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 beat 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 into your new build, then consider the following graphics cards which I believe are most suitable to provide the most performance for your money.
While 5800X is just very much capable of handling any top high-end GPU, the least powerful graphics card I can recommend for it is the AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT. This GPU is very capable of gaming at 1080p with 100+fps and at 1440p with 60 fps. I suggest that you select it for 1080p for better future-proofing and for getting more fps on a high refresh rate monitor as the gaming experience would be awesome and buttery smooth.
RX 5600 XT comes with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM that runs at 12/14Gbps having a bandwidth of 336GB/s. It features 2304 stream processors and is decently power efficient with TDP of 150W. The card is based on Navi architecture and unfortunately, isn’t capable of Ray Tracing.
RX 5700 XT is the best alternative to the RX 2000 series Nvidia GPUs as it performs just as good as they can while costing $50-$100 less. RX 5700 XT is significantly faster than the 5600 XT in games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, RDR 2, and many more1)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzBrtr83UC8. It proves itself as the best suitable card for 1440p resolution. It can easily provide much more than 60 fps in most titles and even more than 100 fps in some titles.
It features VRAM of 8GB GDDR6 with a memory speed of 14Gbps and a memory bandwidth of 448GB/s. It features 2560 stream processors and consumes more power than 5600 XT. Its TDP is 225 watts that is 75W more than that of 5600 XT and AMD recommends getting a 600W power supply for there to be headroom for overclocking and no bottlenecking.
Check out the best power supplies for RX 5700 XT that will allow future upgrades easily.
While RTX 2000 series GPUs such as RTX 2060 and 2070 were great options for Ryzen 5800X, but 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 which 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 getting one of these power supplies for this GPU.
Perhaps it would be the best sweet spot for enthusiast gamers in 2021 and will be future proof for a couple of years easily.
AMDs amazing RX 6000 series is new in the competition and has proved to be a good alternative to the RTX 3000 graphics cards. RX 6800 is somewhere between the RTX 3070 and 3080 and is an ideal choice for 4K gaming with a price tag of $579.
RX 6800 comes with a large VRAM of 16GB GDDR6 that has a memory bandwidth of 512GB/s and memory speed of 16Gbps. It surely consumes more power than the graphics cards mentioned above it but only 30W more than RTX 3070. So, it’s pretty decent considering how powerful it is. It is roughly 20% faster than the RTX 3070 and can also let you game with Ray Tracing.
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.