AMD Ryzen 7 5800X : Verdict, Price + Availability
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X : Our Verdict!
Thanks to the new Zen 3 core optimisations and SoC design, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X offers a nice leap forward in performance.
Its single-core performance has been improved significantly over its predecessors, and so has its multi-core performance, offering a nice boost to both content creation and gaming performance.
Gamers will favour the cheaper Ryzen 5 5600X, but this is a great option for those who also need serious multi-core performance for content creation work.
Another great point about the Ryzen 7 5800X – even though it uses a new microarchitecture, it continues to use the AM4 socket
If you have an existing AMD 500 Series motherboard, you can pop it in after a BIOS upgrade.
Those on AMD 400 Series motherboards will have to wait until Q1 2020, before they receive BIOS upgrades to support Zen 3.
But while the Ryzen 7 5800X’s performance may be a leap forward, so is its price tag…
You may recall that the last-generation Ryzen 7 3800X had a launch price of $399 (RM1,799), with a nice Wraith Prism cooler.
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X costs substantially more at $449 (RM2,049), and no longer comes with a very nice bundled cooler!
On the other hand, it comes with a free copy of the upcoming game – Far Cry 6 Standard Edition...
So who should, or should NOT, buy the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X?
- Buy : If you want the best possible 8-core processor for a new gaming or content creation system.
- Buy : If you are upgrading from a first-generation Ryzen processor.
- Buy : If you need more computing cores than your current system.
- Consider : If you are upgrading from a second-generation Ryzen processor.
- Skip : If you are already using a 3rd Gen Ryzen processor.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X : Price + Availability
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor will be available for sale starting 5 November 2020, at these RRP inclusive of tax, in Malaysia :
- Malaysia : RM 2,049 (~US$493) inclusive of 6% tax
- United States : RM 449
Note : It comes with a free copy of Far Cry 6
Here are some online purchase options :
- Malaysia : CPU Only | CPU Only | CPU Only
- Singapore : CPU Only | CPU Only | CPU Only | CPU Only | CPU Only
- UK : CPU Only | CPU Bundle | CPU Bundle | CPU Bundle | CPU Bundle
- Australia : CPU Only
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X : Specifications
Here is how the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X compares to the other Ryzen 5000 series processors :
|Process||7 nm (CCD) + 12 nm (IOD)|
+ Die Size
|CCD : 4.15 billion, 80.7 mm²
IOD : 2.09 billion, 125 mm²
|CCD Count||2 x CCD
1 x IOD
|1 x CCD
1 x IOD
|Cores / Threads||16 / 32||12 / 24||8 / 16||6 / 12|
|Base Clock||3.4 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.8 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.9 GHz||4.8 GHz||4.7 GHz||4.6 GHz|
|L1 Cache||1 MB||768 KB||512 KB||384 KB|
|L2 Cache||8 MB||6 MB||4 MB||3 MB|
|L3 Cache||64 MB||32 MB|
|TDP||105 W||65 W|
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