Ryzen 7 5700X: A hidden gem CPU from AMD.

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X. Performance, specs and everything you need to know.

Let’s talk about Ryzen 7 5700X. This cutting-edge technology is built on the “Zen 3” architecture and fits into the widely-used AMD Socket AM4. The Ryzen 7 5700X is part of AMD’s recent desktop processor lineup refresh and follows the successful launch of the Ryzen 7 5800X.

Like the Ryzen 7 5800X, the Ryzen 7 5700X boasts 8 cores and 16 threads, but with slightly lower clock speeds and a more budget-friendly price tag. This processor takes the place of popular previous models, such as the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 7 3700X. The Ryzen 7 3700X in particular saw great success due to its lower cost compared to the Ryzen 7 3800X.

In 2021, AMD initially released the $400 Ryzen 7 5800X, but later introduced the Ryzen 7 5700G 8-core/16-thread APU, marketed as a successor to the Ryzen 7 3700X, for a more affordable $360. In 2022, however, the Ryzen 7 5700X was officially designated as the successor to the Ryzen 7 3700X.

General informations about Ryzen 7 5700X.

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700X is an 8-core, 16-thread processor that occupies a key position in the Ryzen product lineup. Priced at $200 at the moment, it is not the most expensive 65W Ryzen offering, bridging the gap between the $230 105W Ryzen 7 5800X and the $170 65W Ryzen 5 5600X. The 5700X features the same Vermeer chiplet design as the rest of the Ryzen 5000 series and comes with a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a boost clock of 4.6 GHz. However, to accommodate its 40W lower TDP compared to the 5800X, the 5700X has trimmed clock rates, making the only difference between the two the TDP and clock speeds.

Despite these differences, it is relatively simple to boost the performance of the 5700X with the Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) auto-overclocking feature, which can eliminate the difference between the 5700X and 5800X in threaded workloads. Unfortunately, the 65W Ryzen 7 5700X also does not come with a cooler, unlike previous Ryzen offerings, making it less competitive against Intel’s Alder Lake processors. The $175 Core i5-12400 offers faster gaming performance but lags in threaded applications and comes with a cooler, while the $270 Core i5-12600K outperforms the 5700X in every aspect but costs more.

The 5700X supports overclocking of the CPU, memory, and Infinity Fabric, and can be installed on existing 400- and 500-series motherboards with a BIOS featuring AGESA 1.2.0.6b or newer. Support for older 300-series motherboards will be enabled by BIOS updates coming by the end of May 2022. The 5700X supports DDR4-3200 and PCIe 4.0 but does not offer the latest connectivity options such as DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, which will only be available with the 5nm Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 processors.

Specifications of Ryzen 7 5700X.

You can find the full specs of AMD Ryzen 7 5700X below:

General

CPU ModelAMD Ryzen 7 5700X
CPU SocketAM4
Manufacturing Process7 nm
Maximum CPU Configuration1S
Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes24 (Revision 4.0)
UnlockedYes

Performance

Number of Cores8
Number of Threads16
Base Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Maximum Boost Speed4.6 GHz
L3 Cache32 MB

Memory Support

Memory SupportDDR4 Up to 3200 MHz
ECC MemoryNo
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel

Power

Thermal Design Power (TDP)65 W
Included Thermal SolutionNone
Maximum Temperature194°F / 90°C
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes

Technology

Performance TechnologiesPrecision Boost 2

Packaging Info

Package Weight0.26 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.3 x 5.3 x 3″

Performance of Ryzen 5700X.

The Ryzen 7 5700X and 5800X are two powerful processors that have been the talk of the town recently. The comparison of their stock and overclocked (PBO) test results reveals that the 5800X is only 1.9% faster than the 5700X at stock settings when tested at 1080p. The difference in gaming performance between these two chips is not significant, even when paired with one of the fastest GPUs available. This is because the majority of users will pair these chips with a lower-tier GPU, in which case the difference will be even slimmer, if not non-existent. Despite this, the 5800X costs 11% more than the 5700X, making it a less attractive option for those who prioritize value for their money.

The Ryzen 7 5700X also faces stiff competition from the Core i5-12600K, which is 4.5% faster at stock and an impressive 15% faster after overclocking. The Core i5-12600K can also be overclocked by using a beefier cooler, and while this will require an additional investment, it is worth it for the improved performance. Furthermore, the $175 Core i5-12400 provides comparable gaming performance at both stock and overclocked settings.

This makes the Ryzen 7 5700X a less favorable option for those who are primarily interested in gaming, as the Ryzen 5 5600X offers similar performance but at a much lower cost. The Ryzen 7 5700X does offer slightly better 99th percentile framerates than the 5600X. To save even more, one could opt for the $120 Ryzen 5 5600, which offers almost the same performance as the 5600X but at an even lower cost.

Price and availability.

AMD’s Ryzen 7 5700X, released in 2022, offers a cost-effective alternative to the high-performance Ryzen 7 5800X. Despite having the same number of cores and threads, the Ryzen 7 5700X has a slightly lower clock speed, with a base clock of 3.4 GHz and boost clock of 4.6 GHz, and a lower TDP of 65W. This reduction in performance is reflected in its price, with a suggested retail price of US$200 making it a more accessible option for budget-conscious users.

Ryzen 7 5700X R.23 Cinebench SingleCore Performance benchmark

However, even at its full retail price, the Ryzen 7 5700X is not always the best choice, as there are other processors available at the same price point that offer better performance. Fortunately, the Ryzen 7 5700X can be found for much less, with some retailers offering it for less than US$200.

Ryzen 7 5700X R.23 Cinebench MultiCore Performance benchmark

Thermal and power consumption.

For the purpose of evaluating CPU load results, we carried out a comprehensive test by conducting the Cinebench R23 nT all-core rendering test for 10 minutes and measuring the power draw and temperature readings during the test. The test parameters were the same for both power draw and temperature readings.

Our test system’s total power consumption at the wall was recorded and is shown in the chart along with the reported CPU Package Power. It is important to note that the power draw readings have an accuracy of +/-2-4W under heavy load, which is due to fluctuations in the readings. We used a high-quality Titanium-rated Seasonic 1000W Prime PSU for the test.

Ryzen 7 5700X Power Consumption.
(Source: Kitguru)

As for the power consumption, we can see that the Ryzen 5 5600 and Ryzen 7 5700X consume very little power, thanks to their 65W TDPs and 76W of package power. The power draw of these chips is similar to the CPU-only power consumption of the Core i7-12700K. On the other hand, the Ryzen 7 5800X requires an additional 66W of package power to achieve a small increase in clock speed of just over 700MHz. This clearly shows that the Zen 3 architecture is highly energy efficient when clock speed is limited.

In terms of the temperature readings, the recordings were taken using a 360mm Asetek AIO CPU cooler in an ambient temperature of around 22°C. Given the low power consumption, it is no surprise that the new Ryzen chips run at very manageable temperature levels. The Ryzen 5 5600 and Ryzen 7 5700X, as well as the Intel Core i5-12400F, do not require an excessively powerful or expensive cooler like our 360mm AIO.

Ryzen 7 5700X Temperatures.
(Source: Kitguru)

However, the Core i5-12600K runs slightly hotter compared to its Ryzen 7 5700X competitor, consuming more energy to deliver its higher performance. The Ryzen 7 5800X, on the other hand, shows us what a hot-running Ryzen chip looks like.

Final Thoughts.

In conclusion, the Ryzen 7 5700X and Ryzen 7 5700G are two 8-core “Zen 3” chips that offer distinct advantages and drawbacks. The Ryzen 7 5700G, based on the 7 nm “Cezanne” monolithic silicon, boasts an impressive Radeon Vega 8 iGPU but has limited L3 cache of only 16 MB shared among the CPU cores. On the other hand, the Ryzen 7 5700X, based on the “Vermeer” multi-chip module, has a standard “Zen 3” chiplet with 32 MB of L3 cache and the added benefit of PCI-Express Gen 4, which makes it more suitable for use with discrete graphics cards.

In comparison to the Ryzen 7 5800X, the Ryzen 7 5700X has lower clock speeds of 3.40 GHz base and 4.60 GHz boost, as well as a TDP rating of 65 W, while the Ryzen 7 5800X has clock speeds of 3.80 GHz base and 4.70 GHz boost and a TDP rating of 105 W. The higher TDP and clock speeds of the Ryzen 7 5800X should allow for better sustained performance and higher overclocking potential, but the Ryzen 7 5700X still provides a strong option for those looking for power efficiency and affordability.

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