AMD Shared First Official Ryzen 7 7800X3D Gaming Benchmarks vs Core i9-13900K

The official gaming benchmarks of AMD’s long-awaited Ryzen 7 7800X3D processor have finally been released, and they are impressive. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D CPU, with its eight cores and sixteen threads, is 20% more powerful than Intel’s flagship Core i9-13900K on average and 24% more powerful in select games. At just $449, this chip is cheaper than its rival and provides more bang for the buck.

The latest flagship CPU from AMD, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, features a 3D V-Cache and has been widely hailed as the finest in its category for gaming. The Ryzen 9 7900X3D was also released by the business, albeit it received less attention.

But, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D didn’t come out until April, and before then, benchmarks could only compare it to the older Ryzen 7 5800X3D. The more relevant Core i9-13900K and Ryzen 9 7950X3D are now available for comparison.

The 7800X3D is the best choice for gamers in this generation since it provides the most powerful 3D V-Cache at a lower cost than the other X3D models. As a matter of fact, it provides roughly the same level of gaming performance as the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X3D, but for $250 less, making it a more appealing alternative for gamers.

We have yet to run our own benchmarks on AMD’s new Ryzen 7 7800X3D chip, but early results from AMD’s own tests suggest that it will be the fastest processor available when it launches next month.

Gaming performance Ryzen 7 7800X3D
Image credit: Tom’s Hardware

Take these benchmarks with a grain of salt, as you should any benchmarks given by a vendor. (We’ve included test notes with the setup specifics below; however, the 13900K information is only listed in the ‘2’ footnote, not the ‘5’).

The bottom part of the figure is a comparison between the Ryzen 7 7800X3D and the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which we have seen before. This section includes the four gaming benchmarks compared to the Core i9-13900K seen in the upper part.

AMD says that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is, on average, 20% quicker in these gaming benchmarks than the Core i9-13900K. Horizon: Zero Dawn by 24%, Red Dead Redemption 2 by 23%, Total War: Three Kingdoms by 18%, and Rainbow Six Siege by 13% are all victories for the Ryzen 7 7800X3D.

A select few games take advantage of the 3D V-gameplay Cache’s features, and these are the games that do so. Yet other games make far better use of the technology, so it’s not like this is a completely biased list.

Gaming performance Ryzen 7 7800X3D
Image credit: Tom’s Hardware

The comparison between the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and the Core i9-13900K is shown in the expanded view. Here, we can see that AMD tested the 7950X3D and the 7800X3D against the Core i9-13900K, giving us some basis for comparing the two AMD processors.

The 7800X3D is just 3% slower than the 7950X3D in Horizon Zero Dawn (not “down,” as reported on the presentation), while the two processors are tied in Rainbow Six Seige.

While only two benchmarks aren’t a ton to go on, it does suggest that the 7800X3D will deliver on our expectations and offer performance within 5% of the 7950X3D for $250 less. It remains to be seen how it performs over a wider range of gaming benchmarks in our assessment.

AMD 3D Processor’s Table

ProcessorPriceCores / Threads (P+E)P-Core Base / Boost Clock (GHz)Cache (L2/L3)TDP / PBP / MTP
Ryzen 9 7950X3D$69916 / 324.2 / 5.7144MB (16+128)120W / 162W
Ryzen 9 7900X3D$59912 / 244.4 / 5.6140MB (12+128)120W / 162W
Ryzen 7 7800X3D$4498 / 164.2 / 5.0104MB (8+96)120W / 162W
Ryzen 7 5800X3D$3488 / 163.4 / 4.5104MB (8+96)105W
Source: Tomshardware

Several versions of AMD Ryzen CPUs have the features you listed. With 16 cores and 32 threads, a base clock speed of 4.2 GHz, and a peak clock speed of 5.7 GHz, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is the flagship model. It has a thermal design power (TDP) of 120W and a peak boost power (PBP) of 162W, and its cache size is 144 MB (16 MB L2 and 128 MB L3).

There are 12 cores and 24 threads on the somewhat less powerful Ryzen 9 7900X3D, which runs at a base speed of 4.4 GHz and a turbo speed of 5.6 GHz. The TDP is 120 watts, the PBP is 162 watts, and the overall cache size is 140 MB (12 MB L2 and 128 MB L3).

With a base clock speed of 4.2 GHz and a max clock speed of 5.0 GHz, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is a more reasonably priced 8-core, 16-thread CPU. It has a TDP of 120W and a PBP of 162W, and its total cache size is 104 MB (8 MB L2 and 96 MB L3).

Another 8-core, 16-thread CPU, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, runs at a base speed of 3.4 GHz and a peak speed of 4.5 GHz. In total, its cache is 104 MB (8 MB L2 and 96 MB L3), and its thermal design power is 105W.

These chips are built to handle intensive programs like games, multimedia production, and scientific simulations. You may select the most appropriate model according on your requirements by comparing its cost, core/thread count, clock speeds, cache size, and TDP.

The Ryzen 7 7800X3D from AMD has great potential, and we expect it to replace the Ryzen 7 5800X3D as the dominant option for gamers who are just concerned with gaming.

Ryzen 7 7800X3D is a single chiplet and will function more like a standard CPU, while the 12-core and 16-core Ryzen 7000X3D introduce 3D V-Cache technology to AMD’s multi-compute-chipset CPUs (deep dive here). As for multi-chiplet designs, AMD’s unique driver sauce automatically delivers outstanding gaming performance, but the 7800X3D will feature a simpler plug-and-play solution.

Similarly, AMD has been unusually quiet regarding the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X3D. As far as we know, AMD has released no official benchmarks for the 7900X3D nor provided any samples to the media. Our assessment of the Ryzen 9 7900X3D confirmed that the value for money was low so we can understand why. With a high-end purchase, there is no reason not to spend a tiny amount more and acquire the top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 7950X3D.

The Ryzen 7 7800X3D, on the other hand, looks like it will be the polar opposite, potentially substantially eating into sales of AMD’s own high-end versions. It won’t be long before we find out; on April 6, 2023, AMD will release the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, and you can bet that we’ll have our review up and running right about then, too.

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