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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D Desktop CPU review: New gaming flagship with 3D V-Cache on AM5 socket

Really fast without brute force! The Ryzen 7000 series isn't very old yet, and AMD already offers improvements, introducing efficient and still powerful processors with the X3D models. With the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, we are taking a look at the new gaming flagship in this review. Find out from numerous benchmark tests, whether AMD succeeds in surpassing Intel's Core i9-13900K.

It hasn't been long after the AM5 platform for AMD's new Ryzen 7000 processors was introduced, before the manufacturer already announced the X3D models for the AM5 socket at CES in Las Vegas in January. What makes these models special is their 3D V-Cache, which is supposed to ensure a significant performance improvement when gaming. Already with the older AM4 socket, you were able to achieve a very good gaming performance with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D. But based on the AM4 socket, that was the only CPU that was equipped with the 3D V-Cache. Now things are different with the new AM5 platform, and three models were announced at the beginning of the year. Starting with the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D together with the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D, the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D is supposed to follow in April 2023. For most gamers, the last processor should be the most interesting model of the series, not only because of the price. The internal construction of the two 12 and 16 core processors is designed with only one CCD including the fast 3D V-Cache. To understand this, you have to know that one CCD unites 8 CPU cores as a cluster. In the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D and AMD Ryzen 9 7950X there are 2 CCDs with 8 cores each, making a total of 16 cores available to the user. But this also means that the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D only offers 8 cores based on the fast 3D V-Cache. The second CCD is equipped only with the "regular" cache. For the smaller Ryzen 9 7900X3D, which continues to come with 12 computing cores, it is correspondingly 6 cores of the 2 CCDs that can access 3D V-Cache.

In this review, we take a look at the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, which is the new flagship of the AM5 platform. For smooth operation, you definitely have to install the most current chipset driver to make sure that the assignment of processes in the background always works correctly and without any problems. Basically, the internals of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D are similarly constructed as the non-X3D version, which means that the two CCDs are connected to the I/O die via the Infinity Fabric. 

In terms of the power consumption, we don't see much of a disadvantage compared to the Ryzen 9 models until now, since the TDP of the X3D processors is only 120 watts. However, the maximum PPT (Package Power Tracking) is now only 162 watts (whereas it was 230 watts before). You can find out later in our test, whether the reduction of the power consumption has any effects and if so, what they are.

Overview of the AMD Ryzen 7000 Family

Model Cores/Threads Basic Clock Speed Turbo Speed L2-Cache L3-Cache TDP PPT Launch Price
Ryzen 9 7950X3D 16/32 4.2 GHz 5.7 GHz 16x 1 MB 128 MB 120 Watt 162 Watt 699 USD
Ryzen 9 7950X 16/32 4.5 GHz 5.7 GHz 16x 1 MB 64 MB 170 Watt 230W 699 USD
Ryzen 9 7900X3D 12/24 4.4 GHz 5.6 GHz 12x 1 MB 128 MB 120 Watt 162 Watt 599 USD
Ryzen 9 7900X 12/24 4.7 GHz 5.6 GHz 12x 1 MB 64 MB 170 Watt 230W 549 USD
Ryzen 7 7800X3D 8/16 4.2 GHz 5.0 GHz 8x 1 MB 96 MB 120 Watt 162 Watt 549 USD
Ryzen 7 7700X 8/16 4.5 GHz 5.4 GHz 8x 1 MB 32 MB 105 Watt 142W 399 USD
Ryzen 5 7600X 6/12 4.7 GHz 5.3 GHz 6x 1 MB 32 MB 105 Watt 142W 299 USD

The Test System in Detail

We use the following system for the benchmarks and tests below:

  • Streacom BC1 V2 Open Benchtable
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
  • Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master, BIOS: F9c
  • Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
  • Custom loop water cooling (pump: Alphacool Aquastream XT Ultra, radiator: Watercool MO-RA3 420 LT BLACK)
  • EVGA SuperNOVA P+ 1.600W
  • G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo DDR5-6000 2x 16 GB, EXPO (DDR5-6000 CL30-38-38-96)
  • Intel Optane 905P 480 GB PCIe SSD
  • Intel SSD DC P4618 PCIe 3.1 x8 6.4 TB (for gaming) 
  • Microsoft Windows 11 Professional 64-Bit (version 22H2)
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Processor Benchmarks

We were already able to get an idea of the enormous performance capabilities of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. At the same time, the Intel Core i9-13900K was still slightly faster in terms of the pure CPU performance. With the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D we were still a bit skeptical in the beginning, since the low maximum power consumption of the CPU still raised some questions for us. But after our initial CPU tests, we were very surprised about the very good performance development of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D despite this. Overall, it is sufficient to place second in this comparison. AMD's previous top model, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, now has to be content with third place. At the same time, we are still seeing an Intel Core i9-13900K at the top of our performance ratings. However, first and second place are only separated by a single percentage point, which subjectively has no relevance in everyday operation.

If you look at the single tests, you can see some strengths at times, but also weaknesses, resulting in a good average compared to Intel's Core i9-13900K. By using the 3D V-Cache, AMD was able to slightly improve the IPC of the 16-core processor. At the same time, we also see a slight disadvantage in the multi-core benchmarks, which can be traced back to a lower clock speed under load. However, the efficiency AMD was able to produce with its new Ryzen 9 7950X3D is still considerable. For comparison, without power limits the Intel Core i9-13900K is throttled only by the temperatures, which almost always reach the 100 °C (212 °F) mark under load. But it wasn't only a few times that we saw more than 300 watts in our tests in the Cinebench R15 Multi test. The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X was a bit more efficient, even though it almost always reached the 230 watts. And now we are seeing an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D delivering a similarly good performance at only 162 watts. This is definitely a path pointing in the right direction.

You can find additional benchmarks on the processors here.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWiNFO
 
Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
74.4 pt
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
73.7 pt
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
73.4 pt
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
68.4 pt
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
67.2 pt
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
61.8 pt
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
327 Points 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
326 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
324 Points -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
317 Points -3%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
303 Points -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
272 Points -17%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
6236 (6091.06min - 6236.36max) Points +4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
6191 Points +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
5974 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
4856 Points -19%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
4577 Points -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
4492 Points -25%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
828 Points +4%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
815 Points +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
795 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
786 Points -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
783 Points -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
641 Points -19%
CPU (Multi Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
15181 Points +7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
14891 Points +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
14188 Points
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
11742 Points -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
11563 Points -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
10482 Points -26%
Cinebench R23
Single Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
2267 Points +10%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
2114 Points +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
2053 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2039 Points -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
2017 Points -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
1649 Points -20%
Multi Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
40103 Points +11%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
38248 Points +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
36291 Points
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
30753 Points -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
29480 Points -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
27062 Points -25%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
3.92 Points +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
3.86 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
3.83 Points -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
3.7 Points -4%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
3.66 Points -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
3.14 Points -19%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
70.78 Points +10%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
69.26 Points +7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
64.59 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
54.51 Points -16%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
52.98 Points -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
49.6 Points -23%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
112.8 Seconds * -31%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
106 Seconds * -23%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
106 Seconds * -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
86 Seconds *
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
82 Seconds * +5%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
80 Seconds * +7%
wPrime 2.10
32m
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
2.538 s * -26%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
2.312 s * -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
2.007 s *
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
1.818 s * +9%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
1.781 s * +11%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
1.557 s * +22%
1024m
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
170.219 s * -402%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
79.738 s * -135%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
64.9 s * -92%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
39.954 s * -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
33.879 s *
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
30.427 s * +10%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
412 (410min - 417max) fps +5%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
406 (405min - 407max) fps +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
392.5 (391min - 397max) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
383 (381min - 386max) fps -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
376 (369min - 378max) fps -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
338.5 (337min - 340max) fps -14%
Pass 2
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
274 (272min - 274max) fps +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
267 (266min - 271max) fps +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
265.5 (263min - 266max) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
241 (240min - 242max) fps -9%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
232 (231min - 233max) fps -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
221 (220min - 221max) fps -17%
WinRAR - Result
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
17225 KB/s +9%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
15779 KB/s
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
15449 KB/s -2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
14836 KB/s -6%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
12835 KB/s -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
12503 KB/s -21%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
32.5 GB/s +21%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
27 GB/s 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
26.9 GB/s 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
26.9 GB/s
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
15.8 GB/s -41%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
14.8 GB/s -45%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
5.4 GB/s +29%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
4.6 GB/s +10%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
4.2 GB/s
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
4 GB/s -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
3.7 GB/s -12%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2.8 GB/s -33%
Serpent Mean 100MB
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
3 GB/s +7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
2.9 GB/s +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
2.8 GB/s
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
2.4 GB/s -14%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
2.2 GB/s -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
1.5 GB/s -46%
Geekbench 5.5
Multi-Core
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
24343 Points
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
24157 Points -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
23948 Points -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
19987 Points -18%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
19719 Points -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
16891 Points -31%
Single-Core
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
2311 Points
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
2290 Points -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2274 Points -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
2241 Points -3%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
2081 Points -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
1682 Points -27%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
24021 Points +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
23720 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
22891 Points -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
19975 Points -16%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
19217 Points -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
16570 Points -30%
5.0 Single-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
2214 Points +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2194 Points +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
2183 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
2156 Points -1%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
2064 Points -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
1683 Points -23%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
9598 Points +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
9240 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
9193 Points -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
9023 Points -2%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
8955 Points -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
7216 Points -22%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
87922 Points
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
86695 Points -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
85554 Points -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
74731 Points -15%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
69210 Points -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
63233 Points -28%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
36991 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
34239 Points -7%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
32273 Points -13%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
31214 Points -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
28618 Points -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
25367 Points -31%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
159341 MIPS
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
158242 MIPS -1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
147068 MIPS -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
127792 MIPS -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
124975 MIPS -22%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
112359 MIPS -29%
7z b 4 -mmt1
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
8321 MIPS
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
8282 MIPS 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
8211 MIPS -1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
7272 MIPS -13%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
7062 MIPS -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
6974 MIPS -16%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
44 fps +4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
42.6 fps 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
42.4 fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
36.2 fps -15%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
34 fps -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
31.8 fps -25%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
0.4556 sec * -22%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
0.3899 sec * -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
0.3776 sec * -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
0.3736 sec * -0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
0.372 sec *
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
0.3539 sec * +5%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
45.97 s * -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
38.6 s *
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
36.6 s * +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
36.6 s * +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
34.9 s * +10%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
33 s * +15%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
383 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
371 Points -3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
361 Points -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
358 Points -7%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
348 Points -9%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
291 Points -24%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
558 ms * -28%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
449 ms * -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
444 ms * -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
437 ms *
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
432 ms * +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
431 ms * +1%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
53853 Points +20%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
46597 Points +4%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
45127 Points +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
44787 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
42682 Points -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
39600 Points -12%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
19392 Points +13%
Intel Core i7-13700K
i7-13700K, 3400 MHz
18897 Points +10%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
R9 7950X3D, 4200 MHz
17206 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
16616 Points -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
15856 Points -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
13650 Points -21%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R23
Cinebench R23

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D vs. Cinebench R15 Multi loop

The high multithread performance that we see during a single run in the Cinebench R15 Multi test can also be maintained constantly in our test setting. All the results of the Cinebench R15 Multi loop vary only to a very small extent. With an average of 5,942 points, our AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D places third in this comparison, while the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X and Intel Core i9-13900K are still able to deliver a slightly higher constant performance.

CPU values during the Cinebench R15 loop
CPU values during the Cinebench R15 loop
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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D: Ø5942 (5923.29-5966.59)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X: Ø6157 (6091.06-6236.36)
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-13900K, Intel Core i9-13900K: Ø6182 (6045.95-6213.11)
Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K, Intel Core i7-13700K: Ø4544 (4497.92-4570.91)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, AMD Ryzen 9 7900X: Ø4785 (4739.9-4829.17)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: Ø4467 (4442.47-4510.09)

Synthetic Benchmarks and Application Performance

In the synthetic application benchmarks, we see a similar head-to-head race between all the top models. The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D and AMD Ryzen 9 7950X show the same speed in the measured performance ratings, and with the Core i9-13900K Intel is again a small step ahead. However, you won't notice any difference in everyday operation. In the RAM tests, all the current Ryzen 7000 CPUs benefit from DDR5, allowing them to generate a significantly higher data throughput. The Intel systems we list in our comparison here were also run with DDR5-RAM in the tests at that time.

Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i9-13900K
96.3 pt
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
92.3 pt
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
91.8 pt
Intel Core i7-13700K
90.9 pt
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
88 pt
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
74.4 pt
PCMark 10
Productivity
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
12576 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
12564 Points 0%
Intel Core i7-13700K
12244 Points -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
11853 Points -6%
Intel Core i9-13900K
11370 Points -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
11163 Points -11%
Essentials
Intel Core i9-13900K
12868 Points +6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12651 Points +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
12421 Points +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
12130 Points
Intel Core i7-13700K
11908 Points -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
11255 Points -7%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K
53853 Points +20%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
46597 Points +4%
Intel Core i7-13700K
45127 Points +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
44787 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
42682 Points -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
39600 Points -12%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-13900K
19392 Points +13%
Intel Core i7-13700K
18897 Points +10%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
17206 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
16616 Points -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
15856 Points -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
13650 Points -21%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
36991 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
34239 Points -7%
Intel Core i9-13900K
32273 Points -13%
Intel Core i7-13700K
31214 Points -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
28618 Points -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
25367 Points -31%
CrossMark - Overall
Intel Core i9-13900K
2589 Points +18%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
2495 Points +14%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
2405 Points +10%
Intel Core i7-13700K
2325 Points +6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
2193 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1495 Points -32%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
74937 MB/s +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
73868 MB/s
Intel Core i7-13700K
Intel Core i7-13700K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
73472 MB/s -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
69140 MB/s -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
68526 MB/s -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
59171 MB/s -20%
Average of class
  (4514 - 234662, n=1670)
46767 MB/s -37%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
83883 MB/s +4%
Intel Core i7-13700K
Intel Core i7-13700K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
81317 MB/s 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
80946 MB/s
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
75590 MB/s -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
75338 MB/s -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
62991 MB/s -22%
Average of class
  (4031 - 271066, n=1631)
48982 MB/s -39%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
85951 MB/s
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
76967 MB/s -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
76515 MB/s -11%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
74140 MB/s -14%
Intel Core i7-13700K
Intel Core i7-13700K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
73447 MB/s -15%
Average of class
  (3506 - 242868, n=1636)
49716 MB/s -42%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
48748 MB/s -43%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Average of class
  (7.4 - 346, n=1707)
85.4 ns * -30%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
76.5 ns * -17%
Intel Core i7-13700K
Intel Core i7-13700K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
71.1 ns * -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
67.7 ns * -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
65.6 ns *
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
65.3 ns * -0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
63.3 ns * +4%

* ... smaller is better

Gaming Benchmarks

In the gaming tests, we take a look at probably the most interesting part, since the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D clearly targets the high-end gaming area. In this price class, the processor is exclusively targeted toward enthusiasts, similarly to how Intel does with its Core i9 models. In the direct comparison, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D surpasses the Intel Core i9-13900K and is able to gain an advantage of 9% in the games we compare here. Compared to the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, we see a performance increase of about 6%, but this represents an average. When we get close to the absolute CPU limit at 720p, the new AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D is able to increase the performance by 20% at times. Measured with the 4K Ultra preset, the advantage disappears due to the GPU limit.

However, from time to time we also find some games that aren't able to deal as optimally with the 3D V-Cache. At times, this also might be related to an incorrect CPU core assignment, for example when games only support 4 cores. The combination of an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 is the best that you can currently configure in the consumer area. So it is not surprising that all the games we tested here could always be reproduced smoothly even in 2,160p at maximum detail settings.

Gaming Performance in Direct Comparison with Intel

Performance Rating - Percent
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
98.8 pt
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
92.4 pt
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
90.6 pt
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
87.8 pt
F1 22
1920x1080 Low Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
475 (338min, 264P1 - 542max) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
440 (297min, 246P1 - 518max) fps -7%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
415 (291min, 220P1 - 500max) fps -13%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
380 (280min, 217P1 - 437max) fps -20%
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
82.5 (70min, 71P1 - 95max) fps 0%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
82.4 (72min, 71P1 - 95max) fps 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
82.3 (71min, 70P1 - 94max) fps
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
81.1 (71min, 70P1 - 93max) fps -1%
Far Cry 5
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
299 (201min - 390max) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
246 (181min - 325max) fps -18%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
242 (183min - 317max) fps -19%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
240 (184min - 302max) fps -20%
3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
182 (157min - 212max) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
175 (135min - 211max) fps -4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
173 (144min - 205max) fps -5%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
172 (137min - 206max) fps -5%
X-Plane 11.11
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
237 fps +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
225 fps
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
224 fps 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
210 fps -7%
3840x2160 high (fps_test=3)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
158.4 fps
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
139.3 fps -12%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
126 fps -20%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
121.8 fps -23%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1280x720 Lite Quality
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
236 fps +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
234 fps 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
234 fps 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
234 fps
3840x2160 High Quality
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
157.6 fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
156.7 fps -1%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
155.9 fps -1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
155.7 fps -1%
Dota 2 Reborn
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
314.1 (261.7min) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
294 (249.5min) fps -6%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
287.9 (250.6min) fps -8%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
251.2 (215.9min) fps -20%
3840x2160 ultra (3/3) best looking
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
245.4 (195.9min) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
234 (189.7min) fps -5%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
226.8 (185.7min) fps -8%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
200.2 (165.5min) fps -18%
The Witcher 3
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
864.7 fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
809 (30.7min, 374P0.1, 574P1 - 1271max) fps -6%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
731.4 fps -15%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
687.5 fps -20%
3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
286 (92.1min, 181.2P0.1, 243P1 - 863max) fps +4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
282 fps +2%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
278.9 fps +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
275.2 fps
F1 2021
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset + Raytracing AA:T AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
203 (169min, 169P1 - 225max) fps
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
197.5 (169min, 158P1 - 222max) fps -3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
196.6 (167min, 156P1 - 219max) fps -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
195.1 (165min, 163P1 - 220max) fps -4%
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
682 (522min, 418P1 - 767max) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
672 (504min, 417P1 - 744max) fps -1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
632 (477min, 398P1 - 685max) fps -7%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
588 (466min, 371P1 - 639max) fps -14%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1280x720 Lowest Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
383 fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
350 fps -9%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
300 fps -22%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
272 fps -29%
3840x2160 Highest Preset AA:T
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
187.8 fps 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
187.6 fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
186.4 fps -1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
186 fps -1%
GRID Legends
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
355 (78.9min - 494max) fps +22%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
312 (24.9min - 507max) fps +8%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
309 (80.1min - 480max) fps +7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
290 (20.4min - 474max) fps
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
198.6 (43.6min - 307max) fps +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
196.8 (89.8min - 305max) fps
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
193.5 (40.6min - 302max) fps -2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
191.4 (13.8min - 313max) fps -3%
Borderlands 3
1280x720 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
308 fps
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
243 fps -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
238 fps -23%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
222 fps -28%
3840x2160 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
143.4 fps +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
136.4 fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
134.1 fps -2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
132.9 fps -3%
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
1280x720 Lowest Preset (DX12)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
535 fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
466 fps -13%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
435 fps -19%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
404 fps -24%
3840x2160 Badass Preset (DX12)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
131.3 fps
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
129.6 fps -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
129.5 fps -1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
128.4 fps -2%
God of War
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
346 (44min, 102.3P0.1, 205P1 - 606max) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
280 (119.5min, 159.2P0.1, 187.3P1 - 500max) fps -19%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
263 (136min, 156.2P0.1, 178.2P1 - 610max) fps -24%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
249 (142.1min, 158.3P0.1, 182.3P1 - 571max) fps -28%
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
130.1 (61.3min, 65.9P0.1, 106.9P1 - 488max) fps
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
125.4 (79.4min, 101.8P0.1, 109.3P1 - 261max) fps -4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
125.1 (51.8min, 101.4P0.1, 108.1P1 - 185max) fps -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
125 (27.4min, 96.3P0.1, 107.9P1 - 289max) fps -4%
Far Cry New Dawn
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
255 (145min - 381max) fps
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
206 (155min - 302max) fps -19%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
203 (157min - 304max) fps -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
201 (152min - 307max) fps -21%
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
171 (130min - 219max) fps
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
152 (113min - 216max) fps -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
145 (105min - 214max) fps -15%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
145 (109min - 213max) fps -15%
Far Cry 6
1280x720 Low Graphics Quality
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
255 (199min - 318max) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
227 (179min - 310max) fps -11%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
213 (186min - 281max) fps -16%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
207 (181min - 271max) fps -19%
3840x2160 Ultra Graphics Quality + HD Textures AA:T
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
140.9 (131min - 150max) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
134.9 (118min - 147max) fps -4%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
134.1 (123min - 148max) fps -5%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0
133.4 (119min - 144max) fps -5%

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D with Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090

low med. high ultraQHD4K DLSS4K
GTA V (2015) 188 187.6 187.5 160.2 160.9 186.5
The Witcher 3 (2015) 864.7 825.1 657.2 305 275.2
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 314.1 287.6 285 252.7 245.4
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 234 233 232 225 157.6
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 225 215 187.1 158.4
Far Cry 5 (2018) 299 269 262 248 246 182
Strange Brigade (2018) 672 543 532 524 501 285
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 383 371 372 361 315 187.6
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 255 225 218 199 200 171
Metro Exodus (2019) 293 260 224 193.5 178.9 139.4
Control (2019) 240 240 240 218 137.1 112.5
Borderlands 3 (2019) 308 273 255 242 223 136.4
F1 2020 (2020) 594 503 496 453 425 288
F1 2021 (2021) 682 642 526 271 271 203
Far Cry 6 (2021) 255 233 215 208 202 140.9
Guardians of the Galaxy (2021) 266 266 266 266 265 193
Forza Horizon 5 (2021) 357 283 275 214 201 166
God of War (2022) 356 330 279 208 180.1 130.1
GRID Legends (2022) 289 269 245 234 233 196.8
Cyberpunk 2077 1.6 (2022) 252 248.4 238.5 238.2 167.3 82.6
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (2022) 477 395 328 299 234 131.3
F1 22 (2022) 475 444 417 204 158.9 82.3
The Quarry (2022) 444 345 302 263 195.2 81.6
A Plague Tale Requiem (2022) 203 197.9 184.4 162.3 124.9 150.2 77
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection (2022) 150.2 149.2 145.3 145.6 144 103.9
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 2022 (2022) 334 301 249 241 191 185 129
Spider-Man Miles Morales (2022) 214 206 187.3 187.2 179.9 130
The Callisto Protocol (2022) 282.1 269 264.9 230.6 195.1 126.4
High On Life (2023) 437 390 331 300 224 107
The Witcher 3 v4.00 (2023) 351 305 245 226 223 149.6
Dead Space Remake (2023) 286 281 261 258 199.3 106.5
Hogwarts Legacy (2023) 181.8 166 143.1 132.1 130.2 77.5
Returnal (2023) 283 281 258 235 187 119
Atomic Heart (2023) 331 279 262 230 184 111.8
Company of Heroes 3 (2023) 414 393.9 362.7 356.3 315.9 213.9
Sons of the Forest (2023) 156 151.5 145.5 145.3 140.8 128

Power Consumption - Surprisingly efficient

We were already very positively surprised by the performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D. In addition, we must not forget that AMD specifies a TDP of only 120 watts for all the current X3D models. The more power-hungry X models are able to consume up to 50 watts more, with up to 170 watts, when the power limits are active.

However, during idle operation we see a relatively high power consumption of more than 100 watts together with our test mainboard (Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master). But our initial disenchantment is then only followed by positive results, and at only 273 watts in the Cinebench R15 Multi test, we measure a significantly lower consumption than we see with the competitors in this price class. This also shows in the Prime95 stress test as well as during gaming. However, the latter isn't very CPU heavy, so the advantage to the Intel Core i9-13900K is significantly smaller. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 ensures the largest part of the advantage while gaming.

Compared to the Intel Core i9-13900K, we see a significantly higher efficiency in the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D. Considering the Cinebench R15 Multi test result, the AMD flagship is surpassed, but at 21.9 points per watt, the newest 16-core processor is significantly further ahead of the Intel competitor. For comparison, the Intel Core i9-13900K only reaches 12.9 points per watt.

Due to the low maximum power consumption, the cooling system can also turn out a bit smaller. However, you should also keep in mind that AMD has set 89 °C (192 °F) as the maximum temperature for the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, before the CPU has to be throttled. In the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, the temperature limit was still 95 °C (203 °F). The Intel Core i9-13900K is only throttled from 100 °C (212 °F) when the power limits are deactivated. During our stress test, at no time do we exceed the limit of 80 °C (176 °F) in our test setting, but what is responsible is the good cooling. In the same test setting, the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X became significantly hotter reaching more than 90 °C (194 °F). Our recommendation for a suitable cooling therefore goes to a 240 AiO solution or a powerful air cooler. The Noctua NH-D15 recommends itself here, if you want to avoid using an AiO solution.

Test system power consumption - idle operation
Test system power consumption - idle operation
Test system power consumption - Cinebench R15 nT
Test system power consumption - Cinebench R15 nT
Test system power consumption - Prime95 + FurMark stress test
Test system power consumption - Prime95 + FurMark stress test
Test system power consumption - Gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra preset)
Test system power consumption - Gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra preset)
Stress test - Prime95 solo
Stress test - Prime95 solo
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark
Power Consumption / Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
480 (263min, 277P1 - 553max) Watt * -76%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X (Idle: 95.2 W)
364 (357min, 357P1 - 373max) Watt * -33%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
357 (356min, 356P1 - 362max) Watt * -31%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
313 (214min, 221P1 - 406max) Watt * -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
273 (264min, 264P1 - 304max) Watt *
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78 W)
226.1 (160min - 249max) Watt * +17%
Power Consumption / Cinebench R15 Multi Efficiency (external Monitor)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
21.9 Points per Watt
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
19.9 Points per Watt -9%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X
17.1 Points per Watt -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
15.5 Points per Watt -29%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
12.9 Points per Watt -41%
Power Consumption / Prime95 V2810 Stress (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
471 (414min, 427P1 - 561max) Watt * -71%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
357 (341min, 342P1 - 458max) Watt * -29%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X (Idle: 95.2 W)
335 (311min, 312P1 - 364max) Watt * -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
319 (310min, 311P1 - 357max) Watt * -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
276 (267min, 267P1 - 329max) Watt *
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78 W)
252.3 (227min - 259max) Watt * +9%
Power Consumption / The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
555 (547min, 549P1 - 607max) Watt * -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X (Idle: 95.2 W)
539 (534min, 535P1 - 547max) Watt * -4%
Intel Core i7-13700K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i7-13700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
537 (518min, 522P1 - 560max) Watt * -4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-13900K, Corsair MP600
533 (520min, 525P1 - 568max) Watt * -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D
517 (508min, 510P1 - 539max) Watt *
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78 W)
440.5 (420min - 466max) Watt * +15%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption With External Monitor

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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D; Prime95 V2810 Stress (external Monitor): Ø276 (267-329)
SCHENKER XMG SECTOR, i9 13900K, RTX 4090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0; Prime95 V2810 Stress (external Monitor): Ø363 (338-401)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D; Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor): Ø273 (264-304)
SCHENKER XMG SECTOR, i9 13900K, RTX 4090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0; Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor): Ø386 (377-426)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D; 1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor): Ø573 (553-608)
SCHENKER XMG SECTOR, i9 13900K, RTX 4090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0; 1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor): Ø174.2 (172.7-175.8)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D; 1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor): Ø517 (508-539)
SCHENKER XMG SECTOR, i9 13900K, RTX 4090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0; 1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor): Ø511 (466-596)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X3D; Idle 1min (external Monitor): Ø118.4 (112.2-133.2)
SCHENKER XMG SECTOR, i9 13900K, RTX 4090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0; Idle 1min (external Monitor): Ø96.7 (93.6-102.9)

Pros

+ very good gaming performance
+ Modern 5-nm manufacturing process with 3D V-Cache
+ 16 cores and 32 threads
+ very high system performance throughout
+ very efficient
+ futureproof
+ PCI Express 5.0 support

Cons

- only one CCD offers the 3D V-Cache
- correct thread association not always clear
- high purchase price

Verdict - Extremely fast and very efficient

Testing the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D. Test unit provided by AMD Germany
Testing the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D. Test unit provided by AMD Germany
Testing the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D. Test unit provided by AMD Germany

The new AM5 socket hasn't been available on the market for long, and AMD already offers new and faster CPUs. After their initial presentation at CES in January 2023, the expectations on the performance of the new X3D processors were high. In our current test of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, we determined that AMD did many things right, even if the costs of the platform are relatively high, as long as it should be a X670 basis. Due to the requirement for DDR5, you have to pay more for the working memory than DDR4 would cost.

The performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D is convincing throughout, even if the pure multi-core performance turns out slightly worse in comparison with the competitors. When gaming, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D is again able to make up for this, placing first with a clear advantage. The largest difference can be seen in terms of the power consumption. In our tests, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D turns out to be an extremely efficient CPU. The performance is by no means any worse than that of the current top models, and under load the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D is always significantly more efficient in terms of the power consumption. Because of this, you also won't need to have a very powerful cooling system, since it is much easier to control the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D under load than an Intel Core i9-13900k or AMD Ryzen 9 7950X.

AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X3D delivers an excellent performance in all areas, and is additionally almost always very efficient, which is a trend that we have often missed recently.

To summarize, we note that with the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, AMD offers the currently fastest gaming CPU on the market. However, it often depends on the specific game, whether it is able to deliver the full performance connected with the correct thread assignment. Due to the hybrid structure coming from the two different CCDs, it is not always a given that the CCD with the 3D V-Cache is preferred.

Price and Availability

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D is listed for $699 but currently shown as out of stock in the AMD web shop and similarly in other places such as Newegg. So those who currently want to by an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D have to bring some patience and perhaps also some luck or extra money. Amazon currently lists it for $1019 with only few units available. The situation seems to be better with the slightly smaller AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and AMD lists it for $599.

Transparency

The present review sample was given to the author by the manufacturer free of charge for the purposes of review. There was no third-party influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Sebastian Bade, 2023-03-31 (Update: 2023-03-31)