Ryzen 7 5800X3D: up to 29% better gaming VS Core i9-12900K


We know that the AM4 socket is living its last moments. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D will be the first and only chip with 3D V-Cache based on the 7nm Zen 3 architecture…A sort of crowning achievement of the AM4 socket’s career. The processor features 8 cores, 16 threads and 100MB of combined cache thanks to its additional 64MB 3D stacked SRAM design. Unlike the entire Ryzen line, it will not be overclockable. The reds intend it for one thing only: to counter Intel on gaming. If the first tests dealing with other things than games have not been conclusive, it seems that on the ground targeted by AMD, the 5800X3D fulfills its mission.

AMD 5800X3D performance
AMD had announced the color for its 5800X3D

The platform used for the tests was based on an RTX 3080TI FE and the variants were the famous 5800X3D mounted on an X570 with a DDR4-3200 CL14 memory and another platform with an Intel Core i9-12900K with a Z690 and DDR4-3200 CL14 also. The test, which you can find all the details here, concerns several AAA games tested at a resolution of 1080p for the moment (so we have to be careful before extrapolating to other resolutions). The 5800X3D almost matches the Core i9-12900K, in 6 of the 12 games. On the other titles, in fact, the new AMD chip managed to outperform the Core i9-12900KF. The difference can be as high as 29%, and the average is 10-15% better.

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Ryzen 5800X3D: What conclusion can we draw?

Honestly none for the moment. The use of 720P and now 1080P on setups as muscular ( 3080TI … ) is an indication very far from the choices that customers would make these machines ( 1440P at least ). Then because it is not impossible that the new AMD bios, expected soon, will improve the results. Finally, if the tester wanted to privilege a coherent confrontation in terms of price, the choice of DDR4 3200 is not the most judicious… Except to allow the Ryzen 5800X3D to exploit the full potential of its cache.