The first gaming benchmarks of AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D have surfaced, showing the new CPU’s superiority over its Intel rivals. The octa-core CPU featuring 96MB of L3 cache nets an average of 228 FPS in Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Highest Quality preset at 720p), beating the Core i9-12900K by 20%. Intel’s newly launched Core i9-12900KS averages 200 FPS, making it 10-15% slower than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D (source: @xanxogaming).
It’s important to note that not all games will see the same level of performance boost with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Titles more sensitive to memory and cache latency will see larger gains while the rest will be only marginally faster.
As AMD works with its partners to optimize the L3 cache utilization of its Zen 3D processors, performance should gradually improve across all workloads, some even seeing generational uplifts over time.