The 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X3D has proven to be AMD’s golden goose, with the CPU having been a hit in Europe and the US for weeks. And now AMD has got reinforcements – the latest Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 9 7900X3D have gone on sale.
As of today, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D is not only AMD’s most advanced processor, but also its most expensive. Its cost is 700 dollars – and this is in the USA, and in Europe the CPU is sold for 790-800 euros.
There are 16 cores, 144 MB of cache (second and third levels in total), a maximum frequency of 5.7 GHz (for a chiplet without 3D V-Cache cache) and a TDP of 120 watts. Judging by the tests, in games its performance is approximately at the level of the Core i9-13900K, but the consumption is significantly lower.
The 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X3D, with the same TDP of 120W, has less cache (140MB) and has a slightly lower maximum frequency of 5.6GHz. The price is $600 in the USA. AMD did not send out this CPU for reviews on the eve of the start of sales, so it is difficult to say something about the performance of this model relative to Intel CPUs.
I must say that by the time the sales of these two new products started, the usual AMD Ryzen 7000X processors had fallen significantly in price. So, the Ryzen 9 7950X is already offered in the US for $575 instead of $700 at the start of sales, and the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X has dropped from $600 to $450. In a month, the most affordable processor in the line, the 8-core Ryzen 7 7800X3D, for $450 should be released. And it will be interesting to see if it becomes as popular as the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.