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Ryzen 7 5800X3D Vs Ryzen 7 7700X: We Tested Both

Our Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 7 7700X guide compares both CPUs in detail and discusses everything different about them, including Gaming, Rendering, Pricing, and other benchmarks with final conclusion on which is better for what purpose

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Ryzen 7 5800X3D

Rated: 8/10

Ryzen 7 7700X

Rated: 8.5/10

Pros And Cons

Ryzen 7 7700Xโœ… More recent
โœ… More up-to-date platform
โŒWorse power efficiency
Ryzen 7 5800X3Dโœ… Excellent power-efficiency
โœ…Large L3 cache
โŒOlder platfrom support

Key Takeaways
  • On average, both processors performed about the same in our gaming tests at 1080p. They did show different behaviours in different games, but looking at the bigger picture evened things out.
  • The Ryzen 7 5800X3D was much more power efficient than the 7700X in our testing, courtesy of its 3D V-Cache design.
  • The prices of the two chips have become almost identical as of early March 2024.
  • Both processors give about the same value proposition. However, we would recommend buying the 7700X if available because of its more up to date platform.

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Comparison Table

ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9 5900XAMD Ryzen 9 3900X
ArchitectureZen 3Zen 2
Memory TypeDDR4DDR4
Max. Memory128GB128GB
Memory SpeedUp To 3200MHzUp To 3200MHz
Integrated GraphicsNoNo
Graphics Model--
Launch Date11/5/20207/6/2019
Best MotherboardBest Motherboards For Ryzen 9 5900XBest Motherboard For Ryzen 9 3900x
Best CPU CoolersBest CPU Coolers for Ryzen 9 5900XBest CPU Coolers for Ryzen 9 3900x
Best RAMBest RAM for Ryzen 9 5900X-

Architectural Differences

  1. Process Node: The 7700X uses a newer 5nm processing node, whereas the 5800X3D has a slightly older 7nm processing node.
  2. TDP: Both processors share a TDP of 105 watts, though the actual power they suck back can vary, more on that in our section on power consumption.
  3. Core Count: Both processors use 8 performance cores that total 16 threads.
  4. Clock Speed: The 7700X has a base clock of 4.5GHz, much higher than the 3.4GHz base clock of the 5800X3D. The 7700X has a boost clock of 5.4GHz while the 5800X3D boosts up to 4.5GHz.
  5. L3 CacheThe 5800X3D has a huge 96MB L3 cache buffer, whereas the 7700X uses a more standard 32MB buffer.

On the AM4 platform, the best chip for gaming was without a doubt the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. How does it fair against a more recent processor? Keep reading the Ryzen 7 7700X vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D comparison to find out!

Gaming Benchmarks – 1080p 

To get a taste of the performance of these chips in games, we have devised a test bench that allows both processors to spread their wings to their fullest. The specifications of the test bench are written below:

Test Bench

Spider-Man Remastered

Spider Man Remastered
Spider Man: Remastered @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • There was a 6% performance difference in our test of this game. The Ryzen 7 7700X had an average framerate of 109 FPS, while the 5800X3D had an average framerate of 103 FPS.
  • The 1% lows of the 7700X were around 94 FPS15% higher than the 82 FPS of the 5800X3D.

Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6
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  • The framerates were higher by 7% on the 5800X3D in this game, with an average framerate of 179 FPS, while the 7700X had a framerate of 168 FPS.
  • The 1% lows were 21% higher on the 5800X3D at around 114 FPS, while the 7700 had lows of 94 FPS.

Call of Duty: Warzone

Call Of Duty Warzone
Call Of Duty: Warzone @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The 7700X took the lead in COD Warzone, with an average framerate of 301 FPS3% higher than the 5800X3D’s average of 292 FPS.
  • The lows were around 4% higher on the newer chip at around 150 FPS, while the 5800X3D had lows of 144 FPS.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3
Hitman 3 @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The newer chip had an average framerate of 237 FPS, which was 13% higher than the 210 FPS average of 5800X3D.
  • The 7700X had minimum framerates 20% higher than the 5800X3D. The former had a framerate of 182 FPS, while the 5800X3D had lows of 152 FPS.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077
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  • The 7700X came out victorious in our test of this game as well, by around 8%. It had an average framerate of 152 FPS, while the 5800X3D had a framerate of 141 FPS.
  • The minimums were 14% higher on the 7700X at around 117 FPS, while the 5800X3D had lows of 103 FPS.

F1 2022

F1 2021
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  • The 7700X had a framerate of 341 FPS, whereas the 5800X3D had a framerate of around 321 FPS, which makes the 7700X around 6% higher.
  • The minimum framerates of the 5800X3D were around 224 FPS, whereas the 7700X had lows of 243 FPS which were around 8.5% higher.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The 5800X3D won by a measly 2% in our test of this game. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D had an average framerate of 270 FPS, while the 7700X had averages of 264 FPS.
  • The 5800X3D also had lows 10% higher than the 7700X at 188 FPS, while the latter had lows of 171 FPS.


DOTA 2 @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Finally, our test of this game showed the 5800X3D with a 14% advantage, with an average framerate of 403 FPS, while the 7700X had an average framerate of 354 FPS.
  • The minimum framerates were 14% higher on the 5800X3D at 218 FPS, while the 7700X had lows of 191 FPS.

Overall Gaming Performance

FeaturedRyzen 7 5800X3DRyzen 7 7700X
Average FPS240 ๐Ÿ“ˆ241 ๐Ÿ“ˆ
%1 lows155 ๐Ÿ“‰153 ๐Ÿ“‰
Winner: AMD's Ryzen 9 5900X

There was minimal difference between the two processors in our testing, with the 5800X3D only being around 1.4% slower than the 7700X. Both chips are virtually identical on average, but they were exchanging punches in individual games.

Power Draw

Power Draw
Power Draw @1080p (Image By Tech4Gamers)

The X3D chips are known for their exceptional efficiency, and this was no different on the 5800X3D. The 7700X consumed around 47% more power on average, which is a difference that could materialize in your power bill.

Pricing Difference

CPULaunch MSRPCurrent Price
Ryzen 7 5800X3D๐Ÿ’ฒ449๐Ÿ’ฒ284
Ryzen 7 7700X ๐Ÿ’ฒ399๐Ÿ’ฒ288

Both chips were close to the same price tier when they were launched. The 7700X has degraded in value faster than the 5800X3D, leading both chips to be priced almost equivalently as of early March 2024.

Which One To Get? 

Ryzen 7 5800X3D: When this chip was released a few years ago, it took the world by storm. Never had we seen such a package of efficiency and power in a consumer product. It stands as a powerful chip for gaming even in 2024.

Ryzen 7 7700X: Despite the differences in technologies, the Ryzen 7 7700X performs very similarly to its rival for this comparison. It has the added benefit of a better upgrade path due to its more recent platform, which is why it earns our recommendation.

To conclude, the Ryzen 7 7700X performs very similarly to the 5800X3D, and you shouldn’t be disappointed after buying either processor. The 7700X has a more recent platform, which is why we would recommend it over its rival.

If you’re still not convinced by our argument, you can check out our review of the Ryzen 7 7700X to see how it stands in a broader context.


Is the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X better than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D?

It depends on your priorities. In productivity tasks, the 7700X is a far better CPU. But in all other departments, including gaming performance, costs, and thermals, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is still the better CPU. 

Do I need a new motherboard to support the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X?

Yes. The Ryzen 7000 series is based on a new LGA socket and also provides I/O advancements. This is only possible due to the new 600 series chipset, based on socket LGA1718.

Do I need a new cooler to support the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X?

You may or may not need a new cooler. While all AM4 coolers will be compatible with AM5, you might need to get a better cooler since the 7700X draws a lot more power on turbo and hence tends to run hotter. 

Which Intel CPU does the Ryzen 7 7700X compete with?

The AMD Ryzen 7 7700X competes with Intel’s i7-13700K, falling somewhat behind in performance with a price tag of $50 less.

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