AMD’s new wonder CPU – the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, was over 20 percent faster than Intel’s Core i9-12900K in a recent leaked gaming benchmark. The new CPU is part of a refresh of Ryzen 5000-series CPUs launching at the moment and the new tech under the hood seems to have a big impact in gaming performance.
Website Xanxogaming (via Videocardz) has posted benchmarks claiming to compare Intel’s Core i9-12900K against the new AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D,
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D will retail for $449 and will be available on 20th April. It’s the first desktop CPU to feature vertically-stacked L3 cache. In the benchmark, the new CPU managed an average frame rate of 231fps compared to 190fps for the Intel CPU, which was using DDR5-4800 memory.
Now, the actual test was carried out in Shadow of the Tomb Raider and at a very low resolution of 720p, rather than 1080p, but this is often done to highlight performance differences in CPU-limited scenarios.
This might not translate to better performance at higher resolutions where the GPU is under more load, but it’s clear that in instances that are CPU-bound, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D could have a definite edge, even if it’s more like five or 10 percent at resolutions such as 1080p or 1440p.
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D will have 64MB of new 3D cache as well as 32MB 2D cache for a total of 96MB total cache compared to 36MB for the older Ryzen 7 5800X.
The new CPU will be available on 20th April so look out for reviews later this month. I’ll be reviewing new CPUs so follow me here on Forbes or check out my YouTube channel, Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram for future articles.