The 8-core Zen 3 processor offers almost the same level of performance as Intel’s pricier 10-core i9-10850K. The Zen 3 chip’s lead over its Core i7-10700K eight-core competitor is 21%.
The same AMD vs AMD trend continues though, with the 12-core Ryzens proving stiff competitors yet again; Ryzen 9 5900X is 37% faster and Ryzen 9 3900XT is 17% nippier.
The 5800X opens up a performance lead versus both the Core i9-10850K and the Core i7-10700K in our Handbrake H265 test. That’s useful if you’re an avid media guru who regularly deals with H265 conversions.
This time, the Zen 3 advancements make none of the Zen 2 competitors worthy of similar performance. As 12 cores struggle to be fully utilised for our specific workload, the value of the 5800X is reasonable versus the 5900X. AMD’s new 12-core chip is 20% faster but costs a little over 20% more.