The Red team launched the Ryzen 5000 series processors for quite some time now but finally, it is available in good quantity and at justifiable prices. We have already done the Ryzen 5 5600X review but the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is a costly affair as currently, it is one of the fastest and costliest 8 core CPUs.
But is it worth it to buy now? Even though the CPU is very impressive but its price is around Rs.40k+, and at that price, you can make a complete gaming PC, so having been a budget gamer before, let’s explore the new AMD Ryzen 7 5800X.
Is Ryzen 7 5800X a bit more costly?
Previously getting 8 cores, 3-4 years ago, was a pricy thing, but AMD has made it less expensive. However, now at the price of 12 cores, you are getting 8 cores only, so people have already told AMD is set to become the new Intel but is it so?
This is kind of true, AMD has made huge progress in the Silicon valley industry both in terms of CPUs and GPUs. However, Ryzen processors have made several cores less expensive, but why is Ryzen 5000 series so costly? Zen 3 microarchitecture is a breakthrough for the Red team as AMD has overtaken Intel in gaming for the first time.
So, to take advantage of Intel’s lack of competition, AMD has made these new CPUs a bit more costly than usual. Overall, as a product Ryzen 5000 series is exceptional as we have never seen AMD dominating Intel in the gaming area.
Before getting into the gaming numbers, if you are looking for a gaming CPU, you should also keep the Ryzen 5 5600X in mind. But if you are adamant about getting an 8-core gaming CPU, Ryzen 7 5800X is the one you should definitely consider buying.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X performance benchmarks
|Number of CPU Cores||8|
|Number of Threads||16|
|Max Boost Clock||Up to 4.7GHz|
|Total L2 Cache||4MB|
|Total L3 Cache||32MB|
|CMOS||TSMC 7nm FinFET|
|PCI Express® Version||PCIe 4.0|
|Thermal Solution (PIB)||Not included|
|Default TDP / TDP||105W|
|System Memory Specification||Up to 3200MHz|
|System Memory Type||DDR4|
|Supported Technologies||AMD StoreMI TechnologyAMD Ryzen™ Master UtilityAMD Ryzen™ VR-Ready Premium|
Test Config Specifications:
- Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 UD
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
- RAM: 16GB 3200MHz
- SSD: 240GB WD Sn550, 480GB Crucial SATA SSD
- Power Supply: Cooler Master 750W
- GPU: ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3080 AMP Holo
- CPU Cooler: Deepcool Gammaxx GTE V2
- Cabinet: MSI Mag Forge 100R
The CPU was tested at around 22 degrees Celsius room temperature, and at that, performance seems to be incredible. I used Windows 10 Pro version 20H2(build 19402) for the test and here are the results I got at stock:
The Ryzen 7 5800X scores an impressive 2526 points in most loved Cinebench R15 benchmark, making it the fastest 8-core CPU out there.
When Dr. Lisa showed the Cinebench R20 results on-stage during the Ryzen 5000 series launch, we were blown away by the performance and indeed it is so when it powers your system.
In single-core, the Ryzen 7 5800X scores a record-breaking 625 points whereas in multi-core you get a score of 5875 points. This makes the new Ryzen 7 5800X around 20% faster in multi-threaded benchmark when compared to an Intel Core i7-10700K.
The Ryzen 7 5800X has scored an impressive 15,011 points in multi-core whereas scoring as much as 1596 points in single-core. This kind of single-core score was never seen before, and Intel also cannot match up with this, not even the expensive Xeons. The CPU has an impressive MP ratio of 9.41 and makes it again almost 19% faster than the Intel Core i7-10700K in single-core and multi-core tests.
While in Geekbench 5, the Ryzen 7 5800X tears apart the 8-core competition registering itself as the fastest one, scoring 1646 points in single-core and 7638 points in multi-threaded tests. This makes the Ryzen CPU almost 14% faster in multi-core and around 22% faster in single-core tests against the Intel Core i7-10700K.
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X proves to be an outstanding candidate with a 106% score and make the CPU an excellent contender for productivity and gaming. The userbenchmark shows the Ryzen processor as an all-around champion for all types of work.
In CPU-Z benchmark, the Ryzen 7 5800X dominates against any 8-core CPU out there like the Ryzen 7 3700X or Core i9-9900KF and is way faster than the first-gen Ryzen 7 1800X processor. The 5800X is almost 30% faster than the Ryzen 7 3700X in single-core and about 21% faster in multi-threaded workloads.
Compared to the first-gen Ryzen 7 1800X, the new 5800X is more than 50% faster in single-core speed and around 40% faster in multi-core.
Even the last-gen Core i9-9900K fails by a large margin against the new Ryzen 7 5800X, around 21% faster in single-core speed and again 21% faster in multi-threaded workloads as well.
On the other hand, compared to a much newer Core i9-10850K, the Ryzen processor is about 18% faster in single-core tests whereas about 10% slower in multi-threaded tests, thanks to that two extra cores and threads. However, we see clearly that although the Ryzen 7 5800X a bit expensive but the fastest octa-core desktop CPU out there.
In PCMark 10, the Ryzen 7 5800X paired a with RTX 3080 just nails the benchmark with a remarkable 7581 points. So, if you are planning to make a best gaming and productivity centric CPU, the Ryzen 7 5800X is a great choice.
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
In Fire Strike Extreme, the scores look damn impressive with an RTX 3080 GPU and the Physics score, i.e. of the CPU, is a whopping 29,953 points taking the combined score to as much as 19,471 points.
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
The Ryzen 7 5800X undoubtedly can combine with beefier GPUs like RTX 3080 and give you fantastic results. In the Fire Strike Ultra test, it gets hard for a CPU+GPU combo to reach 10k points but the Ryzen 7 5800X paired with an RTX 3080 manages to touch that 10k feat, scoring an excellent 10,657 points, backed by a strong CPU.
Here you can see the SiSoftware Sandra score compared with 4 other CPUs and the Ryzen 7 5800X beating the other 8 core CPUs, being only shy of a 12 core monster like Ryzen 9 3900X multi-core.
So, if you still need horse cores, the Ryzen 9 3900X or 3900XT is a more suitable choice, but for all-around performance, there’s no one better than the Ryzen 7 5800X. Although if you do not need all the strong 8 Zen 3 cores then you can also buy the Ryzen 5 5600X which at its price can give a good gaming experience.
If you are looking to get the best and you are ready to spend Rs.40k on this, then you will definitely brag about the Ryzen 7 5800X because paired with a beefy GPU like RTX 3080 gives results I’ve never seen before:
As you see, we have tested many games of different genres in different settings possible to give you a broader perspective. The Ryzen 7 5800X supports the RTX 3080 with all due respect and gives the best results possible, so for gaming look no further as Ryzen 5000 series processors are just great and with exclusive AMD features, you don’t have to worry about the performance.
Overclocking the CPU can unlock some extra potential but can indeed generate a lot of heat and you cannot push all cores to the full intensity until you have a good cooling solution. So, for best results do use a good air cooler or a dual-fan liquid cooler to handle the spike in temps.
You need to have a good X570 motherboard on the first hand to push the CPU and still handle the high TDP drawn by the Ryzen 7 5800X. Also being a Ryzen 5000 series processor you have Resizable BAR support or AMD Smart Access Memory and other cool features exclusive to AMD CPU owners.
So, the final question you want to get answered – Should you buy the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X over other 8 core CPUs in the market? Well, it depends upon your choice and preference, I won’t say AMD made the 5800X cheap as at the same price you can get a Ryzen 9 3900X, but you would not get that much gaming performance.
No doubt, the Ryzen 7 5800X is the fastest 8 core CPU now, as the Ryzen 5 5600X but at a premium cost. If you are a gamer who needs than 8 cores to work, you should definitely go for Ryzen 7 5800X, but if you feel that you will only game, you are better off with the Ryzen 5 5600X.
However, if you are a content creator or a professional who needs many CPU cores for work, you can get a Ryzen 9 3900X instead-but. If you plan to game also, consider the Ryzen 7 5800X or spend some more to get the Ryzen 9 5900X as it’s the value champion but hard to find in the market.
You can currently get only the Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 7 5800X at good prices in India, but the problem lies with Ryzen 9 series, and as other 5000 series CPUs haven’t arrived yet, you are stuck with these two only. So, the choice is simple, want a premium gaming CPU? Get the Ryzen 7 5800X! Whatever you go for, team Red is the choice not only for creators or professionals but also for gamers as well!
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