The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D is a highly anticipated processor featuring 16 cores and 32 threads, as well as 64MB of 3D V-Cache. It is set to be the flagship CPU for the AM5 socket and is expected to be released later this month.
To test the processor’s capabilities, it was paired with 32GB of DDR5 memory of unknown speed and installed onto an ASUS X670E Hero motherboard. According to Geekbench data, the processor consistently operated at clock speeds ranging from 5.1 to 5.68 GHz during benchmarking.
The X3D series was not expected to exhibit its full potential in synthetic benchmarks like Geekbench. This was already evident with the 5800X3D SKU featuring Zen3 architecture, which demonstrated similar performance as the 5800X in these tests. The advantages of an increased cache size are more prominent in gaming workloads, which are not evaluated by Geekbench.
To provide further clarification, the 7950X3D achieves 2157 points in the single-core test and 21841 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench V5. It is worth noting that these scores may differ with the updated software.
In the multi-core test, the 7950X3D lags behind the 7950X by 5%, while the difference is less than 2% in the single-core test. It should be noted, however, that the average score of the 7950X is based on numerous results, whereas the 7950X3D is obtained from just one run, so the results are not directly comparable. Additionally, no information is available regarding the memory specifications or whether the latest BIOS was used.
Nevertheless, these tests confirm that the AMD Ryzen 7000X3D series has been released to reviewers, and we can expect to learn more about these processors soon, hopefully with additional data on gaming performance.
Update: The 7950X3D processor has recently been detected on both the Sisoftware Sandra and Blender websites: