Average Bench: 87% (73rd of 1316)

Based on 133,924 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 13.0% 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 1,440Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 136Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is just 15.9%. 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 78.1Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 927Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 133,924 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.2 Memory 78.1 87.7
123 1-Core 136 144
235 2-Core 269 286
89.7% 161 Pts
Min Avg Max
438 4-Core 514 556
801 8-Core 927 1,046
90.1% 721 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,286 64-Core 1,440 1,550
96.6% 1,440 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.7
1-Core 145
2-Core 288
97% 174 Pts
4-Core 557
8-Core 1,008
98% 782 Pts
64-Core 1,505
101% 1,505 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 139
2-Core 276
93% 167 Pts
4-Core 542
8-Core 1,048
98% 795 Pts
64-Core 1,475
99% 1,475 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 138
2-Core 255
90% 158 Pts
4-Core 511
8-Core 952
91% 731 Pts
64-Core 1442
97% 1442 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.2
1-Core 141
2-Core 274
90% 163 Pts
4-Core 527
8-Core 930
91% 729 Pts
64-Core 1,494
100% 1,494 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.8
1-Core 134
2-Core 271
86% 157 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 939
93% 738 Pts
64-Core 1,484
100% 1,484 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $400 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 7 3800X Builds (Compare 63,519 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 105%
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,282

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 Comments

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

Added 23 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

13 days ago.

Yes, I know. This is a good processor. It not about that. ITS THE PRICE. AMD continues to sell processors at higher prices than Intel and yet the performance isn’t as good as Intel. Plus, if you want to water cool this chip, you have to buy a cpu block. AMD WTH

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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


Poor

1 month ago.

generally faster with higher clock speeds but not a lot more spensive

Comment 

£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

6 months ago.

costly and speed not up to the money


Good

23 months ago.


Excellent

23 months ago.

Hitting 100th percentile helps.


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

have the same


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