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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X leak shows a powerhouse gaming CPU that could embarrass Intel’s Core i9-10900K

Updated 30 September 2020 | 14:14 IST

AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X has been spotted a really “> during a game benchmark where the purported chip put up a very impressive performance compared to Intel’s current flagship Core i9-10900K, getting AMD fans excited that this CPU might be a true winner in terms of its price/performance ratio.

The Ryzen 5800X was spotted in an Ashes of the Singularity benchmark (as ever, bear in mind the standard caveats about early leaks and authenticity), with the processor being an eight-core effort as previous rumors have claimed.

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Sadly the clock speeds aren’t detailed for the 5800X – and neither are the systems within the compared results, but the graphics cards, which are both RTX 2080 models (and the AMD PC has double the system RAM) – but the 5800X manages to notch up a score of 5,800 (and 5,900 in another run) at 4K ‘crazy’ settings, roughly adequate to the Core i9-10900K. The Ryzen chip also hit 6,300 at 1080p.

GPU bottleneck
Drilling down and searching at the CPU frame-rate within the results (highlighted by Wccftech) – in other words, sidestepping the GPU bottleneck caused by the RTX 2080 within the intensive 4K benchmark – shows more sort of a 15% advantage in favor of the Ryzen processor (averaged over the various batch results).

That’s pretty huge, of course, considering Intel’s Comet Lake champ is capable of boosting to five .3GHz and has two more cores than the purported eight-core Ryzen 5800X. And if AMD retains an identical pricing structure to existing Ryzen CPUs, and therefore the selling price of the 3800X; well, you’ll see why folks are beginning to get excited…

Still, we should always temper our expectations like any leak and bear in mind that this is often just a selected scenario during a single game benchmark, and there’s far more to gaming performance than simply a snapshot-like so.

This spilled benchmark is adding further evidence that AMD goes to use the Ryzen 5000 name for its range of next-gen Zen 3 processors, essentially to reverse the order during which the CPUs begin for the incoming 5000 series, in order that desktop chips hit first, then Ryzen 5000 mobile.

Also, it represents another nail within the coffin for the vague notion floated that the 5800X might move up to 10-cores (although theoretically there could still be a 10-core CPU, of course, elsewhere within the range).

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