Ryzen 9 7950X3D vs Core i9-13900K Ray Tracing Benchmarks
Ray-tracing is intensive on the CPU and the GPU, depending on how many BVH structures and rays are cast.
The Core i9-13900K extends its lead in “A Plague Tale” with identical or at times worse lows. Apart from a couple of painful spikes, the 13900K runs as smoothly as the 7950X3D.
Crysis Remastered predominantly favors the Intel i9-13900K. The Raptor Lake flagship is more than 50% faster than its Ryzen rival in this ray-traced title.
The frametime (smoothness) graphs of the two CPUs are very similar with a few exceptions.
Cyberpunk 2077 exhibits some of the smoothest frame times we’ve seen in a ray-traced title. Both CPUs deliver similar frame rates, with the 7950X3D winning by an inch.
The frametime graph is the same, with a slight edge for the Core i9-13900K.
Dying Light 2 is another close call with superior lows (and smoother gameplay) for the Ryzen 9 7950X3D.
F1 2022 is an interesting title. At first sight, it looks like the Core i9-13900K is leading (by an inch), but if you look closely at the frametime graph, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D produces smoother gameplay, leading to a better experience.
We shot our Ghostwire Tokyo benchmark across two different locations in Shibuya but got the same result. The Ryzen 9 7950X3D ekes out a win with comparable lows and a nearly identical frametime chart.
The Core i9-13900K pulls ahead of the Ryzen 9 7950X3D in Hitman 3 with a subtle but definitive lead.
The frametime graphs are more or less the same.
The Ryzen 9 7950X3D marks its territory in Hogwarts Legacy, beating the Core i9-13900K by up to 13% at 1080p.
The Core i9-13900K produces a messy frametime chart with frequent spikes through the course of the benchmark.
Metro Exodus runs infinitely smoother on the 13900K while the Ryzen 9 7950X3D suffers from frequent micro-stutters.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider runs notably smoother on the Ryzen 9 7950X3D with an average of 274 FPS. With ray tracing maxed out, the Core i9-13900K tops out at 201 FPS at 1080p.
The top-end V-Cache CPU produces a smoother frametime chart than the 13900K, especially in the second scene of the test.
The Callisto Protocol is another AMD partner title that is a smidge faster on the Ryzen 9 7950X3D than the Core i9-13900K.
The frametime graphs of the two CPUs are difficult to tell apart.
In the rasterization suite, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D wins in six out of eleven games while the Core i9-13900K registers wins in seven of the eleven ray-traced titles tested. No matter how you look at it, this is a tie.