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AMD Ryzen 7 5800x versus Ryzen 7 3700X SiSoftware Sandra Dhrystone

We are now testing in the popular SiSoftware Sandra 2021 version.  We are testing the CPU arithmetic section.  In this graph above we are looking at Dhrystone integer performance in multi-threading. We find that the Ryzen 7 5800X is 12% faster in integer operations in multi-threading scenarios compared to the Ryzen 7 3700X. PBO adds less than a 1% advantage.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800x versus Ryzen 7 3700X SiSoftware Sandra Whetstone

In this graph, we are now looking at the Whetstone floating-point performance in multi-threading. In float performance, we see a very large 20% performance increase on the Ryzen 7 5800X versus the Ryzen 7 3700X in multi-threading. PBO adds an insignificant advantage.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800x versus Ryzen 7 3700X SiSoftware Sandra Dhrystone

Now we are looking at Dhrystone integer performance again, but this time on a single thread. On a single thread, we see a huge gain of 28% advantage with the Ryzen 7 5800X versus Ryzen 7 3700X in integer performance. PBO adds an insignificant advantage.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800x versus Ryzen 7 3700X SiSoftware Sandra Whetstone

We also see a large 23% performance advantage with the Ryzen 7 5800X over the Ryzen 7 3700X in floating-point performance on a single thread.

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Brent Justice

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  1. I built 4 systems for people using the 3700X. I was really hoping there would be a 5700X. Or they could drop the price on the 5800X, that would work too. 3700X and 5800X are both good CPUs, but the superiority of Zen 3 really shines through. I wasn’t expecting an article like this, nice surprise, thanks Brent.

  2. I’m on a 5800x for my gaming PC. Very happy. I came from a 3800x. Which seems silly, but who cares. HAHA

  3. Cool to see a side by side between the two. I had considered upgrading to a 5800X, but think I’ll hold on to my 3700X for a couple more years. At 1440P the gaming difference is probably 2-5%, so it really doesn’t make sense.

    Curious, why was PBO not enabled for the 3700X?

  4. So basically for gaming at ultra / 4K it is worthless to upgrade, thanks for that, now my itch to replace my 3700x is completely gone.

  5. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 42250, member: 1298″]
    So basically for gaming at ultra / 4K it is worthless to upgrade, thanks for that, now my itch to replace my 3700x is completely gone.
    [/QUOTE]

    My thoughts exactly.

  6. It was a very nice incremental upgrade. The biggest benefits IMO were better RAM compatibility / higher RAM clocks, but the higher power envelope and clock speeds were nice.

    I wouldn’t see it as a necessary upgrading coming from Zen2+ either, but if you were on anything older (Haswell, for me), it was a very nice boost.

  7. I made the change from the 3700X to the 5800X and have enjoyed every single bit of improvements so far.

  8. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 42250, member: 1298″]
    So basically for gaming at ultra / 4K it is worthless to upgrade, thanks for that, now my itch to replace my 3700x is completely gone.
    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah.. That’s why I left my 3700X at home, and went with the upgrade for the work machine. I am noticing a good performance boost for my work applications for sure.

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