Average Bench: 84.9% (119th of 1358)

Based on 173,549 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 15.0% 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 1,477Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 131Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is just 14.8%. 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 78Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 911Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 173,549 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.8 Memory 78 88.5
120 1-Core 131 137
238 2-Core 258 272
87.1% 156 Pts
Min Avg Max
444 4-Core 492 529
815 8-Core 911 1,001
87.3% 701 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,322 64-Core 1,477 1,575
99.1% 1,477 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 88.6
1-Core 137
2-Core 271
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 523
8-Core 944
92% 734 Pts
64-Core 1,552
104% 1,552 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.2
1-Core 129
2-Core 256
90% 158 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 951
88% 717 Pts
64-Core 1,534
103% 1,534 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 130
2-Core 260
88% 157 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 893
87% 696 Pts
64-Core 1,348
90% 1,348 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 130
2-Core 250
88% 154 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 903
86% 690 Pts
64-Core 1,475
99% 1,475 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.7
1-Core 126
2-Core 246
82% 147 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 859
84% 670 Pts
64-Core 1,353
91% 1,353 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $400 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 7 3800X Builds (Compare 101,235 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 103%
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Desktop 93%
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Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,102

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 Comments

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

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3 days ago.

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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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21 days 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


Poor

20 months ago.

costly and speed not up to the money


Good

3 years ago.


Good

3 months 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

8 months ago.

Good overclocking


Excellent

3 years ago.

Hitting 100th percentile helps.


Excellent

18 months ago.

have the same


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