AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D With PCSpecialist Review
If the first release of the AMD X3D processors, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, was a bit of a proof of concept that came a little late in the 5000 series lifespan to really make a dent, then the newest 7000 series show what they bring to the party.
We’ve already reviewed the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and 7900X3D and found them to be excellent in certain benchmarks as you’d expect given their enormous core counts, whilst being surprisingly only okay in some gaming benchmarks because high core counts usually equate to lower clock speeds. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D in comparison shows exactly how much extra gaming performance you can squeeze out merely with an architectural change. By ‘only’ being an octocore hyperthreaded CPU there is plenty of clock speed to be found, and the processor runs a little cooler than its bigger siblings. All of which means its working flat out more of the time, and able to boost a little higher, for better performance.
Even though our test system is now based around the flagship Nvidia RTX 4090 card, there is still more than enough extra performance from the tweaked cache arrangement on the X3D to make a difference. It’s a fantastic processor for the money, and even benchmarks such as Factorio where we wouldn’t really expect the 3D Cache to be able to flex its muscles in a noticeable way, we saw massive increases when compared to the vanilla Ryzen processors. If you’re a gamer who loves to run on the AMD platform then it’s probably their sweet-spot processor. Able to run regular tasks fast enough to not have you twiddling your thumbs, but really flying once the polygons get going.
The other part to today’s review is having a PCSpecialist system based upon the Ryzen 7 7800X3D processor. Because PCS are determined to give you maximum value for money the system was equipped with a RTX 4070, allowing it to arrive at your door for just a hair under Â£1800. Considering that a RTX 4090 by itself is that kind of cash, and looking at how harmoniously the RTX 4070 works with the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, it’s clearly a great combination for those of you who want gaming splendour without it requiring you to live on beans on toast for the next few years. Their impeccable built quality and component choice makes it a fantastic option if you don’t want the hassle of self-building. In many of our benchmarks the gap between it and our RTX 4090 test system was nothing like enough to justify the price difference. You can grab yourself one over here:Â https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/configure-review/543/
The AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D is the ultimate expression of their gamer-focused processors, and has enough extra performance to allow you to save a little on your graphics card without losing anything in average FPS and wins our OC3D Gamers Choice Award.