AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Beats the Intel i9-13900K While Drawing 70% Less Power and Costing $130 Less

AMD’s Ryzen 7 7800X3D is the ultimate gaming CPU. The first wave of reviews has all but cemented that claim. The octa-core V-Cache chip decisively beats Intel’s Core i9-13900K at a fraction of the power, despite costing $130 less. A review from TechPowerUp is a good demonstration of this feat. In gaming workloads, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D draws a mere 49W on average, with certain titles like AOE4 and Borderlands 3 hitting just over 30W!

Regarding raw gaming performance, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D leads the Core i9-13900K by 5-10%, with certain titles extending the lead to over 25%. As expected, the deltas are slightly wider at 720p, where the workload becomes largely CPU-limited.

The Ryzen 7 7800X3D shines when it comes to power efficiency. On average, it draws just 49W of power in gaming workloads, less than half as much as the Core i9-13900K. The Ryzen 9 7950X3D sips 56W, the Ryzen 9 7950X 89W, while the 13900K tops the chart with an average consumption of 143W.

The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is out across global markets with an MSRP of $449. For reference, the Core i9-13900K costs $579, while the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and 7950X are priced at $799 and $579, respectively.


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