, 20:17

Hello gamers,
I recently bought new PC and I want to share interesting performance comparison in X:R game - with surprising result!

OLD PC Specification:
  • CPU: Intel Xeon E5450 3.0@3.6GHz (for X:R 1.0 - 3.0 I has even older Intel Quad 6600 2.4@3.0GHz)
    RAM: 8GB DDR2 800MHz
    GPU: GForce 1060 6 GB GDDR5
    Resolution: 1680x1050
New PC (1.7.2018) Specification:
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 2600X (stock clocks 3.6GHz with boost till 4.2GHz)
    RAM: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
    GPU: GForce 1060 6 GB GDDR5 (its GPU from old PC)
    Resolution: 1680x1050
I have some performance issues in X:R - for example in very big sectors (in late game) during battles FPS going down to 30 FPS. In less populated sectors and I has around 55-60 FPS.
Also cockpit entering animation was very stuttering - like 5-7 FPS.
When I started new game, scene where Yisha entering Skunk the FPS is about 45 FPS.
I know it was limited by CPU because GPU was used for 30% max. I was used to it and spent about 300 hours in Rebirth. Before I replaced Q6600 by Xeon E5450 performance was even worse, but still playable.

But after 11 years of use I finally decided to send that PC to Silicon Heaven and I bought latest 6 core Ryzen 2600X. I expected that improvements in architecture and with higher CPU clock will bring me about 50-60% more FPS.
But I was positively surprised (or shocked) that FPS in big sectors is now between 120-145, the same in scene with Yisha on Skunk aboard! Also cockpit entering animation sequence is very fluid now.

So conclusion is: Do not run X games on old CPU, even if that CPU is still working and you spent good times together. Performance increase 300% is worth money for new modern CPUs!

P.S: Others games benefits from Ryzen CPU as well but not that much as X:R game. Except Arma 3, that can use 6 cores - there is performance increase similar as in X:R.
Mine rig - X4 ready :-) Windows 10 64b
CPU: AMD Ryzen 2700X (stock clocks 3.7GHz + 4.3GHz boost), 32GB DDR4 3200MHz CL14 RAM,
GPU: AMD Vega64 8 GB HBM.
SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2 PCI-ex

CPU before 1.7.2018: Intel Xeon E5450@3.6GHz, 8GB DDR2 800MHz RAM,

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Post by Yaunm » Wed, 18. Jul 18, 03:52

Congratulations on your new purchase. But i have to disagree here, old doesn't equal slow. Slow equals slow. And while the Q6600 was a great cpu for its time it didn't age well, simply because Intel stopped trying only with the next generation.

For example RAM
Q9650 (your cpu): 8GB ram @ ~13GB/s <-2007
i7 1st gen: 48GB @ ~40GB/s <-2008
Ryzen: 64GB @ ~56GB/s <- 2017

You can see there is a massive jump, and then literally nothing happens during the next ten years.

The Q6600 isn't even a real quadcore. And, even worse, doesn't even support SSE4.2. Essentially that 1060 was massively bottlenecked. Because of the CPU used, not because it was old. So your conclusion is crap :p

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Post by Alan Phipps » Wed, 18. Jul 18, 11:55

Since this is not really a request for X Rebirth Tech Sp, I'll move this to Off Topic.

Also be aware of this current thread which has discussed AMD Ryzen in passing.
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Post by pjknibbs » Wed, 18. Jul 18, 13:29

Yaunm wrote: The Q6600 isn't even a real quadcore.
Um, yes it is? It has four cores each with their own separate FPUs. It doesn't have Hyperthreading, if that's what you're thinking.

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Post by [FFCW]Urizen » Wed, 18. Jul 18, 13:32

No. It´s 2 Core 2 Duo on one die. In Essence, a Multiprocessor setup.
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Post by Alan Phipps » Wed, 18. Jul 18, 16:04

Oh, and another Ryzen discussion thread is here for your reference too.
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