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AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D vs Intel i7-14700K: Which is the Better Gaming CPU?

Intel Core i7-14700K vs Ryzen 7 7800X3D: Ray Tracing Performance

Enabling ray tracing slightly reduces the performance deficit between the two CPUs. Nevertheless, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D remains 16% faster than the Core i7-14700K. It delivers superior performance in seven out of ten games with wider deltas than rasterization.

CPUIntel Core i7-14700KAMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D (+16% faster)
Average Framerate155.4 FPS180.5 FPS
Average Power166W59W
Performance Per Watt0.94 FPS/W3.06 FPS/W
Performance Per $0.39 FPS/$0.49 FPS/$

Crysis Remastered

CPUCore i7-14700KRyzen 7 7800X3D
Average182.1 FPS163.3 FPS
1% Lows95.4 FPS97.1 FPS

Cyberpunk 2077

Average144.3 FPS133.6 FPS
1% Lows105.6 FPS78.7 FPS

Dying Light 2

Average155 FPS222.2 FPS
1% Lows128.3 FPS184.5 FPS

F1 2022

Average177.5 FPS199.7 FPS
1% Lows128.1 FPS140.6 FPS

Ghostwire: Tokyo

Average158.2 FPS232.6 FPS
1% Lows85.8 FPS91.4 FPS

The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is over 40% faster than the Core i7-14700K in Dying Light, Ghostwire, and Hitman 3. In most other games, the deltas don’t exceed 15% on either side.

Hitman 3

Average141.3 FPS202.8 FPS
1% Lows59.4 FPS91.9 FPS

Hogwarts Legacy

Average73.5 FPS96.7 FPS
1% Lows49.5 FPS58.1 FPS

Metro Exodus

Average142.5 FPS131.5 FPS
1% Lows80.5 FPS24 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Average274.1 FPS313.3 FPS
1% Lows165 FPS170.5 FPS

The Callisto Protocol

Average103.7 FPS109.1 FPS
1% Lows81.9 FPS75 FPS

Conclusion: 14700K or the 7800X3D

This wasn’t a close contest. AMD’s Ryzen 7 7800X3D is the better gaming CPU, beating the Core i7-14700K in 14 out of 20 titles. On average, it’s 16-17% faster, over thrice as power efficient, and more affordable than the Intel chip. Most 7800X3D users can get away with a budget air cooler, but the 14700K requires a high-end water cooler, or you’ll be thermally bottlenecked. If this weren’t enough, the B650/X670 boards used by the X3D are expected to be retained for two more generations. Intel’s LGA1700 socket and the 700 series chipsets are about to be phased out later this year.

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Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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