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Optimize Ryzen 5800x for Better Performance and Temperatures


Discover how to optimize Ryzen 5800x CPU for better performance and temperature, a high-performing processor that still reigns supreme despite being on the market for almost three years at this time of writing.

Whether you’re a new or current user, this article is suitable for you. If you’ve recently purchased this CPU, you’ll learn how to maximize its benefits. If you’ve owned this CPU for some time, you can still enjoy a performance upgrade by following the guide provided in this article.

With its smooth running capabilities, this processor is a top choice for gaming and running applications seamlessly. In this article, we will provide expert guidance on maximizing the full potential of your Ryzen 5800x CPU for better experience.

Besides, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X could be the key player in AMD’s recent victory over Intel in the processor race. This processor is a prime example of AMD’s complete dominance in the mainstream desktop processor market, even outshining the Ryzen 9 5900X.

For a long time, Intel has dominated the gaming processor market by prioritizing high clock speeds that are in demand by PC gamers. To compete, AMD completely revamped its Zen 3 architecture.

Furthermore, despite using the same 7nm manufacturing process as its predecessor, AMD redesigned the Core Die (CCD) to allow only one Core Complex per die. Alongside a much stronger single-core performance, it is also packed with 8 cores and 16 threads.

General Specifications for Ryzen 5800x

  • Launch Date : 11/5/2020
  • Number of CPU Cores : 8
  • Number of Threads : 16
  • Base Clock : 3.8GHz
  • Default TDP : 105W
  • CPU Socket : AM4
  • L2 Cache : 4MB
  • Processor Technology for CPU Cores : TSMC 7nm FinFET
  • Max. Boost Clock : Up to 4.7GHz
  • L3 Cache : 32MB
  • Unlocked for Overclocking : Yes
  • Max. Operating Temperature (Tjmax) : 90°C
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Even though it’s considered an older processor, it’s capable of running resource-intensive applications like Photoshop and 3D modeling software with ease.

By pairing it with a powerful gaming GPU such as the latest 4070TI, you can enjoy a seamless gaming experience with high frame rates and resolutions.

Learn more about the impressive capabilities of this older yet reliable processor in this article.

How to Optimize Ryzen 5800x for Better Performance and Temperatures


Let’s begin by running a benchmark with the original settings of the CPU before making any tweaks. Once we have a baseline performance measurement, we can proceed to optimize the CPU settings from the motherboard and compare the results.

To ensure consistency in our CPU benchmarking comparisons, we will exclusively use Cinebench R23. You may download this software from the Microsoft Store.

However, if you prefer to use a different benchmarking software, feel free to run it yourself and compare the results after implementing tweaks.

Cinebench - Optimize Ryzen 5800x
Cinebench results

The multi-core benchmark score for this CPU is 14298, as shown in the above screenshot. It’s worth noting that the temperature is currently at 90 degrees Celsius, which is the maximum temperature for this particular CPU.

Next, we will run the single core benchmark.

Cinebench results

The single-core benchmark score for this processor is 14298 points, and the temperature appears to be stable at around 71 degrees Celsius, which is relatively cool.

Optimize Ryzen 5800x in BIOS/UEFI

In just a few simple steps, we’ll guide you through the process of tweaking your settings through the motherboard BIOS/UEFI to optimize your CPU’s performance.

While our demonstration features the “ROG Strix X570-E Gaming” motherboard, the settings for other motherboards should be similar. You should be able to adjust the values accordingly, regardless of the motherboard you’re using.

To start, go to “Ai Tweaker” tab and set the Ai Overclock Tuner to “D.O.C.P” from Auto. Upon selecting “D.O.C.P”, the memory frequency and D.O.C.P settings should automatically be chosen.

Optimize Ryzen 5800x - UEFI Bios Utility

Next, navigate to Advance > AMD Overclocking to access the following screen:

AMD Overclocking

Just hit ‘enter’ or click ‘Accept’, then navigate to Precision Boost Overdrive. See screenshot below.

Precision Boost Overdrive

Then, change Precision Boost Overdrive to “Advanced” and set PBO Limits to “Manual”. After setting to “Manual”, you will be able to set the values for PPT, TDC and EDC. Use values below for these three settings.

  • PPT Limit : 120
  • TDC Limit : 85
  • EDC Limit : 130

Lastly, go to “Curve Optimizer”.

Curve Optimizer

Use these settings below for Curve Optimizer.

  • Curve Optimizer : All Cores
  • All Core Curve Optimizer Sign : Negative
  • All Core Curve Optimizer Magnitude : 20

For “All Core Curve Optimizer Magnitude”, you have the option to adjust between 10 to 25 to your personal preference. To determine the optimal value that delivers the best performance, run some benchmarks and compare results. In my experience, the value of 20 worked best.

Final Results – After Optimize Ryzen 5800x

Let’s run the benchmark again to compare the benchmarking points before and after implementing the settings from above.

Cinebench results
Cinebench results

In the above screenshot, it is evident that after applying the settings, the temperature has reduced to 85 degrees Celsius and remained between 80 and 85 degrees Celsius during testing.

The CPU maintains a stable speed of approximately 4399 MHz which is slightly faster than the previous speed 4352 MHz. Additionally, the benchmark points have slightly increased from 14298 to 14463.

Cinebench results

In terms of single-core performance, the points have increased from 14298 to 14463. However, the temperature remained relatively consistent during testing, hovering between 71 to 74.9 degree Celsius.

Moreover, the CPU speed remained stable at approximately 4799 MHz, which is a slight improvement from the previous speed of 4740 MHz.


To summarize, the applied settings not only reduce the CPU temperature by approximately 5 degrees Celsius but also improve the CPU clock speed slightly. While the performance boost may not be significant, lowering the CPU temperature can help prolong its lifespan and push the speed a bit further.

Moreover, when paired with the Nvidia RTX 4070, this CPU enables seamless gameplay of demanding triple-A titles without encountering any obstacles. It remains a robust processor capable of running the majority of games at 60 frames per second or higher, depending on the game’s settings. https://www.kintechie.com/nvidia-4070-detailed-analysis-of-performance-value-and-power-consumption/

Additionally, for those who are interested, the NZXT Kraken Z3 serves as the all-in-one (AIO) cooler utilized to maintain optimal CPU temperatures during the testing process. Visit the product site at https://nzxt.com/collection/kraken-z.

You may also be interested in reading our article on upgrading your BIOS/UEFI, which can be found here: https://www.kintechie.com/how-to-update-bios-uefi-for-rog-strix-x570-e-gaming/

Updating your BIOS or UEFI can provide additional performance improvements and security fixes. Visit the above link for details on how to update your BIOS/UEFI and more.

Featured Photo by Luis Gonzalez on Unsplash. For illustration purpose only.

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