Saturday, February 24, 2024

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D Trades Blows With Intel 13900K And KS


Performance benchmarks for the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 9 7900X3D are out now and the CPU performs well against the Intel 13900K and 13900KS. This is very interesting since the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D has an MSRP of $699 USD while the Intel 13900KS is more expensive at around $850.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D Vs Intel 13900K Vs Intel 13900KS

Before looking at the numbers, you should know about the specifications of these CPUs.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3DIntel 13900KIntel 13900KS
Cores1624 (8P+16E)24 (8P+16E)
Base Clock4.2GHz2.20 GHz2.40 GHz
Boost Clock5.7GHz5.8 GHz6 GHz
Cache128MB L3, 16MB L2, 1MB L132 MB L232 MB L2
TDP (Base/Default)120W125W150W

Not only is the price of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D lower than the 13900K, but it also has fewer cores, even though not all the Intel cores are performance cores. The number of threads on all CPUs is the same but the Intel CPUs have a higher boost clock speed. The AMD Ryzen 7950X3D has 3D V-Cache technology which gives it a boost in performance.

Official Benchmarks

The following are the official benchmark results from AMD that show that the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is 6% faster than the Intel 13900K and 16% faster than the 7950X.

Gaming Benchmark

We do not recommend purchasing based on the official AMD numbers. Independent tests have also been done which show the reality of how well the AMD Ryzen 7950X3D performs compared to the Intel 13900K and KS. The following build was used for testing:

CPUi9-13900Ki9-13900KSRyzen 9 7950XRyzen 9 7950X3D
BIOSVersion 2204Version 0821Version E7D69AMS
MemoryCorsair vengeance CMK32GX5M2D6000Z36DDR5-5600 CL48
VideoASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT OC Edition 20GBRadeon Software Adrenalin Edition 23.1.1
StorageSeagate FireCuda 520 512GB(M.2/PCIe 4.0 x4) (Boot)WD WD20EARS 2TB(SATA 3.0)(Data)
OSWindows 11 Pro 22H2 Build 22621.1194

On average, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is about 2% faster than the 13900K and the difference is even less when compared to the 13900K. The Ryzen 9 7950X3D is however much cheaper. So it does offer better value for money for gaming but this is not a CPU that we can recommend solely for gaming.

Let us know what you think about the 7950X3D and whether or not this is something that you are interested in getting for your PC build.

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Talha Amjad
Talha Amjad
PC hardware enthusiast and avid gamer. Has been creating content for more than 8 years and has worked with multiple brands and renowned websites. Tech and gaming are more than just work, they are a passion and way of life for me.

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