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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3D Review


AMD released the Ryzen 7 5800X 3D at CES 2022. The Ryzen 7 5800X 3D is an 8-core 16-thread 105W TDP processor with an added 64 MB of 3D V-Cache. 3D V-Cache may be the biggest innovation to CPU cache in a decade. By stacking the cache vertically and reducing the width of the CPU die, AMD has been able to pack around 3X the total L3 cache on their new CPUs. In this review, we compare how 5800X 3D stacks up to different AMD Ryzen 5 to Ryzen 9 CPUs and also the Intel 12thGen Alder Lake Processors.

Test Setup :
AMD Testbench
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3D Processor

  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Processor

  • ASUS Pro WS X570 ACE Motherboard

  • 16GB DDR4 3600MHz Memory

  • DeepCool LS720 360mm AIO Liquid Cooler

  • AMD Radeon RX 6650XT Graphics Card

Intel Testbench
  • Intel Core i7 12700K Processor

  • Intel Core i9 12900K Processor

  • ASUS TUF Gaming Z690 Plus WIFI D4 Motherboard

  • 16GB DDR4 3600MHz Memory

  • DeepCool LS720 360mm AIO Liquid Cooler

  • AMD Radeon RX 6650XT Graphics Card

Softwares, Benchmarks & Games :
Operating System
  • Windows 10 X64 Pro Build 21H2 with the latest updates (All other drivers, firmware, BIOS updated to latest public release)

Synthetic Benchmarks
  • Blender (CPU Render)

  • Geekbench 5

  • 3D Mark benchmarks (Timespy, Timespy Extreme)

Games (All the games below were tested at 1080P, 1440P & 2160P)
  • Valorant

  • Farcry 5

Note: Valorant has been tested on randomly chosen maps in the Deathmatch mode so the results may vary.


Test Results :
Blender :
Blender is a free and open-source 3D creation suite.
Geekbench 5 (Open CL & Vulkan) :
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures your system’s performance.
3D Mark benchmarks (Timespy, Timespy Extreme) :
3D Mark is an all-in-one benchmark test of your CPU and GPU performance in various tasks.
Valorant :
Farcry 5 :
Observations & Conclusions :
  • The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3D is a revolutionary product with it’s add-on 3D Cache. It is still an 8 Core/16Threads CPU.

  • It has a rated base clock speed of 3.4GHz and max boost clock of 4.5GHz. The max boost clock speed applies to single core.

  • As compared to the regular 5800X, this model has a higher TDP or 105W and not 65W.

  • It is quite obvious that the 5800X 3D is lower in terms of max boost clocks and Core/Thread Count when compared with 5900X, 5950X, 12700F,12700K,12900,12900K and so on.

  • Even after being handicapped on the clock speed as well as core/thread count front, it manages to beat the flagship CPUs from Intel in quite a few games.

  • Even though Intel’s 12th gen CPUs are potent at gaming, the 5800X 3D manages to beat them on multiple occasions.

  • Even with the additional TDP, the total power draw even under full load is much lesser as compared to Intel’s latest offering. This makes the 5800X 3D not only one of the best gaming CPUs but one of the most power-efficient ones too.

  • It is remarkable to see what AMD has achieved by taking an off-beat path to extract even more performance.

  • In line with AMD’s tradition, this CPU also is drop-in compatible with almost all AM4 boards with just a BIOS update. Kudos to AMD for such stellar backward compatibility.

Keeping all these factors in mind, we can’t see why this great CPU doesn’t deserve the Golden Award!



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