AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D launch review roundup depicts CPU beating Intel Core i9-13900K/KS in gaming while using less than half the power
According to various launch reviews, the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D is the best gaming CPU currently on the market. The gaming performance offered by the processor is helped immensely by the US$449.99 price and low power usage. To provide an overview of what the Ryzen 7 7800X3D brings, 3DCenter has compiled a launch review roundup of the chip.
According to 3DCenter’s report, the 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 7 7800X3D was practically on par with the much more expensive Ryzen 9 7950X3D in gaming benchmarks. What’s more impressive, however, is that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D was, on average, 3% and 2% faster vs the Core i9-13900K and the Core i9-13900KS respectively. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D’s wins against Intel’s top dogs look even more impressive considering the price and power consumption difference between the chips. For instance, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D has an MSRP of US$449.99 and a power limit of 162 W while the Intel Core i9-13900K/KS has a suggested price of US$699/$589 and a power limit of 253 W.
Compared to processors in the same price bracket, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D came out 6% ahead of the Core i7-13700K and 16.4% ahead of the Ryzen 9 7900X in gaming scenarios. Additionally, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D proved to be an even more impressive 21% more performant than its predecessor the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.
Unsurprisingly, because the Ryzen 7 7800X3D has only 8 cores and lower clock speeds vs the vanilla Ryzen 7000 parts, the processor performs unremarkably in non-gaming scenarios. For instance, per 3DCenter’s report, Tom’s Hardware’s review showed that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D lagged behind the Ryzen 7 7700X by 6.9% on average in application workloads.
One of the hallmarks of AMD’s Ryzen 7000X3D processors is their incredible power efficiency and the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is no exception. In fact, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D consumes even less power than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D a processor renowned for its efficiency. Per 3DCenter’s analysis, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D only consumed 56 W which is measurably lower than the 62 W of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. The power efficiency of the Ryzen 7 7800X3D becomes even more apparent when we see that, even though the CPU outperforms Intel’s flagship chips on average, AMD’s champion used less than half the power, as the Core i9-13900K and the Core i9-13900KS gulped 143 W and 150 W respectively.
All in all, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D appears to be an outstanding CPU for gamers as it has chart-leading gaming performance, phenomenal power efficiency, and comes at a much better price compared to similarly powerful chips.