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"Considering all these factors, if we were to build a new gaming PC with a platform budget of around $700, we would unquestionably snap up the 7800X3D."
Yes, for gaming only. But if you want an all-rounder then the i7 13700k, hands down. It trades blows depending on your selection of games, but it`s marginally slower, which amounts to what? A few fps slower? You won`t ever notice. It runs hotter, ok, as long as it is stable, I don`t care. 100W more is not that big of a deal. But then... productivity. Just look at the numbers (google it!), it`s trashing the 7800X3D from all sides. Thus, I feel Intel has a better package if you want a PC for everything, not just exclusively gaming.
The 13700K drawing 50-150W more power than the 7800X3D in heavy games while having generationally less performance is simply unacceptable. In productivity I'm seeing AMD is very competitive sometimes a little behind, save for Cinebench R23 but that is a simulated benchmark not realworld.
My real concern with AMD and maybe a dealbreaker is that their boot times with Zen 4 are horrendous some people are reporting 30-60 seconds. Until this is fixed I have no interest in upgrading my 5800X (which cold boots in ~9 sec. Because of this I'm passing on both of these chip generations.