Average Bench: 99.7% (22nd of 1335)

Based on 195,036 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 far 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 $175 USD 11400F. Gamers that do not wish to pay “marketing fees” can invest those savings in a better GPU which will produce an unquestionably faster gaming PC. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X averaged just 0.2% 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.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 163Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,691Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is just 19.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 87.6Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,095Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 195,036 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.7 Memory 87.6 95.4
144 1-Core 163 171
284 2-Core 321 341
105% 190 Pts
Min Avg Max
516 4-Core 599 662
960 8-Core 1,095 1,204
106% 847 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,521 64-Core 1,691 1,800
114% 1,691 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 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 96
1-Core 166
2-Core 331
110% 198 Pts
4-Core 595
8-Core 1,090
105% 843 Pts
64-Core 1,728
116% 1,728 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 169
2-Core 328
106% 194 Pts
4-Core 596
8-Core 1,028
102% 812 Pts
64-Core 1,466
98% 1,466 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.4
1-Core 168
2-Core 317
103% 188 Pts
4-Core 619
8-Core 1,126
109% 872 Pts
64-Core 1,612
108% 1,612 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 165
2-Core 322
101% 187 Pts
4-Core 589
8-Core 1,038
102% 813 Pts
64-Core 1,534
103% 1,534 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,651,744 CPUs tested.


MSRP ≈ $450 @ launch in Nov '20
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Gaming 119%
Desktop 105%
Workstation 124%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,228

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4 hrs ago.


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


13 hrs ago.


Waste of money for gamers.—Nov '20


1 day ago.


A amazing CPU of AMD this is a Revolution, they have nearly caught intell perf, now they need cut prices 50%—Jan '21


1 day ago.

like it, very warm cpu so be ware and buy an exceptionally good air cooler preferably high end liquid cooler.


25 days ago.

4/5 hard to manage temps but if you can manage it then this cpu is beast


28 days ago.

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


14 months ago.


3 months ago.

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


10 months ago.

cpu is very fast , faster than 10 gen intel


4 months ago.

Fast but overpriced than price in launch


7 months ago.

A great CPU but runs very hot. Ryzen Master pushed this thing to 4.95 and runs at 80c with an NZXT Kraken X63.


3 months ago.

Best processor for gaming and other stuff, better than intel xD


7 months ago.

I love the performance this thing gives but it gets HOT. Running cinebench r23 in a room that's 20c give me cpus temps of about 85c. That's with a NH-U12s with two fans running at high rpm.


6 months ago.

coming from a 3600 i can definitely say i like this upgrade. despite alot of complaints about it running hot. it does out of the box. but once you actually understand the relationship between the curve optimizer and other mobo specific settings i finally get it to run 4.91ghz @ 1.27 max temp on ek aio 76C. the biggest drop in temp tho was lapping it like my 3600. 7c drop right from that. definitely like it.


10 days ago.

So far so good! Upgraded to a new gaming rig with this 5800X coming from a dated Intel 3770K which held strong for nearly 10 years! I’ve come back to AMD after having one many years ago which seemed ok, yea great performance I’ve seen so far on AAA titles I’m happy with it!

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