AMD has been making waves in the CPU market with its Ryzen processors, and the latest addition to the lineup is the Ryzen 7 7800X3D. The CPU features 3D V-Cache technology and boasts 104MB of combined L2 and L3 cache, more than twice as much as the Ryzen 7 7700X’s 40MB cache. AMD recently shared a set of first-party benchmarks comparing the Ryzen 7 7800X3D to the Core i9-13900K and Ryzen 7 5800X3D.
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D vs. Core i9-13900K
Cherry-Picked and Inflated Numbers?
According to the first set of benchmarks shared by AMD, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D demonstrated a performance uplift of up to 24% or 30% compared to the Core i9-13900K or Ryzen 7 5800X3D, respectively. However, some users were skeptical about these figures, as they seemed cherry-picked and inflated. These numbers did not represent the average result gamers should expect.
The New Set of First-Party Benchmarks
AMD has now shared another set of first-party benchmarks, which were part of the 7800X3D review kit. While still a first-party benchmark and not comparable to independent testing, these benchmarks are the best thing we have before those tests are published. They show a head-to-head comparison of the Ryzen 7 7800X3D and Core i9-13900K in gaming.
The highest performance gain claimed is 30% in a game like Horizon Zero Dawn, but the average figure is much lower. AMD tested 21 games at 1080p resolution with high settings and obtained an average uplift of 6.9%. It’s important to note that each title presented here is with “up to” numbers, so the average could be even lower.
Synthetic Benchmarks vs. Gaming Benchmarks
Based on the early review benchmarks, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is slower in synthetic benchmarks like Cinebench R23 but undoubtedly performs better in gaming. Gamers looking for a processor that can deliver high FPS in their favorite titles will likely benefit from the Ryzen 7 7800X3D’s gaming performance.
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The only concern with the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is its price. The processor officially launched on April 6th, 2023, at $449, which is $110 more than the Ryzen 7 7700X. This is nearly the cost of a 32GB DDR5-6000 memory kit.
It remains to be seen if the Ryzen 7 7800X3D’s gaming performance justifies the higher price tag. Gamers willing to spend more for better performance may find the Ryzen 7 7800X3D a worthy investment.
AMD’s Ryzen 7 7800X3D is a promising addition to the Ryzen lineup, featuring 3D V-Cache technology and an impressive 104MB of combined L2 and L3 cache. While the first set of benchmarks raised concerns, the latest first-party benchmarks show that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D can deliver a performance uplift of up to 6.9% in gaming.
However, the higher price tag may be a concern for some users, and it remains to be seen if the Ryzen 7 7800X3D’s gaming performance justifies the cost. As always, it’s important to wait for independent testing and reviews before making a purchasing decision.