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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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  1. Unfortunately, the damn thing is nearly mythological in nature. They are as hard (or harder) to get than GPU’s are right now.

    1. yeah .. I’d really like to give Newegg some more money for either a 5900x or a 6800 (which ever shows up in stock first I suppose) .. but my Newegg CC is just sitting her burning a whole in my sock drawer ..

  2. 5800X is the ‘most” available of the Zen 3 chips. I’m hunting for a 6800XT or 6900XT and the 5800X shows up much more often than those. If you’re set on a 5900X or 5950X, you’ll probably be waiting a while.

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