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Ryzen 7 5800X3D stumbles on PassMark against the i9-12900K and Ryzen 7 5800X but this AMD chip is for gaming

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D appears to be built for gaming and not for synthetic benchmarking. (Image source: AMD - edited)
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D appears to be built for gaming and not for synthetic benchmarking. (Image source: AMD - edited)
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D, also known by AMD as the “world’s fastest desktop gaming processor”, has appeared in PassMark’s synthetic benchmark suite. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D lagged behind the Ryzen 7 5800X and Intel Core i9-12900K, but its unique L3 cache configuration should not be overlooked when it comes to gaming.

Yet again the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D has showed a synthetic benchmark performance that is far from impressive. Previous reports about the new desktop processor have revealed how it offers the mighty gaming performance expected from a part with an enormous L3 cache of 96 MB, and how the Zen 3 chip has been taking down the Intel Core i9-12900K in specific gaming comparisons. But when it comes to synthetic benchmarks, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D offers more of a whimper than a bang.

Only one sample has been tested on PassMark so far, so there is still a high margin for error. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D churned out a so-so single-thread score of 2,509 MOps/s (i9-12900K: 4,206; Ryzen 7 5800X: 3,486), and its CPU Mark score was also a middling 22,932 (i9-12900K: 40,979; Ryzen 7 5800X: 28,377). Of course, it can be argued why the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 5800X3D (max TDP: 105 W) is even being compared to the 16-core, 24-thread Intel Core i9-12900K (max TDP: 241 W). It’s all because of its incredible gaming chops and the feted 3D V-cache technology, which will be difficult for multi-test benchmark sites to accurately quantify at the moment.

In fact, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D even lags behind its close relative, the Ryzen 7 5800X, but it’s worth pointing out there is a substantial difference between the two, beyond the huge L3 cache advantage for the former. While the older chip has clock rates from 3.8 GHz to 4.7 GHz, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is configured with 3.4-4.5 GHz, so lower scores in synthetic benchmarks should be expected. It seems unfortunate that the innovative processor from Team Red is going to look a little lukewarm on synthetic benchmarks, so it's important for PC builders to judge this particular part more on its gaming ability and price (MSRP: US$449).

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Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 7 5800X vs Core i9-12900K. (Image source: PassMark)
Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 7 5800X vs Core i9-12900K. (Image source: PassMark)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2022-04-20 (Update: 2022-04-20)