Only a few days are left until the start of sales of the Ryzen 7000X3D top models line with additional buffer cache made using 3D V-Cache technology. The reviewers have already conducted the first tests of the new models, but the results are not usually revealed until the end of the NDA. However, as it often happens in similar situations, accidental leaks occur, which usually cause increased user interest.
This time HDTechnologia has published a snippet of AMD’s internal test results that were apparently part of the previous review guide. On the presented slide, the capabilities of the top 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X3D chip are compared with those of the Core i9-13900K. The developers confidently call the upcoming flagship the fastest gaming processor for desktops. Indeed, judging by the available data, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D has an average 6% advantage over the Core i9-13900K in games. Moreover, in certain projects, it reaches more than 20% (Horizon Zero Dawn, F1 2021), while in some CPUs, AMD can even be inferior to the Intel chip (Ashes of the Singularity, CS:GO, Cyberpunk 2077).
The indicators for comparison were obtained in Full HD mode when using a Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24 GB graphics card. According to the results of tests in more than two dozen projects, the average advantage of Ryzen 9 7950X3D over the opponent was 5.6%.
Another screenshot shows the results of tests with a GeForce RTX 4090 24 GB graphics card. In this case, AMD’s flagship is also about 6% ahead of the Core i9-13900K. At the same time, Ryzen 9 7950X3D turned out to be 16% more productive than the Ryzen 9 7950X model without increased L3.
We remind you that Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 9 7900X3D will go on sale on February 28. The recommended price of the top model is $699, while the 12-core chip is estimated by the manufacturer at $599. The octa-core Ryzen 9 7800X3D with 3D V-Cache applications is expected in early April.
In addition to in-game comparisons, a screenshot with comparisons in several additional synthetic tests is also available. With the exception of the data compression stage in 7-Zip, where the Ryzen 9 7950X3D leaves no chance to the Intel chip, in the other examples given, the Core i9-13900K has a certain advantage. Of course, a much wider list of tasks is required for a holistic evaluation of CPU capabilities. Full reviews of the new models will be available in a few days, which will give more information to evaluate the attractiveness of purchasing the Ryzen 9 7950X3D. Considering the Core i9-13900K’s recommended price of $589 and retail price of ~$600, the extra “gaming” 6% can come at quite a high price.