Average Bench: 99.8% (6th of 1276)

Based on 3,077 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00A20F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core Processor

The Ryzen 7 5800X is one of four new processors from AMD’s latest range of Zen 3 CPUs. The new architecture is more power efficient than Zen 2 and also yields significant performance improvements. All four new CPUs have the ‘X’ nomenclature, indicating that they are tuned to their maximum clock speeds out-of-box. The 5800X has 8 cores and 16 threads with base/boost clock speeds of 3.8/4.7 GHz, 36 MB of cache and a 105W TDP. At $449 USD, the 5800X is relatively expensive, but it still offers better value than the 5900X. A 500 series motherboard is recommended but the new Zen 3 CPUs will work with most 400 series motherboard following a BIOS update (expected in Q1 2021). At AMD’s launch presentation, they said they finally had the best CPUs for gaming. Our benchmarks show that the 5800X is comparable to Intel’s $250 USD cheaper i5-9600K. Gamers that do not wish to pay “marketing fees” can invest those savings in a better GPU which will produce an unquestionably better gaming PC. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X averaged just 0.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 160Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 317Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is just 17.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 88.5Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,070Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,077 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.9 Memory 88.5 95.5
143 1-Core 160 167
285 2-Core 317 333
104% 189 Pts
Min Avg Max
512 4-Core 596 650
948 8-Core 1,070 1,167
104% 833 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,501 64-Core 1,650 1,735
111% 1,650 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.1
1-Core 167
2-Core 333
110% 198 Pts
4-Core 662
8-Core 1,210
117% 936 Pts
64-Core 1,727
116% 1,727 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.2
1-Core 166
2-Core 331
110% 198 Pts
4-Core 645
8-Core 1,123
111% 884 Pts
64-Core 1,720
115% 1,720 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.1
1-Core 166
2-Core 332
110% 198 Pts
4-Core 642
8-Core 1,154
112% 898 Pts
64-Core 1,703
114% 1,703 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 150
2-Core 301
101% 181 Pts
4-Core 602
8-Core 1,112
107% 857 Pts
64-Core 1,667
112% 1,667 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Ryzen 7 5800X Builds (Compare 4,334 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
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Desktop
Desktop 105%
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Workstation
Workstation 128%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI (MS-7C84)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,103

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 Comments

Ryzen 5000 processors with the 7nm Zen 3 Architecture power the next generation of demanding games...

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10 hrs 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. —Nov '20


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14 hrs ago.

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Waste of money for gamers.—Nov '20


Poor

16 days ago.

AMD screwed up big time with the pricing for this chip. There are no bad chips, only bad prices and really if you want a Ryzen for gaming 5600x is much better price to performance and if you want a workstation that benefits from more than 6 cores there's zero reason to not go for a 5900x or even a 5950x given how much better they perform. This chip is in no man's land and is not worth it in any usecase for it's current MSRP. And to make it worse this gen is a DEAD END in upgradeability since it's the last AM4 socket generation, which is yet another reason to just get a 5900/5950x instead... The 5800x even managed to lose to Intel's 10th gen 8c/16t i7-10700k in price to performance for gaming which is disappointing.


Good

20 days ago.


Excellent

14 days ago.

The ryzen 7 5800x beats the ryzen 7 3800x by A LOT


Good

19 days ago.

It appears that this one would be good for essentially everything while the 5600X would be similar but slightly worse for CPU intensive programs.


Good

12 days ago.

This new 5800X is a powerhouse, but its 449USD pricing and apparently disappointing thermal performance puts it in a weird spot right now. Let us hope for a 5700X in the upcoming months...


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