AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D just beat one of Intel’s best gaming CPUs

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D has just been tested in a gaming environment and this time the results were positive: it managed to beat Intel Core i9-12900K by more than 21%.

Previously, only synthetic benchmarks of the processor were leaked. In those tests, the CPU failed to impress with its scores.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D box.

This test of the upcoming 3D V-Cache AMD Ryzen 7 5800XD comes as a follow-up to the benchmarks published yesterday. Peruvian website XanxoGaming was able to get their hands on the processor ahead of its official release. Most of the publications are under embargo, but XanxoGaming was blacklisted from AMD and did not receive a sample of the processor, so it is free to test it and post the results.

So far, only one game has been tested: Shadow of the Tomb Raider† The settings used were optimized for CPU testing rather than actual gaming: the game was played at 720p resolution and on ultra settings with custom ultra shadows. As VideoCardz points out, this type of game setting is often used for these types of tests.

XanxoGaming used CapFrameX software to test the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D. For testing purposes, the processor is paired with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card and DDR-3200 memory.

The system achieved an average of 231 frames per second (fps) in this test. To put these numbers into perspective, XanxoGaming also tested a setup with one of Intel’s best CPUs, the Core i9-12900KF, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti and DDR5-4800 RAM.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D.

Despite the fact that the Intel machine was better on paper – down to the best GPU currently on offer – AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D still wins the match by a good amount. The Core i9-12900KF based system only maintained an average of 190 fps. This means AMD was able to beat Intel in this test and outperform the Core i9-12900KF by 21.58%.

Of course, the test was very CPU focused, as evidenced by the fact that AMD still won in a technically worse gaming setup. AMD predicted its new 3D V-Cache beast would beat Intel’s best: the company promised a roughly 10% increase over the Core i9-12900K. Synthetic benchmarks weren’t favorable for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, however, and the processor didn’t perform very well there. However, it is clear that it excels in a gaming environment, and even lengthy testing could support AMD’s predictions.

XanxoGaming will continue to test the CPU in several games, so hopefully we’ll get a report soon that paints a clearer picture of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D. So far, as far as gaming is concerned, things are looking good.

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