AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D review roundup puts CPU ahead of Core i9-13900K by 3.8% in gaming while being almost 2x as efficient
The Ryzen 9 7950X3D launched on February 28 to stellar reviews. Overall, the Ryzen9 7950X3D seems to have put AMD at the top of the gaming CPU hierarchy. 3DCenter has compiled a round-up of the Ryzen 9 7950X3D launch reviews to give a full picture of the CPU in light of findings from several independent reviews.
Per 3DCenter’s analysis, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D manages to outperform Intel’s top dogs in gaming by a small margin. The AMD CPU proves to be 3.8% faster on average vs the Core i9-13900K and 2.7% ahead of the Core i9-13900KS. Unsurprisingly, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D outclasses the vanilla Ryzen 9 7950X by a healthy margin of 15% on average.
When it comes to application performance, the difference between the Ryzen 9 7950X and the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is small which is a great thing, since the Ryzen 7 5800X3D did lose mentionable performance compared to its non-3D Zen 3 counterparts. According to 3DCenter, the application performance differential between the Ryzen 9 7950X and the Ryzen 9 7950X3D varies between 4-6% in favor of the former.
Finally, the gaming power consumption figures posted by the Ryzen 9 7950X3D are remarkable, to say the least. Not only does the processor beat the Intel Core i9-13900K/KS in gaming, but the CPU also consumes only 53% of the energy used by the Core i9-13900K. The Ryzen 9 7950X3D also uses less power than the Core i5-13600K and the Ryzen 7 7700X, effectively matching the last-gen Ryzen 7 5800X3D which has half as many cores.
Put simply, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is an incredible CPU for gaming as it leads the charts in both performance and power consumption when compared with competing processors from Intel.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D & 7950X3D launch analysis, based on benchmarks of 16 launch reviews— 3DCenter.org (@3DCenter_org) March 6, 2023
???? On average of these 16 reviews, Ryzen 9 7950X3D gain +3.8% over Core i9-13900K at gaming performance.
???? Gaming energy efficiency nearly double the 13900K.https://t.co/QSoqvPF4tu pic.twitter.com/bxMmUgLbYu