AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 2700X

We compared two 8-core desktop CPUs: the 3.8 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5800X against the 3.7 GHz Ryzen 7 2700X. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 2700X and 5800X
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • Newer - released 2-years and 6-months later
  • Has 16 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 12 nanometers
  • 51% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1626 vs 1074 points
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 9% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.7 GHz vs 4.3 GHz)
  • Around 3.97 GB/s (9%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 2700X


Vendor AMD AMD
Released October 8, 2020 April 19, 2018
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Zen 3 (Vermeer) -
Integrated GPU No No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 8
P-Threads 16 16
Base Frequency (P) 3.8 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.7 GHz 4.3 GHz
Total Cores 8 8
Total Threads 16 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 38x 37x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 32MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Transistors 4.15 billions 4.8 billions
Fabrication process 7 nm 12 nm
Socket AM4 AM4
TDP 105 W 105 W
Peak temperature 90°C 85°C

Memory Support

Memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-2933
Memory Size 128 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 47.68 GB/s 43.71 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site AMD Ryzen 7 5800X official page AMD Ryzen 7 2700X official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X or Ryzen 7 5800X?
PlatanoMuse 26 September 2022 00:25
Hi, was considering moving from 2700x to a Windows 11 machine but decided to hold off for a while. I need for my music DAWs to function properly and can wait until Windows 10 runs its course. I ordered the 5800x and a water based cooler to replace the 2700x (still a great CPU) and should have it within a month. Looking forward to the increased performance and being able to run many more tracks on my DAWs (Cakewalk, Studio One, Harrison Mixbus) without overworking the CPU and an overall perkier PC.
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