AMD Zen 3 Ryzen 7 5800X processor review

Set-up, CPU-Z, Ryzen Master and overclocking

System Setup

Our setup comprises

  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 3800X processor
  • GSkilll SniperX F4-3400C16D-16GSXW DDR4 modules 8GB x 2
  • Gigabyte GTX 1060 graphics card
  • Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 cooler

The first thing we check is the CPU-Z.

CPU-Z info

As we can see from the screen shots, the Ryzen 5800X has a TDP of 105W. Using the balance profile in power management of Microsoft Windows, the processor is clocked at a lower speed but will trigger it to boost speed up to 4.7 GHz. Base clock is 3.8 GHz.

The memory modules are run in XMP Profile mode and is detected as CAS 16-16-16-1T and at 1700 MHz (which is DDR4-3400).

For the tests, the load optimal profile is loaded and XMP profile for the ram modules.

CPU-Z

Ryzen Master

Launched together with the Ryzen 5000 series, the Ryzen master looks different from the past.

There is the basic mode and the advance mode.

The basic mode should be simpler for most to understand. By selecting Manual mode, you can adjust the CPU core speed and voltage. On the left panel is the temperature readings and current clock speed and voltage.

The advance mode is more complex and it allows tweaking of the individual core frequencies etc.

Overclocking the Ryzen 7 5800X

We attempted to overclock it beyond the Boost clock of 4.7 GHz to no avail. Although we can POST at 4.8 to 4.9 GHz, once we run the Cinebench R20, temperatures soar above the 90 deg C reaching 100 degrees C, system crashed. Perhaps we need better cooling or it has really reached the limit of 4.7 GHz as specified in the specs.

On the next page, we take a look at Cinebench R15 and R20 benchmarks and see if it the new generation of Ryzen 5000 outperforms by 19% as claimed by AMD.