As the launch date of the latest Zen 4 chips gets nearer, AMD has released the last Zen 3 CPU as a swan song to this beautiful generation of CPUs. Marketed by AMD themselves, “The World’s Fastest PC Gaming Processor” Ryzen 7 5800X3D has just been released a few weeks ago and it’s a masterclass of gaming performance. AMD has set aside the Ryzen 9 5900X for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D giving it the title of their fastest gaming processor with a 15% increase in performance from the competition. In this article, we’ll be finding out how much of an improvement it is over the original Ryzen 7 5800x and how it compares to AMD’s flagship Zen 3 Ryzen 9 5900X processor. Will the more enormous cache of the new Ryzen 7, 5800X3D beat the Ryzen 9 5900X’s higher core & thread counts? We’ll answer those questions and more in this Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X CPU comparison. 

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Specifications Difference

  • Ryzen 7 5800X3D Specifications 
  • # of CPU Cores: 8 
  • # of Threads: 16 
  • Max. Boost Clock: Up to 4.5GHz 
  • Base Clock: 3.4GHz 
  • L1 Cache: 512KB 
  • L2 Cache: 4MB 
  • L3 Cache: 96MB 
  • Default TDP: 105W 
  • Processor Technology for CPU Cores: TSMC 7nm FinFET 
  • CPU Socket: AM4 (Read Motherboard For Ryzen 7 5800X3D)
  • Socket Count: 1P 
  • Thermal Solution (PIB): Not included 

Ryzen 9 5900X Specifications 

  • # of CPU Cores: 12 
  • # of Threads: 24 
  • Max. Boost Clock: Up to 4.8GHz 
  • Base Clock: 3.7GHz 
  • L2 Cache: 6MB 
  • L3 Cache: 64MB 
  • Default TDP: 105W 
  • Processor Technology for CPU Cores: TSMC 7nm FinFET 
  • Unlocked for Overclocking: Yes 
  • CPU Socket: AM4 (Read About Ryzen 9 5900x Motherboards)
  • Thermal Solution (PIB): Not included 

What’s new in Ryzen 7 5800X3D? 

AMD’s last installment in the Zen 3 architecture and the 5000 series Ryzen processors, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, was released a couple of weeks ago. Ryzen 7 5800X3D is an expansion of the original Ryzen 7 5800X with some new features. Looking at the specs, we can identify key similarities and differences between the original Ryzen 7 5800x and the new Ryzen 5800X3D.  

Firstly, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D and the Ryzen 7 5800X are running on the same 7nm process and Zen 3 architecture, as you probably would’ve guessed. They also have the same number of cores and threads at eight cores and 16 threads. Moreover, both CPUs are running on the same AM4 socket, so there’s more compatibility for upgrading. Furthermore, both the Ryzen 7 5800X and 5800X3D also have the same default TDP of 105 W. So, then where’s the significant difference between the original Ryzen 7 5800X and the new Ryzen 7 5800X3D?  

To begin with, the clock speeds are marginally different in the new Ryzen 7 5800X3D compared to the original. The Ryzen 7 5800X had a much higher base and boost clocks of 3.8 GHz and 4.7 GHz, respectively, the new Ryzen 7 5800X downgrades them to 3.4 GHz and 4.5 GHz, respectively.  Well, then what’s new in the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, you ask?  

The main difference between the two processors is that the new Ryzen 7 5800X3D comes with AMD’s newly developed 3D V-Cache technology. This 3D V-Cache is just a more significant and faster L3 cache that allows games to render out AIs, crowds, mechanics, and other stuff much faster. L3 cache does this by storing a chunk of crucial memory that needs to be accessed quickly by the CPU. So instead of accessing that memory by going through the RAM, the memory is stored in the larger L3 cache allowing the CPU to load that memory much faster. 

AMD has tripled up the 5800X3D’s already existing 32 MB L3 cache to 96 MB. That’s 64 MB stacked on top of 32 MB, which makes this the first Ryzen processor to have such vast amounts of L3 cache. 

Tripling up the L3 cache has been the main improvement in AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X, but it falls short on other factors such as clock speeds. However, both the Ryzen 7 5800X and the Ryzen 7 5800X3D have the same number of cores and threads.  

Ryzen 9 5900X Background 

Ryzen 9 5900X was AMD’s top dog processor in the Zen 3 era that was released in late 2020. Before the release of the Ryzen 7, 5800X3D, AMD titled it as their fastest processor. It brought the highest number of cores & thread counts, along with the fastest clock speeds in any of the 5000 series Ryzen processors, which were only second to the Ryzen 9 5950X. 

From the specifications, we can tell that the Ryzen 9 5900X is based on the same 7nm architecture and runs on the AM4 sockets just like the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. It also has the highest number of cores and threads out of all 5000 series Ryzen processors at 12 cores and 24 threads. This means the Ryzen 9 5900X is ahead of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D by four cores and eight threads. 

Along with a more enormous core count, the Ryzen 9 5900X also has the fastest clock speeds at 3.7 GHz for base clocks and 4.8 GHz when overclocked. Unlike the 5800X3D, the Ryzen 9 5900X was also marketed for gaming and showed auspicious results on both stock and overclocked tests.  

Ryzen 9 5900X also comes without a stock cooler and has a base TDP of 105W. This is the same as the Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU Cooler. While both processors are using the same amount of power on base clocks, there have been reports by users saying that the Ryzen 7 5800X actually uses less power but is also warmer, which is quite weird.  

Ryzen 9 5900X has been the second-best CPU ever manufactured by AMD so far in Zen 3. Now that they’ve released the last Zen 3 CPU, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, things are unclear. We need a comparison to find which takes the title of AMD’s fastest CPU yet.  

Gaming Benchmarks 

In this section, we’ll be looking at how the Ryzen 7 5800X3D compares to the Ryzen 9 5900X in multiple popular game titles. We’ll be comparing the average FPS, different resolution settings, and other factors in detail across 25 different games. Before that, we’d like to mention that all the testing and benchmarks were done by For Gamers channel on YouTube.  

Testing Equipment 

Matrix Awakens Big City Demo 

Matrix Awakens Big City Demo was released to showcase the capabilities of the Unreal 5 Engine. In truth, the whole simulation looked incredible, and the graphics were nothing like we’ve seen before. Matrix Awakens Demo is both CPU and GPU intensive and looks stunning on max settings, which it was tested on. 

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Matrix Awakens 1080p Benchmarks
Matrix Awakens Big City Demo 1080p Benchmarks

On 1080p settings, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D outputted 111 FPS on average and 77 FPS on 1% low FPS drops. Similarly, the Ryzen 9 5900X showed a difference of just 112 FPS with 77 FPS on 1% lows. So, there was close to no difference in 1080p resolution.    

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Matrix Awakens 1440p Benchmarks
Matrix Awakens Big City Demo 1440p Benchmarks

While on 1440p, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D and Ryzen 9 5900X were practically equal in performance, with the former at 86 FPS and the latter at 87 average FPS. On 1% FPS drops, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D and Ryzen 9 5900X dropped to 60 FPS and 55 FPS, respectively.  

Elden Ring  

Elden Ring quickly became a hit as Soul’s game and was released just earlier this year in February. It was also tested on the maximum settings available. It also heavily relies on individual performance from cores & threads, so it’s pretty CPU intensive and is much less GPU intensive than other games listed. Moreover, the game also relies heavily on the CPU’s cache, so that will play a significant factor in the results. 

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Elden Ring 1080p Benchmarks
Elden Ring  1080p Benchmarks

For 1080p resolution, the Ryzen 7, 5800X3D reached an average of 130 FPS, while the lowest frame drops at 1% were locked at 88 FPS. On the other hand, the Ryzen 9 5900X was behind by a hair in average FPS at 130 FPS and 1% low FPS drops at 85 FPS.  

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Elden Ring 1440p Benchmarks
Elden Ring 1440p Benchmarks

As for the 1440p resolution, Ryzen 9 5900X was at 116 FPS compared to Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which was behind, reaching 115 FPS. Also, the Ryzen 9 5900X was ahead with 1% low FPS drops at 78 FPS compared to 75 FPS drop by the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. 

God of War 

God of War is another critically acclaimed hit title released back in 2018 and revered for its beautiful landscapes and scenery. To render out those stunning graphics, the game does need a powerful graphics card and processor. Although the game is very nicely optimized for PC, it’s still quite CPU and GPU-intensive. God of War was also tested on the Ultra settings without upscaling. 

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: God of War 1080p Benchmarks
God of War 1080p Benchmarks

With 1080p, the tests showed the Ryzen 9 5900x being ahead of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, reaching an average FPS of 140 FPS as opposed to Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which reached a stable 133 FPS. Also, the Ryzen 9 5900X was ahead of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D in 1% low FPS drops, being higher at 111 FPS compared to 109 FPS of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. 

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: God of War 1440p Benchmarks
God of War 1440p Benchmarks

Regarding 1440p, the Ryzen 7, 5800X3D was reaching an average of 132 FPS while Ryzen 9 5900X was outputting 136 FPS. For 1% lows, the Ryzen 7, 5800X3D was, dropping to 92 FPS, compared to Ryzen 9 5900X, which dropped to 90 FPS.  

COD: Warzone Pacific 

The latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise, the COD: Warzone Pacific, was released in 2020 and became a worldwide success. Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific also uses up a chunk of your CPU and GPU as it’s a very demanding title. Although, you can run it on relatively low settings on a mid-range setup.      

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: COD Warzone 1080p Benchmarks
COD: Warzone Pacific 1080p Benchmarks

With an average FPS of 183 FPS, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was beating the Ryzen 9 5900X by a relatively small margin. Ryzen 9 5900X was ahead of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D in case of the lowest 1% FPS drops with a higher frame count. While the Ryzen 7 5800X3D capped the FPS drops on 136 FPS, the Ryzen 9 5900X reached a higher 140 FPS.  

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: COD Vanguard 1440p Benchmarks
COD: Warzone Pacific 1440p Benchmarks

On 1440p, there was no difference in performance between the Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X. Both were giving 170 to 171 FPS on average, and the Ryzen 7 5800X3D fell slightly behind in the lowest 1% FPS drops.  

Cyberpunk 2077 

Cyberpunk 2077 is a relatively new game released at the end of 2020. While the game was full of bugs and glitches at launch, it still was a beautiful open-world game. Cyberpunk 2077 was also tested on the highest settings without upscaling. It’s also worth mentioning that the game is quite GPU and CPU-intensive. 

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Cyberpunk 2077 1080p Benchmarks
Cyberpunk 2077 1080p Benchmarks

For 1080p benchmarks, the average FPS was very close on the new Ryzen 7 5800X3D and Ryzen 9 5900X. While the former reached 125 FPS on average, the Ryzen 9 5900X got 128 FPS with a difference of just 3 FPS. But more importantly, the Ryzen 9 5900X beat the Ryzen 7 5800X by achieving 16% higher FPS and the lowest 1% FPS drop.    

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Cyberpunk 2077 1440p Benchmarks
Cyberpunk 2077 1440p Benchmarks

Regarding 1440p, Ryzen 7, 5800X3D fell behind by 7% compared to Ryzen 9 5900X. On 1% lows, the Ryzen 9 5900X was 13% better than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.  

Tiny Tina’s Wonderland 

Tiny Tina’s Wonderland is an FPS game released just last month in March 2022. Overall, the game was positively received and looked on par with modern graphical preferences. While the game does have beefy system requirements, it’s still a very nicely optimized game. Tiny Tina’s Wonderland was also tested on the max settings.  

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 1080p Benchmarks
Tiny Tina’s Wonderland 1080p Benchmarks

For 1080p tests, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, was reaching an average of 168 FPS as compared to Ryzen 9 5900X, which was running 170 FPS. On 1% lows, the Ryzen 9 5900X was also a touch ahead by just 1 FPS, reaching 128 FPS instead of Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which dropped to 127 FPS.    

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Tiny Tina's Wonderland 1440p Benchmarks
Tiny Tina’s Wonderland 1440p Benchmarks

With 1440p, Ryzen 9 5900X was ahead in average FPS, although by a small 1% margin. Ryzen 7 5800X3D dropped to a higher 110 FPS than Ryzen 9 5900X’s 108 FPS.  

Apex Legends 

Apex Legends was released quickly and became a popular multiplayer FPS game. It had terrific movement mechanics and gameplay, along with stunning graphics on high settings. Overall, the game is not as CPU intensive as other games but relies more on the capabilities of the GPU. Apex Legends was also tested on the max settings. 

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Apex Legends 1080p Benchmarks
Apex Legends 1440p Benchmarks

Regarding 1080p resolution, we can see the Ryzen 7 5800X3D ahead by just 2 FPS at 260 FPS. Compare this to 258 FPS on average outputted by Ryzen 9 5900X. Also, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D had higher 1% low FPS drops than the Ryzen 9 5900X.  

Dying Light 2 

Dying Light 2 in February this year was received well by the gaming community. Moreover, the game is available on PC and isn’t very CPU or GPU intensive. It can run fine with above-average FPS on mid to high-range builds. Dying Light 2 was also tested max settings without upscaling or DXR.  

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Dying Light 2 1080p Benchmarks
Dying Light 2 1080p Benchmarks

For 1080p benchmarks, the Ryzen 7, 5800X3D took the lead with an average of 120 FPS compared to Ryzen 9 5900X’s 116 FPS. Ryzen 7 5800X3D was also ahead by a few frames in 1% low FPS drops at 96 FPS. Contrastingly, the Ryzen 9 5900X dropped to a lower 1% FPS at 89 FPS.  

Dying Light 2 1440p Benchmarks
Dying Light 2 1440p Benchmarks

Next up, for 1440p resolution, the Ryzen 8 5700X3D beat the Ryzen 9 5900X with a slight difference in average FPS and the lowest 1% lows.  

Ghostwire: Tokyo 

Ghostwrite Tokyo is a great game that was released recently and looks beautiful and has very nice gameplay. It was tested on max settings as well without DXR or upscaling. Although you need a decent system to run it, the game is well optimized and isn’t very CPU or GPU intensive. 

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Ghostwire Tokyo 1080p Benchmarks
Ghostwire: Tokyo 1080p Benchmarks

For 1080p, the Ryzen 7, 5800X3D was reaching 138 FPS on average compared to 132 FPS outputted by the Ryzen 9 5900X. Also, in 1% low FPS drops, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was tied with the Ryzen 9 5900X at 113 FPS. This is the first draw we’ve seen in all the tests. 

Ghostwire Tokyo 1440p Benchmarks
Ghostwire: Tokyo 1440p Benchmarks

With 1440p, the Ryzen 9 5900X was just a touch ahead of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. While the Ryzen 7 5800X3D outputted 133 FPS on average, Ryzen 9 5900X was ahead with 135 FPS. The same was the case in 1% lows where Ryzen 9 5900X was ahead by just 2 FPS. 

Valorant

It’s hard to believe Valorant was released two years ago, but it quickly became one of the most popular multiplayer FPS games. Although the game doesn’t have the best look or graphics, it still has engaging gameplay mechanics. It’s very light on CPU and GPU, so the game isn’t very demanding. Valorant was also tested with the highest settings possible.  

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Valorant 1080p Benchmarks
Valorant 1080p Benchmarks

Starting with 1080p, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D reached a much higher difference in FPS with 446 FPS on average. In contrast, the Ryzen 9 5900X outputted 425 FPS on average, which is 5% slower. Also, in 1% low FPS drops, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was ahead, dropping to the lowest FPS of 346 FPS compared to 313 FPS drop observed using Ryzen 9 5900X.  

 Valorant 1440p Benchmarks
Valorant 1440p Benchmarks

For 1440p, Ryzen 7 5800X3D was behind by just 2 FPS. Ryzen 9 5900X beat both average FPS and lowest 1% drops but with a relatively small margin.   

Red Dead Redemption 2 

Red Dead Redemption 2 was released but still looks incredible to this day. Few games come close to the level of detail Rockstar added in this game. While the game is quite GPU intensive, a sound processor is also necessary to play the game at the best settings. Red Dead Redemption 2 was tested on max settings without upscaling.  

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Red Dead Redemption 2 1080p Benchmarks
Red Dead Redemption 2 1080p Benchmarks

Regarding 1080p resolution, the Ryzen 7, 5800X3D was outputting 123 FPS compared to Ryzen 9 5900X, which was reaching 122 FPS on average. As for 1% low FPS drops, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D dropped to 88 FPS which Is more melancholic than the Ryzen 9 5900X, which was reaching 93 FPS at the lowest.   

Red Dead Redemption 2 1440p Benchmarks
Red Dead Redemption 2 1440p Benchmarks

Secondly, with 1440p, both processors were tied at 118 FPS on average. Also, the Ryzen 9 5900X was ahead in 1% low FPS drops by 2 FPS.  

GTA 5 Online 

GTA 5 Online is one of the most popular online games, although it has lost its popularity. Nevertheless, the game was a huge success on release and even more so with the online multiplayer version. It can run on most mid-range CPUs and GPUs, so it’s no problem for AMD’s best processors. GTA 5 Online was tested with the max settings. 

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: GTA 5 1080p Benchmarks
GTA 5 Online 1080p Benchmarks

For 1080p benchmarks, the Ryzen 9 5900X had a nice boost over the Ryzen 7 5800X3D at 162 FPS compared to Ryzen 7 5800X3D’s 130 FPS. The same was the case with 1% lows with drops capped at 130 FPS for Ryzen 9 5900X compared to 120 FPS drops observed by Ryzen 7 5800X3D. 

GTA 5 1440p Benchmarks
GTA 5 Online 1440p Benchmarks

Next up, 1440p, Ryzen 9 5900X had a similar boost with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, gave 10% lower FPS on average. Although, the difference in 1% lows was much smaller, with Ryzen 7 5800X3D being at 2% lower FPS than the Ryzen 9 5900X. 

Halo Infinite 

Halo Infinite was the latest installment in the beloved Halo franchise and received positive reviews. It is more CPU intensive than other games that have been benchmarked in this list but are still nicely optimized. Halo Infinite was also tested on the max settings possible in the game’s settings. 

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Halo Infinite 1080p Benchmarks
Halo Infinite 1080p Benchmarks

For 1080p, Ryzen 7 5800X3D, was outputting 167 FPS, and 173 FPS was obtained with Ryzen 9 5900x. In addition to that, Ryzen 7 5800X3D, dropped down to 130 FPS, on a 1% loss, while Ryzen 9, 5900X dropped to 142 FPS. In this case, the Ryzen 9 5900X was ahead by a few margins.  

Halo Infinite 1440p Benchmarks
Halo Infinite 1440p Benchmarks

With 1440p, Ryzen 9 5900X was 5% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. But, the results of 1% low FPS drops showed the Ryzen 7 5800X3D ahead of the Ryzen 9 5900X by just 1 FPS.  

Crysis 3 Remastered 

Crysis 3 was a beautiful game, and its remastered version was released just last year, making the game look even better. Also, Crysis 3 Remastered was tested on max graphic settings without DXR or upscaling.

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Crysis 3 1080p Benchmarks
Crysis 3 Remastered 1080p Benchmarks

For 1080p benchmarks, Ryzen 7 5800X3D was reaching an average of 171 FPS while the Ryzen 9 5900X was getting 163 FPS. Ryzen 7 5800X3D was also ahead in the lowest 1% FPS drops at 137 FPS compared to 126 FPS of Ryzen 9 5900X.  

 Crysis 3 1440p Benchmarks
Crysis 3 Remastered 1440p Benchmarks

Next up, 1440p resolution had minimal differences between the Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X. Although, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was ahead by just a couple of frames on average FPS. On 1% lows, there was a more significant margin with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D dropping down to 9% higher FPS than the Ryzen 9 5900X. 

Horizon Zero Dawn 

Horizon Zero Dawn is a popular action game released by Sony in 2017. It was a huge success and received many positive reviews from critics. Horizon Zero Dawn was tested on   

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Horizon Zero Dawn 1080p Benchmarks
Horizon Zero Dawn 1080p Benchmarks

Regarding 1080p resolution, Ryzen 9 5900X was putting out 163 FPS on average, and Ryzen 7 5800X reached 171 FPS. Look at 1% Low FPS, Ryzen 7 5800X was found to be at 137 FPS mark compared to Ryzen 9 5900X that dropped down to 126 FPS. 

Horizon Zero Dawn 1440p Benchmarks
Horizon Zero Dawn 1440p Benchmarks

Secondly, with 1440p resolution, the Ryzen 7, 5800X3D was giving slightly better FPS than the Ryzen 9 5900X. The same was true with 1% low FPS drops where Ryzen 7 5800X3D again beat the Ryzen 9 5900X. 

COD Vanguard MP 

Once more, we’re testing a title under the Call of Duty franchise. Call of Duty Vanguard multiplayer is an FPS game that did poorly and received a lot of backlash for its mediocre gameplay and other technical problems. Call of Duty Vanguard is more GPU-bound than CPU intensive as its requirements are pretty low. COD Vanguard was tested on max settings without any upscaling.  

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: COD Vanguard 1080p Benchmarks
COD Vanguard MP 1080p Benchmarks

For 1080p benchmarks, on average, Ryzen 7 5800X reached a maximum of 233 FPS compared to Ryzen 9 5900X, whose FPS was obtained at 185 FPS. Considering the 1 % low FPS value, Ryzen 7 5800X was dropped down to 183 FPS, and Ryzen 9 5900X was obtained at 185 FPS. 

COD Vanguard 1440p Benchmarks
COD Vanguard MP 1440p Benchmarks

Next up on 1440p, the Ryzen 9 5900X was just a touch ahead of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D on average FPS output. However, the Ryzen 9 5900X fell behind in the 1% low FPS drop test by 4 FPS.   

Watch Dogs Legion 

Watch Dogs Legion was released by Ubisoft and has the same trend of bad optimization, which has led to the game being a bit more CPU and GPU intensive than others. Still, the game was received well in the gaming community, although nothing too special. Watch Dogs Legion was tested on max settings without upscaling or DXR.  

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Watch Dogs 1080p Benchmarks
Watch Dogs Legion 1080p Benchmarks

Regarding 1080p resolution, Ryzen 7 5800X3D put out 139 FPS compared to 112 FPS outputted by Ryzen 9 5900X. As for 1% low FPS, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was at a much higher 100 FPS drop than Ryzen 9 5900X’s lowest 83 FPS drop.  

Watch Dogs Legion 1440p Benchmarks
Watch Dogs Legion 1440p Benchmarks

Secondly, with 1440p resolution, Ryzen 7 5800X3D scored a massive margin of difference with a 20% higher average FPS than the Ryzen 9 5900X. The same was the case with Ryzen 7, a 5800X3D beating the Ryzen 9 5900X with an 18% improvement in FPS.  

Far Cry 6 

Far Cry 6 is another game released by Ubisoft under the popular franchise. It is also poorly optimized and requires a lot of CPU and GPU usage for the best gameplay. Moreover, Far Cry 6 was tested on max settings without DXR.  

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Far Cry 6 1080p Benchmarks
Far Cry 6 1080p Benchmarks

For 1080p, Ryzen, 7 5800X3D was ahead by a considerable margin of 185 FPS which is 18% higher than Ryzen 9 5900X’s 153 FPS output. The same was the case with 1% lows where Ryzen 7 5800X3D dropped to 142 FPS compared to Ryzen 9 5900X, which was much lower at 121 FPS.  

Far Cry 6 1440p Benchmarks
Far Cry 6 1440p Benchmarks

With 1440p, Ryzen 7 5800X3D outclassed the Ryzen 9 5900X with a 13% higher average FPS. Also, the Ryzen 9 5900X had a lower average FPS than Ryzen 7 5800X3D’s 1% lows. For 1% low FPS drops, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D had 16% higher FPS than the Ryzen 9 5900X. 

Battlefield 2042 

The last game on our list, Battlefield 2042 released just recently and gained a lot of popularity. It is a beautiful FPS game and has engaging gameplay like previous installments in the franchise. Also, the game is very CPU intensive and GPU bound hence the reason for lower FPS. 

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X: Battlefield 2042  1080p Benchmarks
Battlefield 2042 1080p Benchmarks

Starting with 1080p, Battlefield 2042 was running on 127 FPS on average on Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which was a higher average FPS than the Ryzen 9 5900X, which was at 117 FPS. Also, the lowest 1% FPS drops were actually in favor of the Ryzen 9 5900X, which only dropped to 93 FPS compared to 5800X3D, which dropped to 92 FPS.   

 Battlefield 2042 1440p Benchmarks
Battlefield 2042 1440p Benchmarks

Lastly, for 1440p, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, was ahead of the Ryzen 9 5900X by a small margin of 7 FPS on average. Similarly, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was also ahead in 1% lows with 85 FPS compared to Ryzen 9 5900X’s lower 79 FPS.

Productivity Benchmarks 

 All the benchmarks done for application tests in Ryzen 9 5900X vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D comparison were referenced from CPU-Monkey.

Cinebench R23 (Single Core)

Cinebench R23 Single Core Benchmark
Cinebench R23 (Single Core) Benchmark

Cinebench R23 is an excellent tool for checking how fast a CPU renders out a 3D scene. The tests show interesting results, noting down the time it took and converting them into scores. Cinebench R23 was tested in both single-core and multi-core tests. In this section, we’ll review the single-core test.

On base clocks, the Ryzen 7, 5800X3D scored 9% slower than the Ryzen, 9 5900X. Ryzen 7 5800X3D was slower in performing the task with an average test score of 1491 compared to Ryzen 9 5900X’s 1636 score. This difference is credited to the faster clock speeds of the Ryzen 9 5900X vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D. 

Cinebench R23 (Multi Core) 

Cinebench R23 Multi Core Benchmark
Cinebench R23 (Multi Core) Benchmark

For multi-core tests on the Cinebench R23, the Ryzen 9 5900X was much faster than the Ryzen 5800X3D, with a difference of 32%. While the Ryzen 7 5800X3D scored 5799, the Ryzen 9 5900X had a much better score at 8468. Again, the higher core count of the Ryzen 9 5900X plays the part here because these tests aren’t dependent on the L3 cache. 

Cinebench R20 (Single Core)

Cinebench R20 Single Core Benchmark
Cinebench R20 (Single Core) Benchmark

Cinebench R20 is still a popular testing method for benchmarking CPUs and testing how fast they are for productive tasks. Overall, the difference here was quite similar to the Cinebench R23 tests.  

The graph showed similar results to the previous Cinebench R23 benchmark with single-core tests. In addition, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was behind the Ryzen 9 5900X by a margin of 8%. Again, the credit goes to the faster clock speeds of individual cores on the Ryzen 9 5900X. 

Cinebench R20 (Multi Core)

Cinebench R20 Multi Core Benchmark
Cinebench R20 (Multi Core) Benchmark

Cinebench R20 also had both Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X tested with all cores to see which one performs the fastest tasks. Also, the difference here was precisely the same as the Cinebench R23 test, which isn’t alarming.  

As for the multi-core, we expect to see similar results as the Cinebench R23 benchmark. Again, the higher core count of Ryzen 9 5900X puts a considerable difference in performance between it and the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. This time, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was 32% slower than the Ryzen 9 5900X, the same as the Cinebench R23 benchmark. 

Geekbench 5 (Single Core)

Geekbench 5 is used by many people for testing their CPU’s performance even now. This is a great test to test the system’s memory and how well it is optimized and performs overall. They also did Geekbench 5 test in two parts for single and multi-core benchmarks. 

Geekbench Single Core Benchmark
Geekbench 5 (Single Core) Benchmark

For the single-core test, we can observe the Ryzen 7 5800X3D being very close to the level of performance given by Ryzen 9 5900X. The Ryzen 9 5900X was just 5% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. This is thanks to the faster clock speeds of the Ryzen 9 5900X.  

Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench Multi-Core Benchmark
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core) Benchmark

For Geekbench 5 multi-core test, the Ryzen 9 5900X scored 27% higher than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Overall, the extra four cores play a considerable part in the tremendous improvement in performance in favor of the Ryzen 9 5900X. Increased cache hasn’t contributed to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D here.  

Blender 3.1  

 Blender Benchmark
Blender 3.1  Benchmark

Blender is a free, open-source 3D modeling and rendering software that many designers use. So, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X were tested by seeing how much time they took to render a scene in Blender.

In the Blender 3.1 test, the Ryzen 9 5900X scored 20% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D due to its faster clock speeds. Overall, in all the tests conducted, the Ryzen 9 5900X was ahead of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D due to its faster clock speeds and higher cores & threads count. Also, the cache, which played a considerable part in impacting the FPS of games, is wholly disregarded here.  

Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 9 5900X Summary

If you’ve come this far, you should have a good idea about the two processors and how well they perform. AMD Ryzen 9 5900X vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D are excellent processors built for the best performance.  

In almost all titles, at 1080p resolution, the difference in performance between the two processors was under 10%. Yes, some outliers heavily relied on the L3 cache and put the massive difference in performance in favor of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. However, most games which don’t rely upon L3 cache to do the heavy lifting, Ryzen 9 5900X came out on top. As you go up the resolution scale, the higher core & thread counts of the Ryzen 9 5900X make a bigger impact, although the huge L3 cache of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D does make up for a lot of difference. So, there’s not a huge difference even if you play at 2Kor 4K resolutions.  

As for productivity benchmarks, they were pretty different from the gaming benchmarks. In this case, the Ryzen 9 5900X completely outclassed the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. This was expected as the Ryzen 7 5800X3D wasn’t advertised for its productivity but rather for gaming. In all the benchmarks, the Ryzen 9 5900X was leagues better than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.  

In the end, if you’re looking to upgrade from the older Ryzen 9 5900X to Ryzen 7 5800X3D, then simply don’t because for gaming, there’s minimal improvement in performance, and for productivity, the Ryzen 9 5900X is much better. However, suppose you’re looking to buy either one of these CPUs. In that case, we’d still recommend the older Ryzen 9 5900X over the new Ryzen 7 5800X3D because of its better productivity benchmarks and faster overall clock speeds and higher core & thread counts.  

Abdemanaf has been a creative writer since 2011. He first dwelled in the tech world in early 2015 and has since compared many product offerings by different companies. Abdemanaf started working for Tech4Gamers in February 2022 as a blog and comparison writer.