AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D tested
Another day, another review of AMD’s latest gaming CPU was published by Zen3 TechPowerUP.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, Source: TechPowerUP
The official review ban for the 5800X3D jacks is in two days (April 14), but the CPU won’t be available for sale until April 20. This obviously didn’t stop the technical reviewers from getting a sample sooner. After the first review of XanxoGamingwe have now TechPowerUP Review, which holds a lot of data. We have confirmed that this TPU is not required to wait until April 14, because they have never signed a non-disclosure agreement. Therefore, one should not expect the “disappearance” of this review.
What this review clearly does not contain are the official launch charts. What we can say is that there are some more detailed game charts out there, but that shouldn’t matter anymore, because we now have two sites with independent results. This should give us a good idea of what to expect.
Notably, the TPU was powered by 5800X3D with 2x 16GB DDR4-3600 memory (16-20-20-34 1T) and Alder Lake CPUs with 2x 16GB DDR5-6000 (36-36-36-76 2T/Gear 2. X570). The gaming motherboard has been updated to the latest AGESA 18.104.22.168c version that supports 5800X3D.All games tested with EVGA’s GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra.
With permission, we only share relative gaming performance charts in three resolutions: 720p, 1080p, 1440p, and 2160p. AMD has put a lot of emphasis on gaming performance for its new eight-core Zen3 processor with 3D V-Cache, claiming 15% higher performance on average than the Ryzen 9 5900X. Unfortunately, this claim is not reflected in the relative performance charts prepared by TPU. Media tested the following games: Battlefield V, Borderlands 3, Cyberpunk 2077, Doom Eternal, Far Cry 5, Metro Exodus, RDR2, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D with 720p/1080p gaming, Source: TechPowerUP
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D at 1440p/2160p for gaming, Source: TechPowerUP
What was confirmed was the fact that the 5800X3D traded with the Intel Core i9-12900K processor in gaming tests. With its low $140 price tag and a well-established AM4 platform, this shouldn’t go unnoticed by potential buyers.
The CPU lacks overclocking capacity and has fewer clocks, though, which means that in app testing, it’s actually 3% slower than the Ryzen 7 5800X (without 3D V-Cache). In gaming, however, it’s a pretty good counterpart to the Intel 12th Gen series, with even a reviewer saying that the 5800X3D has reached gaming parity with Alder Lake.
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D was averaged on our 10 games at 720p with a lower CPU, and could gain an impressive 10% performance compared to its 5800X counterpart. […] Single games will show vastly different results, but the highlights here are Borderlands 3 and Far Cry 5. Far Cry 5 is the most memory-sensitive title in our test suite, +35%, wow!
– W1zzard, TechPowerUP
Be sure to check out the full review, where one can find synthetic benchmark results and much more.
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