AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D officially competes with Intel flagship Core i9-13900KS
During the “Meet The Expert” webinar for AMD’s business partners, the company presented marketing slides showing the full stack of Ryzen 7000 and 5000 CPUs against competition from Intel, so in case you have not seen it, here’s a short summary.
Just be aware that these slides are not entirely new, the same slides can be found in official Ryzen 7000X3D review kit.
The webinar is fully dedicated to the recent and upcoming launch of 3D V-Cache SKUs. The company representatives explain the importance of this launch, the position these SKUs currently have and what are the advantages of choosing the AMD platform instead of Intel’s. And in short, there are now quite a few to mention.
AMD Ryzen 7000X3D CPUs are faster than Intel 13th Gen Core series in gaming. The independent tests have shown a 3.8% advantage of the AMD flagship Ryzen 9 7950X3D over Intel Core i9-13900K and 2.7% higher performance than Core i9-13900KS. That’s despite the latter CPU being factory-binned to 6.0 GHz clocks.
According to the slide, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D officially competes with Core i9-13900KS. Even the materials in the new slide deck do not directly compare to both SKUs, but this is likely because AMD comparisons were made before the launch of this Special Edition KS SKU by Intel.
Interestingly, AMD now has three Ryzen 9 SKUs competing with Core i9-13900K: 7900X3D, 7950X and 7900X. There is certainly a choice here. Moreover, those looking at Intel Core i9-12900K or Core i7-13700K should check if the upcoming Ryzen 7 7800X3D or Ryzen 9 5900 SKUs are not a better (and cheaper) choice.
The 600-series platform support for the new PCIe standard is another key point AMD is proud to mention. The X670E and B650E motherboard series simply have more PCIe lanes and no issue with primary slot being limited to 8 lanes when storage and GPU are used simultaneously on CPU PCIe lanes. On the other hand, Intel has an advantage in supporting faster DDR5 memory. There is also an issue with non-binary memory support (24/48/96GB), but AMD is reportedly working on a AGESA update already.
What is probably the biggest advantage of the AMD platform is AMD Ryzen 7000X3D series consumes a lot less power than Intel Core i9 series. AMD says ‘you don’t need a power-hungry processor to deliver top tier results’, and shows a graph with total system power consumption much lower than Intel’s. It will take some time for Intel to make a similar slide.