AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor ElectronicsLive viewers eye icon

(10 customer reviews)

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AMD’s fastest 8 core processor for mainstream desktop, with 16 procesing threads. OS Support-Windows 10 64-Bit Edition
Can deliver elite 100-plus FPS performance in the world’s most popular games
Cooler not included, high-performance cooler recommended
4.7 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 36 MB of cache, DDR-3200 support
For the advanced Socket AM4 platform, can support PCIe 4.0 on X570 and B550 motherboards

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10 reviews for AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor ElectronicsLive viewers eye icon

  1. Darkoasis

    I have had this CPU for around exactly one year now. Normally I do all my tech reviews fairly early but I wanted to really use this chip, overclock it, game, and do lighting editing as well. To start off my full system is a Ryzen 5800X, Asus X570-Pro board, 32GB of 3600mhz G.Skill CL16 memory (4x8GB), EVGA G3 Supernova 850 watt 80+ Gold PSU, EVGA RTX 2070 Super GPU, Cooler Master NR600 Case, Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black Edition CPU cooler. I have two Gen 4 NVMe drives and 4 normal sata SSD drives. My case is filled with all Cooler Master Masterpro ARGB high CFM airflow fans. I’m also using an internal wireless card as well as my particular x570 board doesn’t come with onboard WiFi. My reason for stating all this is the airflow and cooling in my case is exceptional. I have one of the highest airflow cases, with some of the best fans, one of the best CPU coolers, and I’m using Thermal Grizzly Kryonaunt paste which is hands down the best CPU test for overclocking and temps in general imo. Stating all this because YOUR temps may be different than mine as well as your results. To start of with the chip I’ve not had ONE single issue with it so far after a year of use. ALL I have done to it after installing it in place of the Ryzen 3600 that it replaced was I enabled DOCP on my memory which is AMDs version of XMP and I enabled PBO on my chip with the max limit set at 200mhz. That it all I touched. This chip boosts to 5.1ghz when using 2-3 cores or less easily and even if under full load will still stay around 4.75ghz on all 8 cores at 100% load. In a more realistic load like gaming it runs around 4.75-4.95ghz. Under full load like Prime95 my temps top out around 74C. Idle is around low 30s and while gaming it bounces around 55-65C. It runs super fast and super cool. This is all on air cooling too. When going from the 3600 to the 5800X while every single other aspect of my system remained the same I gained anywhere from 10 fps to over 20 fps on some games. I play at 1440P as well. If you play at 1080P your results will be even better. This is the best chip I’ve ever used and owned. My RTX 2070 Super is overclocked 1100mhz on the memory and 140mhz on the core. On benchmarks my scores beat all stock and even factory OC 2080 Supers. They also beat almost all RTX 3060 ti results as well. I’ve never played a single game where this chip bottlenecks my card ever. Whereas with the 3600 it did from time to time. Especially in games using DLSS which renders the game at a much lower resolution then upscales it. That makes the game way more CPU demanding and in titles with DLSS my fps increase was huge. Absolutely amazing cpu for gaming and you don’t have to do anything other than enable PBO. Gone are the days of manual overclocking to get all the performance you paid for. The chips auto boost themselfs as high as they can go basically all by themselves now. If you have any Zen + or Zen 2 chip and wanna upgrade to Zen 3 aka Ryzen 5000 I say it’s well worth it for gaming. The IPC increase on Ryzen 5000 over 3000 series is huge. Over 30% faster. I’ve included pictures of my setup, CPUz info, benchmark results, MSI Afterburner temperature info after playing Witcher 3 at 1440P on Ultra settings for hours, and many other others. The chip boosts high, runs cool, requires basically no knowledge to get max performance from it outside of TWO toggles in the bios, and at its current price is an amazing value imo. Fast enough to pair any GPU on the market with it if you can find one. I’ve been wanting a 3080 forever now but just no luck. I paid the MSRP of 450 for this chip and don’t regret it at all. No crashes, no issues ever, never breaks 70C while daily use/gaming no matter how long, boosts over 5ghz, and has enough cores/threads if you wanna stream and multitask while gaming you’re good to go. I think AMD did an amazing job with Zen 3 and if you’re interested in the 5800X for gaming/streaming you won’t go wrong. Hope this review helped and if it does please leave a like. Enjoy the pics and thanks for reading.

  2. Gabriel Merino

    Exactly what you should except from a mid-high-end CPU, run well and loads well, but is very very hot, I place my hand over the computer’s exhausts every now and then and it is like a little heater, to the point where I leave it on some days, and it offsets the rooms A/C. Especially on high performance applications. But now I have no worry when I want to run ultra-settings on most games 2022 and back. Still not cutting edge to the point that you could run ultra-settings and ray tracing and all that on the newest games. I have a 3080 12 gb Nvidia based graphics card.

  3. Dr Lew

    This CPU performs amazing, kills everything I throw at it. idles at around 45°C and peaks at 83.3°C when stressed. For reference I am using a Corsair 4000D, RTX 3070, ASUS B550-F Gaming WiFi II, Noctua NH-D15 and 5 be quiet! Silent Wings 3 Fans. In terms of stability I haven’t touched much in the BIOS, just turned on XMP and adjusted my fans, and I haven’t had any issues at all in the 4 months of usage.For gaming it is overkill, I have almost never seen it go above 30% Usage in most modern titles at High-Max Settings, most games today are GPU bound, so the CPU isn’t as important. However I get 60 FPS on max settings with tough games like FH5. So safe to say this is a great pair with the 3070, and almost any GPU.I don’t think another CPU can beat this for value, sure the 12900K is better, But gaming with an oven isn’t a good plan. and according to AMD, they won’t abandon the AM4 socket completely, So you should be able to upgrade to a newer CPU anyway. If your on the fence about buying this, Don’t be.

  4. Keron

    My singular complaint is that this particular model gets noticeably toastier than its more expensive / faster counterparts.This is to do with the multicore cluster design — This CPU has only a single CCX chiplet containing all of its cores in a very tightly packed space, versus the “wider spread” designs of the higher end models over this one.This seems to be a double-edged sword where mild thermal issues lead to a requirement for better cooling if you want to sustain the highest speeds, but there seems to be noticeable differences in performance of older games that are more sensitive to inter-core latency than newer titles.All in all, completely worth every cent in my experience. It didn’t take much tuning to make mine stabilize upwards to 4.95-5.00GHz under modest load, closer to 4.75-4.85GHz under peak load.Wildly overkill for the majority of things I do with it. Compile times for models and anything software related are so incredibly tiny compared to what I was used to experiencing on an Intel i7 6700k I used previously. 10/10 would recommend, compiles go ultra nyoooom

  5. Stefan Colgan

    The 5800X was a great value even before the price dropped with the announcement of the 7000 series. This thing can’t be beat now since it is half the original MSRP. Pick this up!

  6. J. De Gannes

    *********************************************UPDATE 5/26/2022****************************************************I just switched out that air cooler I had with a Dark Rock Pro 4 and changed some settings. Dropped PPT to 105, down from 115. Left TDC and EDC the same. Set Boost Override back to Auto. Set an all core negative offset of -20 instead of my previous settings. My new Cinebench R23 scores are Single Core: 1587, Multicore: 15102. New temps got me idling in the mid to low 30’s, during the multicore bench I never hit 80c. Extremely satisfied with this chip. No need for an AIO at all.*************************************************************************************************************************I got a pretty bad one here. Some people are lucky to get a cool running chip, most of us get fire breathing dragons in a box. You’ve heard the horror stories, but I’m here to tell you it’s not bad at all, with a few minor tweaks. I use it with an IC Thermal Graphite Pad and a measly mid ranged CoolerMaster air cooler. Initially, I was idling around 76c and easily hitting 95c while gaming. After heavy research, I found countless people with my exact same thermals but they were running thermal grizzly paste and 360mm AIOs, so it definitely wasn’t a “me” problem. I was hitting over 90c after half a second in Cinebench R23 though, so we had to do something about that regardless of how hot this chip is expected to run lol.Well, I fixed everything with a few tweaks to my BIOS and PBO2 settings, and to add a cherry on top I bought 2 140mm Slient Wings fans from beQuiet! to add to the ceiling of my case, where previously there were none. Now I idle around 41c and game around 63c, never reaching 85c in Cinebench r23 after an hour, and the climb there is now considerably slow. Here’s what I did:1. Installed Ryzen Master in order to locate to 2 fastest cores.2. In my BIOS settings I dropped PPT to 115 (down from 142), TDC to 80, EDC to 90, Boost Override to 200Mhz with a scaler of 10x.3. In Curve Optimizer (BIOS) I set a (Negative) -5 offset to my 2 fastest cores, and -10 off to all my other cores.4. I set a thermal limit (In BIOS as well) of 85c so that the chip isn’t allowed to cross that threshold.5. Ran a series of tests using Cinebench and CPU-Z, and gaming all day non stop to test for stability. It’s as solid as a mountain.I know AMD said the chip WANTS to hit 90c and that it’s ok, but I’m sorry my PC isn’t a space heater. I live in the Caribbean with no AC and it’s already hotter than satan’s balls out here. So how’s my performance now you ask? Well my 2 fastest cores easily boost to 5.05Ghz while gaming etc, 5 other cores all hit 4.9Ghz, and the worst core hits 4.7Ghz. In Cinebench r23 my single core score is 1575 (which, if you’ve been paying attention, is pretty incredible considering my circumstances). My multicore score takes a hit though with all cores at 4.2Ghz during the test, I got a score of 14402, which again isn’t bad at all considering my situation.Overall I’m happy. I’m not hitting 15500 in multicore like some people who won the chip lottery and have 360mm water coolers, but it’s way more than enough for my gaming and video editing. My 2700X, which was what I upgraded from was amazing and had a multicore score of around 10000, so this is a major upgrade regardless. So my single core performance is as good as anyone else’s, and my multicore performance takes a slight hit, but now my 5800X runs over 30 degrees cooler. You can’t beat that trade off. So in closing, If I can run this chip at decent temps with the parts I just mentioned, nobody should be having problems tbh. Just takes a little know-how. I know I can get even better temps and performance if I keep tweaking, but like Shikamaru Nara, I’m too lazy and see that as being a total drag, and I’m content with what I have.

  7. baklan

    A good stone, I took it even before the price dropped (I play Fortnite and CS GO without freezes, if you need something powerful and not expensive for games, then this is the most ideal option.Sometimes there are temperature jumps, but they say that this is a problem of the 5000 series …

  8. Vasan S.

    Only thing I did not like is the packaging it came in seems quite easy for causing damage to the chip/pins itself during shipping. Other than that, it’s great. Mine was b2 stepping so no big need for undervolting to lower temps. Used with a Noctua D15 but a U12 should work just as well for cooling

  9. Aron F.

    As it says on the tin.If you can get this for the same price as the 5700x like I was able to, then enabling Eco Mode 65 in your BIOS makes this thing run ice cold since it’s just better silicon compared to a regular 5700x.Of course this assumes you have high quality thermal paste and a 65 watt cooler from a respected brand.It will clock and boost higher, for the same energy and Temps as a 5700x, or it can ride easy with less power and lower Temps.Great chip. Team Red all the way.

  10. Ces

    It’s hard to believe that just 5 years ago an 8 core 16 thread CPU cost well over $100 USD and now the 2700 can be found for $150 (as is could for the last two years) while the 3700X for $279.99 is quite a bargain as well. So is the 5800X worth 33% of a 2016 8/16 from Intel? Or 50% more than a 3700X? 250% more than a 2700?!? That’s actually a tough call, so I’ll go with a *maybe.* If you already have a 2700 and game, 4k and don’t rely too heavily on Photoshop or rendering scenes/videos, then no, I don’t think it is. If you have a 3700X or 9900/K or better that turns into a hard no unless you really need those extra few minutes it will save you rendering over the course of a day (if that). Now if you have a 2700X or lower and play games at something =/<1440p then you may certainly want to consider it.Besides noticing an immediate difference in little things, like how quick the mouse is on my desktop compared to a 2700, my in-game FPS is up roughly 10% @1440p with a paltry XFX 5700 non-XT. I definitely didn't expect that much of a difference, but since I still plan on upgrading my GPU, most likely in late August or September when the lower prices in the East start making their way to the Western markets, I thought "Why not, you'll just end up spending the extra money on something silly, and you've been squirreling money away since the launch of the 6800/XT and 6900XT's were released. By the time I settled on what GPU I wanted and would benefit me most when I work from home, the prices were so silly I didn't want to contribute to an unhealthy consumer market considering I have another PC I use for 85% of my work. To my surprise, it did help my GPU out quite a bit more than expected, while greatly improving efficiency in CAD.While the gaming performance is great, and I don't anticipate hitting any bottlenecks with the 6800XT or 3080Ti (the 3080 would be a fantastic match for gaming and home office work *if* it wasn't so RAM starved, which I see being a big problem within the next couple of years; what was Nvidia thinking? Bleh, giving it the same amount of RAM as mid-range cards from 2016?). The chip itself burns through most workstation tasks faster than any other 8/16 I have ever used. At stock speeds it sips power, runs very cool (I'm using the stock Wraith Prism that came with the 65 Watt 2700) even when gaming, while having no problem keeping it's 4.7 boost for as long as needed. In CPU intensive games like Cyberpunk 2077, Bannerlord or Red Dead Redemption 2 the chip laughs as it might hit 78c and continues to jog along at 4.7, without missing a beat until the action slows down. Baldur's Gate 3 is also a joy to play over the 2700 in battles since it runs through so many different scenarios and variables with every NPC before taking that character's action for the round. 7-10 seconds per NPC has turned into 1-2, which is fantastic when you have 30 bad guys on the field.That said, it is a pretty good value for the money if you are upgrading a pre-2017 system or a 6/12 or lower thread count CPU. If you're building a mid-range to high-end gaming PC it's fantastic, and is a great option for a home workstation. I could even see running a virtual machine or two with it in a pinch. It really is a dynamic, blazing fast CPU that will probably last a good 3-7 years depending on your needs.

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