Rendering Performance

Cinebench R23

AMD Ryzen 7 5800x versus Ryzen 7 3700X Cinebench R23 Multi Core

In Cinebench R23 multi-core performance the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is up 25% in performance compared to the Ryzen 7 3700X. This is impressive considering both have the same core and thread count. Turning on PBO is negligible.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800x versus Ryzen 7 3700X Cinebench R23 Single Core

Single-core Cinebench R23 performance is up 22% with the Ryzen 7 5800X versus the Ryzen 7 3700X. Similar to previous single-core testing, turning on PBO actually does make a bigger difference for performance, up 2% here.

Blender Open Data Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 7 5800x versus Ryzen 7 3700X Blender Open Data Benchmark bmw27

Remember, here we are looking for the lowest result.  The less time it takes to render, the fastest it is, and the better you’ll be. Both CPUs have the same core and thread count, so it is exciting to see that the Ryzen 7 5800X is 22% quicker at rendering the bmw27 scene in Blender.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800x versus Ryzen 7 3700X Blender Open Data Benchmark classroom

In the classroom scene, the Ryzen 7 5800X renders it 21% quicker than the Ryzen 7 3700X.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800x versus Ryzen 7 3700X Blender Open Data Benchmark pavillon_barcelona

In the pavillon_barcelona scene, the Ryzen 7 5800X renders it 20% quicker than the Ryzen 7 3700X.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800x versus Ryzen 7 3700X Blender Open Data Benchmark victor

In victor we see the Ryzen 7 5800X render the scene 21% faster than the Ryzen 7 3700X. These are all significant performance improvements for rendering. We even see PBO make it just a bit faster in victor.

V-Ray

AMD Ryzen 7 5800x versus Ryzen 7 3700X v-ray 5

V-Ray 5 is another great example of how much faster Zen 3 is at rendering compared to Zen 2. The Ryzen 7 5800X is a whopping 30% faster in V-Ray CPU performance producing 11,759 vsamples compared to the Ryzen 7 3700X at 9,021 vsamples. Turning on PBO adds just a little bit more performance.

HandBrake

AMD Ryzen 7 5800x versus Ryzen 7 3700X HandBrake

Lastly, we used HandBrake to transcode a video on the CPU in H.264. Transcoding video is definitely faster on the Ryzen 7 5800X, a full minute is shaved off, or 14% faster transcoding performance for video. Imagine an hour-long or more video, that’s a decent amount of time saved with the faster Ryzen 7 5800X.

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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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