ComputerBase User Pizza! This was motivated by the question of the efficiency of the Core i7-13700K compared to the Ryzen 7 7800X3D and answers this in his detailed reader article. It doesn’t use the usual settings that CB test readers are familiar with, but it makes effective use of power saving options.
While the tests in ComputerBase are typically intended to determine the maximum consumption that will be hindered without FPS capping and other power saving measures, the user Pizza! I decided to test the two systems with possible saving measures in each case.
With maximum graphics settings, and DLSS quality when available, a maximum of 100 fps.
The Core i7 and Ryzen 7 systems are equipped with the same hardware except for the board and CPU, although the i7 runs at a higher RAM speed than the Ryzen system. However, RAM overclocking is active on both systems. While the Intel processor still clearly outperforms the AMD chip when idle and on YouTube, the tide is turning in Diablo 4 and the AMD processor achieves an average saving of 30 watts. If the RAM OC is deactivated, AMD increases its lead and runs with 47 watts less than the Intel CPU. For the test, the consumption was read not only via the software, but also in the classic way at the socket of the entire system. This is what happens next Pizza! To the following conclusion:
As expected, the X3D consumes between 40 and 70 watts less in CPU-heavy games. but! Anyone playing with smaller titles won’t have to worry about any socket discrepancy. Just a few more watts for 13,700K.
That’s how it comes Pizza! Then we also came to the conclusion that, depending on the application profile, the Core i7-13700K is the most economical CPU, provided that a greater proportion of partial load, such as Office and YouTube, are included in the overall rating. The more the focus shifts toward CPU load in gaming, the more powerful AMD’s X3D becomes. In the end, both CPUs score points and produce a good image.
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