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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Review Rundown

AMD | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 07 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of AMD 5800X
  • 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

Summary

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.

Rundown

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800X puts up a surprisingly powerful challenge to the Core i9-10900K. For most folks it's overkill solely for use in gaming at 1080p or 1440p. But anyone seeking a well-engineered—and well-rounded—high-end processor that won't break the bank should keep it front and center.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful enough to beat Core i9-10900K in 1080p and 1440p gaming
  • Good CPU performance for the price
Cons[**]
  • Lacks on-chip graphics

techradar[2]

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, but AMD has completely redesigned it from the ground up. Each CCX now has 8 cores – that's up from 4 cores per CCX on Zen 2, greatly reducing latency between cores. On top of that, each core direct access to 32MB of L3 cache, which is incredibly important for gaming performance.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive single-core performance
  • Excellent multi-thread performance
  • Great value for money
Cons[**]
  • Higher price than Ryzen 7 3800X
  • Only one Core Complex per die

tomshardware[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The $449 Ryzen 7 5800X slots into AMD's Zen 3-powered product stack with eight cores and sixteen threads. AMD's premium could be a disadvantage if Intel becomes more aggressive on pricing, but AMD's suggested selling prices rarely manifest at retail. Intel's $440 Core i9-10850K comes into the picture with ten cores and 20 threads.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful enough for gaming and lightly-threaded work
  • Excellent CPU performance for the money
  • Excellent overclocking performance
Cons[**]
  • Pricey for an eight-core processor

trustedreviews[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X desktop processor is built upon Zen 3 architecture with a 7nm process. With 8 cores, 16 threads and max clock speeds of up to 4.6GHz, it looks to have all of the spec credentials to challenge Intel's Rocket Lake CPUs. If you want a processor that performs well at both content creation and gaming, then this may well be the best value option currently available.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent multi-threaded performance
  • Great value for money
  • Competitively priced
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Review. Pcmag. 2020-11-05. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ AMD Ryzen 7 5800X review. Techradar. 2021-01-28. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Review: The Pricing Conundrum. Tomshardware. 2020-12-26. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Review. Trustedreviews. 2021-04-06. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  5. *. 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.
  6. **. 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.
  7. ***. 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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