AMD's Ryzen 5800X3D Gaming CPU is now available in the UK
V-Cache is here, but is it worth it?
Published: 20th April 2022 | Source: Scan UK |
AMD's V-Cache enhanced Ryzen 7 5800X3D is now available in the UK
AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D is now available, officially commercialising the company's 3D V-Cache technology within the consumer market, ramping up the performance of AMD's Ryzen lineup using 3D die stacking technology.
So far, Scan UK is the only retailer that currently sell AMD's new flagship gaming CPU, listing the CPU with a £409.99 price tag. This is significantly cheaper than Intel's top gaming CPUs, the i9-12900K and i9-12900KS, though it is worth remembering that Intel flagship Alder Lake CPUs can thrash it Ryzen7 5800X3D in other workloads. Just look at our Ryzen 7 5800X3D review for more information.
Competition from all sides (Even from AMD)
On Scan UK, AMD's Ryzen 9 5900X is currently priced at £359.99, making it significantly cheaper than AMD's new Ryzen 7 5800X3D. This places AMD's Ryzen lineup in a strange place, as PC builders will need to choose between Cache and Cores, which is a big deal.
With the Ryzen 9 5900X, users get access to 12 cores and 24 threads. With the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, users get access to 8 cores, 16 threads, and 96MB of total L3 cache, all of which is accessible by all of the CPU's cores/threads. Depending on your workloads, your system will perform better with more cache, or more cores. It is up to you to judge which processor is better for you.
For hardcore gamers, AMD's V-Cache technology can deliver tremendous performance boosts. If your workloads are productivity-focused and multi-threaded, you will be better off with an Ryzen 9 5900X. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D may be a great gaming processor, but it is not the best processor that AMD offers for all potential workloads.
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