The AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Is The Fastest And Best Gaming CPU, Period

Reviews for AMD‘s latest gaming CPU, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, are out. Overall, the review community has declared that it’s the fastest and best gaming CPU out there, especially if you are gaming at 1080p or 1440p. Not only that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is fast, but it runs efficiently as well. In gaming, it can beat the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Intel’s Core i9 13900K while consuming significantly less power. The 7800X3D will be available starting April 6, with an MSRP of $449. Check out the Ryzen 7 7800X3D’s performance below and find out if this is the CPU for you.

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Is the New Fastest Gaming CPU This 2023

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Is the New Fastest Gaming CPU This 2023

The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is an 8-core, 16-thread desktop processor with a boost clock speed of 5GHz. It’s similar to the 7700X in core and thread count and has a single CCD as well. The main difference is that the 7800X3D features a 3D V-cache on that single CCD. Because of the 3D V-cache, the 7800X3D has a large 96MB L3 cache compared to the 7700X’s 32MB L3 cache.

Since there’s also one CCD, unlike the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and 7900X3D, the 7800X3D’s design is simple, less complicated, efficient, and doesn’t require a particular driver.

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Benchmark Performance

As mentioned, reviews for the Ryzen 78000X3D are out; generally speaking, it’s a win for AMD. It’s generally faster than Intel’s Core i9 13900K and even slightly faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X3D in some scenarios or instances.

However, the performance improvement in gaming is only noticeable or observable in CPU-bound titles or scenarios. Notably, it’s at 1080p where we see the 7800X3D outperforming the rest of the CPU. It still performs ahead in 1440p, but it’s starting to be GPU-bound. At 4K, there’s very little to no difference at all since it’s already the GPU that is the bottleneck.

Here’s a snippet from TechPowerUp’s review of the 7800X3D. The 7800X3D is more or less 6% faster than the Core i9 13900K and Ryzen 9 7950X3D in 1080p. The performance gap decreased to around 3% to 5% in 1440p; finally, at 4K, there’s only a 1% difference.

amd ryzen 7 7800x3d benchmarks techpowerup

LTT’s review of the Ryzen 7 7800X3D shows a similar result. It also shows that the 7800X3D is about 15% faster than its predecessor, the 5800X3D. LTT also showed some 4K game benchmarks with ray tracing. But as expected, the difference is negligible at 4K resolution.

How About For Productivity and Content Creation?

When it comes to productivity workload, I was already expecting that it wouldn’t be its best trait. However, when I check out the results for productivity and content creation workloads, it only performs slightly slower than the Ryzen 7 7700X. That is expected since the 7700X has a higher boost clock speed than the 7800X3D.

Not only that, the 7800X3D is still faster than the Ryzen 5 7600X in productivity and multi-threaded workloads, thanks to its 8 cores and 16 threads. I don’t think the 7800X3D is that bad outside of gaming. You can use this CPU for photo and video editing, multitasking, streaming, etc. Just don’t expect it to be as fast as the Ryzen 9 7900X or 7950X(3D) when it comes to these types of workloads.

I guess its real competition is the Intel Core i7-13700K, currently retailing for around $418 USD only. The Core i7-13700K has 16 cores (8 P-cores, 8 E-cores) and 24 threads and can boost up to 5.2GHz. It’s not as fast as the 7800X3D in gaming. However, it’s a much better CPU for content creation and productivity workloads than the 7800X3D.

Although, you could also make the argument that the Z790 and 13th gen Raptor Lake is a dead-end platform, meaning there’s no upgrade path. Whereas with AMD’s AM5 motherboards, you can still upgrade to the next-generation CPUs. AMD “promised” to support the AM5 socket for a couple of years more or so.

Ryzen 7 7800X3D TL;DR

The bottom line is the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is the fastest gaming CPU in this generation. It’s best for 1080p and 1440p gaming. However, if you play games at 4K, it doesn’t really matter which mid to high-end CPU you use since it will be mostly GPU-bound at 4K resolution.

It’s also a very efficient CPU, consuming only under 60W, or 50W on average, while gaming. Now, I’m beginning to wonder why AMD didn’t use its 3D V-cache technology on its latest mobile CPUs (Phoenix or Dragon Range). That would make the best RTX 4090 gaming laptops even better since most use 1440p or 1600p resolution. Maybe not in this generation, but it’s something to look forward to.

Pricing and Availability

The AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D will be available starting April 6, 2023, with an MSRP of $449 USD. However, I’m sure it will sell instantly due to the high demand. On the flip side, the non-X3D CPUs, like the 7950X, are currently selling at a slight discount. AMD is also offering a free copy of the upcoming Star Wards Jedi: Survivor game for the non-X3D Ryzen 7000 CPUs for a limited time. For the latest pricing and availability, kindly check out the links below. (#ad)

Ryzen 7 7800X3D is available on Amazon.com here or Newegg.com here
Ryzen 9 7950X3D is available on Amazon.com here
Ryzen 9 7950X is available on Amazon.com here
Ryzen 7 7700X is available on Amazon.com here
Ryzen 5 7600X is available on Amazon.com here

Intel Core i9-13900K is available on Amazon.com here
Intel Core i7-13700K is available on Amazon.com here
Intel Core i5-13600K is available on Amazon.com here

You can also check all Ryzen 7000 CPUs on Newegg.com here.

AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU Specifications

CoresThreadsMax. Boost ClockBase ClockL1 CacheL2 CacheL3 CacheiGPUTDPCoolerLaunch Price
Ryzen 9 7950X3D1632Up to 5.7GHz4.2GHz1MB16MB128MB2-core Radeon Graphics120WNot included$699
Ryzen 9 7950X1632Up to 5.7GHz4.5GHz1MB16MB64MB2-core Radeon Graphics170WNot included$699
Ryzen 9 7900X3D1224Up to 5.6GHz4.4GHz768KB12MB128MB2-core Radeon Graphics120WNot included$599
Ryzen 9 7900X1224Up to 5.6GHz4.7GHz768KB12MB64MB2-core Radeon Graphics170WNot included$549
Ryzen 9 79001224Up to 5.4GHz3.7GHz768KB12MB64MB2-core Radeon Graphics65WAMD Wraith Prism$429
Ryzen 7 7800X3D816Up to 5.0GHz4.2GHz512KB8MB96MB2-core Radeon Graphics120WNot included$449
Ryzen 7 7700X816Up to 5.4GHz4.5GHz512KB8MB32MB2-core Radeon Graphics105WNot included$399
Ryzen 7 7700816Up to 5.3GHz3.8GHz512KB8MB32MB2-core Radeon Graphics65WAMD Wraith Prism$329
Ryzen 5 7600X612Up to 5.3GHz4.7GHz384KB6MB32MB2-core Radeon Graphics105WNot included$299
Ryzen 5 7600612Up to 5.1GHz3.8GHz384KB6MB32MB2-core Radeon Graphics65WAMD Wraith Stealth$229
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2 thoughts on “The AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Is The Fastest And Best Gaming CPU, Period”

    • Huh? Graphs include 5800X3D. It’s there, at lower portion. 5800X was cut out because it was near bottom. You can check out TechPowerUp’s full review.

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