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Core i7-14700K Vs Ryzen 9 7900X3D: Gaming Test 2024

Today, we'll compare the Core i7-14700K Vs Ryzen 9 7900X3D in terms of their gaming performance, power consumption, temperatures, price and much much more!

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Intel Core i7-14700K

Rated: 9/10

Ryzen 9 7900X3D

Rated: 9.5/10

Pros & Cons

Core i7-14700Kโœ… Powerful Multitasking.
โœ… Integrated Graphics Bonus.
โŒ Requires Efficient cooling.
โŒ High power consumption.
Ryzen 9 7900X3Dโœ… Strong core performance.
โœ… Energy efficiency.
โŒ Higher Price Tag.
โŒ Memory compatibility constraints.
Key Takeaways
  • The Ryzen 9 7900X3D conquers the Core i7-14700K with a 6.15% increase in terms of average frame rate across five games played on 1080p.
  • We observed that the Ryzen 9 7900X3D consumed about 13% less power than the Core i7-14700K.
  • Our analysis also shows that the Ryzen 9 7900X3D is 4.45% more thermally efficient than the Core i7-14700K.
  • We recommend the Ryzen 9 7900X3D for its higher gaming performance and the Core i7-14700K for its similar performance in less price.
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Comparison Table

SpecificationsCore i7-14700KRyzen 9 7900X3D
PCIeGen 5, 16 Lanes (CPU only). Secondary Lane Gen 4, 4 LanesGen 5, 24 Lanes (CPU only)
ChipsetsIntel 600 Series, Intel 700 seriesX670E, X670, B650E, B650, A620
Integrated GraphicsUHD Graphics 770Radeon Graphics
Current Price$579$609
Launch DateOct 17th, 2023Jan 4th, 2023
Best CPU CoolersBest CPU Coolers for Core i7-14700KBest CPU Coolers for Ryzen 9 7900X3D
Best MotherboardsBest Motherboards for Core i7-14700KBest Motherboards for Ryzen 9 7900X3D
Best MemoryBest RAM for Core i7-14700KBest RAM for Ryzen 9 7900X3D
Best Graphic CardsBest GPU For Core i7-14700KBest GPU For Ryzen 9 7900X3D

Architectural Differences

  1. Process Node: The Ryzen 9 processor employs 5nm processing nodes, while the Core i7 uses a 10nm manufacturing technology that has been active for some time.
  2. Clock Speed The Ryzen 9 has a basic frequency range of 4.4GHz to 5.6GHz, whereas the i7 14700K has a range from 3.4GHz to 5.6GHz.
  3. Cores & Threads: The i7 14700K has a total of 28 threads and 20 cores which includes 8 performance cores and 12 efficiency cores. The Ryzen 9 on the other hand, only has 12 cores and 24 threads.
  4. TDP: The Ryzen 9 comes with a TDP of 120W, whereas the Core i7 14700K has a maximum TDP of 125W.
  5. Memory Type: The Core i7 supports DDR4 with speeds up to 3200 MT/s and DDR5 with speeds up to 5600 MT/s. However, the Ryzen 9 employs only DDR5 with speeds up to 5200 MT/s.

When it comes to CPUs, the flagship variants get the most amount of attention from all around the world. Today, we will examine two of AMD’s and Intel’s latest flagship variants,  the Core i7-14700K vs Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and see if they live up to the expectations set by enthusiasts.

Gaming Benchmark – 1080p

Now that the technical details are out of the way, weโ€™ll move on to the testing part, where these two processors will compete in several games played at 1080p.

Testing Rig

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 Gaming Performance at 1080p
Cyberpunk 2077 @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Here, the Ryzen 9 7900X3D outperformed its rival with an impressive 140 FPS. Conversely, the i7 14700K registered 132 FPS, approximately 5.8% less than its predecessor.
  • We saw that the Ryzen obtained an average 1% low of about 122 FPS, offering a more fluid gaming experience over the i7 14700K, which reached about 94 FPS.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3 Gaming Performance at 1080p
Hitman 3 @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The Ryzen outperformed the Core i7 14700K with an astounding 255 FPS. The Core i7 14700K, on the other hand, trailed the Ryzen 9 7900X3D by almost 6% while achieving an impressive 240 FPS.
  • We noticed that the 1% lows on the Core i7 14700K reached about 164 FPS whereas the Ryzen 9 7900X3D displayed its remarkable 1% lows, averaging 175 FPS.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn Gaming Performance at 1080p
Horizon Zero Dawn @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • On Horizon Zero Dawn, the Ryzen 9 7900X3D performed relatively well, averaging 156 FPS. By comparison, the i7-14700K showed somewhat lower performance at 142 FPS, varying from its counterpart by about 9.3%. 
  • In terms of 1% lows, the Ryzen 9 7900X3D averaged 129 FPS, whereas the i7 14700K showed lower results, with 1% lows falling to about 122 FPS.

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon Gaming Performance at 1080p
Forza Horizon @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The Ryzen 9 7900X3D outperformed the Core i7 14700K with an average of 209 FPS. Conversely, the Core i7-14700K lagged behind the Ryzen 9 7900X3D by over 2.9%, with 203 FPS.
  • The real difference was evident in the 1% lows when the Core i7 14700K dropped to 169 FPS. Conversely, the Ryzen 9 7900X3D performed admirably, with 175 FPS.

God Of War

God Of War Gaming Performance at 1080p
God Of War @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • We observed that the Ryzen 9 7900X3D demonstrated an incredible 212 FPS. The i7 14700K, in contrast, managed a decent 197 FPS but fell short of its competitor by about 7.3%.
  • Ryzen’s reliable performance kept 1% lows at an impressive 159 FPS. On the other hand, 1% lows on the i7 14700K showed stronger stutters, reaching about 130 FPS.

Overall Gaming Performance

Overall Gaming Performance Across 5 Games At 1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Average Framerate

Throughout the five games, the Ryzen 9 averaged 194.4 FPS, showing off its superiority over the i7 14700K, which came in slightly behind with an average of 182.8 FPS. This corresponds to a noticeable variation of around 6.15%. Both CPUs provided a very good gaming experience; however, the Ryzen 9 routinely beat the i7 14700K by a significant margin.

Average 1% lows

In terms of the 1% lows, we observed that the Ryzen 9 showed superior results, circling about 152 FPS, while the i7 14700K reached a low of about 135.8 FPS. This displays a notable 11.2% difference in 1% lows between the two CPUs.

Winner: Ryzen 9 7900X3D


Now that we’ve seen the gaming performance of these two CPUs let’s take a look at the temperatures they’ve reached while playing those games.

GameCore i7-14700K (ยฐC)Ryzen 9 7900X3D (ยฐC)
Cyberpunk 20777267
Hitman 36362
Horizon Zero Dawn6257
Forza Horizon 56160
God Of War6462
Average Temperature Statistics64.461.6
Winner: AMD's Ryzen 9 7900X3D

According to our calculations, the Ryzen 9 7900X3D and the Core i7-14700K have distinct tales to relate. The i7-14700K operates at a temperature of 64.4ยฐC, whereas the Ryzen reaches a lower temperature of 61.6ยฐC. The Ryzen 9 emerges as the cooler winner with an approximate difference of 4.45%.

Power Consumption

After temperatures, power consumption is yet another crucial factor to consider before opting for either of these processors. Let’s take a look at how much power these two CPUs have consumed across five games. 

GameCore i7-14700K (W)Ryzen 9 7900X3D (W)
Cyberpunk 20779693
Hitman 3101100
Horizon Zero Dawn10083
Forza Horizon 511587
God Of War9783
Average Power Draw101.889.2
Winner: AMD's Ryzen 9 7900X3D

We observed that the Intel i7-14700K consumed more power, averaging around 101.8W. On the other hand, the Ryzen proved to be a power-efficient option, consuming only 89.2W on average. The difference corresponds to a significant 13% difference in performance between the two CPUs.

Pricing And Value

CPUsMSRPCurrent Price
Core i7-14700K๐Ÿ’ฒ409๐Ÿ’ฒ579
Ryzen 9 7900X3D๐Ÿ’ฒ599๐Ÿ’ฒ609
Price Difference37%5%

The MSRP of both CPUs equates to a 37% difference; however, the current price has been increased in a way where this gap has closed to only a 5% difference. Additionally, the i7-14700K’s price has increased by 34.4% and the Ryzen 9 7900X3D’s price has increased by only 1.65%.

Editor`s Note

Despite, Ryzen’s higher gaming performance, the Core i7 14700K is a better option because of its lower price and higher core count (20), thread count (28), multi-dynamic DDR4 and DDR5 memory, dual PCie, and presence of hybrid cores – all of which allow for gaming as well as multitasking and video editing.

โ€“ Shehryar Khan

Ryzen 9 7900X3D Vs Core i7-14700K: Which One Do We Recommend?

Ryzen 9 7900X3D: For those who value gaming capabilities, practicality, and a processor that will last into the future, we highly recommend the Ryzen 9 7900X3D. It’s a great option for consumers looking for an all-around performer because of its greater performance, lower power consumption, and lower temperatures.

Core i7-14700K: For those who’re looking to get the best of both worlds, which is gaming and productivity tasks, we recommend going for the Core i7-14700K. It offers relatively close performance on average in gaming and has better productivity performance due to its higher cores and threads all while being relatively cheaper.

Whichever decision you go for, make sure that it the processor you chose goes well with your other PC components. The decision should also align with your personal preference and budget. This is so that you’re satisfied with your purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the integrated graphics a feature of both processors?

Indeed, both CPUs include integrated graphics, Radeon Graphics for the Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and UHD Graphics 770 for the i7-14700K.

Which CPU offers more options for customization?

Since AMD has dedicated numerous generations to the AM5 platform, the Ryzen 9 7900X3D provides a more comprehensive upgrade path.

Is overclocking possible with these CPUs?

Both the Ryzen 9 and the Core i7 allow for overclocking, so users can maximize performance.

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