AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D vs Ryzen 9 7950X3D: Is the 7800X3D Better?

The Ryzen 7000X3D processors are the best gaming processors on the market. With the Ryzen 7 7800X3D starting at $449, the V-Cache chips beat their more expensive Intel rivals in almost every title. The Zen 4 3D V-Cache stack consists of the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and 79050X3D. All three have one thing in common: a 128MB cache die stacked atop one of the CCDs.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3DAMD Ryzen 9 7950XAMD Ryzen 7 7800X3DIntel Core i9-13900K
Base Clock4.2GHz4.7GHz4.2GHz3.0GHz
Boost Clock5.7GHz5.7GHz5.0GHz5.8GHz
L3 Cache32MB+32MB+64MB32MB+32MB32MB+64MB36MB
Power120 watts170 watts120 watts253 watts

In this post, we’ll benchmark the Ryzen 7 7800X3D and the Ryzen 9 7950X3D to verify if the 7800X3D is better than its higher-end sibling in gaming workloads.

Test Bench

  • Motherboard: ASUS X670E Maximus Hero.
  • Cooler: Lian Li Galahad 360
  • Memory: 16GB DDR5 x2 @ 6,000MT/s.
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA RTX 4090 FE.
  • Power Supply: Corsair HX1000i.

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D vs Ryzen 9 7950X3D Gaming Benchmarks

Starting with Assassins Creed: Valhalla, we see the Ryzen 9 7950X3D edge past the Ryzen 7 7800X3D. The deltas are within the margin of error, and I wouldn’t be surprised if 1080p results in a tie.

Crysis Remastered doesn’t like the 16-core Ryzen 9 parts as the 7800X3D takes a hefty lead over its pricier rivals. Interestingly, the frametimes of the two chips were very similar, offering smooth performance across the board.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 and Dying Light 2 are two ray-tracing heavyweights from our suite. The former is less fond of the X3D chips. At 720p Ultra (without ray tracing), the Ryzen 7 7800X3D and the Ryzen 9 7950X3D perform roughly the same as the 7950X. Enabling ray-tracing tips the scales in favor of the V-Cache family. The deltas between the 7800X3D and 7950X3D remain nominal (>7%).

Dying Light 2 loves the extra L3 cache, granting the 7950X3D a lead of nearly 50% over the 7950X. In rasterization, it’s more than 20% faster than the 7800X3D but loses its lead when ray-traced is enabled. F1 2022 exhibits similar behavior, conferring the Ryzen 7 7800X3D with a lead of ~10% in rasterization and ray-tracing.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3 and the Ryzen 7 7800X3D are the best of friends. The octa-core 7800X3D beats the 7950X3D by a massive 60-65% in rasterization and ray tracing. Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition performs the same across all three chips, barring a minor lead for the 7800X3D.

Hitman 3 RT
Metro Exodus EE
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider, again, sees the Ryzen 7 7800X3D take a slim lead over the 7950X3D, both with and without ray-tracing. On the other hand, Callisto Protocol doesn’t see much of an uplift with the X3D CPUs. The Ryzen 9 7950X3D is a smidge faster than the 7800X3D.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands prefers the Ryzen 7 7800X3D over the 7950X3D. The 7800X3D is ~12% faster than its Ryzen 9 sibling in this game.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

1080p benchmarks on the next page…

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Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.
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