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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Benchmark - Strong Gaming Processor

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In the test, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X was able to conquer a top position and even place itself in front of Intel's top processor of the tenth Core i9 generation. The eight-core delivers excellent performance values in the benchmarks. It benefits from the current Zen 3 architecture and the associated faster internal data transmission and processing. The processor is interesting for gamers because it does not cause any performance bottlenecks.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Review: Excellent performance thanks to Zen 3 architecture
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X offers eight cores including multithreading, so that the processor can process a total of sixteen threads or tasks at the same time. The new thing about it is that AMD does not connect two quad-core units to one another via an interface, but rather the eight cores work in a cluster and can therefore exchange information quickly with one another.

It works with a standard clock rate of 3,800 MHz and can clock up to 4,700 MHz for power peaks. Just like the Ryzen 9 5900X, the processor supports DDR4-3200 RAM. This ensures a fast data throughput. In contrast to AMD top model, the Ryzen 7 5800X can only access a 32 MB L3 cache due to its architecture, the size of the L1 and L2 cache, however, has remained the same.

In general, most AM4 400 and 500 series chipset series motherboards should be compatible with the processor. However, you will have to update the BIOS for this. To be sure that your old motherboard is actually supported, you should check this on the respective manufacturer's website, for example, before buying the processor.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in the benchmark test
Little has changed in the manufacturing process for this model. AMD continues to manufacture the new generation of processors with a structure width of seven nanometers. However, the Ryzen 7 5800X also shows a significant increase in performance in the benchmarks, mainly due to the number of instructions per clock cycle.

If you are looking for a current CPU for a gaming PC, you will find that the 5800X has the same performance capabilities as the top model, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, in the corresponding gaming benchmarks. And the new CPU also depends on the Intel processors and is even cheaper to buy.

In the table below you can see the comparison between the two Ryzen models mentioned earlier. So that you can classify the whole thing better, the following should be given to you: For the values that are given in points, MB/s, fps or pps, the simple principle applies: the higher the value, the better the result. Only the results expressed in s (seconds) are about the elapsed time and the following applies: the lower the number, the better the measurement result. The graphics benchmarks run in combination with an Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti. The Ryzen 7 5800X does not have its own graphics unit.


AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Benchmark - Strong Gaming Processor

AMD R9 5900X VERSUS AMD R7 5800X

  AMD R9 5900X AMD R7 5800X

PCMark 10 (Applications)

12,411 points

12,430 points

PCMark 10 (Extended)

7,665 points

7,870 points

PassMark (total)

7,011 points

6,842 points

PassMark (CPU Mark)

35,344 points

27,821 points

PassMark (2D Graphics)

1,026 points

1,026 points

PassMark (3D Graphics)

11,033 points

12,148 points

PassMark (Memory Mark)

3,399 points

3,359 points

PassMark (Disk Mark)

4,536 points

4,550 points

Cinebench R20 (n-thread)

8,506 points

6,083 points

Cinebench R20 (1-thread)

628 points

627 points

x265 encoding

18.2 fps

14.0 fps

POV-Ray (1,920x1,080, AA 0.3)

7,443 pps

5,464 pps

VeraCrypt (Kuznyechik-Serpent-Camellia)

1,200 MB / s

839 MB / s

Blender ("Classroom")

436 s

623 s

Blender ("BMW27")

53 p

78 p

FSI ("Monte Carlo")

20 s

29 p

FSI ("Black Scholes")

76 s

105 s

Handbrake (HQ, 4K)

46 s

60 s

Handbrake (default, 1080p)

191 s

259 s


9,475 points

6,845 points

namd: apoa1

22.9 s

30.2 s

python36 (multithreaded matrix)

61 s

83 s

Total War: Warhammer II (DX12; Full-HD; Ultra; vsync off)

107.8 fps

108.2 fps

Anno 1800 (DX12; Full-HD; Ultra, vsync off)

144.3 fps

144 fps

The Division 2 (DX12; Full-HD; Ultra, vsync off)

146 fps

146 fps

3DMark Fire Strike

30,523 points

30,986 points

3DMark Time Spy

14,593 points

14,247 points


In gaming, hardly any performance losses compared to the top model
The benchmark comparison shows one thing very clearly: The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X does not have to hide behind the excellent Ryzen 9 5900X, especially when it comes to games. For example, the two processors in The Division 2 in Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) and with DirectX 12 support each achieve 146 fps (frames per second) and in Anno 1800 with similar settings they are the same with 144 fps on the same applies to Total War: Warhammer II.

This shows that the 5800X can hold its own against its big brother, at least in most current games. However, it is hardly surprising that the processor cannot quite keep up with the top model in terms of video encoding and rendering, since the Ryzen 9 5900X has four more cores.

Despite a lot of power, no power guzzler
In terms of power consumption, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X has a maximum system power consumption of around 218 watts in comparison, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X uses 207 watts and the Intel Core i9 10900KF even uses 277 watts. However, the comparison with Intel at the system level should be treated with caution, since the mainboard is of course also different.

The street price of the processor is currently around 450 euros. This is perfectly fine for the performance offered. However, there is no fan in this model either. Because this is not part of the scope of delivery. That's a shame, because it reduces the price-performance ratio. In times of heightened environmental awareness, the packaging must first and foremost be questioned, because hiding a single processor in a large box is simply no longer up to date.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Pros:

  • Very good performance values
  • Strong gaming CPU
  • Excellent power consumption

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Cons:

  • Fan is not included
  • Does not have an integrated graphics chipset
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