The Ryzen 7000X3D series processors made a good impression on testers and the gaming community. According to the VideoCardz portal, the flagship model Ryzen 9 7950X3D is now hardly available due to the high demand. With this in mind, 3DCenter has done a lot of analytical work, collecting and combining performance data on the new AMD flagship received from various reviewers.
3DCenter’s conclusions are based on 16 Ryzen 9 7950X3D reviews from specialized media and tech bloggers who conducted numerous gaming tests of the given chip. Based on CPU performance data in 720p and 1080p games. The selection of the specified resolutions eliminates the possibility that the performance of the PC was limited by the performance of the graphics card.
Manufacturers very often resort to the tactic of advertising their processors and graphics cards when selecting a specific list of the most optimized games for specific hardware for testing. Therefore, an analysis of ratings, as provided by 3DCenter, is very important in terms of objectivity. When deriving the arithmetic mean of the key performance indicator, this is usually significantly lower than in the case of individual concrete evaluations of a specific product. The situation with the Ryzen 9 7950X3D was no exception.
According to 16 reviews, the gaming performance of the 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X3D is 3.8% faster than the 24-core Intel Core i9-13900K and 2.7% faster than the selected Core i9-13900KS. 3DCenter points out that AMD’s newcomer in games is undoubtedly faster than the competitor. However, the performance difference between the processors differs from test to test. This is explained by the fact that browsers use different sets of components for test systems. It’s also worth noting that Intel’s Raptor Lake series processors can run faster RAM compared to AMD chips.
3DCenter notes that overall the Ryzen 9 7950X3D was not only faster than the competitor, but also significantly more power efficient. The AMD chip consumes half (53%) less power than the same Intel i9-13900K.
The Ryzen 9 7950X3D processor just went on sale, so now its price is noticeably higher than the Intel i9-13900K. In addition, AMD’s new product is currently very difficult (almost impossible) to find at a recommended price of 699 US dollars, which on the one hand levels the announced comparison results somewhat, especially with such a small average difference in performance.
However, the upcoming cheaper Ryzen 7 7800X3D with an MSRP of $449 should offer the same gaming performance as the flagship model, at least that’s what the benchmark data of the Ryzen 9 7950X3D with disabled CCD chiplet and no 3D V-cache suggest, making it as similar as possible to the younger model.
The choice between Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Core i9-13900K or 13900KS also depends on the platform. If the first one was released for the AM5 socket, which will be supported by the manufacturer for a long time, then the last two are representatives of the platform that is already formally living out its days. On the one hand, considering the cost of mainboards and DDR5 RAM, switching to socket AM5 can be more expensive than switching to Intel LGA 1700. However, the AMD platform has incomparably higher upgrade potential.