Gaming Performance: 720p and Lower

All of our game testing results, including other resolutions, can be found in our benchmark database: www.anandtech.com/bench. 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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  • Gavin Bonshor - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    Thank you. We're overhauling our 3D test suite for the next generation CPUs. Watch this space! Reply
  • lemurbutton - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    Review something far more interesting: M1 Ultra. Reply
  • djboxbaba - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    Was beginning to think that they were planning on shutting this website down… are they struggling to get writers? Reply
  • Threska - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    *smirk* Whaaa! They're not reviewing my favorite piece of silicon, they're going out of business. Reply
  • Gavin Bonshor - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    Don't worry, we're not going anywhere. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    I won't beat around the bush: it's taking longer than expected to get a new Sr. CPU Editor hired. That's a big part of the reason things are so slow - fewer hands, and my time is being tied up with hiring. Reply
  • djboxbaba - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    Makes sense. Thank you! Reply
  • abufrejoval - Monday, July 11, 2022 - link

    I am assuming the primary issue is having first rate editors accept third rate salaries?

    Unlike Anand it wouldn't seem that Ian and Andrei were lured away by big cash.
    Reply
  • mode_13h - Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - link

    > Unlike Anand it wouldn't seem that Ian and Andrei were lured away by big cash.

    So, you found out where they went? Do tell.
    Reply
  • Makaveli - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    Give it a rest dude. Reply

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