AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D spotted on Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database
AMD's shiny new Ryzen 9 7900X3D and Ryzen 9 7950X3D will hit shelves on February 28 for US$599 and US$699, respectively. Previous leaks predicted a 30% performance uplift over Zen 3 X3D SKUs, although that may only hold for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. We now have our first glimpse into what Zen 4 X3D brings to the table, thanks to some Ashes of the Singularity benchmark.
Benchleaks spotted the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D in the AOTS database. The processor was tested thrice at the "Crazy_1080p" preset with shadow quality set to high and MSAA enabled. The test bench used an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 and 32 GB RAM. In its first run, it scored 8,900 points with an average framerate of 117.8 FPS. Its second and third runs were marginally better, with scores of 9,000 (119.1 FPS average) and 9,100 (120 FPS average).
A cursory glance at the Ashes of the Singularity database with identical parameters reveals the Ryzen 9 7900X3D trails behind the Intel Core i9-13900K and even the last-gen Core i7-12700K. At first glance, it should be concerning for Team Red fans as the Zen 4 X3D appears to be failing at the one task it is tailor-made for, gaming.
That said, one can attribute the Ryzen 9 7900X3D's poor showing to bad software/BIOS. Furthermore, Ashes of the Singularity isn't one of the most demanding games out there. Therefore, it is best to reserve judgement until it is tested in newer, more demanding titles that can take full advantage of its hardware.