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AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D ($323) is Faster than the Intel i9-13900K ($570) in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 is the hottest game to play right now, with over 800,000 concurrent players on Steam. Luckily for gamers, it runs like a breeze across all hardware, NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel. As usual, though, some chips are favored over the rest. In this case, the Ryzen V-Cache CPUs are especially preferred, with even the last-gen Ryzen 7 5800X3D beating Intel’s fastest current-gen flagship.

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D averages 205 FPS at 1080p Ultra with 140 and 117 FPS lows, beating the Intel Core i9-13900K by 10%. It’s worth noting that the latter manages similar or slightly higher lows, but let’s not forget. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is a $300 CPU, while the 13900K costs over $550.

Shifting tiers to AMD’s next-gen X3D processors, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is in a league of its own, averaging 252 FPS with 175 and 141 FPS lows. Despite being nearly $170 cheaper, the 7800X3D is 35% faster than the Intel Core i9-13900K in this game.

It would seem that Baldur’s Gate is able to fit the entire dataset in the 96MB L3 cache of the X3D processors, significantly reducing memory and disk requests and, thereby, latency.

Source: PCGamesHardware.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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