Once the first choice for mid-to-high-end, why did the Ryzen 7 5800X suddenly drop? The reason behind it is too real

Speaking of the Ryzen 7 5800X, its performance is not only significantly ahead of the similarly positioned competitor Core i7 11700K, but also does not fall behind even in the face of the competing flagship Core i9 11900K, coupled with lower power consumption and installation costs, in 2021 It can be said to be a big show in the installed market in 2018, and it has become the preferred processor for many players to build an 8-core high-performance platform.

However, with the arrival of the 12th-generation Core processor at the end of 2021, it has put a lot of pressure on the Ryzen 7 5800X. Brother Che noticed that the price of its scattered chips has dropped from more than 2,300 yuan, which has been stable for a long time, to about 1,960 yuan. So why did the price of the Ryzen 7 5800X suddenly drop? Brother Che thinks there may be the following reasons.

The 12th generation core is too powerful
Although Intel’s behavior of squeezing toothpaste in recent years has been criticized by players, this time on the 12th-generation Core, the products have a new Intel 7 process, a mixed architecture of large and small cores, a series of new improvements such as support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 for the first time , let us see that Intel, which does not squeeze toothpaste, is still very powerful.

Reflected on the product level, the performance of various models of Core processors has been greatly improved: not only has it regained the title of the best game processor, but also has reached the mainstream level in multi-threading performance. Taking the mid-range products that everyone is most concerned about, the Core i5 12600KF has 6 performance cores and 4 performance cores, forming a specification of 10 cores and 16 threads. The large core of the Golden Cove architecture also brings the current top single. Core performance, support for hyper-threading technology, IPC increased by 19% compared to the previous generation, and the highest turbo frequency reached 4.9GHz. The 4 energy-efficient cores use the Gracemont architecture, with a maximum turbo frequency of 3.6GHz, providing stronger multi-threading performance for the processor. At the same time, the Core i5 12600KF has increased the L2 cache and L3 cache capacity to 9.5MB and 20MB respectively, which is also a significant improvement compared to the previous generation. Having a larger cache is also helpful for improving game performance.

So we can see that the Core i5 12600KF is comparable to the previous generation flagship Core i9 11900KF in terms of productivity performance, and has achieved a significant lead in game performance. Compared with the competition of the Ryzen 5000, the Core i5 12600KF has already beaten the Ryzen 5 5600X, and it also has a small advantage in the face of the Ryzen 7 5800X.

Combined with the price of more than 1800 yuan, I believe that players prefer the newer and more cost-effective Core i5 12600KF. This is bound to put a lot of pressure on the Ryzen 7 5800X. After all, the ZEN4 Ryzen architecture 7000 that was originally going to line up with the 12th-generation Core should be the ZEN4 Ryzen architecture 7000. In this half-year period, if you want to attract players, price reduction is obviously a good way.

Let go of the market for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D
The ZEN4 Ryzen architecture 7000 processor will not be available until the second half of this year. Before that, AMD has just released a brand new product, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D powered by 3D V-Cache stacked cache technology.

At the Computex exhibition held on June 1 last year, AMD demonstrated the 3D V-Cache stacked cache technology. The difference of this technology is that the processor has transformed the internal structure, directly connecting copper-to-copper bonding, inter-silicon TSV communication and other technologies, based on the original integration of two CCD computing chips and one IO input and output chip, through 3D In a vertical stack, each computing chip is stacked with 64B of cache, which is used as an additional L3 cache.

It’s just that AMD showed a special Ryzen 9 5900X processor at that time, but this time it was finally released the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. AMD explained that the Ryzen 7 5800X is the best gaming processor at the moment, and 8 cores are not too much, and any more is for content creation rather than games.

The new Ryzen 7 5800X3D stacks 64MB V-Cache on the basis of the original 32MB L3 cache, plus 4MB L2 cache, for a total of up to 100MB. It’s just that the increase in cache will inevitably lead to an increase in power consumption, so in order to maintain the thermal design power consumption of 105W unchanged, the frequency of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D has been reduced from 3.8GHz to 4.7GHz to 3.4GHz to 4.5GHz. Although the processor frequency has dropped, with the higher cache capacity, AMD still claims to bring an average 15% increase in game performance, up to 40%.

Therefore, after the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is launched, it will inevitably occupy the ecological niche of the previous Ryzen 7 5800X, and the Ryzen 7 5800X can only be sold out of the market at a lower price.

Dear players, will you consider the Ryzen 7 5800X when you install it now?