AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Linux Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 12 November 2020 at 10:30 AM EST. Page 1 of 10. 81 Comments.

Over the past week we have looked at the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X/5950X Linux performance as well as that of the lower-end -- but still very powerful -- Ryzen 5 5600X. Today we are striking in the middle in looking at the last Zen 3 CPU model for the moment: the Ryzen 7 5800X. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is a $449 USD processor that is packing eight cores / sixteen threads, a 3.8GHz base clock. 4.7GHz boost clock, 32MB L3 cache, and has a 105 Watt TDP.

The Ryzen 7 5800X was tested on the same test bed as the other AMD Zen CPUs as shown in recent days with the ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO WiFi, Corsair 2 x 8GB DDR4-3600, 2TB Corsair Force MP600 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD, Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics, and running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS with the Linux 5.9 kernel. The Linux experience for the AMD Zen 3 testing going on for weeks now has been great. The only real caveats around the Zen 3 Linux support remain: temperature monitoring isn't in place on a stable kernel until next month's Linux 5.10, the AMD_Energy hwmon driver doesn't support these desktop CPUs for energy consumption monitoring, and AMD's compiler engineers have yet to drop the Clang/GCC compiler patches for "znver3" in order to offer the optimized compiler support. Hopefully the Znver3 support will be out soon and last I heard was the early-to-mid November timeframe.

For this benchmarking are the Ryzen 7 5800X Ubuntu + Linux 5.9 results up against the Core i5 10600K and Core i9 10900K on the Intel side. The AMD processors for today's comparison include the Ryzen 5 3600X, Ryzen 7 3800XT, Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 9 3950X, Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and Ryzen 9 5950X. CPUs supplied courtesy of AMD and Intel.

Ryzen 7 5800X Linux Performance

Via the Phoronix Test Suite more than 200 benchmarks were carried out on each processor.

Ryzen 7 5800X Linux Performance

If jumping straight to the geometric mean for all 217 (non-gaming) benchmarks, here is how the Ryzen 7 5800X is positioned on Linux... It squeezes past the more expensive Core i9 10900K and right behind the Ryzen 9 3950X for the mix of single and multi-threaded workloads tested. Compared to the Ryzen 7 3800XT, the Ryzen 7 5800X is a 21% generational improvement overall from these tests.

Ryzen 7 5800X Linux Performance

Now let's dive into more data for the Ryzen 7 5800X against the competition.

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