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AMD Ryzen 9 7900 vs AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D

AMD Ryzen 9 7900

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The AMD Ryzen 9 79 00 is a high-end desktop processorfrom the Raphael series with 12 cores and hyperthreading (SMT), which means it can process up to 24 threads simultaneously. Launched in early 2023, the Ryzen 9 7900 is the fastest 12-core processor with 65 watts TDP.

The Ryzen 9 7900 clocks at 3.7 GHz base clock and reaches up to 5.4 GHz on one core in Turbo mode. This is also the difference to the higher clocked Ryzen 9 7900X.

At first glance, the internal structure of the processor has not changed fundamentally. The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 is still based on the chiplet design consisting of two CCD clusters, each containing a CCX with 8 cores. However, the manufacturing process has been scaled down to 5 nm, which ensures higher clock rates. There is also the IO die, which contains the memory controller and the iGPU, among other things. This is now manufactured in a 6 nm structure width.

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 can impress in games thanks to the significantly improved IPC.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D

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The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D is a high-end desktop processor of the Raphael series with 16 cores and SMT (Simultaneous Multithreading), which means it can process up to 32 threads simultaneously. With the release in February 2023, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is AMD's fastest consumer processor and the new top model of the 7000 series. The CPU cores clock from 4.2 GHz (base clock) up to 5.7 GHz (single core Turbo). In addition, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D has a CCD with 8 cores that can access the fast 3D V-cache, which offers considerably more gaming performance.

The performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D is consistently excellent in all applications tested. In addition, AMD was again able to increase the single-thread performance compared to the non-X3D models. Nevertheless, the lower base clock compared to the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X means that a small drop in multi-thread performance has to be accepted.

The internal structure of the processor is comparable to the previous AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D is also still based on the chiplet design consisting of two CCD clusters with 8 cores each. However, the two CCDs differ significantly from each other because one offers the fast 3D V-Cache, which primarily improves gaming performance. In testing, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D was able to put the Intel Core i9-13900K in second place and is the fastest gaming CPU on the market at the time of testing. 

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D is an extremely energy-efficient CPU with up to 162 watts (PPT) and is significantly more frugal under load than an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (max. 230 watts).

ModelAMD Ryzen 9 7900AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
SeriesAMD Raphael (Zen 4, Ryzen 7000)AMD Raphael (Zen 4, Ryzen 7000)
CodenameRaphael (Zen4)Raphael (Zen4)
Series: Raphael (Zen 4, Ryzen 7000) Raphael (Zen4)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D4.2 - 5.7 GHz16 / 32 cores128 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X compare4.7 - 5.6 GHz12 / 24 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 « 3.7 - 5.4 GHz12 / 24 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X compare4.5 - 5.4 GHz8 / 16 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 compare3.8 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D compare4.2 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores96 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X compare4.7 - 5.3 GHz6 / 12 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D « 4.2 - 5.7 GHz16 / 32 cores128 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X compare4.7 - 5.6 GHz12 / 24 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 79003.7 - 5.4 GHz12 / 24 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X compare4.5 - 5.4 GHz8 / 16 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 compare3.8 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D compare4.2 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores96 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X compare4.7 - 5.3 GHz6 / 12 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores32 MB L3
Clock3700 - 5400 MHz4200 - 5700 MHz
L1 Cache768 KB1 MB
L2 Cache12 MB16 MB
L3 Cache64 MB128 MB
Cores / Threads12 / 2416 / 32
16 x 5.7 GHz AMD Zen 4
TDP65 Watt120 Watt
Transistors9.9 Million13140 Million
Technology5 nm, 0.650 - 1.475V5 nm
Die Size262 mm2263 mm2
max. Temp.95 °C89 °C
SocketAM5 (LGA 1718)AM5 (LGA 1718)
FeaturesMMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, AVX512F, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2MMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, AVX512F, FMA3, SHA, XFR2, Precision Boost 2
iGPUAMD Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000) ( - 2200 MHz)AMD Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000) (400 - 2200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
Manufacturerwww.amd.comwww.amd.com
$699 U.S.

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R9 7900
54.2 pt (75%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R9 7950X3D
61.1 pt (85%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
24776 Points (23%)
36291 Points (34%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1966 Points (84%)
2053 Points (87%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
762 Points (85%)
795 Points (88%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
9703 Points (24%)
14188 Points (35%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
4020 Points (25%)
5974 Points (38%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
315 Points (95%)
326 Points (98%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
45.3 Points (59%)
64.6 Points (84%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
3.7 Points (92%)
3.9 Points (96%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
8339 Points (50%)
16551 Points (100%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
60934 Points (44%)
138015 Points (100%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
72361 Points (50%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
8853 Points (11%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
46.8 s (1%)
33.9 s (0%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3 s (1%)
2 s (0%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
10154 Points (16%)
15779 Points (25%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
112881 MIPS (65%)
159341 MIPS (91%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
7936 MIPS (95%)
8321 MIPS (99%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
207 fps (72%)
265.5 fps (93%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
355.5 fps (82%)
392.5 fps (91%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
31.2 fps (55%)
42.4 fps (75%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
2 GB/s (0%)
2.8 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
3.1 GB/s (53%)
4.2 GB/s (72%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
21.5 GB/s (56%)
26.9 GB/s (70%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
199 Seconds (3%)
133 Seconds (2%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
125 Seconds (1%)
86 Seconds (1%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.4 sec (8%)
0.4 sec (8%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
19451 Points (41%)
20279 Points (43%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
6.7 s (1%)
6.1 s (1%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
13.9 s (1%)
13.2 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
329 s (1%)
305.1 s (1%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
99321 Points (87%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
26325 Points (71%)
36991 Points (100%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
86389 Points (70%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
86306 Points (70%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
87725 Points (74%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
26168 Points (66%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
44787 Points (80%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
14817 Points (62%)
17206 Points (73%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
2203 Points (93%)
2311 Points (98%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
17880 Points (32%)
24343 Points (44%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
2096 Points (9%)
2183 Points (9%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
17581 Points (55%)
23720 Points (75%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
8861 Points (89%)
9240 Points (92%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
65241 Points (72%)
87922 Points (96%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
452 ms (1%)
437 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
302 Points (87%)
313 Points (90%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
366 Points (76%)
383 Points (80%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
2322 Points (89%)
2193 Points (84%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 R9 7900 +
203 Watt (35%)
276 Watt (48%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 R9 7900 +
196.9 Watt (36%)
273 Watt (50%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 R9 7900 +
106.9 Watt (71%)
118.4 Watt (78%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
100%
1 R9 7900 +
20.4 Points per Watt (15%)
21.9 Points per Watt (16%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 9 7900 → 100% n=40

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D → 122% n=40

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