HDTecnologia has released confidential performance information about the upcoming Ryzen 9 7950X3D processor, extracted from the review guide that AMD has made available to dedicated media and bloggers.
It should be immediately clarified that the information in the guides for writing reviews usually focuses on tests made in games and applications optimized for specific PC configurations. This is a kind of benchmark that reviewers can use to compare their results if they find anomalies in their tests. This data is also often used by the manufacturer’s marketing teams to convince customers why their product is better than the competition.
Information on the gaming performance of the older Ryzen 9 7950X3D has been released by HDTecnologia from the guide to writing reviews. This is the flagship of the Ryzen 7000X3D processor series with increased cache memory. Specifically, this 16-core model has 144MB of cache, of which 64MB is provided as an additional 3D V-Cache cache chip placed on one of the cored CCD crystals.
Internal benchmarks compare the performance of the Ryzen 9 7950X3D to the Core i9-13900K as well as the regular Ryzen 9 7950X without additional cache. At the same time, test data is provided with two different graphics cards – the flagship GeForce RTX 4090 and Radeon RX 7900 XTX.
On a system with a Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D’s gaming performance at 1080p was an average of 5.6% faster than the Core i9-13900K. Both systems used in the tests were equipped with two DDR5-6000 RAM modules. A Ryzen 9 7950X3D-based PC with a GeForce RTX 4090 was 6% faster than a Core i9-13900K-based system and 16% faster than a regular Ryzen 9 7950X-based PC.
The AMD data also provides information about the performance of the Ryzen 9 7950X3D in benchmarks. In applications like 7zip and DolphinBench, the AMD processor was faster than the competitor. However, the performance of the Core i9-13900K is even higher in Cinebench R23 or the same Geekbench. Unfortunately, there is no comparison of the Ryzen 9 7950X3D with the regular Ryzen 9 7950X here.
The Ryzen 9 7950X3D will go on sale next week, February 28th. The processor costs $699. At the start of sales, the Ryzen 9 7950X had the same suggested price without 3D V-Cache, but now you can find it for less than $600. The not very big difference in performance between the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and the Core i9-13900K may not convince potential buyers to opt for an AMD chip, since the Intel processor is offered significantly cheaper. According to VideoCardz, you can find it for as little as $569.