Is the Ryzen 7 7800X3D worth it?

Is the Ryzen 7 7800X3D going to be worth all of its incredible excitement or is it a fantasy

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The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is the continuation of a well-received AMD CPU, the 5800X3D. With these CPUs, AMD uses its braided 3D V-cache technology to enhance the performance of the units. Keeping in mind that the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is still capable of battling against the newest CPUs, we can conclude that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is a worthy CPU for gaming and even productivity tasks.

In this article, we will demonstrate how well-received the 7800X3D could be. We will compare its specs with the non-X3D version, the Ryzen 7 7700X,  and talk about the price, which is made easier now given that AMD has revealed more information about these strong CPUs.

Ryzen 7 7800X3D: Price

According to AMD’s press release, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D will be launched with an MSRP of $449. If we make a direct comparison between this new Ryzen 7 and the old 5800X3D they both were released under the same MSRP, which is a detail important to keep in mind. Even now, after the whole price change, and the battle with Intel. AMD decided to not charge more for the continuation of their best gaming CPU.

Ryzen 7 7800X3D: Specs comparison

There is not yet a Ryzen 7 7800 non-X3D version in the market we can compare this one directly to, so we will run a comparison with the 7700X and the 5800X3D. In order for AMD to successfully ramp up the 7800X3D with the extra layer of L3 cache memory, it needed to make some sacrifices.

One of those sacrifices is clock speed; they need to lower the clock speed to be able to provide a safe CPU; if that step was not to be taken they will increase the risk of damaging the unit. This is also another reason why these CPUs are not overclockable.

SpecsRyzen 7 7700XRyzen 7 7800X3DRyzen 7 5800X3D
ArchitectureZen 4Zen 4Zen 3
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 168 / 16
Base clock speed4.5 GHz4.4 GHz3.4 GHz
Boost clock speed5.4 GHz5.0GHz4.5 GHz
Cache L340MB96MB96MB
TDP105 W120W105 W
AMD CPU specs

The 7800X3D is a mid-range processor from AMD that is part of its Ryzen 7000 series. It is built on the Zen 4 architecture and features 8 cores and 16 threads, making it suitable for demanding tasks such as gaming, content creation, and video editing. The base clock speed of the 7800X3D is 4.4 GHz and it can boost up to 5.0 GHz, providing great performance for intensive workloads.

The best characteristic, and what makes this CPU worthwhile, is its larger cache of 96 MB L3, which improves system responsiveness and performance. With a TDP of 120W, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is relatively power-hungry compared to other processors, so it is important to ensure that your system has adequate cooling. Overall, the 7800X3D is a powerful and capable processor, that is worth the investment for sure.

Camilo is a contributor for PC Guide. He's been into tech since he was a teen, surfing through the web and local stores trying to find the cheapest way to play the latest Half-Life on his old Windows