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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  • asmian - Friday, July 1, 2022 - link

    No, I have to agree, this was constantly confusing for me. Most stand-out colour MUST be the thing that you're reviewing. Having a near comparison be the brightest or most eye-catching is very misleading.
  • hfm - Friday, July 1, 2022 - link

    I agree as well. There was also a ton of typos and errors. They need a second pair of eyes on these things.
  • MDD1963 - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    What a prompt, timely review! :/
  • TeXWiller - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    For some impressive engineering software results take a look at the Phoronix's tests. One thing I personally miss in most reviews is not using at least the "slower" preset for the x265 and trying the deblocking filters, particularly the EEDI2 for a low core-count performance test. Using the faster presets quickly turn the computing bounded test into a memory bandwidth, or even to a IO bandwidth test.
  • TeXWiller - Saturday, July 2, 2022 - link

    I noticed I wrote deblocking when I actually meant deinterlacing there.
  • garblah - Friday, July 1, 2022 - link

    The biggest performance gains with the 5800x3d come from games with less than stellar multi core utilization and yet are very demanding from a single core performance standpoint

    MSFS 2020 and DCS, for example, especially in VR, since you have double the number of frames for the CPU to set up for each game frame. The 5800x3d performs 40 percent better than a 5600x in those situations. Dual Rank memory at 3600mhz is important to get the most out of it, too.

    Escape from Tarkov is another one with huge gains from the 5800x3d.
  • Oxford Guy - Saturday, July 2, 2022 - link

    ‘ As a result, in lieu of CPU overclocking, the biggest thing a user can do to influence higher performance with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is to use faster DDR4 memory with lower latencies, such as a good DDR4-3600 kit. These settings are also the known sweet spot for AMD's Infinity Fabric Interconnect as set out by AMD.’

    Perhaps it’s a bit odd, then, to see DDR-3200 listed below that paragraph — the apparently only RAM chosen for the testing.
  • mode_13h - Saturday, July 2, 2022 - link

    > 5800X3D Compute Analysis: Extra L3 Does Little For Compute Performance

    Or, maybe your testing of "compute performance" is too limited to find the cases where it's a big win.

    Phoronix found many cases where the extra L3 cache is a substantial win for technical computing.

    What we see is that there are plenty of cases that benefit from it, substantially. As mentioned in this article, they found cases where the extra L3 cache is enough even for it to pull ahead of the i9-12900K, even when it beats all of AMD's other desktop CPU models.
  • MDD1963 - Monday, July 4, 2022 - link

    Let's hear it for timely reviews!!!
  • mode_13h - Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - link

    They know it's late, but I'd rather have it than not. Even though there are some gaps in their testing, and some of the usual analysis is lacking (e.g. latency analysis), it does give us some apples-to-apples data vs. other CPUs they have or will review.

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