7800X3D VS i5-14600K test in 8 AAA games

Modern Intel Core i5-14600K and AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D processors were compared in 8 AAA games.

The author of the YouTube channel Testing Games determined which of the two chips is better suited for gaming in 2023.


The comparison was conducted using the top-end graphics accelerator GeForce RTX 4090 and 32 GB of DDR5 RAM. The processors’ performance was tested at a resolution of 1080p.


  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage — 180 fps (Intel Core i5-14600K), 193 fps (AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D).
  • CYBERPUNK 2077 — 121 fps (Intel Core i5-14600K), 127 fps (AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D).
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 — 176 fps (Intel Core i5-14600K), 202 fps (AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D).
  • Starfield — 135 fps (Intel Core i5-14600K), 142 fps (AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D).
  • The Last of Us Part I — 224 fps (Intel Core i5-14600K), 233 fps (AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D).
  • Hogwarts Legacy — 76 fps (Intel Core i5-14600K), 84 fps (AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D).
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 — 72 fps (Intel Core i5-14600K), 90 fps (AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D).
  • Hitman 3 — 265 fps (Intel Core i5-14600K), 291 fps (AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D).

The AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D is definitively faster and better, and the extra $60 is definitely worth it.

The AMD Ryzen 7 has garnered attention for its impressive gaming performance, standing out as a strong contender in the CPU market. Here are the key details from various sources:

  1. General Overview and Performance:
    • The Ryzen 7 7800X3D, priced at approximately $450, is lauded as the fastest gaming CPU currently available, surpassing even Intel’s 13900K and AMD’s 7950X3D in gaming performance​

​​This processor is AMD’s cheapest model with 3D V-Cache and delivers gaming performance comparable to or even better than the Ryzen 9 7950X3D​​.Despite its impressive gaming capabilities, it may show relatively slower performance in CPU-intensive tasks and runs hotter compared to some other models​

Specific Features and Technology:

  • The Ryzen 7 features an 8-core Zen 4 CCD with high frequencies, leveraging AMD’s 3D VCache technology. It is designed to provide a generational gaming performance uplift, making it highly suitable for gamers and e-sports athletes​.

​The processor is an 8-core/16-thread Socket AM5 model based on the Zen 4 microarchitecture. It includes 3D Vertical Cache technology, which significantly improves gaming performance by reducing the need for round-trips to main memory​​.The Ryzen 7 has a base core frequency of 4.2 GHz and a boost clock of up to 5.0 GHz. It utilizes the latest Zen 4 cores built on TSMC’s 5 nm.