AMD has finally shared its own official gaming benchmarks of the highly anticipated $449 Ryzen 7 7800X3D going toe-to-toe with Intel’s flagship $589 Core i9-13900K and winning by an average of 20% and up. 24% on a title: but for $150 less. The new benchmarks also give us a limited comparison of the Ryzen 7 7800X3D against the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, implying that the less expensive chip offers almost the same level of gaming performance as the expensive flagship, but for $250 less.
AMD has already launched its $699 flagship Ryzen 9 7950X3D with 3D V-Cache technology to critical acclaim, and the new chip took the crown as best gaming CPU while maintaining a commanding presence in our CPU benchmark hierarchy. . The company has also quietly released the $599 Ryzen 9 7900X3D without a sampling press (you can check out our review at the link).
However, AMD has delayed the release of its $449 eight-core Ryzen 7 7800X3D chips until April and has been stingy with benchmarks, only comparing it to the previous-gen Ryzen 7 5800X3D in gaming and not with the Core i9-13900K completely more relevant. and Ryzen 9 7950X3D.
That could be because the 7800X3D is too good for its own good – the eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 7800X3D stands out as the benchmark for gamers this generation, so it’s going to be the high-volume seller. AMD representatives tell us that the 78000X3D will offer most of the gaming performance of 3D V-Cache, but at a much more affordable price than the other X3D models. So naturally, if the 7800X3D offers nearly the same level of gaming performance for $250 less than the flagship, that won’t leave much of a reason to buy the more expensive models once the 7800X3D arrives.
We’ll have to see how things play out in our own benchmark tests, but it looks like the Ryzen 7 7800X3D will take the lead over Intel’s Raptor Lake when it arrives next month. AMD’s new benchmarks below certainly paint that picture too.
As with all vendor-provided benchmarks, take them with a grain of salt. (We’ve included the test notes below with the test setup details, but footnote ‘5’ doesn’t list the 13900K details; those are in footnote ‘2’.)
We’ve seen the bottom half of the chart before: Compare the Ryzen 7 7800X3D vs. the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. But the top half is fresh with four gaming benchmarks compared to the Core i9-13900K.
AMD claims the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is 20% faster, on average, in games than the Core i9-13900K in these gaming benchmarks. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D achieves a 24% win in horizon zero dawna 23% victory in red dead redemption 2an 18% victory in Total War: Three Kingdomsand a 13% victory in rainbow six siege.
This is a limited selection of games, and they tend to be the types of titles that benefit from the gameplay benefits of 3D V-Cache, while some games do not. Conversely, some other games benefit much more from the technology, so this list is not entirely biased
The remote version includes the comparison Ryzen 9 7950X3D vs Core i9-13900K. Here we see that AMD tested two of the same games against the Core i9-13900K with the 7950X3D and 7800X3D, which helps us do at least a little comparison between the two AMD chips.
In horizon zero dawn (not “down” as shown on the slide), we can see that the 7800X3D is only 3% slower than the 7950X3D, while the two chips connect rainbow six siege.
Yes, two benchmarks doesn’t give us much to work with, but it certainly means that the 7800X3D will do exactly what we suspected: deliver 5% of the performance of the 7950X3D, but for $250 less. We’ll have to see how that plays out across a broader range of gaming benchmarks in our review, of course.
|Price||Cores / Threads (P+E)||Base P-Core / 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+128)||120W/162W|
|Ryzen 7 7800X3D||$449||8 /16||4.2 / 5.0||104MB (8+96)||120W/162W|
|Ryzen 7 5800X3D||$348||8 /16||3.4 / 4.5||104MB (8+96)||105W|
AMD’s Ryzen 7 7800X3D holds a lot of promise, and we are confident that it will be the Ryzen 7 5800X3D of this generation, the overwhelming choice for gamers who are only interested in gaming.
The 12- and 16-core Ryzen 7000X3D brings 3D V-Cache technology to AMD’s multi-compute chiplet processors for the first time (deep dive here), but they require special handling via AMD’s drivers to ensure the most high performance, while the Ryzen 7 7800X3D has a single chiplet and will perform more like a traditional CPU. AMD’s special driver sauce does a great job of delivering exceptional gaming performance for multi-chip designs without user intervention, but the 7800X3D will have a simpler plug-and-play implementation.
AMD was also unusually silent on the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X3D, but for different reasons. AMD shared zero official benchmarks for the 7900X3D and didn’t show it to the press. We can see why; in our Ryzen 9 7900X3D review, we found the price-performance ratio to be less than inspiring. If you’re shopping at the higher end, there’s no reason not to spend the comparatively small extra amount to get the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X3D.
On the contrary, it seems that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D will be the complete opposite; this chip could seriously cannibalize sales of AMD’s own high-end models. We’ll see very soon, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D comes out on April 6, 2023, and you can be sure we’ll post our review around the same time frame.