AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU Review: The King Of PC Gaming
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Review: CPU, System And Browser Benchmarks
When the Windows installation was complete, we installed all of the drivers necessary for our components, disabled Auto-Updating and Windows Defender, and installed all of our benchmarking software. When that process was done, we performed a disk clean-up, cleared any temp and prefetch data, and optimized all of the SSDs using Windows' built-in utility. Finally, we enabled Windows Focus Assist to minimize any potential interruptions and let the systems reach an idle state before invoking a test.
Our Test Systems: Revamped For Windows 11
AIDA64 Memory Bandwidth, Memory Latency & Cache Latency
Geekbench v5.4.1 CPU Compute Benchmark
Our Geekbench results have the Ryzen 7 5800X3D finishing just behind the Core i9-11900K and higher-clocked standard Ryzen 7 5800X. The array of specialized workloads in Geekbench won't benefit from the Ryzen 7 5800X3D's massive cache, so the higher-clocks of the 5800X allow it to maintain a lead in both the single and multi-threaded tests.
UL PCMark 10 BenchmarksNext, up we have some full-system testing with PCMark. We're reporting all test results from the PCMark 10 benchmark suite, including the Essentials, Productivity, Digital Content Creation and and total PCMark score. The Essentials test covers workloads like web browsing, video conferencing and app start-up times, while Productivity tests everyday office apps from spreadsheets to word processing. Finally, the Digital Content Creation test evaluates performance of a machine with respect to photo and video editing, as well as rendering and visualization.
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D performs well in PCMark10, but again, its massive 3D V-Cache don't help much here. As we'd expect, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D slots in behind the Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 9 5900X, but the deltas separating the CPUs are quite small.
Bapco Crossmark TestingCrossmark is a new cross-platform benchmark from Bapco that's available for Windows, Android, iOS and MacOS. Like PCMark, Crossmark measures overall system performance and using real-world applications. It characterizes system responsiveness as well, based on the results of its Creativity and Productivity benchmarks.
Crossmark had the new Ryzen 7 5800X3D finishing slightly ahead of the standard Ryzen 7 5800X, but a notch behind the 5900X. This benchmark, however, heavily favors Intel's architectures, as evidenced by their positions at the top of the charts.
Browser & Web App Benchmarks: Jetstream 2 And Speedometer 2
These benchmarks measures performance of an array of browser-based technologies used on modern, rich web applications. Scores in these benchmark are an indicator of the performance users would see when browsing the web and running advanced web apps. All of the systems were tested using the latest version of Microsoft's Edge browser, with default browser settings, on a clean, fully-updated install of Windows 11.
7-Zip Data Decompression Tests
The 7-Zip decompression benchmark told us more of the same. In a workload where the Ryzen 7 5800X3D's massive cache doesn't help, it performs very much like a slightly lower-clocked Ryzen 7 5800X.