There is no doubt that AMD caused a stir with its Ryzen 7000s and they became the best processors of the year in terms of performance. At least until the departure of the Intel Core 13, if they do not recover the yellow jersey with their next generation of processors. In this whole arrangement, a Ryzen 5000 series processor was involved and is ignored by Lisa Su. This is why we decided to compare the 5800X3D with the AMD 7700X.
Just over a year ago, at Computex 2021, AMD’s CEO showed the world the first CPU with V-Cache, the invention consists in vertically connecting a memory to the processor in order to increase the last level cache. The result? A 15% increase in IPC due to the amount of cached data being increased and instruction latency being reduced. The problem for AMD? The advantage is such that it rivals its Ryzen 7000 in terms of performance. This caused AMD to start wiping it off the board and Intel calling it back.
The AMD Ryzen 5800X3D, the CPU that AMD wants to forget
What happens when you launch a product so good that it highlights the last thing you launched? Well, you decide to ignore its existence for the gallery. This is what AMD did when presenting its Ryzen 7000 with its 5800X3D, its only processor with V-Cache to date. Pleasure ? Intel, its competitor, took care of remembering it a few days ago and we must admit that we had missed it.
As you can see from the graph Intel released in its Intel Core 13 presentation, the 5800X3D would be the best CPU AMD has to play right now, even above the Ryzen 7000. Which surprises us that since Intel praises a rival processor and more one that uses technology that they cannot replicate at the moment. Is what Intel says true or is it just crude FUD propaganda?
¿Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 7 7700X?
We decided to compare the two AMD processors due to the fact that they both have 8 cores and 16 threads, which is the maximum that PC games require in their recommended requirements today. If we focus on most synthetic benchmarks, which tend to run on the first two levels of cache due to their small size, we find that the 7700X beats the 5800X3D hands down. However, it’s in games where the difference between the two processors is completely foreshortened and they start trading blows evenly, although we have to tell you that Intel’s statement isn’t entirely true.
As you can see from the graph, it depends on the game we are talking about, in some of them the number of frames is almost identical, in another the 7700X wins and in others the 5800X3D. So it’s a lottery. Keep in mind that manufacturers often present performance tests with the results selected in favor of the product they present. In any case, the reality is that the 7700X is a processor with a better architecture, which will eventually have its X3D version.