Top 3 Best GPUs For Ryzen 7 7800X3D

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Searching for the best GPU for Ryzen 7 7800X3D?

The AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D is currently the best CPU for gaming.  It has 8 cores and 16 threads paired with a massive 96 MB L3 cache that AMD calls 3D V-Cache. Thanks to this large cache, the CPU can keep a lot of the most important data close to itself so that it can keep up with the demands of the GPU.

Anyone choosing the 7800X3D is serious about gaming, so I picked the 3 best video cards for different budgets and these are the factors that I considered:

  1. Performance bottlenecks: The main deciding factor will always be the overall performance of the GPU. Based on reproducible benchmarks, it is clear that the 7800X3D can keep up with any GPU even in the most CPU-intensive gaming scenarios.
  2. Value: The value of a GPU is determined by the price at which it is available in the market and the combined average performance of that GPU. The better the performance and lower the price, the better the value. The value of the GPU should also be in direct relation to the 7800X3D’s price.

    Since the 7800X3D is available for around $350, the budget card should be close to that price but less than $400. The premium card can cost up to $2000 and the best choice for the 7800X3D should be up to $1000.
  3. Build quality and software features: Since the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is the best gaming CPU you should get one of the best quality graphics card. It needs to stay cool and quiet under a full load. The GPU temperatures should not exceed 75 degrees Celcius with the fans running at full speed.

    Software-wise, there is an advantage to getting Nvidia if you want DLSS. However, the 7800X3D is the fastest CPU and won’t have any issues keeping up with any GPU.
  4. Key specifications: The important specifications to look out for are:
    • VRAM – I chose GPUs that have at least 16 GB of VRAM. Games are getting more demanding and can consume around 7 to 9 GB of VRAM even at 1080p ultra settings. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is a true 4K gaming CPU where games can consume almost 14 to 15 GB of VRAM.
    • Bus width – I chose GPUs with at least 192-bit and with overall bandwidth of at least 500 GB/s.
    • PCIe versions and lanes – I made sure all of the GPUs have PCIe 4.0 with the full x16 lanes.

3 Best GPUs for Ryzen 7 7800X3D Reviews

3. Sapphire Nitro+ RX 7800 XT – Best Budget GPU for Ryzen 7 7800X3D

For the budget pick, there were a lot of candidates from this generation and the last generation from all 3 GPU manufacturers – AMD, Intel, and Nvidia. We are seeing tremendous competition and value at the $500 price point. Although I could’ve picked any card, the RX 7800 XT stood out as my final choice for anyone looking to buy the best budget GPU to pair with the 7800x3D.

This is the best value new generation GPU released yet from either Nvidia or AMD and the specs and performance show for it. VRAM is one area that has become quite a concern for gamers as 10 GB is barely cutting it for 1440p gaming these days. Thankfully, AMD has equipped the RX 7800 XT with 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM so even the highest quality settings can easily be loaded without any performance loss.

Also, over the past few generations of GPUs, I have noticed that bus widths have started to shrink to make the GPUs more energy-efficient. And while the 256-bit bus on the 7800 XT looks narrow, both AMD and Nvidia have increased L2 or L3 caches on their GPUs to compensate for this exact concern. Thanks to the substantially bigger L3 cache and fast GDDR6 speeds, the RX 7800 XT has an impressive 624.1 GB/s of memory bandwidth.

Taking a look at the Saphire Nitro+ RX 7800 XT, it is a massive 3-slot card with a triple fan configuration. The Sapphire Nitro+ cards have one of the smartest fan designs because they are easy to remove in case you need to clean or replace them. The entire PCB is cooled with a full-array aluminum vapor chamber and a massive RGB strip on the top of the card which may be a tad flashy for some people.

Taking a deeper look at the PCB and cooler itself, the card stays cool at sub-60 degrees Celcius temperatures. The PCB has fuses that protect the entire card in case of a power surge that could potentially destroy it.

When compared to the RTX 4070 for gaming, the RX 7800 XT offers slightly better performance for around $100 less. Even in heavy titles like The Last of Us, Hogwarts Legacy, and Cyberpunk 2077, the RX 7800 XT can give 60+ fps at 1440p maximum settings. It will lose to the RTX 4070 when ray tracing is turned on because Nvidia has a clear advantage in that regard. Still, AMD is improving on that and the RDNA 3-based GPUs offer a massive improvement in ray tracing compared to RDNA 2.

The RX 7800 XT is also the perfect choice if you want to play eSports titles at 1440p 144 Hz or higher.

The card has 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, which means that if it came down to needing more VRAM, the RTX 4070 with 12GB VRAM would start to struggle and would require reducing settings to compensate.

The RX 7800 XT is a very high quality gpu and it’s hard to criticize Sapphire in any way for its excellent cooler. My only nitpick is that compared to the reference design by AMD, it is a significantly larger card and instead of taking advantage of the size, Sapphire did not add more ports at the back. Even one more HDMI port would’ve been great.

In conclusion, if you need the best budget GPU for gaming to pair with the Ryzen 7 7800x3D, then there is no better deal than the Radeon RX 7800 XT, and Sapphire’s Nitro+ is the best variant in the market for me.

2. MSI Suprim Liquid X RTX 4090 – Best Premium GPU for Ryzen 7 7800X3D

The RTX 4090 is the best gaming GPU in the world and I don’t think that it needs more of a fitting introduction than that. While AMD’s RX 6900 XT and Nvidia’s RTX 3090 were neck-and-neck in the previous generation, Nvidia decided to keep the performance crown for themselves this time.

There are so many great variants of the RTX 4090, including the Founder’s Edition by Nvidia. But my choice for the best RTX 4090 in terms of value is the MSI Suprim Liquid X GeForce RTX 4090.

In testing, the MSI Suprim Liquid X GeForce RTX 4090 is the best performer out of all of the RTX 4090s available seconded only by the RTX 4090 Matrix by Asus. However, Asus does not have a significant lead over MSI’s 4090 and it also costs north of $3000 making it too expensive even for enthusiasts. The RTX 4090 is already an expensive GPU with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $1600 while other brands releasing almost $2000 RTX 4090s.

This is exactly why the $1700 price by MSI surprises me because it is one of the best RTX 4090 I have tested yet it is also one of the least expensive.

Thanks to the hybrid air and AIO, the MSI Suprim Liquid X GeForce RTX 4090 is perfect for anyone already planning to liquid cool their RTX 4090. Custom liquid cooling solutions can be really expensive and require a lot of patience and skill to set up correctly.

Not to mention, a custom loop also introduces risks of water damage if you don’t know what you are doing. The other great thing about having an AIO dedicated to the GPU is that it doesn’t need to share the same cooler with the CPU as in a custom loop.

The card has a sleek, professional design, and it’s entirely constructed from metal, even the backplate. It comes equipped with a 240mm AIO cooler for the GPU core and VRAM, making the remaining card just a small dual slot with a fan for the PCB. As a result, the card typically remains at a cool 50 degrees Celsius during extended gaming or productivity sessions. These low temperatures indicate that the cooler is very good at dissipating a lot of heat. Given the RTX 4090’s 450-watt TDP, any PC case housing this GPU should have excellent exhaust to ensure everything else in the PC stays cool.

Looking at the specs, the RTX 4090 is paired with a 24 GB GDDR6X VRAM buffer that is connected to a 384-bit bus. It also has a massive 72 MB L2 cache which combined with the 384-bit bus yields an unprecedented 1,008 GB/s of bandwidth. This is the reason why many professionals have also turned to the RTX 4090 for their bandwidth-hungry applications like Artificial Intelligence research and 8K video editing instead of getting Nvidia or AMD’s professional-grade Quadro or FirePro cards.

In terms of performance, simply put any game on and it will fly. The RTX 4090 can run even the most demanding games like Cyberpunk 2077:Phantom Liberty at 4K maximum settings at around 70 FPS. You can even play games like Doom Eternal at 8K max settings at 60+ FPS or Red Dead Redemption 2 at 8K high settings at 60+ FPS.

The 4090 wants to be challenged and thanks to technologies like DLSS upscaling and ray reconstruction, the quality of games is also unmatched.

Any eSports title will have no issue running at 200 FPS or higher even at 4K ultra settings. That means even 4K 240 FPS gaming is possible at high settings in games like Counter-Strike 2, DOTA 2, PUBG, Valorant, League of Legends, Apex Legends, and Rainbow Six Siege.

If we take a look at the direct competition, there simply isn’t any. This is not to exaggerate the RTX 4090’s position in any way because AMD does not have a GPU this generation that directly challenges the RTX 4090.

As mentioned earlier, any benchmark that shows the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX closing the gap against the RTX 4090 is due to the fact that the current AMD 7000 and Intel 13th-gen CPUs are becoming the bottleneck for the RTX 4090. This means that the RTX 4090 is so fast that until AMD and Intel release more powerful CPUs, we won’t see the full gaming potential of the RTX 4090.

I guess my final nitpick would be that there are just too few ports for what is considered the best graphics card in the world. This card definitely needs more than just 3 DisplayPorts and an HDMI port.

Regardless, if you need the absolute best gaming GPU to pair with the Ryzen 7 7800x3d then there is no other option than the RTX 4090 as it has a massive lead over every other GPU. The MSI Suprim Liquid X does not have only the best cooler, but it is also one of the best RTX 4090s in terms of build quality. It will serve anyone for a very long time whether it be for gaming or professional work.

1. Sapphire Nitro+ RX 7900 XTX – Our Top Choice

If you want to get the most value of your gaming pc with the Ryzen 7 7800x3d, then you need the most powerful GPU that can handle games at very high resolutions without however costing you a fortune.

So if I were in that situation, I would get the Sapphire Nitro+ RX 7900 XTX as my gaming GPU for the next decade.

The RX 7900 XTX is a 4K gaming card, so the performance headroom means that it will be ideal for any 1440p gaming now and for the foreseeable future. This is currently AMD’s fastest gaming GPU and it comes with 24 GB of VRAM making it quite well-equipped for any gaming.

The Sapphire Nitro+ is almost always my favorite variant of any AMD card and the Sapphire Nitro+ 7900 XTX is AMD’s peak offering.

The card is massive and even though Sapphire says that it is a 3-slot card, it is slightly bigger than that so make sure that you have at least 4 slots free in your case to fit this behemoth.

The triple fan configuration is my favorite part of the Sapphire Nitro+ cards because they are very easy to remove in case you need to clean or replace them.

The card requires a lot of power to run, but thankfully, it uses 3 standard 8-pin PCIe connectors for power instead of a different connector.

There is also a massive RGB strip on both ends of the card for anyone who is interested in a light show. The design may be too flashy for some people, but you cannot deny the incredible build quality.

Taking a deeper look at the PCB and cooler itself, the Sapphire Nitro+ 7900 XTX stays cool at sub-60 degrees Celcius temperatures. The PCB has fuses that protect the GPU in case of a power surge that could destroy the entire card. This is an incredible feature that other graphics card manufacturers should start adding to their products.

Looking at the specs, the RX 7900 XTX is paired with a 24 GB VRAM buffer that is connected to a 384-bit bus. The 384-bit bus combined with the 96 MB L3 cache (that AMD calls Infinity cache) results in a whopping 960 GB/s of bandwidth.

In terms of performance, the 7900 XTX can easily run any AAA game like Starfield, The Last of Us, A Plague Tale: Requiem, Remnant 2, and Elden Ring at 1440p maximum settings and give you more than 100+ FPS in all of these titles.

Even when pushing the RX 7900 XTX with the most demanding games like Cyberpunk 2077:Phantom Liberty, you will easily run at around 120 FPS.

There is absolutely no need to worry about playing any eSports title on this GPU if you want to use it for 300 FPS ultra-high refresh rate gaming at 1440p at medium settings.

If we take a look at the direct competition, the RX 7900 XTX sits in the middle of the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4080 in terms of price. It regularly squares off against the RTX 4080 in terms of performance and in really extreme cases, the RX 7900 XTX will be able to pull ahead if a game needs more than 16 GB of VRAM. Nvidia clearly has the upper hand when it comes to ray tracing, but that is pretty much it.

In conclusion, if you need a GPU that will last you a decade at 1440p, the RX 7900 XTX is the way to go. You can even dabble with some 4K gaming or downsample games from a higher resolution down to 1440p for an even more detailed experience.

Talha Zuberi
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