AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D With PCSpecialist Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D With PCSpecialist Review


When AMD first introduced their 3D Cache with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D it showed enormous promise for giving you a smoother gaming experience without having to break the bank to achieve it.

We've already reviewed the high-core-count Ryzen 9 7900X3D and Ryzen 9 7950X3D and found them to be just as good as their forebear. Naturally a processor with as many cores as the Ryzen 9 ones have costs a packet. Which makes today's review of the Ryzen 7 7800X3D especially interesting. Firstly it's a more affordable processor, which is always a boon in these fiscally conservative times. Secondly, it's the sequel to the first of the X3D processors and so we've got a slightly soft-spot for it, able to see how AMD have advanced things from the first iteration. Finally we've got it bolted into our regular test setup with a RTX 4090, but PCSpecialist have supplied us with a Ryzen 7 7800X3D equipped system that comes with a RTX 4070. Extremely affordable gaming, and we're curious as to how the flagship Nvidia card compares to the affordable one when running on the same gaming-focused CPU.

Of course the particular benefit of the PCSpecialist build is that it's off-the-shelf and sub £1800, so it's the perfect way to get a behemoth of a gaming system for less than the price of the RTX 4090 on its own. We'll be comparing the two in our gaming benchmarks, although we've a few of our normal CPU benchmarks to get through first.

Technical Specifications

CaseCorsair 4000D Airflow
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
MotherboardASUS TUF B650-Plus WiFi
Memory16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR5 5200MHz
GPU12GB Nvidia RTX 4070
Storage2TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2
PSUCorsair RMx 750W
CPU CoolerPCS FrostFlow 240 Series RGB AIO
OSWindows 11 Home 64 Bit
Price£1799 inc VAT
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