IntelBX8071512600K
AMD100-100000063WOF

10 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q4 2021.

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 229,643 user samples
101,563 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 100% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 100% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1457
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
128,080 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 92nd / 1457
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
98.1 %
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Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80 Pts 82.4 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
194 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
165 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
382 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
323 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
736 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
610 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1223 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+17%
1044 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.1 Pts 94.3 Pts +4%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
207 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
179 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
416 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
358 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
813 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+15%
705 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1367 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+9%
1258 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,217,386 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.76 % 0.88 % Higher market share.
+16%
Value
Value For Money
125 % Better value.
+12%
112 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
99 % More popular.
+11%
89 %
Price
Price (score)
$165 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
$174
Age
Newest
32 Months More recent.
+27%
44 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 105 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores Higher core count.
+25%
8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.8 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz +4% 4.7 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1926 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+20%
1600 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1743 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+21%
1438 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen3
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 None
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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]

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