Hogwarts Legacy is not as optimized on PC as some would have hoped. While there seems to be a serious memory leak issue, and the game requires more than 16GB of RAM for a decent experience, some CPUs perform significantly better than others. The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X is 45% slower than the Intel Core i9-13900K in Hogwarts Legacy.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Vs Intel 13900K: Hogwarts Legacy
The CPUs were paired with the Nvidia RTX 4090 and tested at 1080p RT Ultra, with DLSS set to performance. The efficiency cores on the 13900K were disabled for this test, and the single CCD was operational on the Ryzen 7950X. The Ryzen 7950X scored 65 FPS on average, while the Core i9-13900K managed 94 FPS on average in the Hogsmeade test.
It is also worth noting that the 1% low of the 13900K is 61.7 while the 1% low of the Ryzen 7950X is 40.6. So the 13900K provides a much smoother experience. Further testing by CAPFRAMEX reveals that the Ryzen 7950X is slower than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D and even theni9-12900K in Hogwarts Legacy.
While these are high-end CPUs, the performance difference will vary from scene to scene, and you will experience it more in more demanding scenarios. The in-game performance does depend on the CPU depending on the scene. DSO Gaming reported that the AMD Radeon RX7900XTX can perform up to 40 FPS higher than the RTX 4090 in CPU-bound scenes. Both graphics cards were tested with the Intel i9 9900K and 16 GB of RAM at 1080p, Ultra settings, and No Ray Tracing. We have spotted the RTX 4090 underperforming in other benchmarks of this game as well.
Let us know what you think about the performance of the AMD Ryzen 7950X in Hogwarts Legacy and whether or not you are interested in playing the game on PC.