Notebookcheck Logo

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Review: Better gaming CPU than Core i9-12900K for US$120 less

Socket AM4's last lap. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is the company's first attempt at a mainstream desktop CPU that leverages 3D V-cache technology. 3D V-cache provides AMD with a shot in the arm in gaming enabling it to beat even the Intel Core i9-12900K without clock or TDP increases. However, its current implementation results in several deficiencies that narrow the Ryzen 7 5800X3D's use cases.

AMD has finally transitioned to a new socket and chipset platform with the Ryzen 7000 series, but the company is still looking to milk the maximum out of socket AM4. AMD first announced its 3D V-cache design based on TSMC's 3DFabric packaging technology at Computex 2021, showing massive improvements in gaming performance at 1080p. 

Fast forward to CES 2022, and AMD unveiled the Ryzen 7 5800X3D — an 8-core 16-thread 105 W processor with an added 64 MB of 3D V-Cache in addition to the 32 MB of existing 2D cache.

While AMD has had a home run with the Zen 3 Vermeer lineup for the most part, Intel quickly took a hop with the Alder Lake hybrid Core architecture led by the Core i9-12900K and later, the Core i9-12900KS.

Despite sporting new cache technology, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D looks exactly identical to other Zen 3 processors, including sporting the same Z-height. Therefore, existing socket AM4 coolers work just fine with this CPU.

In this review, we take a look at the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, see how well it stacks up to the current Alder Lake competition from Intel, and whether this is an investment you should be contemplating upon in 2022.

The AMD Ryzen Zen 3 Vermeer desktop CPU lineup

SKU Cores/Threads Base Clock (GHz) Turbo Clock (GHz) L3-Cache (MB) TDP (W) MSRP at Launch (US$)
Ryzen 9 5950X 16/32 3.4 4.9 64 105 799
Ryzen 9 5900X 12/24 3.7 4.8 64 105 549
Ryzen 7 5800X3D 8/16 3.4 4.5 32+64 105 449
Ryzen 7 5800X 8/16 3.8 4.7 32 105 449
Ryzen 7 5700X 8/16 3.4 4.6 32 65 299
Ryzen 5 5600X 6/12 3.7 4.6 32 65 299
Ryzen 5 5600 6/12 3.5 4.4 32 65 199

The test bench: Ryzen 7 5800X3D meets the RTX 3090 Ti

Our test bench is based on what we had used earlier for the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Ti AMP Extreme Holo GPU review. This includes the following:

  • MSI Prestige X570 Creation motherboard with AGESA 1.2.0.6c
  • Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Ti AMP Extreme Holo GPU
  • 2x 16 GB G.SKILL Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 RAM with timings 16-19-19-39
  • 2 TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 NVMe SSD
  • 2x 1 TB Crucial MX500 SATA SSDs
  • Thermaltake Toughpower 850 W Plus Gold PSU
  • Corsair iCUE H115i Elite Capellix AIO cooler
  • Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB case
  • Gigabyte M28U 4K 144 Hz AMD FreeSync Premium Pro monitor

We would like to thank AMD for providing the Ryzen 7 5800X3D review sample, Nvidia for the Zotac RTX 3090 Ti GPU, Sabrent for the Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 SSD, Corsair for the iCUE H115i Elite Capellix Cooler and 4000X case, and Gigabyte for the M28U gaming monitor.

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Ti AMP Extreme Holo
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Ti AMP Extreme Holo
MSI Prestige X570 Creation. (Image Source: MSI)
MSI Prestige X570 Creation. (Image Source: MSI)
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 2 TB. (Image Source: Sabrent)
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 2 TB. (Image Source: Sabrent)
Gigabyte M28U. (Image Source: Gigabyte)
Gigabyte M28U. (Image Source: Gigabyte)

Synthetic benchmarks: Ryzen 7 5800X3D takes a back seat

Raw CPU performance is definitely not the Ryzen 7 5800X3D's forte. This is primarily due to a couple of reasons:

  • The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is clocked lower — 400 MHz lower base and 200 MHz lower boost — than the Ryzen 7 5800X
  • Though the 5800X3D supports memory and Infinity Fabric overclock, the added 3D V-Cache prevents any form of core overclocking, including Precision Boost Overdrive

Therefore, multi-core performance in Cinebench R15, R20, and R23 is about 6-10% slower compared to a Ryzen 7 5800X. In single-core, even the Ryzen 5 5600X is faster by about 6% compared to the 5800X3D.

A similar trend is reflected in other synthetic CPU benchmarks as well wherein the Ryzen 7 5800X gets a comfortable lead over the Ryzen 7 5800X3D save for the wPrime, 3DMark 11 Physics, and 3DMark Time Spy CPU tests.

The Intel Core i9-12900K, owing to its 16-core 24-thread configuration and a 5.1 GHz boost clock, maintains a comfortable lead in our tests without breaking a sweat.

 
Cinebench R23
Single Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
1998 Points ∼100% +38%
Intel Core i5-12600K
1907 Points ∼95% +31%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1649 Points ∼83% +14%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1568 Points ∼78% +8%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
1554 Points ∼78% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1541 Points ∼77% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1452 Points ∼73%
Multi Core
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
27062 Points ∼100% +89%
Intel Core i9-12900K
27005 Points ∼100% +89%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
20634 Points ∼76% +44%
Intel Core i5-12600K
17491 Points ∼65% +22%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
15241 Points ∼56% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
14317 Points ∼53%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
11838 Points ∼44% -17%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel Core i9-12900K
766 Points ∼100% +35%
Intel Core i5-12600K
734 Points ∼96% +30%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
641 Points ∼84% +13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
639 Points ∼83% +13%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
625 Points ∼82% +10%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
601 Points ∼78% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
566 Points ∼74%
CPU (Multi Core)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
10482 Points ∼100% +91%
Intel Core i9-12900K
10240 Points ∼98% +87%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
8629 Points ∼82% +57%
Intel Core i5-12600K
6692 Points ∼64% +22%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
6068 Points ∼58% +11%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
5479 Points ∼52%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
4567 Points ∼44% -17%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-12900K
286 Points ∼100% +19%
Intel Core i5-12600K
275 Points ∼96% +14%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
272 Points ∼95% +13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
271 Points ∼95% +12%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
266 Points ∼93% +10%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
254 Points ∼89% +5%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
241 Points ∼84%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
4492 Points ∼100% +86%
Intel Core i9-12900K
4057 Points ∼90% +68%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3717 Points ∼83% +54%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
2616 Points ∼58% +8%
Intel Core i5-12600K
2555 Points ∼57% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
2413 (2388.2min - 2413.42max) Points ∼54%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1968 Points ∼44% -18%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
260.2 Seconds * ∼100% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
212.6 Seconds * ∼82%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
196.8 Seconds * ∼76% +7%
Intel Core i5-12600K
189.5 Seconds * ∼73% +11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
141 Seconds * ∼54% +34%
Intel Core i9-12900K
121.1 Seconds * ∼47% +43%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
112.8 Seconds * ∼43% +47%
wPrime 2.10
32m
Intel Core i9-12900K
4.924 s * ∼100% -35%
Intel Core i5-12600K
4.725 s * ∼96% -30%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3.891 s * ∼79% -7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
3.648 s * ∼74%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
3.037 s * ∼62% +17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
2.538 s * ∼52% +30%
1024m
Intel Core i5-12600K
202.7 s * ∼100% -119%
Intel Core i9-12900K
190.6 s * ∼94% -106%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
113.9 s * ∼56% -23%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
92.572 s * ∼46%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
86.1 s * ∼42% +7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
64.9 s * ∼32% +30%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Intel Core i9-12900K
368.5 (366min - 369max) fps ∼100% +26%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
339 (338min - 341max) fps ∼92% +16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
338.5 (337min - 340max) fps ∼92% +16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
335 (325min - 337max) fps ∼91% +15%
Intel Core i5-12600K
333.5 (332min - 336max) fps ∼91% +14%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
320 (319min - 321max) fps ∼87% +10%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
292 (290min - 295max) fps ∼79%
Pass 2
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
221 (220min - 221max) fps ∼100% +60%
Intel Core i9-12900K
206 (206min - 206max) fps ∼93% +49%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
191 (190min - 192max) fps ∼86% +38%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
152 (151min - 152max) fps ∼69% +10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
148 (147min - 148max) fps ∼67% +7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
138.25 (137.7min - 138.6max) fps ∼63%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
117 (117min - 117max) fps ∼53% -15%
WinRAR - Result
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
15604 KB/s ∼100% +8%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
14431 KB/s ∼92%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
13361 KB/s ∼86% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
13282 KB/s ∼85% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
12503 KB/s ∼80% -13%
Intel Core i9-12900K
10792 KB/s ∼69% -25%
Intel Core i5-12600K
6239 KB/s ∼40% -57%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
26.9 GB/s ∼100% +95%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
21.2 GB/s ∼79% +54%
Intel Core i9-12900K
18.5 GB/s ∼69% +34%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
15 GB/s ∼56% +9%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
13.8 GB/s ∼51%
Intel Core i5-12600K
12.8 GB/s ∼48% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
10.7 GB/s ∼40% -22%
Twofish Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
3.7 GB/s ∼100% +95%
Intel Core i9-12900K
3.7 GB/s ∼100% +95%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
2.9 GB/s ∼78% +53%
Intel Core i5-12600K
2.2 GB/s ∼59% +16%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
2 GB/s ∼54% +5%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1.9 GB/s ∼51%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1.5 GB/s ∼41% -21%
Serpent Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
2.4 GB/s ∼100% +100%
Intel Core i9-12900K
1.9 GB/s ∼79% +58%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1.8 GB/s ∼75% +50%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
1.3 GB/s ∼54% +8%
Intel Core i5-12600K
1.3 GB/s ∼54% +8%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1.2 GB/s ∼50%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
0.938 GB/s ∼39% -22%
Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
2042 Points ∼100% +26%
Intel Core i5-12600K
1904 Points ∼93% +17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1682 Points ∼82% +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1669 Points ∼82% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
1665 Points ∼82% +3%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1657 Points ∼81% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1622 Points ∼79%
Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
17854 Points ∼100% +64%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16891 Points ∼95% +56%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12990 Points ∼73% +20%
Intel Core i5-12600K
12797 Points ∼72% +18%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
11354 Points ∼64% +5%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
10856 Points ∼61%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
8980 Points ∼50% -17%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Single-Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
1968 Points ∼100% +29%
Intel Core i5-12600K
1821 Points ∼93% +19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1683 Points ∼86% +10%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
1673 Points ∼85% +10%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1667 Points ∼85% +9%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1587 Points ∼81% +4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1526 Points ∼78%
5.0 Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
17959 Points ∼100% +66%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16570 Points ∼92% +53%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12974 Points ∼72% +20%
Intel Core i5-12600K
12746 Points ∼71% +18%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
11246 Points ∼63% +4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
10836 Points ∼60%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
8926 Points ∼50% -18%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i9-12900K
8665 Points ∼100% +21%
Intel Core i5-12600K
8223 Points ∼95% +14%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
7333 Points ∼85% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
7297 Points ∼84% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
7216 Points ∼83% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7187 Points ∼83%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6953 Points ∼80% -3%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Intel Core i9-12900K
63583 Points ∼100% +46%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
63233 Points ∼99% +45%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
51794 Points ∼81% +19%
Intel Core i5-12600K
46557 Points ∼73% +7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
44131 Points ∼69% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
43687 Points ∼69%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
35617 Points ∼56% -18%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
127792 MIPS ∼100% +84%
Intel Core i9-12900K
97671 MIPS ∼76% +40%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
95123 MIPS ∼74% +37%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
74306 MIPS ∼58% +7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
69518 MIPS ∼54%
Intel Core i5-12600K
64260 MIPS ∼50% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
56607 MIPS ∼44% -19%
7z b 4 -mmt1
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
6974 MIPS ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
6970 MIPS ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
6799 MIPS ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
6785 MIPS ∼97% 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6594 MIPS ∼95% -3%
Intel Core i9-12900K
6571 MIPS ∼94% -3%
Intel Core i5-12600K
5944 MIPS ∼85% -13%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
31.8 fps ∼100% +66%
Intel Core i5-12600K
30.1 fps ∼95% +58%
Intel Core i9-12900K
30 fps ∼94% +57%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
25.5 fps ∼80% +34%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
20.8 fps ∼65% +9%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
19.1 fps ∼60%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
15.7 fps ∼49% -18%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
0.4784 sec * ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
0.4778 sec * ∼100% -0%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
0.4556 sec * ∼95% +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
0.4513 sec * ∼94% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
0.4509 sec * ∼94% +6%
Intel Core i5-12600K
0.4456 sec * ∼93% +7%
Intel Core i9-12900K
0.4216 sec * ∼88% +12%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Intel Core i5-12600K
71.8 s * ∼100% -31%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
55 s * ∼77%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
47.65 s * ∼66% +13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
45.97 s * ∼64% +16%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
45.14 s * ∼63% +18%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
43.31 s * ∼60% +21%
Intel Core i9-12900K
40.6 s * ∼57% +26%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel Core i9-12900K
28211 Points ∼100% +4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
27236 Points ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
25367 Points ∼90% -7%
Intel Core i5-12600K
25017 Points ∼89% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
23423 Points ∼83% -14%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
23381 Points ∼83% -14%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
19649 Points ∼70% -28%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
Intel Core i9-12900K
39462 Points ∼100% +38%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
39353 Points ∼100% +37%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
36154 Points ∼92% +26%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
31095 Points ∼79% +8%
Intel Core i5-12600K
29443 Points ∼75% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
28682 Points ∼73%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
26038 Points ∼66% -9%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
39600 Points ∼100% +37%
Intel Core i9-12900K
39112 Points ∼99% +35%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
35451 Points ∼90% +23%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
30938 Points ∼78% +7%
Intel Core i5-12600K
29671 Points ∼75% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
28938 Points ∼73%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
25990 Points ∼66% -10%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-12900K
18431 Points ∼100% +56%
Intel Core i5-12600K
13869 Points ∼75% +17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
13650 Points ∼74% +16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12633 Points ∼69% +7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
11809 Points ∼64%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
11599 Points ∼63% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
8911 Points ∼48% -25%

* ... smaller is better

The Corsair H115i Elite Capellix AIO cooler combined with the 280 mm radiator is able to do a fine job of keeping the Ryzen 7 5800X3D cool. We did not notice any throttling in our sustained Cinebench R15 multi-core loop test.

0100200300400500600700800900100011001200130014001500160017001800190020002100220023002400Tooltip
: Ø2399 (2388.2-2413.42)
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6008
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
42010
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
108.2 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
27.19 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.77 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2413 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
204 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
241 Points
Help

Application performance: No major qualms in daily productivity and certain creative workflows

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is able to deftly handle daily productivity tasks as evidenced by PCMark 10 results. Its ranking at the bottom of the chart can be attributed to lower clocks, but we see only about an 8% performance deficit compared to the Ryzen 7 5800X.

Since we did not have a Titan RTX for this comparison, we had to make do with the RTX 3090 Ti as the GPU of choice. Though a Titan-class card on paper, the RTX 3090 Ti uses conventional GeForce drivers that leads to artificial performance penalties in some professional applications.

Nevertheless, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D and RTX 3090 Ti combination does lend itself to some good scores in certain subsets of the SPECviewperf tests such as 3ds Max, Maya, Showcase, and Medical.

PCMark 10 - Score
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
8778 Points ∼100% +15%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
8604 Points ∼98% +13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
8480 Points ∼97% +11%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
8270 Points ∼94% +9%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
8259 Points ∼94% +9%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
8252 Points ∼94% +8%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
7607 Points ∼87%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
199.1 fps ∼100% +132%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
196.8 fps ∼99% +130%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
194 fps ∼97% +126%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
174.9 fps ∼88% +104%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
174 fps ∼87% +103%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
164 fps ∼82% +91%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
85.7 fps ∼43%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
287 fps ∼100% +1740%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
276 fps ∼96% +1669%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
273.2 fps ∼95% +1651%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
266.3 fps ∼93% +1607%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
266 fps ∼93% +1605%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
264.7 fps ∼92% +1597%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
15.6 fps ∼5%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
265 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
200 fps ∼75% -25%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
200 fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
191.9 fps ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
191.1 fps ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
190.8 fps ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
190.6 fps ∼72% -28%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
108 fps ∼100% +24%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
105 fps ∼97% +21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.7 fps ∼84% +4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.4 fps ∼82% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.3 fps ∼82% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
87.8 fps ∼81% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
87.1 fps ∼81%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
233.8 fps ∼100% +19%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
226 fps ∼97% +15%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
211 fps ∼90% +7%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
197 fps ∼84% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
197 fps ∼84%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
189.7 fps ∼81% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.3 fps ∼81% -4%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
30.1 fps ∼100% +9%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
29.8 fps ∼99% +8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.31 fps ∼94% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
27.88 fps ∼93% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
27.85 fps ∼93% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
27.75 fps ∼92% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
27.6 fps ∼92%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 fps ∼100% +145%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
177 fps ∼95% +132%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
175.2 fps ∼94% +129%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
173 fps ∼93% +126%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
169.7 fps ∼91% +122%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
141.9 fps ∼76% +86%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
76.4 fps ∼41%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
290 fps ∼100% +93%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
276 fps ∼95% +84%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
267.4 fps ∼92% +78%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
263.4 fps ∼91% +76%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
262.7 fps ∼91% +75%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
237.7 fps ∼82% +58%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
150 fps ∼52%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
371 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
299.9 fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
296 fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
292.6 fps ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
291.3 fps ∼79% -21%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
263 fps ∼71% -29%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
262 fps ∼71% -29%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
199.9 fps ∼100% +69%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
199 fps ∼100% +69%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
196.4 fps ∼98% +66%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
195.1 fps ∼98% +65%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 fps ∼94% +58%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
174.6 fps ∼87% +48%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
118 fps ∼59%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
516 fps ∼100% +1743%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
499 fps ∼97% +1682%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
493.4 fps ∼96% +1662%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
481.9 fps ∼93% +1621%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
480.1 fps ∼93% +1615%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
478.5 fps ∼93% +1609%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
28 fps ∼5%
Showcase (showcase-02)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
265 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
199 fps ∼75% -25%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
199 fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
192 fps ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
191.1 fps ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
190.8 fps ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
190.5 fps ∼72% -28%
Medical (medical-02)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
113 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
93.6 fps ∼83% -17%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
92.8 fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.8 fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.8 fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.6 fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.6 fps ∼80% -20%
Maya (maya-05)
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
505 fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
493 fps ∼98%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
487 fps ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
460.3 fps ∼91% -7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
459.6 fps ∼91% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
458 fps ∼91% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
453.6 fps ∼90% -8%
Energy (energy-02)
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.9 fps ∼100% +11%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.7 fps ∼98% +9%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.3 fps ∼97% +8%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.2 fps ∼97% +8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
52 fps ∼96% +7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
52 fps ∼96% +7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
48.4 fps ∼90%
Creo (creo-02)
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
389 fps ∼100% +10%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
380 fps ∼98% +8%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
353.3 fps ∼91% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
353 fps ∼91%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
350 fps ∼90% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
346.5 fps ∼89% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
336.6 fps ∼87% -5%
Catia (catia-05)
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
467 fps ∼100% +103%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
433 fps ∼93% +88%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
430 fps ∼92% +87%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
427.8 fps ∼92% +86%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
415.1 fps ∼89% +80%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
374.8 fps ∼80% +63%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
230 fps ∼49%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
373 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
298.8 fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
297.6 fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
291.3 fps ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
290.5 fps ∼78% -22%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
265 fps ∼71% -29%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
263 fps ∼71% -29%
SPECviewperf 2020 v1
3840x2160 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
197 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
158 fps ∼80% -20%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
157 fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
154 fps ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
153.9 fps ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
153 fps ∼78% -22%
3840x2160 Siemens NX (snx-04)
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
372 fps ∼100% +1470%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
370 fps ∼99% +1461%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
363 fps ∼98% +1432%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
357.8 fps ∼96% +1410%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
347 fps ∼93% +1364%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
23.7 fps ∼6%
3840x2160 Medical (medical-03)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
22.2 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
16.9 fps ∼76% -24%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
16.8 fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
16.42 fps ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
16.36 fps ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
16.33 fps ∼74% -26%
3840x2160 Maya (maya-06)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
353 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
264.3 fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
262 fps ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
257 fps ∼73% -27%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
257 fps ∼73% -27%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
252 fps ∼71% -29%
3840x2160 Energy (energy-03)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
58.2 fps ∼100% +84%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
58.2 fps ∼100% +84%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
57.9 fps ∼99% +83%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
39.3 fps ∼68% +24%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
38.7 fps ∼66% +22%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
31.6 fps ∼54%
3840x2160 Creo (creo-03)
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
129 fps ∼100% +53%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
126 fps ∼98% +49%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
118.8 fps ∼92% +41%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
113 fps ∼88% +34%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
109 fps ∼84% +29%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
84.5 fps ∼66%
3840x2160 CATIA (catia-06)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
84.8 fps ∼100% +45%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
79.7 fps ∼94% +36%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
78.2 fps ∼92% +33%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
78 fps ∼92% +33%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
77.2 fps ∼91% +32%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
58.6 fps ∼69%
3840x2160 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
145 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
116 fps ∼80% -20%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
115 fps ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
114.1 fps ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
114 fps ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
108 fps ∼74% -26%
PCMark 10 Score
7607 points
Help

3D and gaming performance: Ryzen 7 5800X3D races past the Core i9-12900K at 1080p

AMD markets the Ryzen 7 5800X3D as primarily a gaming processor. While the 5800X3D clearly struggles in raw CPU performance, the tables turn when it comes to gaming applications. We see this particularly at lower resolutions such as 1080p.

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D+RTX 3090 Ti combo clearly leads the pack and even manages to convincingly beat the Core i9-12900K+Titan RTX configuration in a good majority of 3DMark and Unigine tests by a significant margin. Do note that the Ryzen 7 5800X3D still loses out to Intel Alder Lake offerings and most of its Zen 3 cousins in CPU-only aspects of these benchmarks as shown earlier. The RTX 3090 Ti seems to have contributed its muscle in these tests as it is clearly a far more powerful card than the Titan RTX we had used in previous reviews. 

For a more detailed analysis of synthetic 3D benchmark results, we refer to our review of the Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 Ti AMP Extreme Holo GPU.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
69481 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
51343 Points ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
50953 Points ∼73% -27%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
50397 Points ∼73% -27%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
50224 Points ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
49946 Points ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
48319 Points ∼70% -30%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
21645 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
15283 Points ∼71% -29%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
15219 Points ∼70% -30%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
15202 Points ∼70% -30%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
15158 Points ∼70% -30%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
15073 Points ∼70% -30%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
14987 Points ∼69% -31%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
53110 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
37636 Points ∼71% -29%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
37550 Points ∼71% -29%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
36026 Points ∼68% -32%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
35684 Points ∼67% -33%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
35684 Points ∼67% -33%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
34722 Points ∼65% -35%
1280x720 Sky Diver Graphics
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
153198 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
118596 Points ∼77% -23%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
116932 Points ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
111444 Points ∼73% -27%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
110374 Points ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
110269 Points ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
109703 Points ∼72% -28%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
246319 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
181697 Points ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
178019 Points ∼72% -28%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
177477 Points ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
176991 Points ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
175432 Points ∼71% -29%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
173057 Points ∼70% -30%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
201.7 (48.5min - 338.7max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
184.7 fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
180.8 fps ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
180.1 fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
177.9 fps ∼88% -12%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
176.4 fps ∼87% -13%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
160.5 fps ∼80% -20%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
208.4 (49.3min - 353max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
181.2 fps ∼87% -13%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
160.2 fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
158.5 fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
158.1 fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
158 fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
156.4 fps ∼75% -25%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset DX11
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
308.5 (9.7min - 627.1max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
245.9 fps ∼80% -20%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
243.2 fps ∼79% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
237.1 fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
234.7 fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
234.6 fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
232.1 fps ∼75% -25%
Extreme Preset OpenGL
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
298.8 fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
292.5 (11.4min - 577.9max) fps ∼98%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
220.3 fps ∼74% -25%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
215.2 fps ∼72% -26%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
215.1 fps ∼72% -26%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
215.1 fps ∼72% -26%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
213.8 fps ∼72% -27%
Unigine Superposition
1280x720 720p Low
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
47067 Points ∼100% +4%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
45544 Points ∼97% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
45444 Points ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
43194 Points ∼92% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
40994 Points ∼87% -10%
1920x1080 1080p High
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
29422 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
20468 Points ∼70% -30%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
20315 Points ∼69% -31%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
20226 Points ∼69% -31%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
20177 Points ∼69% -31%
1920x1080 1080p Extreme
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
13803 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
9056 Points ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
9034 Points ∼65% -35%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
8984 Points ∼65% -35%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
8923 Points ∼65% -35%
3840x2160 4k Optimized
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
18426 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
12200 Points ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
12186 Points ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
12180 Points ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
12122 Points ∼66% -34%
7680x4320 8k Optimized
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
8213 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5402 Points ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5401 Points ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5393 Points ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5324 Points ∼65% -35%
3DMark 11 Performance
49471 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
233264 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
75753 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
36563 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
24198 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
19241 points
Help

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is the clear winner if you are looking for one of the fastest gaming CPUs available currently. Unfortunately, we could not source a Core i9-12900KS sample yet, so the below comparison is limited to the Core i9-12900K and the Core i5-12600K from Team Blue's stable.

Resolutions at 1080p stand to benefit the most with the increased cache as these settings are more CPU-limited compared to 2K and above. Accordingly, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D seems to be an ideal match for the RTX 3090 Ti for pushing as many frames as possible at this resolution. The uplift from the Core i9-12900K can be as high as 40% (Borderlands 3, 1080p Badass Quality) depending on the game and chosen quality settings.

GTA V
1920x1080 Lowest Settings possible
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
187.39 (7.38min - 391.74max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (3.62min, 200P1 - 483max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (6.39min, 167P1 - 595max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (7.33min, 200P1 - 391max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (5.65min, 200P1 - 371max) fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (1.549min, 200P1 - 479max) fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (1.485min, 200P1 - 409max) fps ∼100% 0%
1920x1080 Normal/Off AF:4x
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
187.09 (1.93min - 278.97max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (28min, 200P1 - 397max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (1.69min, 167P1 - 315max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (15min, 167P1 - 541max) fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 (1.649min, 167P1 - 427max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
186 (5.37min, 167P1 - 548max) fps ∼99% -1%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
185 (1.479min, 143P1 - 321max) fps ∼99% -1%
1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
185.59 (2.13min - 313.14max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
185 (1.917min, 143P1 - 401max) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
184 (3.25min, 143P1 - 373max) fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
184 (3.86min, 167P1 - 391max) fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
182 (2.14min, 143P1 - 478max) fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
181 (3.42min, 143P1 - 374max) fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
181 (2.67min, 143P1 - 299max) fps ∼98% -2%
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
160.67 (4.3min - 281.42max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
135 (6.82min, 90.9P1 - 216max) fps ∼84% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
128 (6.87min, 76.9P1 - 214max) fps ∼80% -20%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
124 (7.12min, 76.9P1 - 208max) fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
123 (6.58min, 71.4P1 - 212max) fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
121 (4.04min, 71.4P1 - 203max) fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
118 (5.63min, 71.4P1 - 218max) fps ∼73% -27%
Borderlands 3
1920x1080 Medium Overall Quality (DX11)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
204 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
183 fps ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
182 fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
177 fps ∼87% -13%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
172 fps ∼84% -16%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
155 fps ∼76% -24%
1920x1080 High Overall Quality (DX11)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
187.6 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
147 fps ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
144 fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
141 fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
141 fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
138 fps ∼74% -26%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
138 fps ∼74% -26%
1920x1080 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
173.3 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
124 fps ∼72% -28%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
119 fps ∼69% -31%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
118 fps ∼68% -32%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
117 fps ∼68% -32%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
116 fps ∼67% -33%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
115 fps ∼66% -34%
Dota 2 Reborn
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
257.7 (176.1min) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
242.5 (205.4min) fps ∼94% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
232.6 (197.1min) fps ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
228.9 (193.7min) fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
214.5 (180.7min) fps ∼83% -17%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
203.5 (168.4min) fps ∼79% -21%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
183.7 (146.3min) fps ∼71% -29%
1366x768 med (1/3)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
231.2 (186.6min) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
213.8 (182.6min) fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
208.7 (178.3min) fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
208.7 (182.6min) fps ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
200.7 (170.9min) fps ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
192.3 (162.6min) fps ∼83% -17%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
188 (166.3min) fps ∼81% -19%
1920x1080 high (2/3)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
217.1 (174.9min) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
204 (173.3min) fps ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
201.7 (175.4min) fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
199.4 (166.5min) fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
193.3 (153.5min) fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
191 (163.1min) fps ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
181.1 (159.6min) fps ∼83% -17%
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
195.8 (154.8min) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
189.7 (165min) fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
186.8 (158.3min) fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
180.3 (153min) fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
180 (150.9min) fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
179.2 (145.5min) fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
174.9 (151.5min) fps ∼89% -11%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
394 (335min, 342.98P1 - 440max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
277 (69.7min, 163P0.1, 212P1 - 542max) fps ∼70% -30%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
276 (250min - 305max) fps ∼70% -30%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
274 (249min - 303max) fps ∼70% -30%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
271 (250min - 293max) fps ∼69% -31%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
271 (56.2min, 142P0.1, 214P1 - 673max) fps ∼69% -31%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
268 (237min - 290max) fps ∼68% -32%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
193.4 (173min, 173.56P1 - 221max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
144 (65min, 91.4P0.1, 118P1 - 373max) fps ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
141 (127min - 154max) fps ∼73% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
141 (127min - 160max) fps ∼73% -27%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
139 (126min - 154max) fps ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
139 (122min - 156max) fps ∼72% -28%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
139 (35.7min, 84.3P0.1, 113P1 - 391max) fps ∼72% -28%
F1 2021
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
537 (421min, 347P1 - 585max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
388 (316min, 250P1 - 429max) fps ∼72% -28%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
383 (320min, 266P1 - 433max) fps ∼71% -29%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
367 (285min, 246P1 - 403max) fps ∼68% -32%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
470 (395min, 316P1 - 516max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
331 (275min, 232P1 - 365max) fps ∼70% -30%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
307 (244min, 164P1 - 348max) fps ∼65% -35%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
302 (227min, 154P1 - 348max) fps ∼64% -36%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset + Raytracing AA:T AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
242 (172min, 179P1 - 271max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
165 (136min, 134P1 - 186max) fps ∼68% -32%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
160 (136min, 134P1 - 180max) fps ∼66% -34%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
160 (136min, 135P1 - 181max) fps ∼66% -34%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1280x720 Lite Quality
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
227 fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
225 fps ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
225 fps ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
225 fps ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
225 fps ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
222 fps ∼98%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
218 fps ∼96% -2%
1920x1080 Standard Quality
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
226 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
195 fps ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
192 fps ∼85% -15%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
184 fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
183 fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
182 fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
179 fps ∼79% -21%
1920x1080 High Quality
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
186.1 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
144 fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
141 fps ∼76% -24%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
141 fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
140 fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
139 fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
138 fps ∼74% -26%
Metro Exodus
1920x1080 Medium Quality AF:4x
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
213 (90.68min - 309.6max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
174 (81.83min - 284.17max) fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
173 (79.94min - 286.53max) fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
172 (82.17min - 300.12max) fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
172 (82.49min - 283.21max) fps ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
172 (76.14min - 292.65max) fps ∼81% -19%
1920x1080 High Quality AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
175.2 (76.09min - 265.89max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
135 (62min - 235.52max) fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
133 (58.55min - 228.89max) fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
133 (63.28min - 228.21max) fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
133 (60.18min - 227.22max) fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
133 (62.58min - 225.33max) fps ∼76% -24%
1920x1080 Ultra Quality AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
145.9 (68.14min - 232.99max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
108 (53.17min - 189.75max) fps ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
107 (52.63min - 189.04max) fps ∼73% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
106 (52.66min - 176.55max) fps ∼73% -27%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
106 (52.28min - 186.95max) fps ∼73% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
106 (52.6min - 182.38max) fps ∼73% -27%
low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 185.59 160.67 155.26 182.63
The Witcher 3 (2015) 394 193.4 172.9
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 257.7 231.2 217.1 195.8 184.2
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 222 226 186.1 151.6 96.3
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 169.1 158.1 135.9 115.7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 265 257 244 184 106
Metro Exodus (2019) 213 175.2 145.9 125.3 84.3
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 342.6 248.9 176.6 117.9 59.9
Control (2019) 240 209 142.5 73.9
Borderlands 3 (2019) 204 187.6 173.3 143.1 83.8
Mafia Definitive Edition (2020) 240 231 173.9 99.2
Watch Dogs Legion (2020) 171.4 154.2 130.2 107.8 70.1
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla (2020) 160 138 123 108 73
F1 2021 (2021) 537 470 242 189.3 114.9
Far Cry 6 (2021) 179 161.6 142 132.9 89.9
Call of Duty Vanguard (2021) 195.5 207 191.2 149.9 93.7
Forza Horizon 5 (2021) 231 200 188 127 114 89
Rainbow Six Extraction (2022) 411 347 315 290 208 116
Dying Light 2 (2022) 202 171.4 153 113.2 64.3
GRID Legends (2022) 228 202 173.4 156.6 153.2 120.5
Elden Ring (2022) 60 60 60 60 60 60
Cyberpunk 2077 1.5 (2022) 219 201 172.8 151.8 103.9 53.3
Ghostwire Tokyo (2022) 263 260 261 261 210 113.2
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (2022) 324 277 231 190.2 142.6 81.1

Stress test and temperatures: No throttling issues

Stressing the Ryzen 7 5800X3D with Prime95 sees the CPU package power coasting just above the 130 W mark and the clock speeds being fairly consistent close to 4.2 GHz. CPU temperatures hover near the 90 °C mark without throttling.

This consistency in performance was also previously seen in the Cinebench R15 multi-core loop test above. This can be attributed in part to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D and also in part to the excellent cooling performance of the Corsair H115i Elite Capellix AIO cooler. 

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Prime95 stress test
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Prime95 stress test

Power consumption: Less economical than Core i5-12600K despite lower performance

Our test system consumes about 102 W in idle with a total of five case fans (three Corsair SP 120 mm case fans and two Corsair ML 120 mm radiator fans) and the Elite Capellix cooler running in the Balanced profile. All RGB lighting was turned off.

Power consumption is more or less similar to the Ryzen 9 5900X and about 29% higher than the Ryzen 5 5600X in Prime95 in-place FFT stress. Cinebench R15 multi-core sees the Ryzen 7 5800X3D being slightly less economical than the Core i5-12600K even though AMD's chip shows a 6% performance deficit. A similar profile is seen with Cinebench R20 multi as well, this time with an even greater performance gap of 18% compared to the Core i5-12600K.

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D lags behind the Core i9-12900K by 26% in Cinebench R20 single-core but seems to consume slightly more power. In general, however, the total system power consumption with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is still limited to around the 230 W mark whereas the Core i9-12900K-powered PC can guzzle nearly 57% more power in multi-core CPU tests.

Power Consumption: External Monitor

0306090120150180210240270300330360390420450480510540570Tooltip
; Prime95 V28,10 Stress (external Monitor): Ø226 (221-234)
; Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor): Ø209 (208-212)
; Cinebench R20 Single (external Monitor): Ø119.8 (116.5-183)
; Cinebench R20 Multi (external Monitor): Ø215 (212-218)
; 1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor): Ø561 (533-582)
Power Consumption
Prime95 V28,10 Stress (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 70.5 W)
279.6 (261min - 357max) Watt * ∼100% -24%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 70.45 W)
256.5 (238min - 275max) Watt * ∼92% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 78 W)
252.3 (227min - 259max) Watt * ∼90% -12%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 77.5 W)
242.3 (222min - 254max) Watt * ∼87% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 78.1 W)
235.6 (211min - 284max) Watt * ∼84% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (Idle: 102 W)
226 (221min, 222P1 - 234max) Watt * ∼81%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 79.23 W)
175.8 (170min - 179max) Watt * ∼63% +22%
Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 70.5 W)
324.4 Watt * ∼100% -55%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 78.1 W)
235.8 (204min - 238max) Watt * ∼73% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 78 W)
226.1 (160min - 249max) Watt * ∼70% -8%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 77.5 W)
220.7 (219min - 222max) Watt * ∼68% -6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (Idle: 102 W)
209 (208min, 208P1 - 212max) Watt * ∼64%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 70.45 W)
205.9 (145min - 213max) Watt * ∼63% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 79.23 W)
170.1 (165min - 210max) Watt * ∼52% +19%
Cinebench R20 Single (external Monitor)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (78)
131.2 (130min - 147max) Watt * ∼100% -10%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (102)
119.8 (116.5min, 117.1P1 - 183max) Watt * ∼91%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX (70.5)
116 Watt * ∼88% +3%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX (70.45)
112.3 (109min - 156max) Watt * ∼86% +6%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (79.23)
105.5 (104min - 108max) Watt * ∼80% +12%
Cinebench R20 Multi (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX (70.5)
338.6 Watt * ∼100% -57%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (78)
227.4 (185min - 231max) Watt * ∼67% -6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (102)
215 (212min, 213P1 - 218max) Watt * ∼63%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX (70.45)
210.8 (86min - 217max) Watt * ∼62% +2%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (79.23)
165.5 (164min - 168max) Watt * ∼49% +23%
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (Idle: 102 W)
561 (533min, 542P1 - 582max) Watt * ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 70.5 W)
463 (439min - 490max) Watt * ∼83% +17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 78 W)
440.5 (420min - 466max) Watt * ∼79% +21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 78.1 W)
439.6 (419min - 497max) Watt * ∼78% +22%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 77.5 W)
418.7 (403min - 452max) Watt * ∼75% +25%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 79.23 W)
409.2 (381min - 434max) Watt * ∼73% +27%
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX (Idle: 70.45 W)
408.9 (401min - 460max) Watt * ∼73% +27%

* ... smaller is better

Pros

+ Great upgrade option for previous generation Zen users
+ Beats the Core i9-12900K in gaming
+ Well-sustained performance without throttling

Cons

- No overclocking support including PBO
- Lower base and boost clocks compared to the Ryzen 7 5800X
- Performance hit in CPU-bound applications

Verdict: Strictly for gamers and OG Zen users only

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Review unit courtesy of AMD India
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Review unit courtesy of AMD India

AMD has held on socket AM4 for long. Even with the launch of the Ryzen 7000 series on socket AM5, the company expects the older socket to perform well for the most part. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is more of a test bed for AMD, learnings from which will be incorporated in future iterations. That being said, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D clearly appears to be a great choice if your primary use case is gaming, particularly at lower resolutions.

The use of a 3D stacked-cache does give games significant headroom. However, it brings with it several pitfalls including not being able to overclock the cores themselves and lower base/boost clocks to ensure that the TDP does not go beyond 105 W. 

3D V-cache is an ingenious way to improve gaming performance without increasing the TDP. Gamers will find 3D V-cache useful in pushing higher frames than the Core i9-12900K for about US$120 less. For all other tasks, the lower clocks and lack of overclocking prove to be major limitations.

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D suffers when it comes to raw CPU performance when compared with its siblings from the Zen 3 family, and definitely loses to the Alder Lake Core i5-12600K and Core i9-12900K processors. The flip side is that this performance deficit is not accompanied by lower power consumption. 

Though we see the Ryzen 7 5800X3D lagging when it comes to the Physics component of synthetic 3D benchmarks, the processor begins to show its worth in the graphics components of these tests. Gaming at 1080p or QHD is the best use case for this processor. Coupled with the right GPU, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D can push frames much more than is possible with the Core i9-12900K.

This begets the question. Is this CPU worth upgrading to? 

Socket AM4 is now a highly stable platform. It is still early days for socket AM5 and users would want to wait and see how the new Ryzen 7000 CPUs would perform in real-world tests and also find out the best possible DDR5 memory combinations before taking the plunge.

Gamers still on older generation Zen processors, like a Ryzen 7 2700X for example, will find the Ryzen 7 5800X3D a worthy upgrade and will gladly pocket the US$120 savings in comparison to the Core i9-12900K in addition to saving on motherboard upgrades (assuming your current board still offers decent power delivery). However, content creators and those who need a better all-round performer might want to seek other options such as the Ryzen 7 5800X for the same MSRP of US$449.

The Core i5-12600K is an even better bargain at just US$289 MSRP provided investing additionally in Intel's ecosystem is not a constraint. 

Price and availability

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is available across all major retailers and e-tailers including Amazon and Best Buy. The processor is now available at a reduced price of US$384 on Amazon.

Pricecompare

Read all 9 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
.170
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Review: Better gaming CPU than Core i9-12900K for US$120 less
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2022-09- 5 (Update: 2022-09- 5)