AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Processor Review

As we come to the end of the year we are rounding up our reviews of AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Series processors. We’ve already taken a look at the Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and Ryzen 5 5600X. Obviously the Ryzen 7 5800X will slot in between the 5600X and 5900X. The 5800X will bring you 8 cores, 16 threads, a base clock of 3.8 GHz, boost up to 4.7 GHz, 32MB of L3 cache, and a TDP of 105W. AMD has really focused on single-core and gaming performance with the 5000 series of processors. That means that this processor not only can compete against Intel in gaming performance, but also in multi-core workloads. At $449 this processor is great for those who want a little more than the $299 6-core, 12-thread 5600X offers, but didn’t want to take the plunge into the $549 12-core, 24-thread 5900X. Let’s take a look and see what this processor can do!

Special thanks to AMD for providing us with the Ryzen 7 5800X processor to review.


Cores: 8
Threads: 16
Base Clock: 3.8 GHz
Boost Clock: 4.7 GHz
L3 Cache: 32MB
L2 Cache: 4MB
TDP: 105W


AMD has slightly changed their packaging from the 3000 series. The main “background” of the box is made to look like brushed aluminum. Beyond that we still have the large Ryzen logo in the center, a 7 denoting the series in the bottom right, and finally “5000 Series Processor” in the bottom left. Flipping over to the back it lets you know what is in the box as well as some information on max boost.

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On one side of the box there is a little box that gives you a look at the processor and on the other it lets you know what comes inside. Just a reminder that with the 5000 series the only processor that comes with a cooler is the 5600X.

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Getting everything out of the box we have the Ryzen 7 5800X processor, a small Ryzen sticker, and installation instructions.

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Looking at the chip itself nothing really has changed. The size is still the same as it is fitting into the same AM4 socket. In the center it says AMD Ryzen and in the top left corner it says the model number.

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