Average Bench: 87.5% (50th of 1276)

Based on 107,635 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00870F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core Processor

The Ryzen 7 3800X is an 8-core, 16-thread high end desktop Zen 2 processor, built on AMD’s seminal 7nm manufacturing process. It has a boost clock speed of 4.5 GHz, overtaking the previous Zen+ flagship, the Ryzen 7 2700X, by 200 MHz and around 16% in terms of effective speed. The 3800X is available at launch for $399 USD alongside four other new Zen 2 processors, including the similarly specified Ryzen 7 3700X. The main differences between the 3800X and 3700X being an extra 100 MHz of boost clock frequency on the 3800X and extra TDP headroom (105W for the 3800X versus 65W for the 3700X) for a $70 USD premium. The 21% higher release price translates to just a 2% higher effective speed over the 3700X. The 3800X is in direct competition with Intel’s i7-9700K, benchmarks show that, when overclocked, the 3800X is 10% worse for gaming but 30% faster for 64-core processing. The 3800X is also 15% ($50 USD) more expensive than the i7-9700K. Additionally, the 3800X's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. Like the other third generation Ryzen processors, the 3800X is compatible with the new PCIe 4.0 enabled X570 chipset as well as the 400 and 300 series motherboards. At $380 USD, the 3800X offers reasonable value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X averaged just 12.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 138Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,434Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is just 18.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 78.6Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 926Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 107,635 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.1 Memory 78.6 88.2
126 1-Core 138 145
233 2-Core 271 287
90.4% 162 Pts
Min Avg Max
435 4-Core 517 560
789 8-Core 926 1,044
90.2% 721 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,279 64-Core 1,434 1,538
96.3% 1,434 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.5
1-Core 137
2-Core 273
91% 163 Pts
4-Core 543
8-Core 1,019
97% 781 Pts
64-Core 1491
100% 1491 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 142
2-Core 280
95% 170 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 989
90% 734 Pts
64-Core 1,473
99% 1,473 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 132
2-Core 246
87% 153 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 927
86% 697 Pts
64-Core 1,490
100% 1,490 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.3
1-Core 138
2-Core 276
88% 161 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 936
92% 732 Pts
64-Core 1,426
96% 1,426 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $400 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 7 3800X Builds (Compare 45,600 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 106%
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Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 109%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,332

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 Comments

3rd generation AMD Ryzen processor, built to perform, designed to win...

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13 hrs ago.

lower lows, higher price no thanks!


Excellent

1 month ago.

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£100 more for 2-3% performance, just put a better cooler on the 3700x and it will auto clock to what the 3800x runs at any way the only difference between the 3700x and 3800x is the included cooler not the actual cpu it self (the cooler determines overall performance on 3000 based cpus) Not sure why the 3800x exists it could of been called the 3750x just so they have a 105w cpu(funny fact the 3700x and 3800x power draw is less then 5watts difference so they did not even limit the speed of the 3700x) , the 3800x should of been the 12 core and the 3900x should of been the 16 core —Aug '19


Poor

1 month ago.

costly and speed not up to the money


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18 months ago.


Excellent

18 months ago.

Hitting 100th percentile helps.


Excellent

13 months ago.

You won't find any better CPU for such a price. 11/10


Excellent

11 months ago.

Fast, fast fast. Huge upgrade over my 6600k, and for only 20$ more than 3700x, it's worth it imo.


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