AMD Ryzen 7 3800X vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

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AMD Ryzen 7 3800X CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.50 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X was released in Q3/2019.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X was released in Q3/2019.
AMD Ryzen 7 (68) Family AMD Ryzen 7 (68)
AMD Ryzen 3000 (15) CPU group AMD Ryzen 3000 (15)
3 Generation 3
Matisse (Zen 2) Architecture Matisse (Zen 2)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Successor AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 16 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is 3.90 GHz (4.50 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X has 8 CPU cores and 16 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is at 3.60 GHz (4.40 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8 Cores 8
16 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.90 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
4.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.40 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 51.2 GB/s.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache 4.00 MB
32.00 MB L3 Cache 32.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is 105 W, while the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
105 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is manufactured in 7 nm and has 32.00 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is manufactured in 7 nm and has a 36.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
7 nm Technology 7 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
AM4 (PGA 1331) Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q3/2019 Release date Q3/2019
385 $ Release price 330 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 7 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (98%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 10 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X (99%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (97%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
76 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
76 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
712 (97%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
736 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1325 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1294 (98%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
12874 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12355 (96%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1271 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1252 (99%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
9065 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
8732 (96%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1742 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1637 (94%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
7965 (92%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
8693 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
509 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
501 (98%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
4960 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
4834 (97%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
182 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
173 (95%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
23322 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
22674 (97%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
167.6 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
160.8 (96%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
517 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
509 (98%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
5544 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
5447 (98%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
209 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
204 (98%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
2165 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
2114 (98%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
dercomputerladen PC mit Ryzen 7 3800X
Memory PC mit Ryzen 7 3800X
One Gaming PC Ryzen 7 3700X
HP Pavilion TP01-0007ng silber (8BS43EA#ABD)
HP Omen PC Obelisk 875-0255ng (8FH42EA#ABD)

Comparison of the two processors

Before we get to the small difference between the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X and the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, let's first look at the similarities between the two processors.

Both processors are based on the Zen 2 architecture and come from the Ryzen 7 series from the AMD CPU range. Since the processors are based on the same architecture, the manufacturing process is of course the same, so both processors are manufactured using the 7 nanometer process.

In addition, both the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X and the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X were launched in parallel in the third quarter of 2019.

You have to do without an internal graphics unit with both processors, so a dedicated graphics card is absolutely necessary. In order to be able to connect these, the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X and also the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X are each equipped with 20 PCI-Express lines in version 4.0.

In the main memory, modules of the type DDR4 are supported with a maximum clock rate of up to 3200 megahertz. The maximum size of the main memory is limited to 128 gigabytes.

Both the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X and the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X are processors with 8 cores that support both hyperthreading and overclocking.

We're almost at the end of it, but there is actually still a difference between the two processors. Although the processors are actually completely identical, the clock rates of the processor cores are different. At 3.90 gigahertz, the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X has a clock frequency that is 0.3 gigahertz higher than that of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, and the turbo clock of the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is also slightly higher. But how is that possible if the processors are the same? Quite, simply, the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X buys the higher clock frequencies with a 40 watt higher TDP.

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