AMD’s 5000 series CPUs provide a great platform for building powerful gaming PCs with high-end graphics cards that provide great value for each dollar. While Ryzen 5600X might be the most popular gaming CPU in the series, the 5800X is what an enthusiast would prefer for gaming and non-gaming works.
The processor features 8 cores and 16 threads that are enough for handling any CPU-intensive gaming title as well as beating any 8-core processor in CPU-oriented applications. It’s a perfect choice for a content creator for $449.
If you are planning to use this CPU in your new build, then consider the following graphics cards which I believe are most suitable to provide the most performance for your money.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Since the release of Ryzen 5800X, there have been many changes in the GPU market. Previously I recommended the RX 5600 XT due to its fantastic 1080p performance but we now have even a more powerful GPU in the RX 6000 family that replaces it completely with regard to every aspect of gaming.
The RX 6600 XT is the GPU you should look for if you want to max out any game at 1080p resolution. This card can easily provide you with 60+ fps in any title and can possibly play most games even at 1440p resolution. It is based on RDNA 2 architecture and features 2048 stream processors. Its VRAM is 8GB GDDR6 which is sufficient for maxing out graphical settings and the power consumption is not very high, sitting at only 160W.
Currently, this is card is available for around $400 and no other card comes to its performance for this price.
Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 Ti
Nvidia’ RTX 3060 Ti is a decent step up for 1440p gaming. While the gap between RX 6600 XT and 3060 Ti isn’t huge, there are some aspects where the latter wins easily and makes itself a better choice. Based on the Ampere architecture, the 3060 Ti is faster than Turing as well as RDNA 2 GPUs when it comes to Ray Tracing. This GPU can play any game at 1080p Ray Tracing On with playable framerates. Switch On DLSS and you will have even better performance.
RTX 3060 Ti comes with a whopping 4864 Cuda Cores and 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Most games see around a 15% jump in performance over the RX 6600 XT and therefore, you can expect it to be costlier. Currently, the RTX 3060 Ti can be seen sitting for around $550 since the end of the historic GPU shortage.
Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
While RTX 2000 series GPUs such as RTX 2060 and 2070 were great options for Ryzen 5800X, the 3000 series graphics cards annihilate them easily for their price. The difference now is not only the fps that show on your screen but also the ability to Ray Trace without losing much performance. With the RTX 3070, you can get roughly 2 to 3 times better performance with Ray Tracing than RTX 2070.
This is a major improvement that AMD is still catching and the RTX 3070 seems to be among the best suitable card for 1440p Ray Tracing and 4K non-Ray Tracing games. It features 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM and 5888 Cuda Cores which are even more than what is present in RTX 2080 Ti for less than half the cost. Its TDP is 220W which is very ideal considering its performance and we recommend you get one of these power supplies for this GPU.
Perhaps it would be the best sweet spot for enthusiast gamers in 2022 and will be future-proof for a couple of years easily.
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Going above RTX 3070, we have RTX 3070 Ti and RX 6800/6800 XT. If you compare the performance per dollar spent, the RX 6800 XT seems to be a better choice and it is roughly 20% faster than the 3070 and up to 10% faster than the 3070 Ti. This means you can easily have 100+ fps at 1440p resolution maxed out settings in almost every game.
The RX 6800 XT comes with a whopping 4608 Stream Processors and 16GB of VRAM which is more than enough for any kind of graphics settings. It is also capable of Ray Tracing in games and will provide smooth gameplay at 1080p resolution considering you don’t go to the extremes in settings. It is roughly on the same level as RTX 3070 when it comes to Ray Tracing and therefore, for the same price as 3070 Ti, it looks better for the Ryzen 5800X.
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Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080
RTX 3080 is perhaps the best and also my max recommendation for Ryzen 7 5800X. It’s crazily powerful and if you have read our comparison article between RTX 3080 and RTX 2080 Ti, then you will be able to know how much you can expect from this card. It’s around 33% faster than the 2080 Ti and is the best 4K card available today for the price.
As compared to RTX 3090’s price, it costs less than half of it and therefore more reasonable than 3090 with Ryzen 5800X keeping away the fact that it’s hard to find at its MRP right now. It is made up of 8704 Cuda Cores and 10GB of GDDR6X memory which has an insane speed of 19Gbps. You can expect 60+fps in every Ray Tracing supported game at 4K resolution. The only concerning thing here is its power consumption. Its TDP stands at 320W which is high but for enthusiasts, I am sure it’s not a big deal.