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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  • Nerdhard - Friday, April 7, 2023 - link

    Your test results make absolutely no sense, none.
  • MetalScythe - Sunday, April 9, 2023 - link

    Especially compared to -every- other publication that’s reviewed this CPU. Going by this review, you’d think it’s crap at gaming. Pure insanity.
  • zodiacfml - Thursday, April 6, 2023 - link

    with this logic, its the i3s and 5600g are the winners as the performance/price is highest. I'm quite impressed they're holding up well even at the lowest resolutions or fastest GPUs.
  • Ruklaw - Thursday, April 6, 2023 - link

    Are the power readings derived from what the processor itself is reporting?

    My impression is that AMD processors tend to under-report, as the low power readings from the cpu don't quite seem to match up with the readings of whole system power where I've been able to find them.

    Obviously motherboard is going to be a big factor in how much power the system uses but with all else being equal the system power is going to be more representative of what we actually have to deal with (in terms of heat and energy cost).
  • Nerdhard - Thursday, April 6, 2023 - link

    I’m genuinely baffled by your testing, you kneecapped Intel to give AMD a win; who the hell buys a 13900KS and uses crap memory?

    Worst test I’ve ever seen.
  • Ryan Smith - Friday, April 7, 2023 - link

    The memory we used, that is following a long-standing testing policy with the site. We test CPUs with the fastest memory they officially support. Overclocked memory a) Voids your processor warranty, and b) Isn't guaranteed - which is to say that you can't RMA a chip because it doesn't overclock to some specified frequency.

    We've had discussions with AMD and Intel on the matter before. If they change these two policies, we'd be happy to update our testing policies to match. Otherwise, our preference is to stick to settings that won't break your processor, and represent a level of performance that all chips will attain, rather than a level of performance that a subset of chips may attain.
  • duploxxx - Friday, April 7, 2023 - link

    Wel. Your comment can get to the usual list of worst as usual.

    It is clearly explained why and used for a long time for years.

    Who the hell buys the worst cpu ever the 13900ks anyhow... Yes stupidity exists... Power consumption will solve all issues :)

    Anyhow scaling works on all platforms and often depending on game.
  • MetalScythe - Sunday, April 9, 2023 - link

    I’m guessing this is the very same Nerdhard from WCCFkek…
  • MetalScythe - Sunday, April 9, 2023 - link

    Anandtech really should update the games they use to benchmark…
  • MetalScythe - Sunday, April 9, 2023 - link

    Going by this review, and the unexplained blatantly elderly games used to review the CPU; you would think it’s an absolute dog at gaming.

    Reality couldn’t be farther from the truth. This site has fallen so far from relevance… it’s saddening.

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