Notorious UserBenchmark is already throwing shade at AMD's new Ryzen 7 5800X3D

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Recently, I wrote an article on why you and everyone else around you should avoid the Nvidia GeForce GT 710 at all costs. Here's some thing else that you should also be extremely wary of and stay as far away from as possible.

The notorious UserBenchmark has struck again as the review embargoes for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D were lifted today. In its description of the new Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the site has labeled the new 3D V-cache technology as a "gimmick" and has stated that AMD would require more than such gimmicks to be competitive.

Aside from that, UserBenchmark has also claimed that the game benchmarks, where the 5800X3D wins by large margins even when the Intel Alder Lake processors are running a more advanced DDR5 memory standard, are simply "canned" which essentially implies they are meant to favor the new AMD 3D V-cache more than anything else.

UserBenchmark verdict on 5800X3D

As you can see in the above image, UserBenchmark has also accused that such wins will be a part of AMD's PR campaign which consists of paid or sponsored reviews meant to build up the hype for the new Ryzen 7 5800X3D.

For those who may not know what the fuss about UserBenchmark is, the site, although a helpful one at one point in its life, has turned sour towards AMD and anyone who praises its Zen CPUs for some reason. The site seems adamant in going against the grain of what is considered a good product by the majority of the media and this practice has essentially cost it its own credibility that it had once earned thanks to its light and useful benchmarking tool.

On that note, if you are looking for some other simple benchmarks, you can try the PassMark test which isn't inherently biased towards one or the other vendor.

Source and image: UserBenchmark via @Sebasti66855537 (Twitter)

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