Gaming Performance: 720p and Lower

All of our game testing results, including other resolutions, can be found in our benchmark database: 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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  • GeoffreyA - Friday, July 8, 2022 - link

    "BTW, 24 fps movies look horrible to me. 24 fps is something they settled on way back when film was heavy, bulky, and expensive."

    I can't help commenting that, for my part, movies look unsightly over 24 fps, giving them a low-quality TV-like appearance. Then again, that's me, a person who can't stand digital cameras to begin with and laments the phasing out of film.
  • mode_13h - Friday, July 8, 2022 - link

    > for my part, movies look unsightly over 24 fps, giving them a low-quality TV-like appearance.

    I know some people say that, but when you get accustomed to watching good quality motion interpolation, it's hard to go back.

    Even famous Hollywood actors and directors have complained about motion interpolation, but I think the main thing they're worried about is that it reveals subtleties in their facial expressions that can reveal sub-par acting. For things like camera pans and action sequences, it's pretty much without a downside.

    BTW, movies were originally shown with a strobed backlight. CRT TVs had a similar effect (which is apparent if you ever look at a fast-exposure photograph of a CRT display). When you start playing them on a display with continuous illumination, motion blur becomes much more apparent. That's why I think plasma and LCD TVs started going out of their way to add motion interpolation - it wasn't a trivial or inexpensive feature to add!
  • GeoffreyA - Saturday, July 9, 2022 - link

    It may seem I'm coming from the Middle Ages, but too smooth motion is the thing that strikes me as ugly in movies. Of course, I don't want a choppy frame rate, but there's a noticeable difference when departing from 24/25. When I think of Jackson with his slick, 48-fps Hobbit, I feel the man was out of his mind. My opinion is that the taste of the industry has gone down: it's all about "vibrant" colours and details now, an obsession with ever-increasing resolution, HDR, smooth motion, and fake-looking CGI. I contend, today's movies can try all they want but will never match the excellence of the past. (Say, will today's stuff ever beat the realism of Ben-Hur's chariot chase? I doubt it.)

    Hollywood feels that infinite detail is the future, but the truth is, our minds fill in the blanks and far more effectively. Indeed, one can dispense with motion altogether: 1962's La jetée, a succession of photos and sound, demonstrates this well.
  • mode_13h - Sunday, July 10, 2022 - link

    There's good stuff getting made, today. It just might not be the top Hollywood block busters. With streaming being so pervasive and the tech & tools of movie making now being so accessible, the door is wide open to just about anyone with ideas.

    Far be it from me to convince you, though. Watch whatever you like. 24 Hz, if you prefer. Just don't try to tell me that low-framerate adds to the experience rather than detracts. We'll just have to disagree on that.

    P.S. If you want to talk about letting your mind fill in the blanks, it's hard to beat reading, radio, and podcasts. I'm so glad I read Dune before watching it, because I got the chance to conjure all my own imagery and that made it so much more fun to see what the different film versions came up with.
  • GeoffreyA - Sunday, July 10, 2022 - link

    You're right, reading, radio, and podcasts are far better than gazing at video; and I admit I feel impoverished because I read so little these days. Time was, all I did was read, nothing else.

    Radio dramas are enjoyable and stimulating. Last year, I heard a few episodes of "Suspense" from the '40s/'50s. Fantastic and of a high quality, the top actors of the time participating. I remember one with Ava Gardner and another with James Stewart. Reminds me, I must return to "Suspense" again!
  • mode_13h - Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - link

    I used to listen to audio books when I had a long commute. I still listen to stuff while doing chores, but most of it is spent just keeping up on the news. So much crazy stuff going on in the world...
  • GeoffreyA - Thursday, July 14, 2022 - link

    Exactly, and with no end in sight.
  • bji - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    The Ryzen 7 5800X is listed at $350 in your first page chart but $449 in every one of your benchmark charts (or at least, the ones I've seen thus far, on the first page).
  • yankeeDDL - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    Typo: "...when comparing the Ryzen 9 5900X (12c/16t)" should be ".../24t)".
  • spaceship9876 - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - link

    Did you guys forget to post an article about the new cpu and gpu cores announced by ARM a few days ago?

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