AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Review Round-Up

As the press was not sent early samples of the Ryzen 7 3800X there are not too many reviews out now. Currently, Toms Hardware appears to be the main website with a review.

TimeSpy & FireStrike

The Ryzen 7 3800X takes the performance a little further as expected and puts the CPU almost at a tie with Intel's flagship in the Fire Strike physics test and Time Spy. In the Time Spy result, Intel gains a lead with the overclocked chip.

Ryzen 7 3800X has a 22% gain over the Ryzen 7 2700X and a 1% gain over the R7 3700X

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation

While the Intel still rules the roost when it is overclocked all three Ryzen chips they tested beet the Intel i9-9900K with both the Ryzen 7 3800X and 3700X being almost identical at stock.

Compared to the 2700X you are getting a 17% improvement in average frame rates at stock.

Civilization VI AI Test & Graphics

For the AI test at stock settings, the 3800X matches the 3700X, neither beat the i9-9900K and the result is 6% quicker than last years 2700X.

The 3800X ties the 3700X at stock settings, but turning up the voltage gives it a slim ~1 FPS lead over the tuned 3700X and both are a little behind the i9-900K.

In comparison to the R7 2700X you are getting an 18% improvement.

Far Cry 5 and Final Fantasy XV

For Far Cry 5 both the 3700X and 3800X are quite a bit being the i9-9900K and they both score almost the same result.

Compared to the R7 2700X there is a 19% improvement.

Results are similar in Final Fantasy XV with the two new Ryzen chips being to close together to say one is better than the other. In this test, there is only an 8.6% gain from the previous generation.

GTA: V and Hitman 2

For gaming, the 3800X isn't looking great against the 3700X due to the scores all being very close. In GTAV the 3700X has a hight 99th percentile but slightly lower average.

You are getting a 20% improvement from the 2700X to either the 3700X or 3800X.

In Hitman the tuned 3700X actually ekes out a slim win over both overclocked 3800X configurations, but the differences are slight. At stock, they are effectively the same again and you get a nice 22.5% improvement from the 2700X.

Review Conclusion for R7 3800X is it worth it over the 3700X?

Looking at the prices on Scan the 3800X us £60 more expensive, and for gaming, you are getting almost identical performance to the 3700X so for the majority of people there will be little point in spending the extra.

Looking at the average FPS across all games, Toms Hardware reports that the 3700X gets 123.3FPS while the 3800X gets 124.2FPS so less than a single frame per second extra.

In comparison to the 2700X with an average of 105.9FPS, you are getting a 17.2% increase, which is a nice generational improvement and matches a lot of the hype during the build-up.

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