The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D has hit a brand new low value within the US, falling to $323 on Amazon. That is decrease than the perfect value we noticed throughout Black Friday final yr, and an important worth for the quickest gaming CPU accessible on the venerable AM4 platform.
I’ve coated this CPU intimately fairly a couple of occasions, because of its distinctive mixture of extraordinarily robust gaming efficiency and compatibility with reasonably priced AM4 motherboards and DDR4 RAM, so let’s preserve this comparatively transient. The rationale this CPU is so quick – as quick or quicker than AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors in some titles – is that it comes with a dramatic quantity of L3 cache. In actual fact, the 5800X3D has 3 times as a lot of this cache because the 5800X that this CPU relies on. This cuts down the variety of occasions knowledge must be fetched from RAM, which is an order of magnitude slower, and might have a transformative impact on frame-rates in consequence.
Here is previous me on the topic:
This CPU hasn’t but gotten a assessment right here at RPS, so I hope it is not too ahead of me to hyperlink to my 5800X3D assessment for Digital Foundry. There, I described the 5800X3D as ‘a particular send-off for the legendary AM4 platform’, as befitting its large gaming efficiency positive aspects over the 5800X it nominally resembles. For instance, in Flight Simulator 2020, we see efficiency on par with the costlier (and DDR5-equipped) 12900K, some 33% quicker than the usual 5800X. There is a related hole in Hitman 3, the place the 5800X3D is definitely three p.c quicker than the 12900K – tremendous spectacular stuff.
Curiously, for content material creation the common 5800X is definitely quicker most often, as these types of duties that may be divided and labored on in parallel do not are typically restricted by cache measurement as a lot. Which means that you could be as properly go for the $340 Ryzen 9 5900X if content material creation efficiency is the main focus, as this 12-core 24-thread processor beats out the 5800X3D by advantage of its core/thread benefit and better clock speeds.
In any case, the 5800X3D is properly price contemplating if you have already got a B550, X570 or older motherboard that may assist it, and also you need to maintain off on upgrading to the DDR5-only Ryzen 7000 collection till motherboard and RAM costs start to grow to be extra affordable. Nevertheless, when you’re constructing an entire new system, then Ryzen 7000 (and Intel’s twelfth/Thirteenth-gen choices) grow to be a bit extra interesting, so it is price taking a look at some benchmarks and pricing out each choices to see what can be greatest for you.