Up to 24% Faster in Official Ryzen 7 7800X3D Gaming Benchmarks vs. Intel's Core i9-13900K

Now that some official gaming benchmarks have been released for AMD's upcoming 8-core Ryzen 7 7800X3D processor (due out in April), it appears to outperform the Intel Core i9-13900K by as much as 24 percent. In its official lineup, AMD is pitting the Ryzen 7 7800X3D against the Intel Core i7-13700K, while reserving the 16- and 12-core Ryzen 7000X3D variants for the Core i9-13900K and Core i9-13900KS, respectively.

While the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 9 7900X3D are both available as of February 28th, AMD has delayed the release of its 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 7 7800X3D. Given the attractive $449 price tag, this came as quite a shock and was a major letdown. The fact that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is simply too good to ignore could be a contributing factor, as it could put significant strain on even AMD's own SKUs, let alone Intel's lineup.

While the 12-core and 16-core SKUs are a multi-chip module with two CCDs and feature an asymmetric chiplet design, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D has a rather standard design, with a single 8-core CCD with 3D V-Cache, giving it yet another significant advantage over the rest of the Ryzen 7000X3D series.

The Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 7900X3D both have two CCDs, but only one CCD with 3D Vertical Cache; as a result, the 3D Vertical Cache Optimizer Driver is responsible for directing gaming workloads to the CCD with 3D Vertical Cache via dynamic "preferred cores" flagging for the Windows OS scheduler.

In two new slides, AMD compares the performance of the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D and the Intel Core 9 13900K in four games: Rainbow Six Siege, Total War: Three Kingdoms, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Horizon Zero Dawn. When compared to the Core i9-13900K, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is superior in all four scenarios by a range of 13–24%. On the second slide, we see how the new AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D stacks up against the older AMD Ryzen 5800X3D in four popular games: Rainbow Six Siege, Warhammer: Dawn of War III, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Dota 2 (Dota 2 is shown on the third slide).

The Ryzen 7 7800X3D, priced at $449 and able to outperform Intel's $579 priced Core i9-13900K SKU while being $130 cheaper, could be a big winner for AMD and become one of the best sellers if these benchmarks turn out to be even close to painting the realistic picture, as these are just three games handpicked by AMD. AMD is competing with the $405 Core i7-13700K with the Ryzen 7 7800X3D.

These are AMD's chosen benchmarks, so take them with a grain of salt; we'd rather see the official launch on April 6th to verify the claimed performance levels ourselves. Check out our Ryzen 7800X3D preview, which is a performance simulation with a single CCD enabled, in the meantime.

Sources: Tom's Hardware