AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
“The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is the first desktop processor with stacked L3 cache, delivering unmatched 96MB of L3 cache paired with incredibly fast cores to create the world’s fastest gaming desktop processor.”
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Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned CPU price war? A reduction on Core i5-13600K pits Intel as the go-to CPU for under £300, but things are never that clear cut and AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D is an unmistakeable a cat among the pigeons.
Dropping to £295 / $326 direct from Amazon, the cache-laden chip is at its lowest price since launch, and represents an excellent choice for a gaming-specific rig. Revisit our 2022 review to find out what sets this innovative CPU apart from every other 5000 Series part.
In a nutshell, the world’s first desktop processor outfitted with 3D V-Cache technology delivers a meaty framerate uplift courtesy of 96MB of onboard L3 cache. It remains a processor to be reckoned with, and given the cost of switching to an entirely new AM5 build, 5800X3D is in our estimation a prime pick for users wanting to extend the life of an existing AM4 rig.
Up until recently, this very chip held the crown of world’s fastest gaming CPU. With pricing at an all-time low, it is a great deal and a solid choice for high-end gaming in 2023.