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: 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.
Grand Theft Auto V
Red Dead Redemption 2
Total War: Warhammer 3
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.