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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.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com
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