AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

TOPGPU|07 Mar 2024 7:12 am
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and 5700X are both 8-core, 16-thread processors, but the 5700X features the more advanced Zen 3 architecture, giving it an edge in both single-core and multi-core performance. Additionally, the 5700X has a higher IPC (instructions per clock) than the 3700X, meaning that it can deliver more performance while consuming less power. However, the 5700X also has a higher price tag than the 3700X. As a result, if you're looking for a good value, the 3700X is a solid choice; if you need the absolute best performance, the 5700X is worth the extra cost.

CPU advantages and disadvantages:

Ryzen 7 3700X


Lower price

8 cores and 16 threads, strong multitasking capabilities

Better power control


Single-core performance slightly weaker than Ryzen 7 5700X

Gaming performance slightly weaker than Ryzen 7 5700X

Does not support PCIe 4.0

Ryzen 7 5700X


Stronger single-core performance

Stronger gaming performance

Supports PCIe 4.0


Higher price

Slightly higher power consumption

CPU comparison:
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

Core parameters

Release Date July 7, 2019 November 5, 2020
Applicable Type Desktop Desktop
Instruction Set x86-64 x86-64
Processor Number 100-000000073-00 100-000000080-04
Integrated Graphics Radeon Vega 11 Radeon Vega 8

CPU Performance

Number of Cores 8 8
Number of Threads 16 16
Base Clock 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Maximum Boost Clock 4.4 GHz 4.6 GHz
L1 Cache 32 KB + 32 KB 32 KB + 32 KB
L2 Cache 512 KB 512 KB
L3 Cache 32 MB 32 MB
TDP 65 W 65 W

Memory Parameters

Memory Type DDR4 DDR4
Memory Capacity Up to 128 GB Up to 128 GB
Memory Channels 2 2


Package Type AM4 AM4
Socket Type AM4 AM4

Graphics Card Parameters

Graphics Card Type Integrated Graphics Integrated Graphics
Graphics Card Model Radeon Vega 11 Radeon Vega 8
Number of Stream Processors 704 512
Memory Type DDR4 DDR4
Memory Capacity 2 GB 2 GB


Manufacturing Process 7nm 7nm
Supported PCIe Version PCIe 4.0 PCIe 4.0
Supported NVMe Version NVMe 1.4 NVMe 1.4

Benchmark Comparison


Cinebench R23

  • Ryzen 7 3700X: 10,734 points
  • Ryzen 7 5700X: 12,825 points

Geekbench 5

  • Ryzen 7 3700X: 1,243 single-core, 7,459 multi-core
  • Ryzen 7 5700X: 1,570 single-core, 9,452 multi-core

PCMark 10

  • Ryzen 7 3700X: 7,057 points
  • Ryzen 7 5700X: 7,842 points

3DMark Time Spy

  • Ryzen 7 3700X: 6,452 points
  • Ryzen 7 5700X: 7,345 points

Gaming Performance

  • Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (1080p, High settings): Ryzen 7 3700X: 70 FPS, Ryzen 7 5700X: 80 FPS
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (1080p, Medium settings): Ryzen 7 3700X: 45 FPS, Ryzen 7 5700X: 55 FPS


Based on the benchmark results, the AMD Ryzen 7 5700X outperforms the Ryzen 7 3700X in all tests. This is thanks largely to its improved Zen 3 architecture, which offers higher clock speeds and lower latencies.

In terms of gaming performance, the Ryzen 7 5700X also delivers better frame rates, especially in more demanding titles. Overall, the Ryzen 7 5700X is a more powerful processor that is well-suited for gaming, content creation, and multitasking.