In a surprise video broadcast to its YouTube page today, AMD revealed the pricing and availability of its new Zen 4 Ryzen 7000X3D processors for its AM5 platform, which were launched at CES 2023.
On February 28, AMD will release two new processors: the $699 Ryzen 9 7950X3D with 16 cores and 32 threads, and the $599 Ryzen 9 7900X3D with 12 cores and 24 threads. Ryzen 7 7800X3D, with its eight cores and sixteen threads, will be available on April 6 for $449. When compared to the street price of AMD’s non-X3D variants of these processors, this indicates a premium of $100-$180.
|Price||Cores / Threads (P+E)||P-Core Base / Boost Clock (GHz)||Cache (L2/L3)||TDP / PBP / MTP|
|Ryzen 9 7950X3D||$699||16 / 32||4.2 / 5.7||144MB (16+128)||120W / 162W|
|Ryzen 9 7900X3D||$599||12 / 24||4.4 / 5.6||140MB (12+132)||120W / 162W|
|Ryzen 7 7800X3D||$449||8 /16||4.2 / 5.0||104MB (8+96)||120W / 162W|
|Ryzen 7 5800X3D||$358||8 /16||3.4 / 4.5||104MB (8+96)||105W|
The three new top-tier Ryzen 7000X3D processors include the innovative 3D V-Cache in chips that max out at a whopping 5.7 GHz, far higher than the peak boost frequency of the first-gen versions. With this now-proven technology, AMD may be able to unseat Intel’s powerful Raptor Lake from the top place on our best CPUs for gaming and CPU benchmark rankings when they launch in February.
The new high-performance AMD chips are available in eight-, twelve-, and sixteen-core variants, vastly extending the selection of 3D V-Cache processors beyond the first eight-core Ryzen 7 5800X3D model. Compared to Intel’s top gaming chip, AMD claims these new processors provide generational performance boosts of up to 24 percent, making them the superior choice in select games.
Gaming Performance, Price, and Specs for AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X3D, Ryzen 7 7900X3D, and Ryzen 7 7800X3D Processors
|Street/MSRP||Cores / Threads (P+E)||P-Core Base / Boost Clock (GHz)||E-Core Base / Boost Clock (GHz)||Cache (L2/L3)||TDP / PBP / MTP||Memory|
|Ryzen 9 7950X3D||$699||16 / 32||4.2 / 5.7||144MB (16+128)||120W / 162W||DDR5-5200|
|Core i9-13900K / KF||$589 (K) – $564 (KF)||24 / 32 (8+16)||3.0 / 5.8||2.2 / 4.3||68MB (32+36)||125W / 253W||DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600|
|Ryzen 9 7950X||$579 ($699)||16 / 32||4.5 / 5.7||–||80MB (16+64)||170W / 230W||DDR5-5200|
|Ryzen 9 7900X3D||$599||12 / 24||4.4 / 5.6||140MB (12+132)||120W / 162W||DDR5-5200|
|Ryzen 9 7900X||$419 ($549)||12 / 24||4.7 / 5.6||–||76MB (12+64)||170W / 230W||DDR5-5200|
|Core i7-13700K / KF||$409 (K) – $384 (KF)||16 / 24 (8+8)||3.4 / 5.4||2.5 / 4.2||54MB (24+30)||125W / 253W||DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600|
|Ryzen 7 7800X3D||$449||8 /16||4.2 / 5.0||104MB (8+96)||120W / 162W||DDR5-5200|
|Ryzen 7 5800X3D||$323 ($449)||8 /16||3.4 / 4.5||104MB (8+96)||105W||DDR4-3200|
|Ryzen 7 7700X||$349 ($399)||8 /16||4.5 / 5.4||–||40MB (8+32)||105W / 142W||DDR5-5200|
|Ryzen 5 7600X||$249 ($299)||6 / 12||4.7 / 5.3||–||38MB (6+32)||105W / 142W||DDR5-5200|
|Core i5-13600K / KF||$319 (K) – $294 (KF)||14 / 20 (6+8)||3.5 / 5.1||2.6 / 3.9||44MB (20+24)||125W / 181W||DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600|
A refresher: AMD’s 3D V-Cache adds a vertically 3D-stacked SRAM chip on top of the CPU die, increasing the L3 cache capacity by 64MB and allowing for massive performance boosts in games (but not in productivity applications). The initial ‘X3D’ model, AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D, used this technology and quickly rose to the top of our gaming charts. Intel’s Core i9-13900KS, which clocks in at 6 GHz and was designed to compete with AMD’s new Ryzen processors, isn’t comparable to their technology.
After discussing some performance benchmarks at CES 2023, AMD will dive into the specifics. Take these graphs with a grain of salt because the axis isn’t labeled. AMD demonstrated performance results in four games that are typically CPU constrained, highlighting the advantages of the X3D architecture at the 1080p resolution utilized in the tests.
According to AMD, the 16-core 7950X3D is 13–24 percent quicker than Intel’s flagship Core i9-13900K in several games.
AMD’s benchmarks reveal the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is between 21 and 30 percent quicker than the previous-gen Ryzen 7 5800X3D in these games, so it seems to be rather powerful. While the Ryzen 7 5800X3D performs admirably in gaming benchmarks, it struggles greatly in productivity tests. Since AMD claims the 7950X3D is between 4 and 52 percent quicker than the Core i9-13900K across a variety of productivity benchmarks, it appears that the 7950X3D significantly mitigates this tradeoff.
For more information, check out AMD’s companion blog article. You may rest assured that objective metrics will appear shortly. We’ll keep you updated.