AMD’s first V-cache-enabled CPU is coming soon, but a Peruvian technology site already has one. It bought it from retail and posted its first set benchmark a few days ago. Now the website has followed those tests with more gaming benchmarks. Although the test of the previous single game was a clear victory for AMD, this time the results are very close. Overall AMD’s new flagship gaming CPU is similar to Intel’s top-shelf silicon in many games, but among others it’s a decisive AMD victory.
For this round, Genogaming has adapted its testing setup to even the playing field. It replaces the $ 799 Core i9-12900KS CPU for a slightly more affordable $ 676 12900KF. It uses the same DDR4-3200 CL14 memory on both systems. Both rigs were tested with an RTX 3080 Ti installer version.
The memory speed and GPU of the two systems were different for the previous test, which makes for an imperfect comparison. The site runs on both 1080P and 720p gaming benchmark batteries to remove the GPU from the equation. The site has posted many benchmarks, so we can’t share them. Below is the 1080p Ultra Shadow of the Tomb Rider and you can see the previous results here.
Overall the results of genogaming show that 5800X3D and 12900KF have been tested in half games equally. At 1080p the two CPUs were in a frame of one frame per second from each other in six games. It was basically a wash. These titles include: Assassin’s Creed, Borderlands 3, Control, F1 2020, Metro Exodus and Strange Brigade. The rest of the title had the advantage of AMD chip. In the Final Fantasy XV, the AMD chip was 25 percent faster than Intel’s CPU. In other games it was slightly faster, about 5 percent or more.
The pattern repeats itself at 720p, in some games both CPU landing neck-and-neck and in others AMD Clovering Intel. Intel, however, managed to overtake AMD in the Strange Brigade with a five percent advantage. This was Intel’s only decisive victory across the test battery.
Overall this is an impressive display from a CPU that costs $ 200 less than the competitor. Also, the AMD CPU has eight fewer threads available (16 vs. 24), and is running at lower clock speeds. You can bet it doesn’t use as much power as the Intel chip. You could argue that the Alder Lake system should have run DDR5 memory to truly show its full potential, and that’s a fair argument. Although for this round of testing, it was not possible to get as close to the apple as possible. Nevertheless, we would be interested to see if those 5800X3Ds are officially launched. We’re not sure which camp will end up with the “Fastest Gaming CPU” crown once the dust settles. Although AMD is definitely fighting.