With the release of AMD’s Zen 4 7000 series, the prices of the last-gen Zen 3 5000 series have gone down significantly. This series is now even a better bang for the buck compared to when it was launched. This is why today we will be testing two of this series’ high-end CPUs, Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G, to give you a better idea of which of these last-gen, 8-core CPUs is a better fit for your rig.

Not a team Red fan and looking for something from team Blue? We got you covered there too. Check out our comparison between Intel i7 13700K vs i5 13600K.


Key Takeaways

  • Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 5700G both share the same product series, same architecture, same socket, and the majority of other specifications.
  • Ryzen 7 7800X performs better in gaming and productivity tasks.
  • Ryzen 7 5700G is significantly cheaper and requires 47% less power to run.
  • Both of these CPUs are excellent choices for their respective price bracket.

Comparison Table

CPU Ryzen 7 5800X Ryzen 7 5700G
Product Generation AMD Ryzen 5000 Series AMD Ryzen 5000 Series
Core Architecture Zen 3 Zen 3
Processing Node TSMC 7nm TSMC 7nm
Socket AM4 AM4
Motherboard Chipset Support A520, B550 and X570 (Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800X) A520, B550 and X570
Number of Cores (Threads) 8(16) 8(16)
L2 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
L3 Cache 32 MB 16 MB
Base Clock Speed 3.8 GHz 3.8 GHz
Boost Clock Speed 4.7 GHz 4.6 GHz
Thermal Design Power 105 watts 65 watts
Integrated Graphics None Radeon Vega 8
Launch Price $449 $359
Launch Date November 2020 April 2021

 

Ryzen 7 5800X Vs Ryzen 7 5700G Detailed Specifications

Let us take a look at the detailed specifications of both of our contenders.

Ryzen 7 5800X

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

Physical

  • Socket: AMD Socket AM4
  • Foundry: TSMC
  • Process Size: 7 nm
  • Transistors: 4,150 million
  • Die Size: 81 mm²
  • I/O Process Size: 12 nm
  • I/O Die Size: 124 mm²

Performance

  • Frequency: 3.8 GHz
  • Turbo Clock: up to 4.7 GHz
  • Base Clock: 100 MHz
  • Multiplier: 38.0x
  • Multiplier Unlocked: Yes
  • TDP: 105 watts 

Architecture

  • Market: Desktop
  • Production Status: Active
  • Release Date: Nov 5th, 2020
  • Launch MSRP: $449
  • Codename: Vermeer
  • Generation: Ryzen 7 (Zen 3 (Vermeer))
  • Part#: 100-000000063
  • Memory Support: DDR4-3200 MHz Dual-channel
  • ECC Memory: No
  • PCI-Express: Gen 4 
  • No. of Cores: 8
  • No. of Threads: 16
  • SMP No. CPUs: 1
  • Integrated Graphics: N/A

Cache

  • Cache L1: 64K (per core)
  • Cache L2: 512K (per core)
  • Cache L3: 32MB

Ryzen 7 5700G

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G

Physical

  • Socket: AMD Socket AM4
  • Foundry: TSMC
  • Process Size: 7 nm
  • Transistors: 10,700 million
  • Die Size: 180 mm²

Performance

  • Frequency: 3.8 GHz
  • Turbo Clock: up to 4.6 GHz
  • Base Clock: 100 MHz
  • Multiplier: 38.0x
  • Multiplier Unlocked: Yes
  • TDP: 65 W

Architecture

  • Market: Desktop
  • Production Status: Active
  • Release Date: April 13th, 2021
  • Launch MSRP: $349
  • Codename: Cezanne
  • Generation: Ryzen 7 (Zen 3 (Cezanne))
  • Part#: 100-000000263
  • Memory Support: DDR4-3200 MHz Dual-channel
  • ECC Memory: No
  • PCI-Express: Gen 3
  • No. of Cores: 8
  • No. of Threads: 16
  • SMP No. CPUs: 1
  • Integrated Graphics: Radeon Vega 8

Cache

  • Cache L1: 64K (per core)
  • Cache L2: 512K (per core)
  • Cache L3: 16MB

Similarities In Specifications

Before looking at the differences in specifications of Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G =, let us first see what’s common between both of these CPUs. There is a lot more common between both these CPUs than one might assume. They both come from the same Ryzen 7 5000 product series, sharing the same zen 3 architecture, built on the same 7nm processing node.

Also Read: Intel i7-12700k vs Ryzen 7 5800x

They also run on the same clock frequencies at 3.8 GHz, however, 5800X is able to run on a slightly higher boost clock at 4.7 GHz compared to 4.6 GHz on 5700G. Both of them have 8 no. of cores and 16 no. of threads. L1 cache is capped at 64K and 512K per core on both of these CPUs, which makes the total L1 cache 512K and L2 cache at 4MB. Both of these CPUs support the same motherboards, such as X570, B550, and A520.

Differences In Specifications

Though Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 5700G appear to be quite similar in specifications, there are quite a handful of differences between both these CPUs. Despite having a similar number of cores and threads, 5800X has twice the L3 cache at around 32MB compared to 16 MB of 5700G.

This will provide 5800X with an edge in gaming and other singe-threaded tasks. Both of these CPUs have the same base clock, however, 5800X runs at a higher frequency when overclocked at 4.7 GHz, whereas 5700G maxes out at 5.6 GHz. 5800X also has support for faster PCI Express gen 4 as compared to PCI Express gen 3 on 5700G. This means that 5800X will have support for the faster next-gen NVME SSDs. 

Perhaps the biggest selling point of 5700G is that it comes integrated with Radeon Vega 8 graphics. 5800X, however, has no integrated graphics, which means you must connect a dedicated GPU to it just to get the display. 5800X will also require a beefier PSU to run as its total thermal draw power is at around 105 watts compared to 65 watts on 5700G. That is, again, a whopping 47% increase, which makes 5700G way more power efficient compared to 5800X.

All these increased specs of 5800X also come at a cost. 5800X was launched at the price tag of a whopping $449 compared to $359 of 5700G. That is a whopping 22% increase in price for two CPUs that appear to be so similar on the spec sheet. It does not end here.

Let’s see if the increased price tag and TDP is justified for 5800X by comparing these two CPUs in real-world scenarios like gaming and productivity benchmarks.

Ryzen 7 5800X Vs Ryzen 7 5700G Benchmarks

Now that we have seen the differences in the specifications of both of our CPUs, let us see the differences in their performance by letting them face each other in real-world benchmarks. We are going to test these CPUs in two different types of benchmarks today, i.e., gaming and productivity. Gaming benchmarks will indicate the major differences between the single-core performance in both of our contenders. In contrast, multi-core performance differences can be observed in productivity benchmarks where multiple cores are tested simultaneously.

Gaming Benchmarks

Now, let us observe the performance of both of our contenders in some of the most demanding games released lately. All of the games will be tested on two different resolutions, i.e., 1080p and 1440p. In order to get a more in-depth analysis of the performance differences in both these CPUs, we have to test them at lower resolutions. This is because, at higher resolutions, games tend to depend more on the GPU rather than the CPU since they have to render those frames with much more pixels this time around. We will be mainly looking at average fps, 1% lows, and 0.1% lows in two different resolutions to see how these CPUs perform against each other.

Let’s move over to TheSpyHood’s YouTube channel for the Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G  gaming benchmarks. All the titles were tested on maxed-out settings in two different resolutions i.e., 1080p and 1440p, on the following rig with both CPUs running on stock configuration. 

Testing Rig

Cyberpunk 2077

Kicking off our benchmark with one of the most demanding games ever, we have Cyberpunk 2077. Despite releasing two years ago, this game still manages to bring modern hardware to its knees with its insane requirements.

However, that is justified when you look at the ray-traced reflections and gorgeous ambiance of the night city. This game relies on both CPU and GPU to render those frames, which makes it a perfect title to benchmark our CPUs in.

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Cyberpunk 2077 1080p benchmark
Cyberpunk 2077 1080p benchmark

Right off the bat, we can see that Ryzen 7 5800X runs the game considerably better than Ryzen 7 5700G. With the difference of 8 frames, 5800X is running the game at 135 fps compared to 127 fps on 5700G. 5800X manages to stay 6.1% ahead of 5700G in terms of fps. This was to be expected since the higher L3 cache on 5800X helps it to perform better in games.

Things only seem to get worse for 5700G, as 5800X manages to widen the gap in 1% lows to a whopping 12.5% with a difference of 14 frames this time around. It was averaging at around 119 fps in terms of 1% lows compared to 105 on 5700G. Surprisingly enough, 0.1% lows remained exactly the same on both titles. 

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Cyberpunk 2077 1440p benchmark
Cyberpunk 2077 1440p benchmark

The gap appears to be decreasing as the resolution increases to 1440p. This is mostly due to the fact that at higher resolutions, the game’s performance tends to lean more on the GPU than the CPU. But despite the higher resolution, the 5800X still maintains a respectable edge over the 5700G.

But despite the higher resolution, the 5800X still maintains a respectable edge over the 5700G. With the difference of 4 fps this time, the 5800X manages to stay 4.2% ahead. It runs the game at 96 fps, compared to 92 fps on 5700G. The 1% lows are not so different this time around either, where we see a much smaller gap of roughly 6% this time around. 5800X still managed to stay 5 fps ahead in terms of 1% lows while averaging at around 84 fps compared to 79 on 5700G.

Watch Dogs Legion

Action-adventure game Watch Dogs Legion was launched by Ubisoft in 2020. It is the third installment in their immensely popular Watch Dogs series. Watch Dogs Legion, the most recent title in the series, does have some optimization problems. This makes it quite challenging to run the game. The game is incredibly CPU-dependent at lower resolutions, which makes it ideal for our CPU benchmarks.

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Watch Dogs Legion 1080p benchmark
Watch Dogs Legion 1080p benchmark

Watch Dogs Legion saw a similar difference of around 7% in terms of average fps in favor of our former winner, 5800X. It managed to run the game at around 117 fps, compared to the 109 fps by 5700G. The difference in 1% lows of both CPUs is also somewhat similar, as it seems to tell the same story.

A very predictable difference of 6% this time around. 1% lows are, again, 8 fps higher on 5800X at around 102 fps compared to 96 fps on 5700G. As a poorly optimized game like Watch Dogs Legion tends to be highly CPU dependent at lower resolutions, this was anticipated. Let’s see if the higher 1440p results differ.

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Watch Dogs Legion 1440p Benchmark
Watch Dogs Legion 1440p Benchmark

The performance gap tends to fall short on the higher 1440p resolution. As on higher resolution, the game starts to depend more on the GPU, as compared to the CPU. Despite that, Ryzen 7 5800X manages to stay 5.4% ahead with a difference of 5 fps this time.

5800X manages to run the game at 95 fps, whereas the 5700G manages to top at 90 fps. 1% lows are also a bit on 5800X’s side, with a respectable difference of 6.2% this time around. The game was running slightly smoother on 5800X with an average 1% low of around 82 fps compared to 77 on 5700G.

Call Of Duty Warzone

Call of Duty Warzone is the next game in our Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G  gaming benchmarks. Originally released in 2020, it quickly rose to prominence as a global sensation in the battle royale genre. This game tends to lean more toward the GPU side.

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However, in order to instantly load those maps and textures, you will still want a powerful CPU. Because it is a competitive shooter, the majority of the audience prefers to play it on the lowest settings to favor frame rates over graphics. In order to give you a realistic sense of the performance you may anticipate with a similar system, we ultimately tested it at the maximum pre-set at two resolutions.

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Call of Duty Warzone 1080p benchmark
Call of Duty Warzone 1080p benchmark

Call of Duty Warzone saw a below-average difference of around 4.8% in terms of average fps. Both games were able to provide a decent experience. 5800X managed to run it at 211 fps as opposed to 5700G, which also managed to cross the 200 mark at 201 fps. The difference in 1% lows was relatively minor at around 1.8%, with 5800X averaging around 185 fps compared to 5700G, which was not far behind at 182 fps. Let’s see if this trend continues at the higher 1440p resolution.

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Call Of Duty Warzone 1440p Benchmark
Call Of Duty Warzone 1440p Benchmark

The same trend continues on 1440p. 5800X manages to stay 4.1% ahead of 5700G this time. Once again, a below-average result as 5800X managed to run the game at around 171 fps compared to 164 fps on 5700G. The difference in 1% lows was even smaller at around 2.1%, whereas 5800X was around 3 fps ahead. It was averaging at around 142 fps, and 5700G was not far behind at 139 fps. 

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is a game that is fairly optimized for this generation’s hardware. The primary factor is that it was launched on PS4 over 5 years ago, in 2017. But don’t be fooled by its age. Even by modern standards, the game looks stunning. Even though the game is five years old and needs a surprisingly powerful GPU to run, you’ll also need a powerful CPU to avoid any bottlenecks. Today we will be putting up both our contenders against each other in this title to see if they catch up.

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Horizon Zero Dawn 1080p benchmark
Horizon Zero Dawn 1080p benchmark

The difference observed on Horizon Zero Dawn was even smaller than the one previously observed on Call of Duty Warzone. 5800X was only 4% ahead this time around in terms of average fps with a difference of 6 fps. 1% lows saw a bigger difference of around 5.2% this time. 5800X was pushing out approximately 7 more frames, averaging respectably at 136 fps compared to 129 fps on 5700G. Let’s see if 5700G manages to close the game on the higher 1440p resolution or not.

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Horizon Zero Dawn 1440p benchmark
Horizon Zero Dawn 1440p benchmark

Surprisingly enough, 5700G did manage to close the gap on 1440p. The difference was much minor this time around, at around 3% or 4 fps, to be precise. 5800X managed to run it at 121 fps. Whereas 5700G could not quite make the 120 mark and stayed behind at 117 fps. 1% lows were basically the same this time on both CPUs.

With the difference of one single frame, one might argue that this is well within the margin of error. So, an above-average result for 5700G, as it gave around 103 fps, only one frame behind 5800X, which managed to secure 104 fps.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is up next. It is most likely the greatest Rock Star game ever, thanks to its cutting-edge visuals and incredible attention to detail. The game has aged like a fine wine since its launch in 2018. But there is a price for all those stunning visuals

Red Dead Redemption is a really tough game to run despite being fairly old. It excels at being equally CPU and GPU-dependent. When loading heavily populated districts like Saint-Denis and Valentine, the game is still capable of knocking many current-generation CPUs to their knees. We’ll be testing our CPUs today to see how well they stack up against one another in this demanding game.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 1080p benchmark
Red Dead Redemption 2 1080p benchmark

We observe a similar trend in Red Dead Redemption 2 as well, where the 5800X maintains a minor lead of 3.4%. The difference is less than average here in terms of average frame rates. Ryzen 7 5800X manages to run the game at a solid 149 fps, whereas Ryzen 7 5700G is not far behind at around 144 fps. A below-average 5 fps difference.

The difference in 1% lows is a bit more obvious this time at around 4.6%. A bigger 6 fps difference where 5800X managed to deliver 131 fps as opposed to 5700G, which would only push up to 125 fps. Let’s see if the story is any different at 1440p resolution. 

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Red Dead Redemption 2 1440p benchmark
Red Dead Redemption 2 1440p benchmark

1440p resolution tends to follow the exact same trend, with the differences being similar to the lower 1080p resolution. The difference in average fps is once again 3.3%, around 4 fps. 5800X manages to run the game smoothly at 121 fps. 5700G, not being too behind, is around 117 fps.

The difference between the 1% lows of both CPUs is widened, however, in favor of 5800X. It managed to stay roughly 7% ahead of 5700G this time while averaging at 106 fps compared to 99 fps on 5700G. So, an above-average lead for the 5800X in terms of 1% lows and a below-average difference in terms of average fps.

Control

In 2019, Remedy Entertainment announced Control, a physics-defying sci-fi shooter. That year, it sold the most copies of any game, which is not really surprising. Control is one of the most CPU and GPU-intensive games, even by today’s standards. Although performance depends on the GPU, running this AAA game at its highest settings will still cause your CPU to push toward its limits. That is exactly why we will be stacking both of our contenders against one another to see how well they perform.

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Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G
Control 1080p benchmark

This is another above-average result for 5800X. It managed to stay 6.7% ahead of 5700G this time around in terms of average fps. While delivering  154 average fps, 5800X was a whopping 10 fps ahead of 5700G, which managed to deliver 144 fps on average. The gap in 1% gets closer in favor of 5700G, which was only 3.7% behind 5800X this time around. It managed to deliver 130. Whereas 5800X was roughly 5 frames ahead at 135. Let’s see if 5800X manages to extend its lead on the higher 1440p resolution now. 

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Control 1440p benchmark
Control 1440p benchmark

We observe a much smaller difference of only 3% this time around on the higher 1440p resolution in terms of average fps. 5700G manages to narrow the gap at just 4 fps now while averaging at around 126 fps compared to 5800X, which just managed to touch 130 fps. 1% lows also saw a similar drop in favor of 5700G.

This time it was only 2.7% behind 5800X, which was averaging at around 112 fps. Whereas the 5700G was just 3 frames short at around 109 fps. So once again, an underwhelming result for the higher priced 5800X.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

The most recent entry in the renowned Assassin’s Creed franchise by Ubisoft is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This game, while being a Ubisoft title, does not have the ideal optimization. This game requires a CPU with at least six cores; if you have less, the game may occasionally stutter.

This is one of the games that can genuinely make use of a powerful CPU since it scales quite well over multiple CPU threads. Combine that with its extreme dependency on both CPU and GPU, and we have ourselves a perfect platform to test Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G in gaming.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1080p benchmark
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 1080p benchmark

This is a very interesting result compared to what we have seen so far. Firstly, as anticipated, the game pushes out better average fps on 5800X at around 123 fps. The difference, however, is relatively minor as 5700G also manages to run the game at 118 fps. So a decent 4% lead for 5800X in terms of average fps.

The 1% lows tell a different tale, however. This time, 5700G comes victorious with a lead of 6 fps this time. It was able to average around 108 fps, while the 1% lows of 5800X were at 102 fps. It is worth mentioning that this is the first time 5700G has managed to get a lead over 5800X throughout our benchmark. Let us analyze the performance of the same game at the higher 1440p resolution and see if 5700G is able to maintain the lead. 

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Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 1440p benchmark

At 1440p, Ryzen 7 5700G managed to get closer to the average fps of 5800X. The difference is of 3% now. But this time around, 5800X managed to regain its lead in 1% lows. 5700G, which bested 5800X in terms of 1% lows previously at 1080p, was dethroned this time around. With the difference of 2.5% or barely 2 frames, Ryzen 7 5800X was able to regain the lead in the 1% lows once again by averaging around 81 fps compared to 79 of 5700G.

Days Gone

Action-adventure video game Days Gone was released by Bend Studio for the PS4 in 2019. The game was eventually made accessible to PC users two years after its PS4 release. It ended up being a fantastic port. Because of the game’s excellent optimization, current CPUs and GPUs have no trouble running it. Despite being fairly optimized, the game still has stunning visuals with a unique take on the open-world survival horror genre. Let’s put our CPUs up against each other and see how well they perform.

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Days Gone 1080p benchmark
Days Gone 1080p benchmark

Right off the bat, Ryzen 7 5800X once again turns out to be the better CPU here. It came 4.5% ahead of its competitor with a respectable 7 fps lead. It managed to deliver a very smooth experience of 156 fps compared to 5700G, which was struggling to reach 150 fps. 5700G does manage to perform really well in 1% low as this time.

It is only short of 3 fps while averaging around 128 fps compared to 131 fps on 5800X. Hence, a mere 2% difference between both of our contenders. Let’s head over to a higher 1440p resolution and see if 5800X manages to retain this narrow lead.  

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Days Gone 1440p benchmark
Days Gone 1440p benchmark

The 1440p results are not any different in terms of average fps compared to what we saw on lower 1080p resolution. 5800X still manages to beat 5700G comfortably. The difference is exactly the same at 4.5% or 6 fps this time around, with 5800X averaging around 133 fps, while the 5700G manages to get 128 fps.

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The 1% lows result is very fascinating. This time around, there’s no difference in terms of 1% lows between both of our CPUs. They are both averaging exactly 109 fps. Hence, a decent comeback from 5700G, but 5800X still manages to come out ahead due to the lead in average fps. 

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus is the final game in our Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G gaming benchmarks. It is a stunning first-person shooter set in a survival horror world that 4A Games created in 2019. The game gets quite demanding in extreme settings. It does not need a lot of CPU power. To run the game smoothly and without any bottlenecks, just a powerful GPU combined with an adequate CPU should be sufficient.

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Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G
Metro Exodus 1080p benchmark

This is, again, a contemplated result for Ryzen 7 5800X. It manages to retain its lead over Ryzen 7 5700G comfortably in both average fps and 1% lows. The game was averaging around 154 fps on 5800X and 146 fps on 5700G. A respectable 5% lead for 5800X. The difference in 1% lows was not that different either, with the 5800X being 4% ahead while averaging around 126 fps, compared to 121 fps on 5700G. Let’s head over to the higher 1440p resolution and see if we see a different story there.

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Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G
Metro Exodus benchmark

The difference is somewhat the same on 1440p this time. 5800X manages to retain a comfortable lead over 5700G. With the difference in average fps of 4.6% and around 6 fps, 5800X managed to run the game at 131 fps, whereas 5700G topped at 125. The 1% lows are also in favor of 5800X with a similar difference of 4.5%, or 5 fps. So, once again, an easy win for 5800X, which was averaging at around 113 in terms of 1% lows compared to 108 fps on 5700G.

Overall Gaming Performance

After carefully analyzing the performance of both of these CPUs in 9 different games at 2 resolutions, it is safe to say that the Ryzen 7 5800X tends to perform anywhere between 2 to 7% better than Ryzen 7 5700G in games, depending on the game, resolution, and settings. Now, in order to perform a more thorough analysis, we will compute the mean from the average frame rate, 1% lows, and 0.1% lows from all previously tested 9 games. This will provide us with a general idea of how each of these CPUs performs in current AAA titles.

Overall Gaming Performance
Overall Gaming Performance

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Upon observation, it is reasonable to expect that Ryzen 7 5800X will triumph over Ryzen 7 5700G in virtually all games. However, the difference is not particularly large. At 1080p, 5800X scored an average of 150 fps in 9 modern-day AAA titles. Whereas the 5700G managed to score 142.5 fps. 5800X performs 5.1% better than 5700G in terms of average fps.

However, the difference in 1% lows is much smaller. Despite a very slight difference of 3.7%, 5800X still prevails while scoring an average of 129.6 fps. Not far behind was 5700G at 124.8 fps. The biggest difference was observed in 0.1% lows, where 5800X came on top with a margin of 5.5%, averaging at 114.2 fps compared to 108 fps on 5700G.

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The difference seems to have decreased with the higher 1440p resolution. In terms of average frame rates, the 5800X now only leads the 5700G by 3.5%. It was delivering around 121 fps on average compared to the 5700G, which was averaging at around 116.8 fps.

The difference in 1% lows is exactly the same as well at around 3.5%. 5700G managed to get much closer to 5800X at 1440p. Its 1% lows were averaging at around 100 fps compared to 103.6 on 5800X. 0.1% lows, on the other hand, are once again in favor of 5800X. As it leads 5700G by a margin of a whopping 6.3% in terms of 0.1% lows. This was one of the bigger differences observed between both CPUs. 

Productivity Benchmarks

Now that we have seen Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G perform in games, let’s put them up against each other in some content creator workloads by testing their performance in productivity benchmarks. For this one, we will be turning over to PC Benchmark’s YouTube channel, as they have already tested these CPUs in a handful of productivity benchmarks. These are the specifications of the testing rig they used.

Testing Rig

  • CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
  • Motherboard: MSI X570
  • RAM: 16 Gb DDR 4 3200 MHz (2*8 Gb)
  • GPU: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090

Cinebench R20

Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G
Cinebench R20 benchmark

Let’s start the benchmark with Cinebench R20. A handy little test suite to test not only the single-core performance of our CPU but multi-core as well. We can see that the Ryzen 7 5800X has a considerable lead in the multi-core as well as single-core performance compared to its competitor Ryzen 7 5700G.

This came as no surprise. We have been seeing this in gaming benchmarks. However, what came as a surprise was the difference in multicore performance. 5800X was a whopping 9.7% ahead of 5700G scoring 6011 points compared to 5451 points by 5700G. Single-core performance was not a different story. This time 5800X was ahead due to its higher L3 cache, it is able to handle single-threaded tasks better. It managed to perform 7.5% better than 5700G, scoring around 629 points compared to 584 on the 5700G.

Blender

Blender benchmark
Blender benchmark

The next productivity benchmark is Blender. It is an open-source 3D creative program that can render 3D visuals of high quality. We will compare the rendering speeds of our two competitors by giving them the exact same scene to render. To no one’s surprise, 5800X was able to render the scene a bit faster. It was approximately 6.6% faster and managed to render the entire scene in around 936 seconds. Whereas, 5700G took around 1000 seconds to finish the render. So, once again, a comfortable win for 5800X.

Corona 1.3

Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G
Corona 1.3 benchmark

Corona 1.3 is the following. Another CPU performance testing tool that enables users to render 3D animations. It stresses your CPU’s multi-core capabilities by using the Corona CPU render engine. The same scenario has to be rendered using both of our CPUs once more, and we will see which one manages to render it faster.

Ryzen 7 5800X came victorious once again, but this time it managed almost to double its lead. 5800X was approximately 12% faster compared to 5700G. It was able to render the complete scenario in 82 seconds as opposed to 92 seconds for the 5700G.

7-Zip File Manager

7 Zip File Manager becnhmark
7 Zip File Manager benchmark

The next software application we’ll test is the 7-Zip file manager. An open-source file archiver. We will be using it to evaluate the decompression and compression capabilities of both of our CPUs. The performance is measured in MIPS or instructions per second (million). Ryzen 7 5800X was once again ahead in not only compression but decompression as well. It was approximately 10% faster this time around in decompression.

It managed to complete 113601 MIPS. Whereas, 5700G was able to complete 102089 MIPS. Compression speeds were marginally faster this time around on 5800X. It was 15.7% ahead this time, managing to complete 89643 MIPS, as opposed to 5700G, which managed to do 76527 MIPS.

Handbrake

Handbrake benchmark
Handbrake benchmark

Handbrake is the final productivity benchmarking tool we’ll be utilizing today. It is an open-source video transcoder for videos. Videos can be converted to almost any format with this tool. Given how intensively the CPU is utilized by video encoders, filters, and other operations, it is an excellent software to assess our CPU’s performance.

For this test, a 4k video was converted to 1080p format for YouTube. We can see that Ryzen 7 5800X managed to convert the video much faster than 5700G. 5800x was roughly 12.6% faster than 5700G and was able to convert the video in just 621 seconds. Compared to that, 5700G took 705 seconds to convert the same video.

Overall Productivity Performance

From the Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G productivity benchmarks, we noticed that Ryzen 7 5800X is anywhere between 7 to 15% faster than Ryzen 7 5700G depending on the task and application. This is kind of unfortunate, as both CPUs have the same number of cores and threads. But then again, we can see that 5800X costs way more money and consumes much more power just to be slightly ahead of 5700G.

So if you are looking at it from a budget and power consumption standpoint, then 5700G is a better value considering both of these aspects. However, if you want the best-performing CPU out of these two, then that’s surely 5800X any time of the day. 

Ryzen 7 5800X Vs Ryzen 7 5700G Power Consumption And Thermal Efficiency

AMD Ryzen processors are renowned for their outstanding power efficiency. The same is the case for both of our CPUs. Both of them have a very respectable TDP. However, if thermal efficiency is a priority for you, then you should consider Ryzen 7 5700G. Its design TDP is just 65 watts. Compared to that, Ryzen 7 5800X has a 47% higher TDP at 105 watts. These, however, are just numbers on paper. Let’s see how much power our CPUs actually draw during a stress test.

 

Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G
Power Consumption

The difference in power consumption is not nearly as drastic as the difference in TDP. During a much more realistic scenario, i.e., a stress test, the Ryzen 7 5700G was only drawing 10% less power than the Ryzen 7 5800X despite having a 47% smallest TDP. It was drawing around 188 watts of power compared to 5800X, which was just drawing a little over 209 watts. 5700G is still more power efficient than its competitor. However, the difference is not as big as we anticipated. 

Pricing And Availability

At their launch, both Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 7 5800X were among the highest-selling CPUs that year. Just a couple of years ago, it was extremely difficult to find either of these CPUs in the store as they were selling like hotcakes. The epidemic and worldwide silicon crisis are thankfully over. Therefore, this isn’t the case anymore. Both of these CPUs are readily available now.

5700G was launched at a really attractive price of $360, whereas 5800X was a bit costlier at around $450. However, both of these CPUs are available for much cheaper than that. You can find 5700G for as low as $190 on amazon now. On the other hand, 5800X is retailing at around $270.

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Both of these are extremely good options for the price they are being sold at. 5700G sounds like a better bang for the buck since it’s approximately 35% cheaper. However, the performance difference is nowhere near that drastic, even in the worst-case scenario. That being said, if you want better performance and don’t mind spending some extra money, then 5800X is not a bad option either. 

Ryzen 7 5800X Vs Ryzen 7 5700G: Which One Should You Go For?

Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 5700G are both similarly spec’d, extremely capable CPU options available right now. You can’t go wrong with either of these. However, if you are having trouble deciding which one you should go for, then we are here to help.

First of all, if you do not have a dedicated GPU available to you right now, then 5700G is the clear option here. It has built-in Radeon Vega 8 graphics that still run some of the modern-day games at 60 fps on medium to low settings.

5700G is also a better option if you are on a budget and can compromise a little on the performance. It is easily the better bang for the buck since it has most of the specs of 5800X. It does fall short on the performance, though, but you are paying 35% less money compared to 5800X, which in our opinion, is a really good deal.

However, if you do have a dedicated GPU, especially one that has PCI Express 4.0, and you want the absolute best performance out of it, and you don’t mind spending some extra money, then 5800X is the way to go.

It has support for PCI Express gen 4, which will not only get the best out of your GPU but will also support faster, next-gen NVME drives. This will provide faster load times on games and other applications. Its higher L3 cache will help it perform better in games and single-core tasks. Multi-core tasks are also handled better on 5800X. Overall, it’s a really decent package if your budget can afford it. In any case, we hope that our Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5700G guide is going to help you make the right decision. 

FAQs

Which is a better option for gaming?

Ryzen 7 5800X performs 2 to 7% better in games as compared to Ryzen 7 57000G due to its higher L3 cache.

Which CPU is more power efficient?

Ryzen 7 5800X has a TDP of 105 watts. Compared to that, TDP of Ryzen 7 5700G is 65 watts. So, 5700G is more power efficient since it requires 47% less power to run. 

Which CPU is the better option if you don’t have dedicated graphics?

Ryzen 7 5700G is the clear-cut better option if you do not have a GPU on hand because it has integrated Radeon Vega 8 graphics. Ryzen 7 5800X, on the other hand, does not have an integrated GPU.

Which motherboards are compatible with these CPUs?

Both Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 5700G have the same AM4 socket. Hence, they are also compatible with a number of similar motherboards, such as X570, B550, and A520.  

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Abdemanaf has been a creative writer since 2011. He first dwelled in the tech world in early 2015 and has since compared many product offerings by different companies. Abdemanaf started working for Tech4Gamers in February 2022 as a blog and comparison writer.