AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core Processor Review | Jun 22

AMD took the high-end desktop (HEDT) scene by storm last year with its Ryzen Threadripper line of processors, which brought the 16-core performance to the consumer market at a price point more affordable than Intel’s comparable X299 platform. This year, AMD looks to go one step further with the release of its Ryzen 2000 series processors based on the new Zen+ architecture, and the top dog of this family is the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core, 16-thread unlocked desktop processor. Here’s our review of this impressive new HEDT offering from AMD!

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core,

Series‎AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Item model number‎AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Item Weight‎2.8 ounces
Product Dimensions‎1.57 x 1.57 x 0.24 inches
Item Dimensions LxWxH‎1.57 x 1.57 x 0.24 inches
Processor Brand‎AMD
Processor Count‎8

Overall Performance

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is a beast in terms of overall performance. This $200 processor packs 8 cores and 16 threads. This is a monster when it comes to multitasking and streaming content. I would recommend anyone who uses their computer for entertainment like video editing, photo editing, and streaming games or movies to get an AMD Ryzen over Intel any day. With that being said though – I only recommend getting an AMD processor if you’re going to have at least an Nvidia GTX 1080Ti or better GPU in your computer to take advantage of its full capabilities in regards to gaming. You might even need 2 high-end GPUs if you plan on 4K Ultra HD gaming as well as streaming 4K UHD videos with no issues at all or nearly none.


AMD’s eight-core Ryzen is also available from Intel and costs around $250 less than AMD’s equivalent. However, don’t let that cost differential fool you: Although AMD’s six- and four-core parts perform similarly to their Intel counterparts, AMD’s eight-core chips give Intel a run for its money. Depending on what you do with your PC and how much cash you have to spend, both companies’ offerings make sense—but we’d recommend going with an AMD system if you can swing it. If not price or performance is holding you back from buying an 8 core processor then why not wait until AMD releases its Threadripper line of CPUs in August?

They will have up to 32 cores with high core counts across each model range! For those who are wondering, a good rule of thumb when choosing between Intel and AMD processors is if you want raw power go with Intel but if you want value go with AMD. In most cases though, one or two more cores won’t really affect your everyday computing experience (unless you’re using demanding software like video editing) so don’t worry too much about it. The new Ryzen processors are so powerful they will allow most people to stream 4K video on YouTube without any stuttering even at 1080p quality settings.

Also, keep in mind that these new unlocked processors are only compatible with motherboards based on AMD’s X370 chipset – if you have an older motherboard they won’t work so check compatibility before purchasing!

Cooling and Overclocking

There’s no getting around it—the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is a huge processor. And if you’re interested in overclocking, you can expect a healthy bump in performance by keeping temperatures at sub-ambient levels. The Wraith Prism RGB features an eye-catching design and mounts to most air coolers with ease. Plus, its technology is first-rate—this cooler boasts patented Direct Contact heat pipes and ultra-quiet PWM fans that actually double as LED lights when not used for cooling. This product will give your new chip a proper foundation upon which to shine!


The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is a direct competitor to Intel’s Core i7-8700K. In our test, we compared how it stacked up against similar competition in eight popular benchmarks. The AMD Ryzen 5 series is rated for higher clock speeds than its Intel counterparts with up to 6C/12T for $349 and offers more cores and threads. Both feature an unlocked multiplier and support overclocking, however, only AMD offers Dual Channel memory (at launch). These features make both processors ideal for content creators or users who need additional power but don’t want to break the bank on a 12C/24T+ model. However, there are other things to consider when choosing between these two processors such as price point, compatibility with current hardware and software. We will be looking at all of these factors in our review of each processor including benchmark results that will help you decide which one is right for you!

Value Proposition

This AMD processor can be overclocked for even more performance. It is also unlocked for easier overclocking. When compared to its Intel counterparts, it has lower power consumption and higher clock speeds. Overall, it offers better performance at a lower price than competing chips from Intel. If you’re looking for a high-end desktop processor that won’t break your budget or require much of an investment in cooling equipment, AMD’s Ryzen series is worth checking out.

The new 5800X model is priced competitively with comparable Intel processors and offers significantly better performance. It makes a great choice for gamers who want to run multiple graphics cards or stream on Twitch. The only downside? You need a motherboard with an AM4 socket to use it, so if you already have older hardware you might need to upgrade first before installing one of these processors.


AMD’s lineup of Ryzens has been consistently praised for offering excellent performance at a low price. That still rings true here with the Ryzen 5 series. The 2600X and 2700 are clearly aimed at professionals looking to upgrade their workstations for digital art creation or heavy video editing, as well as enthusiasts who want more than just a solid gaming experience from their CPU. If you’re on an extreme budget, consider going for one of AMD’s older generation CPUs (like Intel’s new 9th generation processors) but if you can swing it, these new Ryzens are a clear step up in terms of both speed and value over last year’s models. We expect them to be extremely popular among gamers and content creators alike.