GAMING'S PRIME

                                                    

        It was only released last year. Consensus didn't quite grasp from the beginning its true value or power. Almost a year later, we can safely say that is indeed the fastest gaming chip available. That of course may depend on your game selection as some games nowadays favor AMD chips and others Intel. But overall, there is no denying that this 499 MSRP chip is way ahead of anything we have ever seen.  Even though it only boasts 5.0Ghz and 8 Cores, it easily competes with Intel's 14 core & 20 Core i5 14600K and i7 14700K processors and even goes head to head with Intel's i9 14900K, 6.0Ghz, 24 Cores.

        But what makes this chip so quick in gaming? This lies in AMD's recent 3D V-cache technology and high L3 cache(96MB) that accelerates gaming to a whole new level. High fps in all resolutions, comfortable processing power and great results. Of course with great processing power, comes high thermal output, something that AMD tried to limit to 120W TDP.  One disadvantage this silicon has, is that it will only work with DDR5 RAM and motherboard, that are more premium priced, in contrast with Intel's flexibility to work with both DDR4 & DDR5.

        So, to conclude, is Ryzen 7800X3D considered the perfect gaming chip? Yes. Is it also just as perfect overall in other tasks as well? Far from it. Unfortunately beyond gaming, such as production and rendering workflows, Ryzen 7800X3D falls greatly behind its competition. So unless you are building a mighty high end gaming station for solidly gaming, there are far better options to choose from, if your day to day operations also includes production work.