cachemoney for AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D review

cachemoney for AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D review

The $449/429 Ryzen 7 5800X3D is a different version from AMD, a processor that demonstrates the firm''s 3D V-Cache design for its upcoming Ryzen processors and defeats Intel''s 12900KS for the title of "fastest gaming processor." It''s also a last hurrah for the surprisingly long-lived AM4 platform, which debuted in 2017 and extended half a dozen Intel generations.

So, what exactly is a 3D V-Cache anyway? Let''s start with the basics. A processor''s cache is a bit like RAM, but because it''s inside the CPU it is an order of magnitude faster to access an order of magnitude smaller in terms of how much data it can store. This is the third level of cache AMD has evolved, moving from a traditional 2D design to a 3D design, a stack of cache that allows for much more data to be stored inside the CPU at once.

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D has been designed for AMD''s future Zen 4 processors, but the here and now it''s this one special 5800X3D, a newer version of the Ryzen 7 5800X that was introduced back in 2020. The 5800X3D has a lot of frequency and overclocking in order to handle a significantly larger 96MB L3 cache.

CPU designBoostBaseL3 cacheTDPRRP
Ryzen 5950XZen 3 16C/32T4.9GHz3.4GHz64MB105W$799
Ryzen 5900XZen 3 12C/24T4.8GHz3.7GHz64MB105W$549
Ryzen 5800X3DZen 3 8C/16T4.5GHz3.4GHz96MB105W$449
Ryzen 5800XZen 3 8C/16T4.7GHz3.8GHz32MB105W$449
Ryzen 5700GZen 3 8C/16T4.6GHz3.8GHz16MB65W$359
Ryzen 5600XZen 3 6C/12T4.6GHz3.7GHz32MB65W$299
Ryzen 5600GZen 3 6C/12T4.4GHz3.9GHz16MB65W$259

Before we get into the first test results, let''s briefly describe the rig we''re using. For AMD side, we''re using an Asus ROG Maximus Z590 Hero and 12th-gen Intel with the Asus ROG Z690 Maximus Hero, all high-end boards for their respective platforms. DDR4 motherboards used G.Skill 3600MT/s CL16 memory, while 12th-gen Intel got the benefit of a faster but higher-latency Corsair 5200MT

The AMD and 11th-gen Intel CPUs were cooled with a Eisbaer Aurora 240mm AiO, while the 12th-gen testing was conducted with a Asus ROG Ryujin 2 360mm AiO. (And to answer the obvious question, our rig was complete with a 1000W Corsair RM1000x power supply from Infinite Computing.

The Asus ROG Strix 3090 OC Edition is a massive three-slot triple-fan design that keeps the card surprisingly cool and quiet.

One of the biggest concerns about the 5800X3D is exactly where the upgraded cache will be useful - because if a game or other application does not fit a specific performance profile, it may see no performance advantage at all running on the 5800X3D, and even worse, due to AMD''s clock speed.

In a variety of content creation and gaming scenarios, we''ve tested the 5800X3D, as opposed to the original 5800X and a number of other previous AMD and Intel processors. We''re hoping for significant performance enhancements, especially in video games, but we''ll start with a few quick content creation benchmarks: a Cinebench R20 3D render and a Handbrake video transcode.

CB R20 1TCB R20 MTHB h.264HB HEVCHEVC Power Use
Core i9 12900K7601041670.82fps29.26fps373W
Core i7 12700K729868357.64fps25.67fps318W
Core i5 12600K716659844.27fps19.99fps223W
Core i5 12400F652473631.77fps14.70fps190W
Core i9 11900K588590241.01fps18.46fps321W
Core i5 11600K541408629.00fps13.12fps250W
Ryzen 9 5950X6371016570.28fps30.14fps237W
Ryzen 7 5800X3D546574642.71fps19.10fps221W
Ryzen 7 5800X596611844.18fps19.50fps229W
Ryzen 5 5600X601450231.75fps14.43fps160W

Both the 5800X3D, which outperforms the 5600X and Intel 12400F, would be disastrous, thus neither task would logically benefit from smaller core clocks, although this is still a very capable processor for tasks that don''t compete with the class.

Let''s get started with the fun part: checking out how the 5800X3D performs in a wide spectrum of games. Click the button below to select titles you''re most interested in, or hit the''next page'' button to get all of them!

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