Average Bench: 85.6% (102nd of 1335)

Based on 179,549 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 14.4% 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. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,491Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 132Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is just 13.8%. 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 78.4Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 916Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 179,549 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.4 Memory 78.4 88.4
121 1-Core 132 138
234 2-Core 260 274
87.7% 157 Pts
Min Avg Max
447 4-Core 497 532
822 8-Core 916 997
87.9% 706 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,344 64-Core 1,491 1,599
100% 1,491 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 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.4
1-Core 137
2-Core 272
93% 166 Pts
4-Core 528
8-Core 991
94% 759 Pts
64-Core 1,579
106% 1,579 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.6
1-Core 129
2-Core 261
89% 158 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 935
90% 724 Pts
64-Core 1536
103% 1536 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 137
2-Core 271
92% 164 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 918
88% 705 Pts
64-Core 1,550
104% 1,550 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 133
2-Core 261
89% 159 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 926
89% 714 Pts
64-Core 1,503
101% 1,503 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.2
1-Core 138
2-Core 273
90% 163 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 954
87% 710 Pts
64-Core 1,551
104% 1,551 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $400 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 7 3800X Builds (Compare 83,840 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 104%
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Desktop 93%
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Workstation 108%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,126

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

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AMD are great at selling junk. They pee in the well with fake comments, glorified cheerleaders on youtube and paid magazine reviews. My POS PC still crashes randomly. Everybody needs to call the rats out instead of letting them get away with it.—Apr '21


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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


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costly and speed not up to the money


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Hitting 100th percentile helps.


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Good overclocking


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have the same


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