In the context of: Intel may have staved off AMD’s foray into the desktop CPU space, but it looks like the latter company has one last bit of Ryzen heavy artillery left for the AM4 platform before Zen 4 arrives. If early standards are to be believed, the Ryzen 7 could provide 5800X3D for motherboard-owning gamers. Mother 300, 400 or 500 decent upgrade path.
Many gamers were disappointed to learn that AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D will come with some overclocking limitations when compared to the regular Ryzen 7 5800X, but most signs so far suggest that 3D V-Cache is able to make up for this shortcoming.
Last week, someone in Peru managed to get their hands on the Ryzen 7 5800X3D before its official retail availability date, which is April 20. After some benchmarking, they found that AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 series processor wouldn’t be exceptional at productivity tasks, which shouldn’t come as a surprise since AMD specifically markets this as a gaming CPU.
However, it turns out that 3D V-Cache can lead to some significant performance gains in some games. For example, it appears that the larger effective L3 cache size makes the Ryzen 7 5800X3D faster than the Intel Core i9-12900KS in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which is known to be sensitive to memory speed and latency.
This week, XanxoGaming published more benchmarks comparing AMD’s new CPU with an Intel Core i9-12900KF processor, this time using more comparable systems equipped with DDR4-3200 CL14 memory and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition.
The new tests were conducted using resolutions such as 1080p and even 720p to try to measure pure CPU performance in titles such as FFXV, Borderlands 3, Death Stranding, Control, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Strange Brigade, The Witcher 3 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, And processors seem to be fairly equal in this respect. In some cases, the Ryzen 5800X3D outperformed the Core i9-12900KF, while the latter processor had the upper hand in other tests.
Of course, we still need to wait for more comprehensive tests before we can make any judgment on AMD’s latest processor for the AM4 platform, but if these tests are any indication, the company appears to be ending the AM4 era well.
The Ryzen 7 5800X 3D will retail for $449, which is cheaper than Intel’s latest and greatest. However, you’ll land at a time when AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X has dropped to its lowest price ever — you can get $395 on Amazon or Newegg.