The AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Review: A Simpler Slice of V-Cache For Gamingby Gavin Bonshor on April 5, 2023 9:00 AM EST
Gaming Performance: 4K
Last, we have our 4K gaming results.
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.
World of Tanks
Grand Theft Auto V
Red Dead Redemption 2
Total War: Warhammer 3
At resolutions of 4K and above, graphics card performance has a bigger impact on overall performance than the processor, regardless of the number of CPU cores or their speed. Although the Ryzen 7 7800X3D still performs well at these resolutions, it doesn't have as much of an advantage as it does at lower resolutions. Our testing shows that most of the CPUs we've tested perform similarly when paired with a high-end graphics card like the AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT. Even in games where lower resolutions benefit from the additional L3 cache, it doesn't have as significant an impact on performance at 4K.
In summary, while the Ryzen 7 7800X3D still performs well at 4K resolutions, it doesn't have as much of an advantage as it does at lower resolutions, and the graphics card has a bigger impact on overall performance. Our testing suggests that a premium graphics card is essential for achieving good framerates at 4K, regardless of your CPU.