Zen 3 Vermeer could finally end AMD's woes in gaming: Ryzen 7 5800X is 17% faster than the Core i9-10900K in AoTS at 4K and 60% faster than the Ryzen 7 3800X at 1080p
We are not too far away from AMD's Zen 3 arrival, so quite a few benchmark leaks can be expected in the run up to the launch on October 8. Known leaker @TUM_APISAK has identified an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X entry in the Ashes of the Singularity (AoTS) benchmark, and it looks like the upcoming Zen 3 Vermeer processor already seems to have good gains over not only the Ryzen 7 3800X but also the Intel Core i9-10900K.
While the benchmark does not show any clock speeds, it does indicate that the GPU being used is an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080. There is 32 GB of system RAM on board for both the Ryzen PCs (the Core i9-10900K test was run in a 16 GB RAM configuration). The tests are run at 4K except for the Ryzen 7 3800X, which was tested at 1080p.
In the AoTS benchmark's Crazy_4K preset, the Ryzen 7 5800X scores 133.6 fps average in the CPU frame rate. This is about a 17.2% increase compared to what the Core i9-10900K scores in the same benchmark (114.8 fps). We see good gains in all the sub-components of the benchmark as well.
The biggest gains, however, can be expected when compared to the Ryzen 7 3800X at 1080p. The 3800X scores just about 88.6 fps in the Crazy_1080p test whereas the Ryzen 7 5800X scores 142.4 average fps — a 60.7% uplift (or up to 23% faster considering the best AoTS performance by the 3800X). With such high fps at 4K one would want to infer that, with Zen 3, AMD has been able to alleviate a lot of the CPU bottlenecking concerns likely due to the new CCX design.
Of course, a final conclusion on that can be arrived at only when we have even more 1080p benchmark scores from other CPU-bound games such as GTA V or even Flight Simulator 2020. Nevertheless, this definitely seems to be a highly encouraging result.
What this test does confirm though is that AMD would be opting for a 5xxx series nomenclature synchronizing both mobile and desktop offerings. While we do know that up to a 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X exists, the 16-core part still remains elusive.