AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Gaming Benchmarks — The TLDR
You can find the particulars of our overclock and test setup on the previous page, including an explanation about our adjustment of the core parking settings for our tests. Here we have the geometric mean of our gaming tests at 1080p and 1440p, with each resolution split into its own chart. We're testing with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 to reduce GPU-imposed bottlenecks as much as possible, and differences between test subjects will shrink with lesser cards or higher resolutions and fidelity. You'll find further game-by-game breakdowns below.
We simplified the first slides by excluding the overclocking configs, while the remainder contains the full roster of tested configurations. The $449 Ryzen 7 7800X3D is an incredibly fast gaming chip but be aware that the 3D V-Cache doesn’t accelerate all titles equally, so you’ll have to assess the trends in the individual game benchmarks below. The 3D V-Cache tech can also lead to slower performance in productivity applications, as you'll see on the following page.
The 3D V-Cache tech puts AMD’s X3D chips in a league of their own, so the $449 7800X3D contends with the $699 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X3D for the lead — a victory it wins by a mere 1% in its stock configuration. Interestingly, the 7800X3D increases its lead over the 7950X3D to 2.5% at 1440p, but this is still a very close contest that falls into the imperceptible range. The biggest difference between these two chips is the price tag and the number of cores; the 7950X3D costs $250 more and has twice the number of cores, which will help in productivity workloads.
The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is 12% faster in 1080p gaming than the $580 Core i9-13900K, and overclocking only narrows that to 8%. The Core i9-13900K requires exceptionally aggressive accommodations for overclocking. In contrast, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D runs cool and didn't exceed 90W in our testing. Overall, the 7800X3D will run faster and cooler than the 13900K in every gaming scenario, but the 13900K is a far more adept all-rounder.
The $417 Core i7-13700K trails the 7800X3D by ~ 14%, but its lower price tag and more balanced performance in productivity applications might make it attractive if you're looking for more than a chip optimized specifically for gaming. As you'll see on the following page, the 7800X3D can't keep pace with the 13700K in productivity apps.
Overclocking the Ryzen 7 7800X3D was a mixed bag. Engaging the DDR5-6000 Expo profile on our memory kit (labeled ‘Expo’ in the charts) yielded a mere ~2% speedup, and combining the faster memory with the auto-overclocking Precision Boost Overdrive and undervolting (labeled as PBO and UV) resulted in an underwhelming total gain of 3%. Most gamers will be best served running the chip at stock settings.
The Ryzen 9 7950X3D has a bit more overclocking headroom than the 7800X3D at 1080p, but that isn't worth the stiff premium. The 7950X3D also takes the lead over the 7800X3D in 99th percentiles at the 1080p resolution, but we don’t see that same trend with 1440p. This stems from lower-than-expected 99th percentile framerates with the 7800X3D in Hitman 3 at 1080p, which we’ll analyze deeper as time permits. The dual-compute-chiplet X3D chips also hold a significant advantage in the 99th percentiles in Cyberpunk 2077 over single-chiplet models. However, we don’t feel these outliers represent a meaningful weakness of the 7800X3D — this isn't uncommon with immature launch BIOSes and drivers.
The $599 Ryzen 9 7900X3D also noses into the conversation at $150 more than the 7800X3D, but it is slower than the 7800X3D in gaming and its proximity to the 7950X3D's pricing makes this a tough chip to recommend at its current pricing.
If you're looking to save some cash and are only interested in gaming, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is still a great chip. The 7800X3D is 15% faster than the $319 Ryzen 7 5800X3D, but you'll pay $130 more just for the chip. Those savings compound after adding the savings from less-expensive AM4 boards and cheaper DDR4 memory. The 5800X3D also has trade-offs associated with the 3D V-Cache, but it is a viable contender for value seekers.
The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is 27% faster than the standard $430 Ryzen 9 7900X at stock settings, showing that it is heads and shoulders ahead of any of the vanilla Ryzen 7000 models in the same price range.
Our test suite heavily favors the improvements from 3D V-Cache, so we also included a table at the bottom of the page with results from five more games that we don’t normally test. Those additional titles aren't factored into the cumulative measurements above but show the same general trends.
|Tom's Hardware||1080p Game Benchmarks|
|$449 — Ryzen 7 7800X3D||100%|
|$699 — Ryzen 9 7950X3D||99.1%|
|$599 — Ryzen 9 7900X3D||94.6%|
|$580 — Core i9-13900K||89.0%|
|$417 — Core i7-13700K||87.6%|
|$318 — Ryzen 7 5800X3D||86.5%|
|$319 — Core i5-13600K||83.4%|
|$699 — Ryzen 9 7950X||80.0%|
|$430 — Ryzen 9 7900X||78.9%|
Cyberpunk 2077 Benchmarks on AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is simply stellar in games, but it isn't bulletproof. The Core i5-13600K is 6% faster in this title. However, the deltas between many of these highest-end chips are slim in this benchmark. We also noticed the 7800X3D suffers from lower 99th percentile fps in this title compared to the Ryzen X3D models with dual compute chiplets.
Far Cry 6 Benchmarks on AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
The stock Ryzen 7 7800X3D leads all chips, including the heavily-overclocked Intel models, in this benchmark. The 7800X3D even outstrips the overclocked Ryzen 9 7950X3D, too.
F1 2021 Benchmarks on AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
It’s obvious that F1 2021 enjoys a massive boost from the increased L3 capacity as the X3D chips take a huge lead over competing models, particularly after overclocking. Much of the gain from the overclocked configs stems from the faster DDR5-6000 Expo memory profile.
Even the Ryzen 7 5800X3D gets in on the chart-topping action, but the 3D V-Cache-equipped Ryzen 9 7900X3D inexplicably lands further down the pecking order among the 'normal' chips.
Hitman 3 Benchmarks on AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
Hitman 3 is designed specifically to leverage the e-cores for certain game engine tasks, which has typically given Intel an advantage. However, the game also responds well to extra L3 cache, giving the X3D Ryzen chips the lead. Notably, the Intel Core i9-13900K and i7-13700K both need intense overclocking to match the stock Ryzen 7 7800X3D. At stock settings, the 7800X3D is 7.5% faster than the 13900K.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2021 Benchmarks on AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
The Ryzen X3D chips' performance in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2021 is almost unbelievable — the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is 35.5% faster than the 13900K at stock settings.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2021 obviously benefits tremendously from L3 cache, but these deltas aren't representative of the 7800X3D's performance in all titles. This illustrates how outliers can make the 7800X3D seem more impressive in cumulative measurements, so be sure to examine performance in individual games.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Benchmarks on AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
The Red Dead Redemption 2 chart splits into two clear classes, with the X3D chips delivering next-level performance compared to the Intel chips and standard Ryzen models.
Notably, all of the X3D models land within 2% of each other, including the Zen 3-powered 5800X3D, so it is clear that the L3 cache delivers the overwhelming amount of the uplift in this title.
Warhammer 3 Benchmarks on AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
Watch Dogs Legion Benchmarks on AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
Watch Dogs Legion closes out our testing in much the same way we saw throughout this series of gaming benchmarks; a nearly-uncontested lead for the Zen 4 Ryzen X3D chips, with the 7800X3D edging out the Ryzen 9 7950X3D to take a slim lead.
Extra AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Game Benchmarks - GTA V, Project Cars 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Far Cry 5, Borderlands 3
|Tom's Hardware - 1080p Extras||Ryzen 7 7800X3D||7800X3D vs 13900K||7800X3D vs 7950X3D||Ryzen 9 7950X3D||Core i9-13900K||Ryzen 9 7900X3D|
|Grand Theft Auto V||182.9 fps||-1.4%||+0.3%||182.4 fps||185.5 fps||182.4 fps|
|Project Cars 3||358.5 fps||+21.5%||+0.3%||357.6 fps||295 fps||340.6 fps|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||355.2 fps||+29.4%||+6.9%||332.2 fps||274.6 fps||309.3 fps|
|Borderlands 3||235.7 fps||+26.4%||+1.8%||231.6 fps||186.4 fps||227.7 fps|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||276.8 fps||+27%||+4.6%||264.7 fps||218 fps||241.9 fps|
After seeing some of the large deltas in our test suite, we expanded our view to a few more game titles we don't normally test. So we threw together this quick table to give a basic view of a different mix of game titles with stock processor settings.
These numbers aren't reflected in our overall geometric mean listed above but provide further context. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D provides 13900K-beating performance in a broad range of titles, ranging from -1.4% to +29.4%. Notably, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D beats the 13900K by more than 20% in four of the five tested titles and by more than 25% in three. That's simply an insurmountable advantage in this group of titles.
AMD's Ryzen 7 7800X3D Gaming Benchmarks
AMD has provided its own Ryzen 7 7800X3D gaming benchmarks for comparison. As with all vendor-provided benchmarks, you should take them with a grain of salt. We typically wouldn’t share vendor-provided tests in our reviews, but we’re making an exception because the Ryzen 7 7800X3D doesn’t improve performance in all titles, and this more expansive list provides additional context. We also provide the test notes at the end of the above album.
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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.
Might get fried the second you boot it up the first time...
(if you upgrade from a different CPU and the bios settings are not extremely strickt set for the x3d chip)
That seems like an absurdly niche case. And, for the tiny number of people who are swapping from one AM5 chip to this one, and over-volted, one would think they'd be knowledgeable enough not to be that careless.
This seems like you're really grasping at straws to find a "flaw"/complain about AMD.