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Ryzen 7950X3D review


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Ultimately, AMD offers a mighty processor with the Ryzen 9 7950X3D. It provides excellent overall performance thanks to 16 performance cores. In single threads, it's pretty fast, in muti-thread very fast. The added L3 cache now brings in an advantage for enthusiast PC gamers as well, allowing ZEN4 to reach Raptor Lake performance numbers in gaming. That said, it's not a clear win, though, but definitely 'enough'. AMD's challenge remains to be pricing. We're not saying the 7950X3D isn't worth $699; we're just saying it's an awful amount of money for a gaming processor. Ergo, we feel that the 7900X3D but, most of all, the 7800X3D at $449 is going to be the most interesting SKU to consider. Of course, you'll need to add the cost of ownership of the AM5 platform. PCIe Gen 5 is now available. However, it serves no function now because no graphics card requires PCIe Gen 5. We also anticipated that AMD would have seeded some Gen5-ready NVMe SSD samples. However, these units seem to run how enough to fry an egg on (when not actively cooled). So now, we'll continue to advise you to purchase a B650 motherboard instead of an X670(E). That choice will save you money. Is the Ryzen 9 7950X the processor to get? We still have a hard time pleading that. Yes, the increased L3 brings excellent performance numbers matching Intel in most cases. However, we frown upon the newly introduced software dependency for core preferences. But as gaming processors go, this probably won't get any better this year, and if I had to choose between the 7950X and 7950X3D, it definitely be the latter one.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_ryzen_9_7950x3d_processor_review,1.html

 

 

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Looks like it's a win for AMD, but a much smaller win than their first X3D CPUs. 

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CPU: 5800x
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus
RAM: XMP 3600mhz CL16
GPU: 7900XT
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Enough reviews to keep you busy for hours:

https://videocardz.com/150677/amd-ryzen-9-7950x3d-desktop-cpu-review-roundup

 

Maybe I'm too old to care about FPS in isolation, because this is the most staggering difference versus the 13900K to me:e3bf9bfa2b74adfda6de169a50af7efa130f45c0357c5d5292c0d35babf462d9.thumb.png.d634f8022a95e785880323a37c0888d2.png

 

The 7800X3D will be the better gaming CPU. AMD wanted to get the higher margin SKU out first.

 

Anyway, guess I can go reserve my Micro Center CPU+MB+RAM combo now for the price of a 7950X. I'll be running a 7900X in 105W Eco Mode.

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
MOTHERBOARD: Asus ROG Strix B650E-F Gaming WiFi
RAM: 64 GB (2x32 GB) G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo RGB DDR5-6000 CL30
GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming
SSD/NVME: 1 TB WD_BLACK SN850X PCIe 4.0 NVMe
SSD/NVME 2: 2 TB WD_BLACK SN770 PCIe 4.0 NVMe
MONITOR: 38" LG UltraGear 38GN950-B 3840x1600 144 Hz
MONITOR 2: 55" Samsung Neo QLED QN85A 4K 120 Hz 4:4:4
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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
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RAM: 16 GB (2x8 GB) ADATA DDR4-3200 CL22
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SSD/NVME 2: 3.84 TB Samsung PM863a Enterprise SATA 6 Gbps
CASE: ASRock DeskMini X300W
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