AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 3700X

We compared two 8-core desktop CPUs: the 3.8 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5800X against the 3.6 GHz Ryzen 7 3700X. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
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 3700X and 5800X
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • Newer - released 1-year and 3-months later
  • 27% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1626 vs 1279 points
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.7 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Consumes up to 38% less energy than the Ryzen 7 5800X – 65 vs 105 Watt

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1588
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
15265
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
3481
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
28137
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1612
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
10571
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Specifications

Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 3700X

General

Vendor AMD AMD
Released October 8, 2020 July 7, 2019
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Vermeer Zen 2
Socket AM4 AM4
Integrated GPU No No

Performance

Cores 8 8
Threads 16 16
Base Frequency 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.7 GHz 4.4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 38x 36x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 32MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes

Power

Transistors - 3.8 billions
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
TDP 105 W 65 W
Max. temperature 90°C 95°C

Memory support

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

Misc

Official site AMD Ryzen 7 5800X official page AMD Ryzen 7 3700X official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Ryzen 7 5800X?
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N/A 19 April 2021 19:21
Given that I own both chips the 3700x is in my estimation the better preposition buy, but if power consumption be damned and you want all the framez and a slightly faster rendering time 5800x is the way to go when every second counts,
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Bear 02 April 2021 06:09
Well, there mistake in Power Efficiency The efficiency score of electricity consumption - cause lower 7 3700x is less power consuming than newer one. Also there's mistake in PCIe characteristics - both have 24 lanes, which is 20% difference
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Anonymous 19 November 2020 15:51
RTX 5800X IS BETTER!!!
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Buff and Nerf 17 May 2022 11:10
Bro there is no RTX 5800X. Its RX 5800 and its video card :) Cheerz
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5800x vs. 3700x 30 October 2020 22:49
The ryzen 5800x doesn't do as good i you would think for the price so i would still go with 3700x
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Anonymus 06 November 2020 07:08
The 5000 Ryzen series cpus with the AMD Radeon 6000 series gives the gpu a boost
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Anon 08 November 2020 19:32
Anonymus, I think it's only about 6%
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anononon 10 November 2020 19:43
Anon, When generation change is 20-30% boost a 6% gain is pretty nice from just letting amd communicate with amd. Not seeing that from nvidia and any chip being able to communicate.
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