AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D vs Intel i7-14700K: 20+ Gaming Tests

Intel’s 14th Gen processors are mostly identical to their 13th Gen predecessors, offering nominal increases in the core clocks/counts to keep the (rat) race going. Today, we’ll compare the 14th Gen Core i7-14700K (the KF variant) against AMD’s reigning gaming champ, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D. The CPU testing will be conducted at 720p “Ultra,” with and without ray tracing across 20 games/benchmarks.

CPU NameP-Core CountE-Core CountThreads1T P-Core Boost1T E-Core BoostL3 CacheTDPPrice
Intel Core i9-13900KF816325.8 GHz4.7 GHz36 MB125W$518
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D8165GHz96 MB120W$358
Intel Core i7-14700KF812285.6GHz4.3GHz33 MB125W$392
Intel Core i7-13700KF88245.4 GHz4.3 GHz30 MB125W$335

Test Bench

  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Z790 Maximus Hero/X670E Maximus Hero.
  • CPU Cooler: Lian Li Galahad 360
  • Memory: 16GB x2 6000MT/s CL37.
  • GPU: NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founders Edition.
  • Power Supply: Corsair RM1000E.
  • This color is for 14700K wins, and this is for the 7800X3D wins.

Intel Core i7-14700K vs Ryzen 7 7800X3D: 720p Gaming Benchmarks

In “A Plague Tale: Requiem,” we see what can be best described as a tie. The Core i7-14700K averages slightly higher than the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, but the latter produces higher lows. Either way, it’s a close call.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla favors the Ryzen 7 7800X3D as it takes a slim lead over the 14700K. The 1% lows are almost identical, but the 1% average is higher on the former.

Cyberpunk 2077 tends to run better on Intel CPUs, and it shows. The Core i7-14700K marks its first win with a satisfactory delta of ~14% and considerably higher lows.

Dying Light 2 is the opposite of Cyberpunk. In this case, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is a smidge faster than the 14700K but holds a commanding lead of 30% in the lows over its blue rival.

F1 2022 is another game that runs well on AMD hardware. The 7800X3D expands its lead over the i7-14700K to 18% in this title.

Ghostwire Tokyo is an outlier. Here, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D produces higher averages, but the Core i7-14700K nets superior lows. The deltas are within the margin of error, so we’ll write this one off as a tie.

Hitman 3 massively favors the Ryzen 7 7800X3D to the point that it’s close to 2x faster than the Core i7-14700K. The lows are much closer, leaving a delta of 28% between the two chips.

Hogwarts Legacy averages 247 FPS on the 7800X3D while dropping to just 141 FPS on the 14700K. The lows produce a similar gulf of nearly 2x between the two CPUs.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third consecutive title to run considerably smoother on the Ryzen 7 7800X3D. Although the X3D is 26% faster than the Core i7-14700K on average, the lows remain within close range.

The Callisto Protocol is an AMD partner title, where the 7800X3D loses to the 14700K. The deltas are sparse, but it’s a definitive win for the latter.

The Ryzen 7 7800X3D easily wins this segment, beating the Core i7-14700K in eight out of ten titles. Cyberpunk 2077 and “The Callisto Protocol” are the latter’s only two significant wins where it holds a double-digit lead.

Ray tracing benchmarks on the next page…

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