Ryzen 7 5800X3D becomes highest-ranked AMD chip on UserBenchmark but incurs astonishing criticism in the process
The Zen 3-based Ryzen 7 5800X3D has now appeared on UserBenchmark and has been tested enough times to offer an “accurate” rating of its performance levels. It’s best to state from the beginning that almost everyone who follows processor performance and benchmarks will be aware of how UserBenchmark’s convoluted scoring and weighting deeply favors parts from Intel. That being said, it’s still a useful site for spotting new chips and comparing them with previous-generation counterparts.
So now we have the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which has been awarded the specious achievement of being the highest-ranked AMD processor on a benchmark site that doesn’t appear to be too fond of parts from Team Red. In fact, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, with its average bench of 103% (156 samples at the time of writing), can just overtake the Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X that have to settle for scores of 102% each. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D, with its apparently gaming-friendly L3 cache bump of 96 MB, is also way ahead of its near stablemate Ryzen 7 5800X, which has an average bench of 99.3% and lies in 25th position.
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D has already shown itself to be a little wobbly in terms of synthetic benchmark performance, but having three times the L3 cache of the Ryzen 7 5800X has helped it achieve incredible levels of gaming performance (it can even keep up with an Intel Core i9-12900KS). However, it’s clear to see that UserBenchmark has not been a fan of the chip's launch strategy, lambasting Team Red in the description for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D:
Be wary of sponsored reviews with cherry picked games that showcase the wins and ignore the losses. Also watch out for AMD’s army of Neanderthal social media accounts on reddit, forums and youtube, they will be singing their own praises as usual. AMD’s marketers continue to show more interest in this year’s bonuses than the longevity of the brand. Instead of focusing on real-world performance, they attempt to dupe consumers with benchmark busting headlines.