Average Bench: 95% (7th of 1182)

Based on 4,147 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. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X averaged just 4.9% 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. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,471Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 139Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is just 15.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 974Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 534Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,147 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 1-Core 139 144
251 2-Core 274 286
97.2% 206 Pts
Min Avg Max
470 4-Core 534 560
837 8-Core 974 1,086
94% 754 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,362 64-Core 1,471 1542
98.7% 1,471 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 144
2-Core 286
101% 215 Pts
4-Core 565
8-Core 1,016
99% 791 Pts
64-Core 1,537
103% 1,537 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 138
2-Core 278
98% 208 Pts
4-Core 546
8-Core 926
93% 736 Pts
64-Core 1,479
99% 1,479 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 140
2-Core 277
98% 208 Pts
4-Core 541
8-Core 980
95% 761 Pts
64-Core 1,480
99% 1,480 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $400 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 7 3800X Builds (Compare 1,458 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 136%
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Desktop 162%
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Workstation
Workstation 148%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER - $360

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $2,109

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 Comments

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

Added 2 months ago.

Excellent

1 day 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


Excellent

11 days ago.

ok


Excellent

1 day ago.

not giving 5 stars because is a little bit expensive, but performance are awsome


Excellent

1 day ago.

Gets my rig up and going!


Excellent

3 days ago.

best


Good

2 months ago.


Good

2 months ago.

So far the 3800X seems to have the higher single core performance of the Zen 2 lineup.


Excellent

2 months ago.

best amd 8-core yet...


Excellent

1 month ago.

Very nice CPU but no overclocking headroom.


Excellent

2 month ago.

Hitting 100th percentile helps.


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