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AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Desk-top Processor (8-core/16-thread, 104MB cache, up to 5.0 GHz max boost)

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The 3D V-Cache enabled Zen 4 CPUs are brutally fast in Watch Dogs Legion with the 7800X3D pumping out 211 fps, making it just 1.5% slower than the 7950X3D, but 15% faster than the 13900K and then 19% faster than the 13700K and 5800X3D. We're also looking at a 25% boost over the 7700X.

Simply put, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is the Zen 4 3D V-Cache CPU that you should all be interested in, it's fast and extremely power efficient. For some reason, AMD decided it would be a good idea to delay the release of this model, and lead instead with the 7950X3D and 7900X3D, both of which arrived about a month ago. Having extra cache certainly can improve performance, though. One of the most commonly known things about computers is that more RAM can help your PC work faster, and cache is in many ways no different from RAM. Though both are essential, and having more is often beneficial, having too much of either can be detrimental, or at least accrue no additional benefit. Higher-capacity RAM kits often run at slower speeds, and the overabundance of cache on the Ryzen 7 7800X3D forces it to run at slower speeds, too. Right off the bat with our cost per frame graphs, we have to highlight the fact that we're not including the more affordable but just as effective non-X Ryzen processors. There are a few reasons for this: first, adding another three processors to the testing would have required time we simply didn't have to publish this on a timely basis, and on top of that, we would have had to add Intel's non-K CPUs as well to make it fair, and before you know it the total number of CPUs tested would have doubled. Overall, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D’s performance placed it more on par with the Ryzen 5 7600 and the last-generation Intel Core i5-12600K. However, the Core i5-12600K also defeated the Ryzen 7 7800X3D in each of these tests. The Ryzen 5 7600 was generally slower than the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, with its two fewer cores, but in single-threaded tests it too held the upper hand over the 7800X3D.AMD announced pricing and availability for its upcoming Ryzen 9 7950X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and Ryzen 7 7800X3D on Tuesday. The two Ryzen 9 chips arrive on February 28, while the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is arriving later on April 6. More importantly, though, the flagship doesn't come with a price increase.

When compared to the 13700K, we're looking at a 6% performance uplift which is still pretty small overall and then just an 11% boost over the standard 7700X. All tests were performed inside of Windows 11 with the latest Windows updates installed. An Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 was also used for all tests except for those focused on integrated graphics performance. CPU Tests A processor that has impressive performance might fit well in a high-end work system, but be an unaffordable option for a home PC. A relatively low-performance chip might appear inadequate at first but be an ideal solution in a small form-factor PC where cooling and power limitations prevent power-hungrier chips from being used. And we now know that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D will arrive on April 6. That’s after the arrival of the two Ryzen 9 chips, the 7950X3D, and the 7900X3D. In this review we're testing AMD's new Ryzen 7 7800X3D, which is the company's latest gaming monster based on the 3D Vertical Cache technology. It features an 8-core Zen 4 CCD with high frequencies, and should be able to provide a generational gaming performance uplift, letting AMD surpass even the fastest of Intel's 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake processors at gaming. For the bulk of gamers and e-sports athletes that aren't big on "gaming++" workloads such as streaming, heavy video processing, and live social media; and just need a processor for maxed out AAA gaming at the highest resolutions, with the fastest graphics cards available, the 7800X3D is supposed to be their knight in shining armor.

Then when running the single core test, we saw a sustained frequency of 5 GHz, so just a 200 MHz increase over the all core. The peak operating temperature also dropped to 66c. Benchmarks On a side note. When you compare the cost of the 7800x3d + AM5, it's actually only slightly more expensive than upgrading from a 12900k to a 13900ks (700 vs 890 with decent components and 32 GB of DDR 5). If your upgrading from something older than 12th gen Intel or 3000 series AMD it's hard to call the pricing a con in that scenario. Upgrading from either of those in a gaming only environment the prices are pretty close in a 13900k vs 7800x3d when you add all the component prices together. Outside of what the spec sheet says, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is notable for using a single-core complex (CCX). The Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 9 7900X3D both used a dual CCX design, forcing AMD to focus the cache on a single CCX. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D doesn’t have that problem, which allows for faster transfers. Ultimately, that translates into higher gaming performance in some titles, which I’ll dig into later. Test configurations Jacob Roach / Digital Trends Here's another look at total system power consumption, in Spider-Man the 7800X3D saw total system load hit 339 watts which is a 28% reduction when compared to the 13900K, which is great given the AMD processor was 9% faster. We've been asked by some members of the driving simulator community to change the way we test ACC, moving away from the Medium preset to Epic, so that's what we've done and this has led to some interesting results which verify what some sim racers have been reporting.

No real surprise here. For gaming only the 7800x3d is the best choice. That's why I was a little surprised the came out with a 7900 and 7950 variant. Next up we have Shadow of the Tomb Raider and here the 7800X3D was the fastest CPU tested, pumping out an impressive 330 fps, making it 6% faster than the 7950X3D and 13% faster than the 13900K. We're also looking at a rather substantial 27% boost over the 7700X. For this review we've had to update all of our already very fresh data. This is because Nvidia recently changed the way their GeForce drivers behave by disabling Resizable BAR in games such as Horizon Zero Dawn and we believe Spider Man-Remastered as well, resulting in performance gains in those games. There were also a few smaller performance changes so we simply decided to re-test everything, including AM4 and AM5 processors. These are the systems I used to test desktop CPU performance for both AMD and Intel chips in this review: You can tinker with the performance profile to a degree in the Ryzen Master utility if you need to eek out some extra non-gaming performance, but how effective that will be will take a lot more testing on my part than I have time for in this review. Personally, I wouldn't even want to push it further than where its at, since the prospect of a processor running under 100W paired with a newer GPU running less than 200W has me seeing mini gaming PC builds dancing through my head.Once again, if you're interested in productivity performance then the 7800X3D isn't going to be for you, unless your workload benefits from having the 3D V-Cache which isn't the case for Blender. System Power Consumption The 7800X3D is impressive when it comes to power consumption. For example, the 13600K was 11% faster here, but for that extra performance we saw a whopping 52% increase in total system power consumption. You can read the deep-dive details on AMD's thread-targeting implementation here, but the key takeaway is that it requires four different components to work together to alter the thread assignments into the cores automatically. Hitman 3 doesn't run particularly well on Zen 4 processors, at least relative to Intel Raptor Lake CPUs. The 7800X3D is just 4% faster than the 7700X and that means it's 11% slower than the 13900K and 8% slower than the 13700K. JamesJones44 said:For gaming only the 7800x3d is the best choice. That's why I was a little surprised the came out with a 7900 and 7950 variant.I can see those other variants as people who game when they aren't working but still need a boat load of cores for their work.

Of course, what matters most is performance across the board, and we’re as keen as you to get some verified benchmarks to consider. As soon as we do, we’ll give you our expert view on this next step in AMD’s Zen 4 journey.AMD's chipset driver manages which cores are best suited for specific tasks so games that benefit from V-Cache, for instance, get put on V-Cache cores while other apps would get thrown onto the full frequency cores. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D has impressed us with its performance, but we're not blown away by the FPS figures. What has blown us away is the power efficiency, but how much gamers care about that is hard to say. Shopping Shortcuts:

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