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More Ryzen 7 5800X3D Gaming Benchmarks Posted Ahead of Launch

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AMD’s first V-cache enabled CPU is launching soon, but a Peruvian tech site already has one. It bought it at retail and a few days ago it posted its first set of benchmarks. Now the website has followed up on those tests with even more gaming benchmarks. Though the previous single game test was a clear win for AMD, this time around the results are much closer. Overall AMD’s new flagship gaming CPU is evenly matched by Intel’s top-shelf silicon in a lot of games, but in others it’s a decisive AMD victory.

For this round Xenogaming adjusted its testing setup to even the playing field. It swapped out the $799 Core i9-12900KS CPU for a slightly more affordable $676 12900KF. It also is using the same DDR4-3200 CL14 memory in both systems. Both rigs were tested with an RTX 3080 Ti Founder’s Edition.

For previous tests the two systems had different memory speeds and GPUs, making for a non-perfect comparison. The site ran through a battery of gaming benchmarks at both 1080P and 720p to remove the GPU from the equation. The site posted a lot of benchmarks, so we can’t share them all. Below is Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1080p Ultra, and you can see the previous result here.

The 5800X3D pummeled the Intel chip in this game previously at 720p, but it’s much closer at 1080p. (Image: Xenogaming)

Overall Xenogaming’s results show the 5800X3D and 12900KF are evenly matched in half the game it tested. At 1080p the two CPUs were within a handle of framers per second from each other in six games. It was basically a wash. Those titles included: Assassin’s Creed, Borderlands 3, Control, F1 2020, Metro Exodus, and Strange Brigade. In the rest of the titles, the AMD chip had the advantage. In Final Fantasy XV, the AMD chip was 25 percent faster than Intel’s CPU. In other games it was just marginally faster, around 5 percent or so.

The pattern repeated itself at 720p, with both CPUs landing neck-and-neck in some games, and AMD clobbering Intel in the others. Intel did manage to pull ahead of the AMD in Strange Brigade with a five percent advantage however. That was Intel’s only decisive victory across the battery of tests.

Overall it’s an impressive showing from a CPU that costs $200 less than its competitor. Also, the AMD CPU has eight fewer threads available (16 versus 24), and is running at lower clock speeds. You can also bet it wasn’t using as much power as the Intel chip either. You might argue that the Alder Lake system should have run DDR5 memory to truly show its full power, and that’s a fair argument. For this round of testing though, to be as close to apples-as-apples as possible, that was not possible. Still, we will be interested to see those benchmarks when the 5800X3D officially launches. We’re not sure which camp will end up with the “fastest gaming CPU” crown once the dust settles. AMD is certainly putting up a fight though.

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