The 3D V-Cache technology has immensely helped AMD get a significant boost in performance particularly in gaming as the vertically attached die provides a good chunk of additional L3 cache to be directly used in favor of apps/games.
That said, AMD has planned to launch the next batch of 3D V-Cache equipped Ryzen 7000 CPUs at the end of this month which should be able to compete with or possibly outperform the Raptor Lake CPUs from Intel.
Meanwhile, we have already started getting some benchmark leaks as one of the 7000 3D V-Cache CPUs was spotted on the Ashes of Singularity test online. Twitter user @Benchleaks posted the link to three tests of Ryzen 9 7900X3D combined with a Geforce RTX 4090.
The three tests were performed by a single user that scored 8900, 9000, and 9100 points respectively. The test was conducted on Crazy_1080p settings and the configuration was able to score a maximum of 9100 points with a total average framerate of 92.8.
Under Normal and Medium batches, the system was able to score 100+ fps, however, the heavy batch could hardly go beyond 70 Fps. It should be kept in mind that these numbers do not represent the actual performance of the CPU because AotS numbers are very unreliable to compare with other configurations.
For instance, the Ryzen 9 7950X(non-3D) CPU with RTX 4090 gives a score of 13700. Considering that the 5800X3D was already way ahead of even the 5950X in gaming, it is unlikely that the 7950X can beat the 7900X3D. The reason for the appearance of these benchmarks on the website is probably due to the reason that a reviewer or an AIB is collecting all the benchmark numbers for release on the day of launch.
Ryzen 9 7900X3D comes with almost the same configuration as the 7900X with 12 cores/24 threads but with the exception of a higher L3 cache. The 7900X comes with 64MB of L3 cache whereas its 3D edition comes with 128MB. The base clock speed is also reduced to 4.4GHz from 4.7GHz but the rest remains the same.
The Ryzen 9 7900X3D and 7950X3D are going to launch on 28th Feb while the more popular Ryzen 7 7800X3D is planned to launch on April 6th. As we come close to the launch date of these CPUs, we can expect more benchmark leaks in the coming days.