Tom’s Hardware Announces CPU Performance Rankings for 2023
Foreign tech media Tom’s Hardware has released its 2023 CPU rankings today, after publishing its 2023 GPU ladder chart a few days ago.
The media outlet ran thousands of tests on new and older Intel and AMD processors and ranked them based on tool scores, frame rates of games, and more.
The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D processor, priced at $699, topped the list. The chip uses AMD’s 3D V-Cache technology to accelerate gaming performance, but it’s not yet available for all games.
Intel’s counterpart is the Core i9-13900KS, which can be clocked at over 6.0GHz. This CPU is not a huge improvement over the standard Core i9-13900K.
The chart includes AMD’s 64-core, 128-thread Threadripper Pro 5995WX, as well as the 32-core, 64-thread Threadripper Pro 5975WX and 3975WX. These chips offer amazingly powerful performance in games, but they are specifically targeted at the workstation market.