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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D Review: A Tough Sell.

This is the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D and it is the fastest gaming CPU right now. Or so we would like to say with confidence but the whole story isn’t exactly true. While it might actually be the fastest gaming CPU right now, it does so at a price of US$699. To top that off, it isn’t exactly that much faster either. We’re talking just single digit percentages at best. The upside however? It certainly is efficient unlike any other. But should you buy one? For the first time with AMD, we’re actually going to say, probably not. Not now anyways.

For a start, we’re pretty sure that most people would be comparing the Ryzen 9 7950X3D with its non-3D counterpart, the Ryzen 9 7950X. Just to refresh your memory, both the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 9 7950X will retail for US$699 while the competition, the Intel Core i9-13900K retails for US$589. But it is to be noted that you can pretty much get the 7950X and 13900K for quite a bit less nowadays.

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