AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Boasts Up to 84 Percent Better Gaming Performance than 1800X, a Remarkable Multi-Generational Improvement

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German IT site has pitted every generation of AMD’s 8-core Ryzen 7 X800X processors against one another to determine just how big of a leap there is between the original Zen (2017) and Zen 3 (2020) microarchitectures.

A chart of the results compiled by 3D Center succinctly lays out the dramatic generational improvements, with the Ryzen 7 5800X demonstrating an incredible 75.7 percent bump in game performance (average FPS) over the first-generation Ryzen 7 1800X. The 89 percent improvement in application performance is equally as stunning.

Note that each generation of Zen has resulted in a 20 percent or higher uplift in gaming performance. AMD managed a remarkable 19 percent IPC increase with its latest Zen 3 architecture, so we can’t wait to see what red team might be able to pull off with Zen 4 on a 5 nm process. Results

Key SpecificationsApplicationsGen. PlusGames (avg. FPS)Games (1 percent low)Gen. Plus
Ryzen 7 5800XZen 3, 8C/16T, 3.8/4.7 GHz189,0%(+27%)175,7%184,2%(+25%)
Ryzen 7 3800XZen 2, 8C/16T, 3.8/4.4 GHz148,4%(+28%)141,5%147,6%(+20%)
Ryzen 7 2700XZen+, 8C/16T, 3.7/4.35 GHz116,1%(+16%)119,7%123,1%(+23%)
Ryzen 7 1800XZen, 8C/16T, 3.6/4.1 GHz100%100%100%

AMD Ryzen 7 X800X Specifications

Ryzen 7 1800XRyzen 7 2700XRyzen 7 3800XRyzen 7 5800X
CodenameSummit Ridge (Zen)Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+)Matisse (Zen 2)Vermeer (Zen 3)
Fertigung14LPP (GloFo)12LP (GloFo)N7 (TSMC) + 12LP (GloFo)N7 (TSMC) + 12LP (GloFo)
Die-Size213 mm² (SoC)213 mm² (SoC)74 mm² (CCD) + 125 mm² (IOD)81 mm² (CCD) + 125 mm² (IOD)
Transistoren4,8 Mrd4,8 Mrd3,9 Mrd + 2,09 Mrd4,15 Mrd + 2,09 Mrd
Kerne8 + SMT8 + SMT8 + SMT8 + SMT
Takt3,6 GHz bis 4,1 GHz3,7 GHz bis 4,35 GHz3,9 GHz bis 4,5 GHz3,8 GHz bis 4,7 GHz
L3-Cache16 MByte16 MByte32 MByte32 MByte
TDP95 Watt105 Watt105 Watt105 Watt
PPT142 Watt142 Watt142 Watt142 Watt

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