AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 7 3800X

We compared two 8-core desktop CPUs: the 3.4 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D against the 3.9 GHz Ryzen 7 3800X. 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
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 3800X and 5800X3D
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
  • Has 65536 KB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer - released 2-years and 9-months later
  • 43% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2132 vs 1491 points
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
  • Unlocked multiplier

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 1170 MB/sec 715.4 MB/sec
Clang compilation 83.4 Klines/sec 78.5 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 230.4 pages/sec 172.2 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 319 Mpixels/sec 270.7 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 208.1 pages/sec 121 pages/sec
Background blur 55.4 images/sec 41.6 images/sec
Photo processing 77.6 images/sec 57.7 images/sec
Ray tracing 20.6 Mpixels/sec 18.3 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 89.5 GOps/sec 68.1 GOps/sec
Floating point math 49.9 GOps/sec 39.9 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 205M Primes/sec 108M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 34.4M Strings/sec 33.3M Strings/sec
Data encryption 20.2 GBytes/sec 19.5 GBytes/sec
Data compression 328.3 MBytes/sec 305.5 MBytes/sec
Physics 2880 Frames/sec 1238 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 22.2B Matrices/sec 20.1B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D and Ryzen 7 3800X


Vendor AMD AMD
Released March 15, 2022 July 7, 2019
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) 3.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.5 GHz 4.5 GHz
Total Cores 8 8
Total Threads 16 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 34x 39x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 96MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes


Transistors - 3.8 billions
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
TDP (PL1) 105 W 105 W
Socket AM4 AM4
Peak temperature 90°C 95°C

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR4-3200
- DDR4-2933
- DDR4-2667
- 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


Official site AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D official page AMD Ryzen 7 3800X official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

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Total votes: 24


So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X or Ryzen 7 5800X3D?