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Early scores for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D have gone up on Geekbench, giving prospective owners of AMD’s first desktop Ryzen CPU with 3D V-Cache technology an idea of how the chip might compare to its regular counterpart. The 8C/16T Ryzen 7 5800X3D achieved a single-core score of 1,633 and multi-core score of 11,250, metrics that indicate the processor is a bit of a letdown in the single-core department but offers improved multi-core performance in the realm of 9%. Releasing on April 20 at an MSRP of $449, AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D has already gained some notoriety for not supporting traditional overclocking, as confirmed by technical marketing director Robert Hallock.

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is 9% faster than 5800X in leaked Geekbench multi-core test (VideoCardz)

Officially, AMD is claiming that its X3D part is on average 15% faster than Ryzen 9 5900X in games. In addition, the company also confirmed that the additional 64 MB cache will show better results in games, rather than synthetic benchmarks.

The Geekbench CPU scores appears to be a good example of that. With no performance uplift in single-core test, the CPU is actually still able to score 9% higher in multi-core, and that’s despite featuring lower clock speeds.

The 5800X3D is an 8-core and 16-thread Zen3 processor based on a silicon codenamed ‘Vermeer-X’. It comes with a total of 96 MB of cache (32+64), which is three times as much as 5800X. The CPU will retain the same TDP envelope of 105W, but in terms of CPU frequencies, it is 200 to 400 MHz slower. Unfortunately, there is no ‘simple’ way to increase the clock speed. AMD already confirmed that this SKU will not support overclocking in a traditional way.

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  1. Looking forward to performance per watt and scaling with increased cooling.

    Where I'd envision the 5800X3D is in systems with a TDP that would otherwise stifle say a 5900X or 12700K, and so on.
  2. That Dan A4 H20 along with whatever GPU can be sussed up...
    For me, I'll still be sticking with my HAF X case. The SUPRIM 3090 I have won't fit in much anything else but once you have your build I'm sure it'll look snazzy. That's a nice-looking case.
  3. Oh, I don't have one yet. Can't really make a good 'case' for purchasing one, I'm not even close to running out of computers!

    It's just one of those 'it'd be nice to build one of these' ideas, along the lines of a CPU that you cannot overclock that would probably reach 99% of its potential with a 240mm AIO.

    Now, for reference, my 'desktop' ITX setup currently hosts an 8700K in an also Lian Li-built Cryorig Taku. Someday I'm going to take a dremel to it so it can breathe...

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