Next to the RadeonRX6400 today we can also find for sale the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3Dprocessor who made it clear that Either you love it, or you hate it.
You will love it if you compare its price of €499.90 compared to the 619.94 euros of the Intel Core i9-12900K and you cover your eyes to see only performance in games (and ignore what 16 cores can do in other tasks), and of course, you hate it if you compare it in terms of return per dollar invested in games versus a Intel Core i5-12600KFwhich will give you performances practically traced but paying €279.95 (almost half).
To avoid stupid discussions, based on an average of 15 reviewsfrom websites such as Tom’s Hardware, TechPowerUp, SweClockers, KitGuru or ComputerBase, which add 130 performance teststhe Core i5-12600K is 11.2% slower in games (costing 45% less), while a Core i7-12700K it’s a 5.4%being able to find its KF variant for 399 euros (20% cheaper), so if we only focus on the game, it is also a better option if we see the performance offered for each euro invested.
If we talk about appsthe Core i5-12600K is a up to 8.1% fasterthe Core i7-12700K up to 34.2%and of course the Core i9-12900K is already up to 58.1% while the Core i9-12900KS is up to 62.1% faster. And it is that all these processors offer more cores. Obviously, if you already have an AMD motherboard, the investment will be less, even if it will be more interesting to acquire a Ryzen 7 5800Xeither about 200 euros less (-33%), in exchange for 16.9% less performance, or of course, and wait for a real jump and wait for the AMD Ryzen 7000.
We remind you that the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is nothing more than an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X with more cache memory, and that is that it maintains the 8 cores and 16 processing threads under the architecture Zen3 at a 7nm manufacturing process, except it achieves base/turbo frequencies of 3.40/4.50GHz compared to the 3.80/4.70 GHz of the original model, while the big difference is the 96MB L3 cache which incorporates 3D V-Cache technology compared to the 32 MB of the original model, which allows a notable increase in performance in games that can use its increased capacity.