Why the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D is a better option for gamers than the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and 7900X3D is demonstrated by simulated CPU benchmarks.


Today, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D review embargo was lifted. Surprisingly, some tech publications used it to replicate the performance of the Ryzen 7 7800X3D.

Tomorrow, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 9 7900X3D 3D V-Cache CPUs will be available for purchase in stores for $699 and $599, respectively. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D appears to be the ideal option for individuals who only seek gaming performance, even though the Ryzen 9 3D V-Cache pair may look alluring from a productivity and gaming perspective.

For $449 US, which is the same as the MSRP of its predecessor, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D is unquestionably going to be the finest option for gamers. But, AMD won’t begin selling the Ryzen 7 7800X3D until April 6. The sales of its 7950X3D and 7900X3D CPUs would be wiped out, which is one apparent reason, but another that might go unnoticed is that AMD knows that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D would sell like hotcakes and that the supply of 3D V-Cache chips is constrained. As a result, the company will concentrate on the specialised Ryzen 9 market for the time being while building up a volume for a month or two before it hits retail.

Simulated CPU Efficiency for AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D 3D V-Cache (Source: TechPowerUp):

By turning off the Ryzen 9 7950X3D’s single Non-3D CCD, tech outlet TechPowerUp was able to approximate the performance of the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D. Two CCDs, one with 3D V-cache stacking and the other without, are present in the Ryzen 9 3D V-Cache chips. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D, on the other hand, has a single CCD with 3D V-Cache stacking.

The strongest feature of the Zen 4 core architecture, efficiency, must be discussed first. In terms of gaming, the simulated AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D averaged about 50 Watts across a selection of AAA titles, which is absolutely incredible. Let’s talk about the performance numbers and how it tops the charts with its class-leading efficiency. The simulated chip is able to run 2-4% better at 1080p than the Intel Core i9-13900K and even outperforms it at 1440p while matching it at 4K. Coming from a CPU that costs almost $150 US less than Intel’s flagship, that is simply ridiculous.

Simulated gaming performance on an AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D 3D V-Cache CPU (source: TechPowerUp):

I would unquestionably advise our readers to visit TechpowerUp and examine both the simulated Ryzen 7 7800X3D and Ryzen 9 7950X3D CPU assessments.

Specs for the AMD Ryzen 7000 X3D CPU lineup:

The second generation of consumer V-Cache components with stacked cache are the AMD Ryzen 7000 3D V-Cache CPUs. One 3D V-Cache SKU was available in the Zen 3 range, whereas the Zen 4 lineup will provide three SKUs at wildly different pricing points.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D – 16 Cores With 144 MB Cache

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, which will be the top model and the first 16-core CPU to support 3D V-Cache, comes first. The chip will have a TDP of 120W, a total of 32 threads, and 144 MB of cache (64 MB CCD, 64 MB V-Cache, and 16 MB L2). The chip’s base speed is 4.2 GHz, which is 300 MHz slower than the normal 7950X, however boost clocks are still specified at the same 5.7 GHz. This ought to provide us with some insight into why the TDP is 50W lower than the Non-3D component.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D – 12 Cores With 140 MB Cache

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D, which has 12 cores and 24 threads, is the second processor. This arrangement likewise uses two CCDs, one of which has the V-Cache enabled and the other does not. The chip has 140 MB of cache in total (64 MB CCD, 64 MB V-Cache, and 12 MB L2). The base clock is rated at 4.4 GHz, 200 MHz less than the Non-3D SKU, and the boost clock stays at 5.6 GHz. Moreover, the Processor has a TDP of 120W.

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D – Replacing The 5800X3D As The New Gaming Champ!

The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is the model that succeeds the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. With 8 cores, 16 threads, and the same 104 MB of cache (32 MB CCD, 64 MB V-Cache, and 8 MB L2), this CPU will be the best option for gamers. The CPU has a boost rate of 5.0 GHz, which is 400 MHz slower than the Ryzen 7 7700X, and a base clock of about 4 GHz, which could wind up being at least 500 MHz slower than the Ryzen 7 7700X.


Upon launch, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D will cost $699 US, which is the same MSRP as the original 7950X before it was discounted to $599 US. That costs $100 US more than Intel’s i9-13900K. On February 28, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D and 7900X3D will go on sale for the same $599 US price as the already available 7950X.

The AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D, which costs $449 US, is the last option. That costs about $100 US more than the Ryzen 7 7700X and $30 US more than the Core i7-13700K, but again, this is the chip that many gamers have their sights set on, and it has the potential to be an incredibly disruptive gaming product from AMD.


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