AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and AMD Ryzen 9 3800X processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score.

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

  • Around 6% higher clock speed: 5 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
  • Around 19% lower typical power consumption: 105 Watt vs 125 Watt
Maximum frequency 5 GHz vs 4.7 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt vs 125 Watt

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 12
  • 8 more threads: 32 vs 24
  • Around 33% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 33% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 2% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2973 vs 2916
  • Around 3% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 24617 vs 23898
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 16 vs 12
Number of threads 32 vs 24
L1 cache 96K (per core) vs 96K (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core) vs 512K (per core)
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2973 vs 2916
PassMark - CPU mark 24617 vs 23898

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2916
2973
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
23898
24617
Name AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 9 3800X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2916 2973
PassMark - CPU mark 23898 24617
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5599
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34302
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 9 3800X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Zen 2
Launch date December 2019 December 2019
Place in performance rating 43 2
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 4.2 GHz 3.9 GHz
L1 cache 96K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 cache 32MB 32MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm
Maximum frequency 5 GHz 4.7 GHz
Number of cores 12 16
Number of threads 24 32
Transistor count 19,200 million 19,200 million
Unlocked
Front-side bus (FSB) 7 nm

Memory

Supported memory types DDR4 DDR4

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Sockets supported AM4 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt 125 Watt

Advanced Technologies

Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)