Gaming Performance: 1440p

In our Ryzen 7000 series review, we saw users commenting about testing games for CPU reviews at 1440p, so we have duly obliged here. Those interested in 1440p performance with minimal image quality – particularly the esports crowd – will be glad to know that we will be testing at this resolution going forward into 2023 and beyond.

We are using DDR5 memory on the Ryzen 7 78000X3D and the other Ryzen 7000 series we've tested. This also includes Intel's 13th and 12th Gen processors. We tested the aforementioned platforms with the following settings:

  • DDR5-5600B CL46 - Intel 13th Gen
  • DDR5-5200 CL44 - Ryzen 7000
  • DDR5-4800 (B) CL40 - Intel 12th Gen

All other CPUs such as Ryzen 5000 and 3000 were tested at the relevant JEDEC settings as per the processor's individual memory support with DDR4.

Civilization VI

(a-3) Civilization VI - 1440p Min - Average FPS(a-4) Civilization VI - 1440p Min - 95th Percentile

Borderlands 3

(c-3) Borderlands 3 - 1440p VLow - Average FPS(c-4) Borderlands 3 - 1440p VLow - 95th Percentile

Grand Theft Auto V

(e-3) Grand Theft Auto V - 1440p Low - Average FPS(e-4) Grand Theft Auto V - 1440p Low - 95th Percentile

Red Dead Redemption 2

(f-3) Red Dead 2 - 1440p Min - Average FPS(f-4) Red Dead 2 - 1440p Min - 95th Percentile

F1 2022

(g-5) F1 2022 - 1440p Ultra High - Average FPS(g-6) F1 2022 - 1440p Ultra High - 95th Percentile

Hitman 3

(h-5) Hitman 3 - 1440p Ultra - Average FPS(h-6) Hitman 3 - 1440p Ultra - 95th Percentile

Total War: Warhammer 3

(i-3) Total War Warhammer 3 - 1440p Ultra - Average FPS

Moving up to 1440p, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D still delivers excellent performance, although the focus shifts more towards the graphics card than the CPU. It performs consistently well and, in most cases, even slightly outperforms the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, especially in games like Borderlands 3 and Hitman 3. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D also excels against other competitors that can take advantage of its large 96 MB L3 cache. In these scenarios, the 7800X3D emerges as the clear winner. Overall, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D continues to impress even at 1440p.

Gaming Performance: 1080p Gaming Performance: 4K
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  • Marxman - Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - link

    Literally every person with a brain is using memory that is technically "overclocked", and has been for over a decade. XMP/DOCP are overclocking... they're also mandatory for decent performance and a realistic test setup.

    NO ONE should be using 5200-CL44 in 2023.
  • elajt_1 - Friday, April 7, 2023 - link

    Yea it kind of defeats the point on having otherwise state of the art hardware.
  • erotomania - Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - link

    I haven't much liked that part of AT testing for a while, nor the explanation.
  • elajt_1 - Friday, April 7, 2023 - link

    And yet AMD themselves suggest 6000MT/s as it is the sweet spot according to them.
  • spikebike - Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - link

    Can you RMA a CPU and/or motherboard because it doesn't like your DDR-6000?

    Do you include over/under volting? Exotic cooling? Pushing things hard enough that system reliability is compromised? Crazy large power supplies?

    Or do you compare all CPUs/platforms with their posted specifications?

    Comparing AMD *AND* Intel at their posted specifications seems fair. After all not everyone overclocks, and I don't particularly care if AMD or Intel is better at overclocking. After all some people actually like reliable computers and might actually care more about ECC memory than performance from overlcocking.
  • boozed - Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - link

    That's a fair comment, but these are enthusiast level parts after all.

    I suppose the solution is to show performance in both scenarios.
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - link

    "I suppose the solution is to show performance in both scenarios."

    In an ideal world, it's something we'd like to do in some fashion. But it would double our testing workload, which isn't viable.
  • boozed - Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - link

    That's also fair enough. I appreciate the time taken to address comments.
  • elajt_1 - Friday, April 7, 2023 - link

    The people who gets these CPU's witout running OC memory can most likely be counted on one hand.
  • elajt_1 - Friday, April 7, 2023 - link

    Expo and XMP profiles will work on most systems (if not all), up to a certain speed.

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