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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Review Rundown

AMDPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 0%
  • Powerful enough to beat Intel Core i9-10900K in both gaming and content work
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Pricey for an eight-core CPU
  • Lacks on-chip graphics


The eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800X puts up a surprisingly powerful challenge to the Core i9-10900K in both gaming and productivity tasks. AMD's Zen 3 architecture boosts it enough to make it a serious value pick among high-end CPUs released this year.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X isn't the absolute fastest of what Zen 3 has to offer in content creation. But its balance of price to performance in both gaming and content work is what really sets this specific Zen 3 CPU apart. It's a great gaming chip, to be sure, but if a pure gaming CPU is what you are after and money is short, we'd still recommend considering cheaper options.
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  • Extremely fast for gaming and content creation
  • Strong performance in 1080p and 4K gaming
  • Stable overclock
  • Pricey for a gaming CPU


Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
AMD's Zen 3 architecture is 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. Each CCX now has 8 cores – that's up from 4 cores per CCX on Zen 2. On top of that, each core direct access to 32MB of L3 cache, which is incredibly important for gaming performance.
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  • Great single-core and multi-core performance
  • Great value for money
  • Higher price than AMD Ryzen 7 3800X


Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
Zen 3 uses the same 12nm I/O Die (IOD) and has 2.09 billion transistors. The IOD controllers still come with two chiplets. The chip comes with one CCD with all eight cores enabled, while CPUs with 12 or 12 or 16 cores are available. Zen 3 has unified its L3 cache into one 32MB contiguous cluster.
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  • Higher performance than Ryzen 7 3800XT
  • Supports PCIe 4.0
  • 4.7 GHz all-core boost
  • L3 cache is limited to 32MB
  • Only one 8-core chiplets


Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is an excellent all-round desktop processor. It offers a competitive performance in every area, including gaming and productivity. Intel's Core i5-11K is a better value for money, while the Ryzen 9 3900X is a more cost-effective alternative for multi-threaded workloads. Its low power consumption and compatibility with old motherboards means you won't have to pay lots of money for other components when upgrading motherboards.
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  • Excellent multi-threaded performance
  • High-quality components
  • Good value for money
  • High power consumption
  • No overclocking option


1. ^ AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Review. pcmag. 2020-11-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ AMD Ryzen 7 5800X review. techradar. 2021-01-28 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Review: The Pricing Conundrum. tomshardware. 2020-12-26 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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