Benchmarks: Ryzen 7 5800X3D beats Ryzen 9 5900X

AMD has released official benchmarks for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D that even outperform the Ryzen 9 5900X.

AMD is breaking new ground with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. The processor, described by the manufacturer as the “fastest gaming CPU in the world”, relies on significantly more L3 cache and is said to work much faster as a result. According to the manufacturer, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is a whopping 15 percent faster than the previous Ryzen 9 5900X flagship. The release of the new CPU is scheduled for April 20th for 449 US dollars. In the run-up to the publication, AMD has now published the first benchmarks for the CPU.

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64MB SRAM cache

The basis for the stacked cache is the die-on-die 3D stacking technology developed together with TSMC. AMD places a 64 MB SRAM cache on the actual processor, which is manufactured using the 7-nanometer process. This supplements the already built-in on-die cache with 32 MB. AMD describes the result as a “huge upgrade” at the height of a new generation of architecture.

Close together

In addition to the 15 percent increase in performance, AMD unfortunately does not show any new benchmarks, but refers to the game comparisons already shown at the end of 2021. In Full HD with high details and a Geforce RTX 3080, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D should be 15 percent ahead of the Ryzen 9 5900X. Compared to Intel’s flagship 12900K, that’s still a five percent lead. AMD can even draw level with the 12900KS in three of the six benchmarks.

Lower clock, fewer cores

This fact is particularly interesting since the clock rates of the new 5800X3D are significantly lower compared to the 5800X and 5900X. Instead of a base clock of 3.7 or 3.8 GHz, the new CPU only works with 3.4 GHz. The turbo clock also drops from 4.7 or 4.9 GHz to 4.5 GHz. The cache, however, ensures that more performance can still be accessed. The new eight-core processor calculates faster than the 12-core 5900X processor.

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