Ryzen 7 3800X: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Ryzen 7 3800X provides good benchmark performance at 14.98% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

AMD started Ryzen 7 3800X sales 7 July 2019 at a recommended price of $399. This is a Matisse architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 7 nm, 12 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4500 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 105 Watt. It supports DDR4 Dual-channel memory.

Primary details

Ryzen 7 3800X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking436
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation30.46
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 7
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)
Release date7 July 2019 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$399of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$280 (0.7x MSRP)of 15701 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores8 (Octa-Core)
Threads16
Base clock speed3.9 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.5 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache96K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 98304 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache32 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Number of transistors19,200 millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierYes

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 7 3800X compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketAM4
Power consumption (TDP)105 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 7 3800X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+
AVX+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 7 3800X's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth51.196 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Ryzen 7 3800X.

Integrated graphics card-

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 7 3800X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen 7 3800X 14.98

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Ryzen 7 3800X 23168

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Ryzen 7 3800X 1697

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Ryzen 7 3800X 8456

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Ryzen 7 3800X's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.


Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen 7 3800X is Core i5-13500T, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 7 3800X:

Core i9-7920X 101.94
Ryzen 7 3800X 100

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Ryzen 7 3800X, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Ryzen 7 3800X in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 3976 configurations using Ryzen 7 3800X in our database.

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