AMD’s Ryzen 9 7900X3D and 7950X3D gaming CPUs are about to hit the retail market. Featuring a 3D stacked V-Cache die with 64MB of additional L3 cache, the latter is the fastest gaming chip on the market. On average, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is 5-10% faster than the Intel Core i9-13900K, beating its predecessor, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, by 20%. It’s also 23% faster than the R9 7950X across various gaming workloads.
What’s most impressive about the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is its power efficiency. With a boost clock of 5.1GHz, the sixteen-core CPU sipped an average of just 68W across gaming workloads. In comparison, its rival, the Core i9-13900K, consumed 155W while the 13900KS extended it to 163. That’s 2.4x more than the 7950X3D, all the while being slower overall.
The Ryzen 9 7950X draws substantially more power than its 3D V-Cache variant. The Raphael flagship sits with an average consumption of 119W, while the 7900X draws 110W. The R9 7950X3D consumes as much power as the octa-core Ryzen 7 7700 and a smidge more than the quad-core Intel i3-12100F.