AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: A Cache Value?

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CPU Clock Frequency Graphs

In this review we talked a lot about CPU frequency, and how the Ryzen 7 5800X can beat the Ryzen 7 5800X3D in many applications because they have a clock speed difference. We can show this clock speed to you in testing so you can get an idea of how the clock speed differs between the CPUs when running two different workloads. In the first workload, we will run Cinebench R23 for 10 Minutes, which is a constant full-load, pushing the CPUs as hard as possible, test. Second, we can record the CPU frequency while playing a game, which will have a lighter load on the CPUs and allow them to boost higher while gaming theoretically.

Cinebench R23

You will want to enlarge the graphs above, on the left is the Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU and on the right is the Ryzen 7 5800X CPU. This is running Cinebench R23 for 10 Minutes. We are showing 8 “cores” of CPU frequency. What you will notice on the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is that while it spikes sometimes at 4400MHz, the average clock speed is actually right on that middle line hovering at exactly 4375MHz while running Cinebench R23. That is in comparison to the Ryzen 7 5800X in the second graph which is operating at 4550MHz average in Cinebench R23, that’s around a 175MHz CPU frequency difference running Cinebench.

Gaming – Cyberpunk 2077

Now we are looking at gaming CPU frequency above playing Cyberpunk 2077, again enlarge the graphs, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is on the left and Ryzen 7 5800X on the right. YOu can see how differently they behave. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is locked down pretty tight and delivers around 4450MHz while gaming, sticking tight to its locked down performance. On the other hand, the Ryzen 7 5800X has some wiggle room, and its clock frequency is a bit more dynamic, it can actually hit its turbo boost clock, and seems to average between 4600-4700MHz while gaming.

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Brent Justice
Former managing editor of GPUs at HardOCP for 18 years, Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components since the late 90s, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review, he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented and hardware enthusiast perspective. You can follow him on Twitter - @Brent_Justice You can sub to his YouTube channel - Justice Gaming You can check out his computer builds on KIT - @BrentJustice

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