Average Bench: 94.8% (9th of 1196)

Based on 8,541 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 5.2% 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 1,464Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 138Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is just 11.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 965Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 532Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,541 samples)
Min Avg Max
128 1-Core 138 145
246 2-Core 273 288
96.9% 206 Pts
Min Avg Max
476 4-Core 532 561
845 8-Core 965 1,078
93.4% 748 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,359 64-Core 1,464 1,547
98.3% 1,464 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 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 142
2-Core 282
100% 212 Pts
4-Core 557
8-Core 998
97% 777 Pts
64-Core 1,573
106% 1,573 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 144
2-Core 284
101% 214 Pts
4-Core 546
8-Core 975
95% 761 Pts
64-Core 1,510
101% 1,510 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 144
2-Core 286
101% 215 Pts
4-Core 544
8-Core 961
94% 752 Pts
64-Core 1,493
100% 1,493 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 141
2-Core 276
98% 209 Pts
4-Core 552
8-Core 1,024
98% 788 Pts
64-Core 1,510
101% 1,510 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 139
2-Core 276
98% 207 Pts
4-Core 528
8-Core 945
92% 737 Pts
64-Core 1,450
97% 1,450 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $400 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 7 3800X Builds (Compare 2,242 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 131%
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Desktop
Desktop 138%
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Workstation
Workstation 131%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER - $360

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,912

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 Comments

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

Added 4 months ago.

Good

17 hrs ago.

over 100 FPS in Rust Stable Max Graphics YEe and arma always 70-130FPS on servers


Liked

17 days ago.

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

19 hrs ago.

nıce


Excellent

15 hrs ago.

better and cheapper than i7 9700k


Excellent

19 hrs ago.

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


Excellent

22 days ago.

ok


Excellent

1 month ago.

Gets my rig up and going!


Excellent

1 month ago.

Mucho mejor rendimiento que la 9900k


Excellent

1 month ago.

best


Excellent

12 days ago.

a very powerful cpu


Good

4 months ago.


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

best amd 8-core yet...


Excellent

3 months ago.

Very nice CPU but no overclocking headroom.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Hitting 100th percentile helps.


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