The use of 3D V-Cache technology resulted in a significant increase in gaming performance of the integrated graphics of the Ryzen 9 7950X3D processor compared to the regular Ryzen 9 7950X, which does not have an additional cache chip, writes PCMag.
Remember that the Ryzen 7000 processors are equipped with two cores (128 stream processors) with RDNA 2 graphics. These graphics cores work in the frequency range from 400 to 2200 MHz and offer a computing power of up to 0.563 TFlops. AMD has repeatedly stated that the Ryzen 7000 processors’ integrated graphics are not designed for gaming. Its main task is to run a PC without a separate graphics card and provide the ability to work with simple office applications. Nevertheless, it can also be played on it, just without much comfort.
PCMag decided to test the integrated graphics of the Ryzen 9 7950X3D processor and was able to observe some very interesting results. The CPU iGPU with 3D V-Cache delivered 4.3x performance in 720p games and 4x performance in 1080p games compared to the regular Ryzen 7000 integrated graphics without additional cache. Games like F1 2022, Total War: Three Kingdoms, Tomb Raider, and Bioshock Infinite ran on the Ryzen 9 7950X3D’s integrated graphics during testing.
The iGPU performance of the Ryzen 9 7950X3D processor is still significantly lower than the integrated graphics of 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors, but the benefit of using 3D V-Cache was clear.