Average Bench: 87% (166th of 1452)

Based on 141,122 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 12.9% 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 Speed 141Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 524Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is just 17.3%. 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 76.3Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 922Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 141,122 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.4 Memory 76.3 88.8
127 1-Core 141 148
239 2-Core 276 293
88.6% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
445 4-Core 524 572
795 8-Core 922 1,034
87.2% 723 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,234 64-Core 1,401 1,506
86.7% 1,401 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 142
2-Core 283
92% 169 Pts
4-Core 563
8-Core 984
93% 773 Pts
64-Core 1,530
95% 1,530 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.6
1-Core 149
2-Core 283
92% 170 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 961
90% 746 Pts
64-Core 1,576
98% 1,576 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 144
2-Core 270
90% 165 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 911
83% 696 Pts
64-Core 1,436
89% 1,436 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 72
1-Core 139
2-Core 263
85% 158 Pts
4-Core 513
8-Core 850
83% 682 Pts
64-Core 1,372
85% 1,372 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.1
1-Core 134
2-Core 250
81% 151 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 913
84% 703 Pts
64-Core 1,419
88% 1,419 Pts
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $185

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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


Poor

10 months ago.

overly priced for its performace


Poor

3 years ago.

costly and speed not up to the money


Good

4 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

I dont understand why people hate on AMD. I have built and owned PCs with CPUs from Intel and AMD and liked them both. however, I love this CPU. plenty fast enough to game on and enough cores/threads to game and stream from the same PC.


Good

2 years ago.

Good overclocking


Excellent

4 years ago.

Hitting 100th percentile helps.


Excellent

3 years ago.

have the same


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