Yesterday we had the opportunity to compare the gaming performance of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, but only in comparison with the Core i9-12900K. Now there is a test with a much larger number of participants. And in general, this is already a full-fledged test of the well-known resource TechPowerUp with a multilateral study of the CPU.
But let’s start with games to finally close this issue. We’ll skip the 720p tests as they’re completely useless in the real world. At 1080p, the new processor is ahead of its fellow Ryzen 7 5800X by an average of 8%, and with the Core i9-12900K, the novelty performs on an equal footing. Interestingly, at 1440p the Ryzen 7 5800X3D takes the lead, while at 4K, on the contrary, even the Core i5-12600K begins to lose. True, the difference there is in fractions of a percent, so it is more correct to talk about equality. In general, at 4K, even the old Core i7-6700K lags behind the extreme Core i9-12900KS by less than 10%, so it makes little sense to evaluate the CPU at this resolution.
As a result, in games, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is 5-10% faster than any other AMD processor, depending on the game, and it has parity with the Core i9-12900K. At the same time, there are projects, for example, Borderlands 3, where the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is even ahead of the Core i9-12900KS by 15%.
As for application performance, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is expected to perform slightly worse than the Ryzen 7 5800X due to lower frequencies, but the difference is within 2-3%.
With energy consumption, the situation is also expected. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D draws slightly more power than the Ryzen 7 5800X, but the difference isn’t huge. At the same time, the same Core i9-12900K, which is a direct competitor to AMD’s new product in games, requires almost twice as much energy. But in applications it is much faster.
Unfortunately, overclocking of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is currently not possible.
As a result, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D turned out to be a really unusual and really gaming processor. In conventional software, it is approximately equal to the Ryzen 7 5800X, that is, the more recent Ryzen 7 5700X, which is much cheaper. And there is no point in novelty in such scenarios. In games, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is really noticeably faster than any other AMD processor, which allows it to perform at the level of the Core i9-12900K, sometimes significantly overtaking it. But whether the increase in productivity in absolute terms is so important, everyone will decide for himself.
AMD wants to show how to make ultra-cheap modern graphics cards. Radeon RX 6300 may be getting ready for release
It seems that in the current difficult times, AMD and Nvidia have decided to play a game of who will release a more affordable graphics card.
AMD already has the Radeon RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 with MSRPs of $200 and $170, respectively. Nvidia only has the $250 GeForce RTX 3050. If someone wants to buy an Nvidia card cheaper, they will have to take something from the old generations. And now we do not take into account the real prices in stores.
But the other day it became known that Nvidia is preparing a GeForce GTX 1630 (although this is still an old generation), now there are rumors that AMD wants to release a Radeon RX 6300.
The information was found in the AMD graphics driver code for Linux. A new adapter with the code name Beige Goby and ID 0x7424 was found there. Beige Goby is the codename for all desktop cards on the Navi 24, i.e. RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT. And this means that the novelty will be built on this GPU.
Sources suggest that this will be the Radeon RX 6300 model, if only because the mobile RX 6300M already exists. In addition, the RX 6500 XT already uses Navi 24 to the maximum, and there is no point in making another adapter between the RX 6500 XT and RX 6400. Thus, the assumption regarding the RX 6300 looks the most logical. Such a card could have 512 stream processors. Of course, the performance will be very modest, but for someone it does not matter.
Given that the RX 6400 is already only $170, the RX 6300 will cost $150 or even less.
Even the mid-range GeForce RTX 4060 will get GDDR6X memory. New rumors about RTX 40 cards have surfaced
Another piece of data about GeForce RTX 40 video cards has appeared on the Web, and this time it also concerns mid-budget models.
The reliability of the data is questionable, so it’s worth treating them accordingly, but there are even very few rumors about the same RTX 4060, so these, if only for this reason, deserve attention.
So, according to the source, the GeForce RTX 4060 will be based on the AD106 GPU and will have 4608 CUDA cores. It will also have 8 GB of memory and a 192-bit bus. Moreover, the memory will be GDDR6X, that is, with a high frequency.
The RTX 4070 will be powered by an AD104 GPU with 7608 CUDA cores and the same 192-bit memory bus. But the memory itself will be 12 GB. For Nvidia it is uncharacteristic to use not the widest memory bus in this segment, but here it is worth remembering the greatly increased amount of cache memory in the Ada Lovelace architecture, which will be similar to Infinity Cache in AMD cards. It is he who can allow you to compensate for a narrow tire. In addition, fast memory will partially do this.
The RTX 4080 will get an AD103 GPU, 10,752 CUDA cores, a 256-bit bus, and 16GB of memory, while the top-end RTX 4090 will be based on the AD102 with 16,128 CUDA cores and a 384-bit bus. The memory of the card will be 24 GB.
The TDP of the cards, in the order they are listed, will supposedly be 200, 300, 350 and 450 watts.
In general, the information looks very plausible, and partially coincides with early data from trusted sources, but this does not mean that it is correct.
Intel is finally ready to release its desktop graphics cards. A link to Arc A3 maps appeared on the company’s website
Looks like Intel is finally ready to release its Arc discrete desktop graphics cards. Yesterday, a link appeared on the Intel site regarding the Arc A3 models.
True, the link itself did not lead anywhere, and it was later removed, but most likely this means that Intel is already preparing to launch.
In addition, this fact confirms the early data that it is the junior adapters that will be the first to enter the market, as is the case with mobile cards. AMD and Nvidia always do the opposite.
As a reminder, at first, Arc maps will appear only in China and only for PC builders. Then they will be available in retail, but again only for the Chinese market. And only sometime later this summer they will enter the global market, already together with older models.
Considering that the Radeon RX 7000 and GeForce RTX 40 graphics cards are due out in the second half of the year, and the first ones may appear in the fall, it is completely unclear how and with what Intel adapters will compete. In such a situation, the company will only have to significantly reduce prices.
As for the first models, they should be Arc A310 and A380 with 512 and 1024 cores, respectively.
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