AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and Ryzen 7 7800X3D gaming performance could eclipse the vanilla Zen 4 parts by up to 30%
AMD revealed at its Zen 4 launch event that the 3D V-Cache variants of the Ryzen 7000 CPUs are coming. Based on recent rumors, the company is set to release the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, the Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and the Ryzen 9 7950X3D at CES 2023. While we expect the 3D-cached Zen 4 SKUs to offer enhanced gaming performance, we didn’t have any numbers until now. Thanks to Paul from RedGamingTech, we now have an estimated performance increase of the Ryzen 7000 3D chips over the non-3D Zen 4 SKUs.
Per some of Paul’s sources, the Zen 4 3D processors are significantly faster than the vanilla Ryzen 7000 CPUs. One source also mentioned the percentage performance difference between the Zen 4 and Zen 4 3D. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is allegedly up to 15% faster in gaming than the Ryzen 7 7700X. The Ryzen 9 7900X3D also allegedly enjoys a double-digit gain over the Ryzen 9 7900X with the improvement coming in around 20%. Finally, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D supposedly packs even more impressive gains with the betterment clocking in around 30% than the base Ryzen 9 7950X. This substantiates a previous leak by hardware leaker Moore's Law is Dead.
According to AMD, the Ryzen 9 7950X is anywhere from -1% to 23% faster than the Core i9-12900K. If the information that the Ryzen 9 7950X3D could beat the Ryzen 9 7950X by 30% is accurate, the processor can be up anywhere from around 30% to more than 50% quicker than the Core i9-12900K. But take these claims with a grain of salt as the numbers are based on an unconfirmed report by only one of Paul’s sources.
Furthermore, as was the case with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the Zen 4 3D processors allegedly have lower clocks. That said, the clock speed differences aren’t likely to be as egregious as AMD’s first-gen 3D V-Cache effort. Paul mentions that the Zen 4 3D chips will only see frequency reductions of around 100 to 200 MHz with much better thermal performance than the non-3D Ryzen 7000 CPUs.
Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long to find out how much of a difference the second-gen 3D V-Cache makes in terms of gaming oomph as CES 2023 is only four months away.
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