The Ryzen 7 5700X surprises: only 2% slower than the 5800X!

There is no doubt that AMD has been very quiet against Intel while the latter did not have an efficient and competitive architecture, but that is over. As happened to those of Pat Gelsinger, it seems that AMD has fallen asleep, has reacted late and now everything is in a hurry and proof of this are the new processors that it will soon launch in stores. The best exponent of this is the Ryzen 7 5700Xwhich has surprised Geekbench and could make the 5800X obsolete, how is this possible?

There are data that show the step forward that AMD has taken with its new processors, especially if we take into account the already veteran Ryzen 7 5800X as a reference. And it is that the new Ryzen 7 5700X will land on the market as an inferior alternative to this, but according to this latest leak it could be much more interesting than the first.

The Ryzen 7 5800X could be obsolete

Before starting with the data, it is better to see the specifications in perspective, since we are talking about an 8-core CPU with 16 threads at a base frequency of 3.4 GHz and with a Boost that reaches 4.6 GHz, 32 MB of L3 and a TPD of 65 watts.

On the other hand the Ryzen 7 5800X includes the same cores and threads, although with different frequencies: 3.8 GHz and 4.7 GHz, which means being above in 400MHz and 100MHz respectively from his younger brother, but at the cost of 40 watts more than TDP.

Logically, this difference in consumption is calculated thanks to the difference in the base frequency, since both processors have the same lithographic process, but not the stepping, since the new Ryzen 7 5700X is expected to come with the same as the Ryzen 7 5800X3D thanks to TSMC improvements.

Therefore, we are facing two brothers with a different energy efficiency and only separated in pure performance by 100 MHz and by nothing less than 150 dollars. Is there really that little difference in performance between them knowing this?

Geekbench 5 shows the performance of the Ryzen 7 5700X


The first data filtered through Geekbench 5 reflect a star distance between the two processors that would not justify the price of the largest of them and quite a bit. Thus, the suite displays a score of 1,645 points in Single Core and 10,196 points in Multi Core for the Ryzen 7 5700X.

Taking into account that officially the Ryzen 7 5800X in the same suite is reflected with nothing less than 1,671 points and 10,338 points respectively we speak of a -1.55% in the first type of punctuation and only one -1.37% in the second, a difference that does not reach 2% while the price is 33.40% lower and the efficiency is clearly higher, at least on paper.

The “problem” is of such caliber that AMD has had to lower the price of the Ryzen 5 5600X because it literally overlapped with this new processor, so prices have had to be readjusted throughout the series to the delight of users.

With this Ryzen 7 5700X In addition, another paradigm is close, since with such a small difference, surely activating PBO would surpass the Ryzen 7 5800X for much less money and with just two clicks. Does it make sense for the veteran processor to coexist today? His work is done and has been a clear reference for AMD, but now his brother could take the baton if similar differences are confirmed in games and tests.

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