Official slides and review guides for the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D have leaked out, offering an early glimpse at how red team’s flagship Ryzen 7000 Series CPU with 3D V-Cache compares with the 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K. If AMD’s own testing is to be believed, the new processor is around 6% faster than the standard Raptor Lake flagship and up to 16% faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X, offering up to 27% better performance in the 1080p resolution versus Intel’s chip in select games that include Horizon Zero Dawn under certain configurations. The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D ($699) will be available alongside the Ryzen 9 7900X3D ($599) next week on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
From an HD-Tecnologia report:
With the Radeon RX 7900 XT, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is 5.6% faster than the i9-13900K across 22 games which you can see in detail in the table. The differences reach up to 26.9% in Horizon Zero Down, while in games like Far Cry 6 the Intel processor is notably superior.
Replacing the GPU with an RTX 4090, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is 6% faster than the i9-13900K and up to 16% faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X, showing the huge difference of this 3D cache even at lower clocks.
Regarding Multicore performance, AMD included a large number of tests where Intel comes out on top in almost all of them. In the most popular ones like Cinebench R23 and Geekbench 5.4 the blue processor is also superior, costing $90 less, being a better option if you care about multi-core performance. If you only plan to play, with a high-end graphics card, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D may be the best option, although for its price neither the 7950X3D nor the 13900K are usually worth it if it is only for gaming when with an i5 or a Ryzen 5 it is usually more that enough.