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It looks like AMD’s first Ryzen chip with 3D V-Cache technology might actually be a significant upgrade for gamers—or, at least, fans of the latest Tomb Raider game from Eidos Montréal. As promised, Peru-based hardware site XanxoGaming has shared the first gaming benchmarks for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D today, and they indicate that the CPU provides gains of as much as 16% in Shadow of the Tomb Raider versus Intel’s latest Alder Lake-S flagship, the Core i9-12900KS, and as much as 21% versus the standard Core i9-12900K/KF. The benchmarks were conducted with the game running in DirectX 12 mode at 720p on systems with different GPU and memory configurations. XanxoGaming has linked to a CapFrameX blog post to explain why he chose to run the tests under that resolution.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Custom Settings – Low)

ProcessorAVG FPSBaseline
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D231121.58%
Intel Core i9-12900KS200~105.26%
Intel Core i9-12900K/KF190~100%
Image: XanxoGaming

FIRST result IN GAMING of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D (XanxoGaming)

According to the data that CapFrameX has given us from this same scene (we took the trouble to review the configuration well, as well as the test scene) the performance of the A MD Ryzen 7 5800X3D would be up to approximately 14-15% more compared to a 12900KS and 20-21% more than an Intel Core i9-12900K .

The comparison is not apples to apples, but the Intel system features an RTX 3090 Ti , DDR5-4800C40 with the same benchmark settings we used.

First impression – In IPC 3D V-CACHE does not bring improvements in single core, but HIGHER CACHE makes up for it in gaming.

It has taken us a few hours to reproduce reliable results using this scene in 720p. It’s a first look at what will be shown in our final review of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor. We’ll do our typical benchmarks at 1080p Ultra, but we’re considering adding 720p results and how the AMD processor with the Intel Core i9-12900KF (the only one we have in hand) fares.

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D does not bring almost any improvement in productivity to its “predecessor” but could perhaps be a last gift to gamers to give the AM4 platform a final stamp. Would it be too much to ask for a Ryzen 5 5600X3D?

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4 comments

  1. Their test benches were not apples to apples though, different ram, different GPUs etc. Ironically the i9 had the better GPU and still lost, but they are running 720p just to see raw performance numbers. I'd rather see real game benches at resolutions people actually play at
  2. Their test benches were not apples to apples though, different ram, different GPUs etc. Ironically the i9 had the better GPU and still lost, but they are running 720p just to see raw performance numbers. I'd rather see real game benches at resolutions people actually play at

    I think they do that to try and give as much difference in the metric as they can and make the bottle neck the CPU as opposed to the video card.

    Surprising the difference but at that low of a resolution the video card really doesn't matter.

    Also you have to wonder if there is a benefit to running a all AMD rig as opposed to a mixed AMD/Nvidia rig for testing at that level. Resizable BAR and all. (BTW not on by default.).

    I'm curious how much this is the CPU and how much this is the new chipset driver taking advantage of the larger Cache specifically. Meaning will those of us with 5900x or 5950x CPU's see a bump up in performance as well?
  3. Well, as someone eyeing this processor as a potential upgrade candidate I'm very interesting in more reviews. I agree, there's just not enough here to make a true apples-to-apples comparison but I'm sure it won't be long until there are better reviews.
  4. From testing this game since it was new and using it with tons of different CPU's, you can't go by this game for CPU purchases. Meaning, SoTTR performs differently than other games with various CPU's. This game tends to favor higher core counts in every scenario. Despite the clock speed loss, it's faster on a 10980XE than it is a 10900K for example.

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