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 4 – CS: GO, Rainbow Six Siege & Final Thoughts

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike Global Offensive (2160p, AMD Ryzen 7800X3D)

We’re going to wrap-up gaming performance for AMD’s Ryzen 7 7800X3D with a couple of esports titles. Above, we see CS: GO, which is another title that seems to fancy Intel chips quite a bit. It took the 7800X3D with its expanded cache to catch up to the Core i5-13600K! Granted, performance is solid all-around, but even with hundreds of FPS, clear advantages can be seen.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (2160p, AMD Ryzen 7800X3D)

Mitch Hedberg once said that “rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something”, and if there’s an equivalent to the gaming world, it’d be Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. While every CPU here manages to deliver an obscene level of performance, the 7800X3D managed to take things beyond the 500 FPS mark. If only we had 500Hz monitors to test it on?

Final Thoughts

After taking a detailed look at the Ryzen 9 7950X3D a couple of weeks ago, and considering the updated Ryzen 7 5800X3D performance data we had in-hand, we had a few assumptions about the Ryzen 7 7800X3D before it could even get installed into our test rig. Some of our assumptions were correct, while others were a little off, but ultimately, our overall guess is true: the 7800X3D is a fantastic gaming processor. The performance across these pages prove it again and again.

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D 3D V-Cache Processor

While we saw just one 3D V-Cache chip with the Zen 3 generation, AMD’s blessed three Zen 4 models with additional cache, and that seems to have been a smart move. Intel’s 13th-gen CPUs are seriously strong contenders, where sometimes even the 3D V-Cache feature can’t compensate for its strengths in select titles. But overall, if you are to take a large collection of games, you’re going to see the 7800X3D keep close to the front overall, and for most, it will be tough to ignore the price savings of at least $150 when comparing it against the 13900K.

There are many angles to look at the 7800X3D from. When looking only at AMD CPUs, we see this 8-core SKU perform amazingly well against its 16-core bigger sibling, 7950X3D. For the pure gamer, the 7800X3D is a no-brainer choice. For gamers who are also creators, the bigger chips could be considered. And while Intel’s 13900K is typically bested by the 7800X3D in gaming despite it costing more, the Core chip is going to be much faster in comparison in non-gaming workloads, as will AMD’s higher-end non-3D V-Cache options. Our deep-dive creator look from last month can show many examples of that. There is much to consider – unless your only focus is gaming.

Ultimately, AMD has a really great thing going with 3D V-Cache and its 7800X3D. It’s really great to see that the smallest 3D V-Cache model of the Zen 4 bunch can keep up with the bigger ones in gaming.

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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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