The Ryzen 7 7800X3D which proves to be a monster in game does not seem to be too dependent on the motherboard… At least in game. A korean youtuber (minteger) compares the performance obtained with the CPU mounted on an X670 motherboard and another one in A620.
Ryzen 7 7800X3D: as good in game on X670 as on A620!
In order to measure the performance differences between the A620 and X670 platforms, a Korean videographer placed AMD’s latest CPU on each platform in turn. Of course, some differences were shown, but they affected the processor quite little.
So, in games, we get almost the same performance when switching from one platform to another. In the worst case, we have almost 3% better for the X670 card… Not enough to justify the purchase of a card hundreds of euros more expensive. On the other hand, in applications, the differences are a little more important since we are around 5% in favor of the X670.
Finally, the reason behind all this is related to the better frequencies obtained on the high-end motherboard. While in games, the processor reached 4.6 GHz against 4.9 GHz on the X670, in applications, the little A620 kept the CPU between 4.5 GHz and 4.7 GHz against 4.8 GHz on the X670. However, in-game performance seems to depend less on the processor frequency than in applications.
So, if you were wondering, yes, opting for an A620 card can be an economically interesting solution if you only focus on gaming. Otherwise, a B650 card should be perfectly fine as well.