AMD Ryzen 9 5900X vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 5900X with 12-cores against the 3.4 GHz Ryzen 7 5800X3D with 8-cores. 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 5800X3D and 5900X
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.8 GHz vs 4.5 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
  • Newer - released 1-year and 5-months later
  • Has 32768 KB larger L3 cache size

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 1220 MB/sec 1170 MB/sec
Clang compilation 122.4 Klines/sec 83.4 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 239.3 pages/sec 230.4 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 384.6 Mpixels/sec 319 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 226.6 pages/sec 208.1 pages/sec
Background blur 46.4 images/sec 55.4 images/sec
Photo processing 91.2 images/sec 77.6 images/sec
Ray tracing 30.4 Mpixels/sec 20.6 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 143.9 GOps/sec 89.5 GOps/sec
Floating point math 77.7 GOps/sec 49.9 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 252M Primes/sec 205M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 52.7M Strings/sec 34.4M Strings/sec
Data encryption 31.4 GBytes/sec 20.2 GBytes/sec
Data compression 502.9 MBytes/sec 328.3 MBytes/sec
Physics 2019 Frames/sec 2880 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 33B Matrices/sec 22.2B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

Enter the current prices of the CPUs and click "Calculate" to determine which one has a better value-to-performance ratio.


Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X3D


Vendor AMD AMD
Released October 8, 2020 March 15, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Zen 3 (Vermeer) Zen 3 (Vermeer)
Integrated GPU No No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 12 8
P-Threads 24 16
Base Frequency (P) 3.7 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.8 GHz 4.5 GHz
Total Cores 12 8
Total Threads 24 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 37x 34x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 64MB (shared) 96MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No


Transistors 4.15 billions -
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
TDP (PL1) 105 W 105 W
Socket AM4 AM4
Peak temperature 90°C 90°C

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR4-3200 - DDR4-3200
- DDR4-2933
- DDR4-2667
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 9 5900X official page AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D or Ryzen 9 5900X?
Patrick 21 September 2022 08:47
Already bought the 5900X right when the price drop came, and couldn't be happier :D. Initially, I wanted to buy the 5800X3D but considering the slight perf improvement on games, and not having cores as many as the 5900X, also a little bit more expensive than 5900X in my country, I decided to pick the 5900X instead.
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Johan 07 May 2022 11:55
I already bought mine 5900x from Amazon. I cannot wait for it to get here! :)
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