Gaming Performance: 720p and Lower

All of our game testing results, including other resolutions, can be found in our benchmark database: All gaming tests were with an RTX 2080 Ti.

For our gaming tests in this review, we re-benched the Ryzen 7 5800X processor to compare it directly against the newer Ryzen 7 5800X3D on Windows 11. All previous Ryzen 5000 processor were tested on Windows 10, while all of our Intel Alder Lake (12th Gen Core Series) testing was done on Windows 11.

We are using DDR4 memory at the following settings:

  • DDR4-3200

Civilization VI

(b-1) Civilization VI - 480p Min - Average FPS

(b-2) Civilization VI - 480p Min - 95th Percentile

Final Fantasy 14

(d-1) Final Fantasy 14 - 768p Min - Average FPS

Final Fantasy 15

(e-1) Final Fantasy 15 - 720p Standard - Average FPS

(e-2) Final Fantasy 15 - 720p Standard - 95th Percentile

World of Tanks

(f-1) World of Tanks - 768p Min - Average FPS

(f-2) World of Tanks - 768p Min - 95th Percentile

Borderlands 3

(g-1) Borderlands 3 - 360p VLow - Average FPS

(g-2) Borderlands 3 - 360p VLow - 95th Percentile

Far Cry 5

(i-1) Far Cry 5 - 720p Low - Average FPS

(i-2) Far Cry 5 - 720p Low - 95th Percentile

Gears Tactics

(j-1) Gears Tactics - 720p Low - Average FPS

(j-2) Gears Tactics - 720p Low - 95th Percentile

Grand Theft Auto V

(k-1) Grand Theft Auto V - 720p Low - Average FPS

(k-2) Grand Theft Auto V - 720p Low - 95th Percentile

Red Dead Redemption 2

(l-1) Red Dead 2 - 384p Min - Average FPS

(l-2) Red Dead 2 - 384p Min - 95th Percentile

Strange Brigade (DirectX 12)

(m-1) Strange Brigade DX12 - 720p Low - Average FPS

(m-2) Strange Brigade DX12 - 720p Low - 95th Percentile

Strange Brigade (Vulcan)

(n-1) Strange Brigade Vulkan - 720p Low - Average FPS

(n-2) Strange Brigade Vulkan - 720p Low - 95th Percentile

At 720p resolutions and lower, we are significantly (and intentionally) CPU limited. All of which gives the Ryzen 7 5800X3D and its 3D-Vache the chance to shine.

The addition of 3D V-Cache to one of AMD's mid-range chips makes the Ryzen 7 5800X3D a much more potent option in gaming, with much better performance consistently than the Ryzen 7 5800X. This is very much a best-case scenario for AMD, and as we'll see, won't be as applicable to more real-world results (where being GPU limited is more common). But it underscores why AMD is positioning the chip as a gaming chip: because many of these workloads do benefit from the extra cache (when they aren't being held-back elsewhere).

In any case, the 5800X3D compares favorably to its more direct competition, the Intel Core i9-12900K and Ryzen 9 5950X (which are both more expensive options). In AMD partnered titles, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D does extremely well.

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Review Gaming Performance: 1080p
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  • jamesfuston - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    The 5800X3D is a total monster in MMOs. ESO, WoW, FF14, etc. I can't recommend this chip highly enough if those are your mainstay games.
  • Khanan - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    There’s a weird mistake in the logic of the article. IPC is mentioned to be lower. But for a lowly clocked chip like 5800X3D to beat Intels auto overclocked CPUs, in fact IPC has to be far higher for it to win, otherwise it wouldn’t and would be always behind. IPC is everything it has and is absolute IPC king when it comes to gaming. The 12700K only has better performance in apps that aren’t gaming, otherwise it doesn’t stand a chance.
  • nandnandnand - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    We're starting to see confusion over what to call the gains caused by increasing cache. This is a chip that loses to the 5800X in Cinebench, but wins in most games.
  • Khanan - Friday, July 1, 2022 - link

    As the cpu is mostly made for gaming I would rate its IPC based on games and not apps.
  • Silver5urfer - Friday, July 1, 2022 - link

    "Doesn't stand a chance" wrong again. Once a 12700K is unlocked and disabled the E Cores and add OC it will beat any processor in gaming. Cache is not IPC, IPC is not cache, Cache helps proof is L4 eDRAM on 5775C i7 processor and the Haswell 4980HQ i7 BGA processor.

    Gaming is nothing to sneeze at also these all are running on OOTB basic. A little tweak AMD is toast. Because AMD cannot handle tweaking at all properly. It's like buy it and run it with PBO2 at max anything else = instability.
  • Khanan - Friday, July 1, 2022 - link

    Not really, and you have proven to be a biased intel fanboy. There are multiple benchmarks with 12900KS with OC applied and it still loses against the 5800X3D, 50 game benchmark. Too bad, fanboy.
  • Khanan - Friday, July 1, 2022 - link

    And that’s the 12900KS, the 12700K is a joke.
  • Kvaern1 - Sunday, July 3, 2022 - link

    No there's no mistake. The 5800X3D indeed has lower IPC but wins in specific workloads where its larger cache can keep the CPU fed with data where other CPU's have to wait ages to fetch the data from main RAM.
  • Spaceship - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    Chart color fail. Rookie mistake.

    Why is 5800X3D in dark blue while 5800X in bright orange?

    This review is for 5800X3D. 5800X3D should have the most obvious color, not 5800X.

    People kept getting distracted by 5800X.

    Get someone who isn't color blind to make the charts.
  • Rudde - Friday, July 1, 2022 - link

    The usual colour pattern is: red for AMD processors being tested, orange for AMD comparison, dark blue for Intel processors being tested and blue for Intel comparison.

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