Review 5800: AMD Ryzen 7 5800 Complete review with benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 7 5800 Complete review with benchmarks


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April 19, 2022


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In today’s article, I am going to review AMD Ryzen 7 5800. I’m going to review its Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) and (Multi-core), Geekbench 5 (Single-Core) and (Multi-Core), Performance, Power Consumption, Integrated GPU, Ram support, and gaming experience.

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800:

Cinebench R23:

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) 1566
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) 13973

For decent Gaming-Performance, you should make sure you are above 1000 Cinebench R23 Single-Core Points, and this processor just smashed the other processors in the new record-breaking scores of Cinebench R23 Single-Core 1566. In 3D rendering the higher the Multi-Core Score. The better the performance you will see. Anything above 20k+ Multi-Core Points will boost the performance and will render complex scenes in less time. And this processor scores 13973. This will also help in gaming. As most of you will know that the more the single cores scores are the faster will it open and close the applications. The multicore will also help in rendering and in gaming. This processor has the speeds of whapping 4.6GHz and can be overclocked further with precautions.

Geekbench 5:

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core) 1604
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core) 9141

Geekbench 5 Test system’s potential for gaming, image processing, and video editing with the Compute Benchmark. This also tests your GPU’s power with support for the CUDA, OpenCL, and Metal APIs. This processor scored the best in the Geekbench 5. This processor also beats some of the latest and most powerful processors with new record-breaking scores of single-core and multi-core performance. The single-core scores are 1604, and the multi-core scores are 9141. As you guys know. The higher the Geekbench 5 score the higher performance of the processor. Geekbench 5 score that is twice as high will mean the processor is twice as powerful. Ranking of single-core processors by Geekbench 5 score performance worldwide 2022. This processor is faster than the Ryzen 5 3600 which is the most valuable CPU at this time.


Vendor AMD
Released January 12, 2021
Type Desktop
instruction set x86-64
Codename Vermeer
Socket AM4
Integrated GPU No

AMD Ryzen 7 5800 is a desktop processor produced by AMD. This processor supports the socket AM4 which most important fact of the new AMD Ryzen processors. This processor has 8 cores and 16 threads. The base clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800 is 3400 MHz, but with the new Turbo Boost technology, it can go up to 4600MHz. The size of the L3 cache is whopping 32 MB. Unlike intel, this processor doesn’t have also integrated graphics. The instruction set architecture is based on x64 and can support x86. As the x64 will make more bandwidth then this x64 will be the best choice. This processor is based on Zen 3 architecture which is 25% faster and more efficient than the Zen 2 architecture. The model number of this processor is Vermeer.


Cores 8
Threads 16
Base Frequency 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.6 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz
Multiplier 34x
L1 Cache 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes

This processor has 8 cores and 16 threads with a base clock of 3. 4GHz and, a boost clock of 4.6GHz. The bus frequency is 100MHz. which will help PCI lanes in terms of performance. This processor is also unlocked with a multiplier of 34x. This will help in overclocking this processor with the right amount of power consumption. This processor has the fastest L1, L2, and L3 cache memories. The L1 cache memory is 64K per core which means 8 cores have their own L1 cache memories. The L2 cache memory is also 512KB per core on these 8 cores. The L3 cache memory is also 32MB which is also shared with the system. If you are looking for the best value processor then this AMD Ryzen 7 5800 is the best choice. In terms of gaming, this processor performs very great with good compatibility with the Nvidia GPU’s and with the AMD GPU’s. In terms of video editing and graphics rendering this processor also shows the best performance. Because of its base clock of 3.4GHz and the boost clock of 4.6GHz. This processor can be more powerful if you chose the right motherboard for it. Because this processor can be overclocked. But I would say no to overclocking because 4.6GHz is enough for today’s gaming and editing.

Power Consumption:

Fabrication process 7 nm
TDP 65 W
Max. temperature 95°C

This processor is based on 7Nm process fabrication. The TDP shows 65W of power consumption. This processor can also be overclocked. So, you can increase the voltage in the motherboard interface if the motherboard supports the unlocked processors. The most amazing fact about this processor is that the max temperature support of this processor is 90C which is awesome. You can play games as long as you want and this will not affect the speeds or any thermal throttling issues if you have a good CPU cooler or water cooler. Sometimes when this processor takes a bunch of loaded applications then the processor increases the speeds of each core to the needs. This increases power consumption, thus making the CPU hotter. AMD is known for overheating so this will help in the state of the CPU performance and make it cooler.

Integrated GPU:

Integrated GPU None

This processor doesn’t have an integrated GPU. If you don’t have a GPU and you put this processor in a motherboard and you want to check the system performance, then sorry my friend because without a GPU this processor will not give a display.

Ram support:

Memory types DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2
ECC Support Yes

AMD Ryzen 7 5800 can support the DDR4 Ram with a memory frequency of 3200MHz. The max memory support of this AMD Ryzen 7 5800 is 128GB of ram. The max memory channel support is 2 channels of Ram. The max memory bandwidth is also 47.68 GB/s which is incredibly fast. There is no ECC support on this AMD Ryzen 7 5800.

Gaming Experience:

This processor is a good option for gamers. Considering its capabilities, it performs well in almost any situation like editing, gaming, rendering, streaming, etc. So, if you are looking for a processor under $300 then I highly recommend buying this processor. There are more alternatives to this processor like core i7 12TH Gen and other AMD CPU’s. In this processor, you got 12 cores, 24 threads, and a boost clock of 4.6GHz. This will play every game at high FPS with a good combination of Graphics card and Ram. You will see no issues in the performance unless there is a bottleneck. So, to avoid that, I will make complete another article on the best compatible Ram, storage, and GPU for this processor. Just let me know in the comment.

So, this was my review of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800. If you guys learned something new then make sure to check out my other articles in the review, as well as my YouTube channel.

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TechRadar Verdict

Thanks to its moderately approachable price and excellent improvement in performance over last generation, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is one of the best processors on the market today.


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Test system specs

This is the system we used to test desktop CPU performance:

Intel 10th Gen:
CPU Cooler:
Cooler Master Masterliquid 360P Silver Edition
Graphics card:
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
32GB HyperX Predator RGB @ 3,000MHz
MSI MEG Z490 Godlike
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro @ 1TB
Power Supply:
Phanteks RevoltX 1200
Praxis Wetbench

Intel 9th Gen:
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Masterliquid 360P Silver Edition
Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
RAM: 32GB HyperX Predator RGB @ 3,000MHz
Motherboard: MSI MEG Z390 ACE
Power Supply: Phanteks RevoltX 1200
Case: Praxis Wetbench

AMD 3rd Gen:
CPU Cooler: 
Cooler Master Masterliquid 360P Silver Edition Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
RAM: 32GB HyperX Predator RGB @ 3,000MHz Motherboard: X570 Aorus Master
Power Supply: Phanteks RevoltX 1200
Case: Praxis Wetbench

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X:
CPU Cooler:
 Cooler Master Masterliquid 360P Silver Edition Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
RAM: 32GB HyperX Predator RGB @ 3,000MHz Motherboard: AsRock X570 Taichi
Power Supply: Corsair AX1000

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X may have just helped AMD shoot past Intel in the processor race. More than anything, this CPU symbolizes AMD’s complete domination of the mainstream desktop processor market, even more than the Ryzen 9 5900X.

Intel has held the reins in the gaming processor market by always prioritizing the high clock speeds that PC games crave. To compete, AMD completely redesigned its Zen 3 architecture. So, while it’s still based on the same 7nm manufacturing process as its predecessor, AMD changed the Core Die (CCD) design to only allow for one Core Complex per die. 

To make up for this impactful change, each CCX now has 8 cores – that’s up from 4 cores per CCX on Zen 2, greatly reducing latency between cores, and each core has direct access to 32MB of L3 cache, helping improve gaming performance. It’s these improvements in speed and efficiency that give the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X the most meaningful upgrade to gaming CPU performance we’ve seen in years. 

Alongside a much stronger single-core performance, Team Red also packed it with 8 cores and 16 threads. With solid specs like these, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X will likely show up in a huge number of gaming PCs over the next year or so. 

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However, this redesign comes with a higher price tag. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is $449 (about £340, AU$620), up from the $399 (£349, AU$645) of the Ryzen 7 3800X. That’s the same price increase experienced across the board gen-on-gen with Ryzen 5000, it’s just disappointing that pricing saw an increase at all. However it’s not hard to see why AMD did this, as Intel doesn’t really have anything that can even compete right now. The closest competitor, the Intel Core i7-10700K is $399 (£379, AU$609), and while we haven’t tested that specific processor, we’re confident the Ryzen 7 5800X handily beats it across the board.

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A quick note

Before we dive into performance, we need to get one thing out of the way. Due to the incredibly busy season, we weren’t able to retest all the CPUs in time for this review. Instead, we’re using the results from the last time we tested all of these processors, for the Ryzen 3000XT reviews back in May 2020. We will retest everything in the near future and update the review. We don’t expect results to change too much. Oh, and our testing motherboard broke and we’re using a new power supply – fun, right? 

At least you won’t have to buy a new motherboard. AMD isn’t even releasing a new chipset this time around, which means if you already have an X570 Motherboard you already have you already have a compatible board – you just need to update the BIOS.

For that money, you’re getting an 8 core, 16 thread processor, that can boost up to 4.7GHz, with a total of 32MB of L3 Cache. That’s very similar to the specs of the Ryzen 7 3800X, which has the same amount of cores and cache, but only boosts up to 4.5GHz. That 200MHz difference doesn’t seem like a lot, but it’s important to note that through the new improvements, especially giving each core direct access to all the cache, IPC (instructions per clock) performance has increased by up to 39% in games, according to AMD.

However, while performance gets a massive bump, AMD has decided to leave the included Wraith cooler out of the package this time around. This means you’re going to have to add the price of an aftermarket cooler to your purchase. This is ultimately a net positive, however, as the processor can get up to 87°C, even with a 360mm AIO cooler.

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While frequency itself only gets a minor bump up, single-core performance is massively improved across our entire testing suite. And, of course, because single-core performance is better, multi-core performance is also massively improved.

Cinebench R20 is a flawed test, but it is useful to show the raw differential between processors, and in that test the Ryzen 7 5800X was around 18% faster in single-core performance and 12% faster in multi-core than the Ryzen 7 3800XT. More impressive, however is that it was 19% faster than the Intel Core i9-9900K in single core and 20% faster in multi-core. And that’s a processor with both a higher boost clock and the same amount of cores and threads.

Where AMD is really trying to push this processor, however, is in games. And, here, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X beats out even the Intel Core i9-10900K.

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Even in Total War: Three Kingdoms, a processor that’s optimized for Intel hardware, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X beats out the 10900K by 7%. That’s a single-digit increase but it’s still a significant fps increase for a simple processor change.

Because it’s more affordable than the Ryzen 9 5900X while delivering basically the same level of gaming performance at 1080p, this is easily the best gaming processor for a vast majority of people.

The fact that it delivers virtually the same single-core performance, while still offering more than enough cores and threads for creative workloads, means that gamers will get the same performance, and anyone that wants to branch into creative work will still have enough horsepower to get it done efficiently.

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Buy it if…

You want the best processor for gaming
If a vast majority of what you’re doing with your PC is playing games, this processor will enable the strongest performance, even with the most powerful graphics cards on the market. 

You want to dabble in creative work
While the highlight this time around is the increase in single-core performance, multi-core performance also gets a nice boost. With 8 cores and 16 threads 

Don’t buy it if…

You have a Ryzen 3000 chip and you don’t only play games
While the gaming performance increase is enough to justify upgrading to the Ryzen 7 5800X, you won’t get the same return for creative applications.  

You’re on a budget
The price of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X has Ryzen by around 10%, which means the already high price of this tier of processor is even more expensive. Budget builders are still going to get a lot more mileage out of their money with a Ryzen 3000 processor. 

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800 Processor Review: Specifications, Benchmark Tests

The Ryzen 7 5800 Processor was released by AMD, release date: 12 Jan 2021. The processor is designed for desktop computers and is based on the Zen 3 architecture.

The processor is locked for overclocking . The total number of cores is 8, threads are 16. The maximum clock frequency of the processor is 4.6 GHz. The maximum temperature is 95 °C. Technological process — 7 nm. Cache size: L1 — 512 KB, L2 — 4 MB, L3 — 32 MB.

Supported memory type: DDR4-3200.

Supported socket type: AM4. The maximum number of processors in the configuration is 1. Power consumption (TDP): 65 Watt.


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PassMark — Single thread mark 3401
PassMark — CPU mark 25918
3DMark Fire Strike — Physics Score 7302


Architecture name Zen 3
Issue date 12 Jan 2021
OPN Tray 100-000000456
Place in the ranking 331
Applicability Desktop
Support 64 bit
Base frequency 3. 4 GHz
Level 1 cache 512KB
Level 2 cache 4MB
Level 3 cache 32MB
Process 7nm
Maximum core temperature 95°C
Maximum frequency 4.6 GHz
Number of cores 8
Number of threads 16
Maximum number of memory channels 2
Supported memory types DDR4-3200
Maximum number of processors in configuration 1
Supported sockets AM4
Power consumption (TDP) 65 Watt
Number of USB ports 4. 0
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)


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Test and review: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is a great upgrade for socket AM4

A little over a week ago, the first tests of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, a processor with 3D V-cache cache that is aimed at gamers, appeared on the Web. Meanwhile, the CPU began to appear in European retail. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D has made it to our test lab, so we’re excited to present our own benchmarks. The processor is also interesting in that it is AMD’s latest blow for Socket AM4, since the transition to AM5 should be expected in the second half of the year. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D will defend AMD’s position in the gaming segment until the new Zen 4 models arrive. Interestingly, AMD plans to expand its 3D-V cache strategy with the new generation, although the benefits are not visible in all scenarios.

AMD announced the first Ryzen processors with 3D V-cache back at Computex 2021. But then it was not entirely clear how AMD would use the new technology. The first CPUs were supposed to appear at the end of 2021, but they had to wait until April 20, 2022. On this day, sales of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the first CPU with a new cache, started, that is, many months after the official introduction. Such a long wait time led to criticism from gamers and AMD fans, yet the processor arrived quite late. And today it does not look as impressive as at the end of 2021.

For the first generation of Ryzen with 3D V-Cache, AMD opted for processors with only one CCD die, meaning eight cores. On the other hand, they are quite enough for games. Last year, 3D V-cache technology was introduced with a model containing 12 cores on two CCDs. Apparently, problems with the availability of crystals affected, nevertheless, EPYC processors with an increased cache can be sold for much more. In the AMD range, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor is positioned as follows.

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Ryzen 5000 line
Cores Base frequency/Boost L3 cache TDP Price
Ryzen 9 5900X 12 3. 7 / 4.8 GHz 64 MB 105 W 45.200 ₽
Ryzen 7 5800X3D 8 3.4 / 4.5 GHz 96 MB 105 W EUR 489
Ryzen 7 5800X 8 3.8 / 4.7 GHz 32 MB 105 W 32.100 ₽

Like the regular 5800X, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D has eight Zen 3 cores, but the base frequency and Boost are still lower. The TDP of 105W hasn’t changed, so the additional cache’s power consumption was probably the reason why AMD couldn’t set identical clock speeds. The 32MB of L3 cache in the Ryzen 7 5800X CCD of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is complemented by 64MB of 3D V-cache, for a total capacity of 96MB. Therefore, the processor has even more L3 cache than a CPU with two CCD crystals (like the same Ryzen 95900X).

Otherwise, no difference. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D works with DDR4 memory in two channels and provides support for PCI Express 4. 0. The only unique advantage of the processor is the additional cache.

AMD has set the price tag at €489, which is significantly higher than the Ryzen 7 5800X and even more expensive than the 12-core model. Of the direct competitors of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, we can note the Core i7 12700K (test) for 56,000 ₽ and the Core i9-12900K (test) for 71,800 ₽. The Core i9-12900KS processor (test), which has not yet appeared in Russia, costs significantly more. Ultimately, let’s see how the processors show themselves in terms of price / performance ratio.

3D V-Cache in detail

Here we would like to remind once again how the 3D V-Cache technology works. Enclosure technologies became the starting point for the development of a new cache. Whether it’s HBM in the GPU package or the shift to chiplets in the CPU segment, AMD can make a claim in these technologies. On the other hand, AMD is still heavily dependent on partners. It was only in collaboration with partners that AMD was able to develop a product in this form and bring it to market.

3D stacking technology is still the final stage of AMD development. But putting a layer of SRAM on the processor die is only the first step. In the future, we can expect multi-layer SRAM chips, which can significantly increase the cache capacity.

The 3D V-cache is connected to the CCD directly via TSV (through-silicon via), which was made possible thanks to the 3D packaging technology that AMD developed together with TSMC. The CCD, which is manufactured using a 7nm process, is rotated 180° and 95% of the crystal is sawn off. Of the thickness of 400 microns, only 20 microns remain. And just above this thin layer is the 3D V-Cache cache. It is also produced using a 7nm process technology, the crystal area is 41 mm².

The connection between CCD and SRAM is made with copper TSVs. As AMD points out, the adhesion of the TSV copper pads on both sides is sufficient to connect and hold the two dies. The connection bandwidth is more than 2 TB / s. An extra layer called «structural silicon» (D1A and D1B) adds height where the 3D V-Cache doesn’t, so the thickness of the CCD stays the same.

Comparison of process technology, area and number of transistors
Process technology Chip area Number of transistors
CCD 7 nm 80.7 mm² 4.15 billion
IOD 12 nm 125 mm² 2.09 billion
L3D 7 nm 41 mm² 4.7 billion

In the table above you can see the number of transistors and area in relation to other chipsets. The CCD with eight Zen 3 cores and 32 MB of L3 cache has an area of ​​80.7 mm² and 4.15 billion transistors. The IOD adds 125 mm² and 2. 09 billion transistors to the package. IOD and two CCDs can already be called a rather complex structure in Ryzen and without 3D V-cache. If you add the L3D cache, then about half of the 80 mm² CCD die will be covered by the additional cache. You should also add 4.7 billion transistors to the final number. And here it means not only SRAM, but also control logic, power supply and other components.

There are no questions about the structure of the CCD with the L3D cache. But there seems to be a significant difference between diagrams and practical implementation.

According to information materials, it seems that SRAM is located on the CCD just in the center, above the L3 cache area. Layers of «Structural silicone» are added on the left and right to compensate for the difference in thickness. But after the ISSCC 2022 presentation, it became known that there is another layer of Support Silicon above them.