AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Gaming Processor Review

AMD Ryzen 9 7800X3D 3D V-Cache Boxed Processor
by Rob Williams on April 5, 2023 in Processors

Following-up on our recent look at AMD’s 3D V-Cache infused Ryzen 9 7950X3D 16-core gaming processor, we’re now able to post our findings of the slimmer 8-core Ryzen 7 7800X3D. The results may surprise you, so it’s well worth poring over the data to make sure you don’t opt for more processor than you actually need.

Page 3 – F1 22, FH 5, Returnal, Spider-Man Miles Morales & TW Three Kingdoms

F1 22

F1 22 (1080p, AMD Ryzen 7800X3D)
F1 22 (1440p, AMD Ryzen 7800X3D)

F1 22 returns to give us further strange results. With our 7950X3D look, we assumed that because the 5800X3D proved so strong, that the 7800X3D would become the new champion – but not so. Overall, this game’s performance is hard to predict, to the point it might be best left as a GPU-focused test instead. 1440p results favored 3D V-Cache chips more, but in the grand scheme, the performance deltas seen there are not that interesting.

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 (1080p, AMD Ryzen 7800X3D)
Forza Horizon 5 (1440p, AMD Ryzen 7800X3D)

AMD’s Ryzen 7 7800X3D slides in behind the 7950X3D with a single FPS difference at 1080p in Forza Horizon 5, managing to keep ahead of Intel’s top-end 13900K, but not with a large margin. At 1440p, the Zen 4-based X3D chips deliver a similar uplift (if not a bit better, somehow).


Returnal (1080p, AMD Ryzen 7800X3D)
Returnal (1440p, AMD Ryzen 7800X3D)

The scaling we’re seeing in Returnal is downright underwhelming, although that’s not a bad thing per se. As with a couple of the other games in this article, Returnal might be better served as a GPU-focused test rather than a CPU one.

Spider-Man Miles Morales

Spider-Man Miles Morales (1080p, AMD Ryzen 7800X3D)
Spider-Man Miles Morales (1440p, AMD Ryzen 7800X3D)

Miles Morales is one of our favorite games to test, because despite the scenes having the tendency to vary noticably from one manual run to the next, the frame rate is stable enough to be able to report on 0.1% percentiles. AMD probably likes the game quite a bit, also, as its X3D chips keep ahead overall. Miles Morales becomes another game that puts the last-gen 5800X3D ahead of the 7800X3D. That’s not what we’d expect, but it should reassure those who own a 5800X3D that this generation of Zen can be safely skipped over.

Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War Three Kingdoms (1080p, AMD Ryzen 7800X3D)
Total War Three Kingdoms (1440p, AMD Ryzen 7800X3D)

Another test from the 7950X3D review returns, and once again gives us strange results. It seems obvious that this game benefits from Intel’s CPUs more than AMD’s, but 3D V-Cache can help negate that advantage. But then we have results like the 7950X, which sits unexpectedly at the bottom. This is another game that might fare better as a GPU-focused test, but it’s probably nearing the time that it should be replaced by a newer title, anyway.

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Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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