Ryzen 9 7950X3D: AMD's latest processor is the new king of gaming

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Still, it's a bit expensive to use it as a processor dedicated to video games!

We've known for a long time that a powerful graphics card is very important for PC gaming. The PC's central processor is no longer as vital as it was in the 90s, but that doesn't stop AMD and Intel from battling it out in order to show that the Ryzen 9s of one company and the Core i9s of the other are the strongest in this exercise. Last September, AMD thought it had struck a blow with the release of its Zen4 processors, but Intel quickly retaliated by releasing the Raptor Lake range. The Core i9-13900K at the end of last year and then the Core i9-13900KS at the beginning of 2023 allowed Intel to take back a crown that did not escape it for long... although..

Indeed, available since only a few days, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is the new weapon of AMD. A weapon designed around the 3D Vertical Cache technology whose interest is to allow the stacking of cache memory in order to boost performance ... in video games precisely. Last week, many tests were published in order to dissect the performance of this power monster that seems to be the new king of video games. With so many articles, so many different configurations and so many games used to measure performance, it's not easy to find your way around.

Relayed by Videocardz, the 3DCenter website decided to compile all the results published by a large number of sites, among the most famous around the world. 3DCenter selected 17 sites to make its report: ASCII, CapFrameX, ComputerBase, Eurogamer, Gamers Nexus, GameStar, Golem, Hardwareluxx, Igor's Lab, Paul's Hardware, PC Games Hardware, PurePC, QuasarZone, TechPowerUp, TechSpot, Tom's Hardware and Tweakers. In the end, there is no doubt that the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is the strongest processor on the market today for running PC games.

The 3DCenter article shows that a Ryzen 9 7950X3D is 3.8% more powerful than a Core i9-13900K in video games and 2.7% more powerful than the Core i9-13900KS and its 6 GHz frequency. AMD does not stop at dominating on the strict performance field, it also dominates Intel on the energy efficiency side. Here, 3DCenter points out that to outperform Intel processors in this way, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D needs only 53% of the power required by the Core i9-13900K. In fact, the only thorn in AMD's side is on the price side: not only is the AM5 platform more expensive than the Intel solution, but the processor itself is also significantly more expensive.