AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Beats 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KS by 16% in Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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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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