Ryzen 7 5800X benchmarks surface, 11% faster than Core i9-10900K in single-core performance

Written by Neil Soutter on Wed, Oct 28, 2020 2:00 PM

AMD recently announced their latest Ryzen 5000 series processors based on the new Zen 3 architecture, and they’ll officially be hitting shelves on November 5th. Until then though, we’ve seen some benchmarks for the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X, as well as some comparisons between Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 3000 - and now we can add some pretty impressive Ryzen 7 5800X benchmarks to that list as well.

The benchmarks were spotted on the CPU-Z database, which puts the Ryzen 7 5800X at a strong lead against Intel’s Core i9-10900K - which is currently the most powerful commercial gaming CPU out there - when comparing single core performance.

Before we jump into the benchmarks though, let’s remind ourselves what the entire Ryzen 5000 series lineup looks like so far in terms of specs and compare them to the Core i9-10900K:

CPU Cores Threads Base clock Boost clock Cache L2+L3 TDP Price
16 32 3.4GHz 4.9GHz 72MB 105W $799
12 24 3.7GHz 4.8GHz 70MB 105W $549
8 16 3.8GHz 4.7GHz 36MB 105W $449
6 12 3.7GHz 4.6GHz 35MB 65W $299
Core i9-10900K 10 20 3.7GHz 5.3GHz 20MB 125W $500-$550

Okay so now onto the juicy numbers. For single core performance, the Ryzen 7 5800X gets a strong 650 points, which is a 66 point lead over the Core i9-10900K, putting the 5800X at roughly 11% faster than Intel’s CPU. Additionally, the Ryzen 7 5800X is also 25% faster than the previous-gen Ryzen 7 3800X.

Even when you compare the Ryzen 7 5800X to the previous-gen top-end Ryzen 9 3950X, the new Zen 3 CPU actually beats it out by 24%.

Moving onto the multi-core performance the Ryzen 7 5800X scores 6593 here, this does mean that the Core i9-10900K takes the lead which is 10% faster, however this is all the more impressive for AMD’s CPU when you realize that the 10900K actually has 25% more cores and higher clock speeds but is only able to manage a 10% lead. Compared to the previous gen, the Ryzen 7 5800X is 18% faster than the Ryzen 7 3800X.

That puts the Ryzen 7 5800X in a crazy good position, where even though the Ryzen 9 5900X is being marketed as the best CPU for PC gamers, you can still get great performance for $100 less than that. 

Where the Ryzen 9 5900X showed a stronger lead against the Core i9-10900K, you would essentially be paying around $50 more for that performance boost. However, the 5800X shows you can still get better performance in single core processes (and very close in multi-core processes) for around $50 less than Intel’s offering.

What do you think? Are you excited for the Ryzen 5000 series? Which one are you more interested in? And how do you feel about the prices for performance? Let us know!

Which CPU do you think is the better option for PC players?

How do you feel about the Ryzen 5000 price points now?

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14:23 Oct-28-2020

150€ for 2 extra cores and going from 8 cores to 12 is 100€ id say somethings wrong here.

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14:32 Oct-28-2020

The TDP values are also odd. My guess is that the 6-core is a budget part made using a different cut-down schematic.

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18:33 Oct-28-2020

exactly

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14:12 Oct-28-2020

Waiting for DDR5 to be mainstream to move on...

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14:29 Oct-28-2020

How is that 2600K doing in 2020? It's pretty ancient by today's standards, but I guess your screen resolution at (most likely) 60Hz doesn't allow it to become an obvious bottleneck much yet?

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16:06 Oct-28-2020

it holds some games back but not that much it's fairly acceptable for how long it has been working.

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18:35 Oct-28-2020

Yeah that cpu suffers in open world titles from ubisoft specially, i had an i5 3570k and i was getting stuttering in ac origins and oddysey, as well as in watch dogs 2 and in gtav was getting a few slowdowns when going fast

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15:14 Oct-28-2020

I'm also now waiting till ddr5 comes, then i'll look at what is best option for cpu, either amd or intel, i dont care which team im on as long as there powerful

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22:57 Oct-28-2020

2022 with Zen4

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