Average Bench: 72.9% (110th of 1128)

Based on 14,804 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00800F11 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Quad-Core Processor

The quad core and octa threaded Ryzen 1500X is a sub-$200 chip based on AMD's latest Zen architecture. It is released this month as part of the Ryzen 5 launch – a mid-market range specced out to challenge Intel's i5 series and yield considerably better multi-threaded performance at budget prices. Comparing the i5-7600K shows that the 7600K is 20% faster for single and quad core workloads but looses by 20% for multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 5 line-up also includes the 6 core 12 threaded 1600X. By comparison, the 1500X is 24% less expensive, comes with a Wraith Spire cooler and impressively yields very similar single and quad core performance, but multi-core performance lags 50% behind the 1600X. Both chips can be overclocked, but out the box, the base and boost clock speeds are 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz for the 1500X and 3.6GHz and 4.0GHz for the 1600X. The 1500X is a very reasonable CPU for the money, which thanks to AMD's recent IPC improvements, punches far above its weight for multi-threaded performance by Intel's standards. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X averaged 27.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 561Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 578Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is 22.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 98.4Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 354Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,804 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.7 SC Int 98.4 110
85.7 SC Float 107 119
85.8 SC Mixed 102 114
82% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
276 QC Int 343 407
300 QC Float 367 441
287 QC Mixed 354 420
80.3% 355 Pts
Min Avg Max
470 MC Int 561 630
497 MC Float 584 654
481 MC Mixed 578 648
86% 574 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 365
82% 364 Pts
MC Int 583
MC Float 605
MC Mixed 600
89% 596 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.2
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 102
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 344
QC Mixed 344
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 571
MC Float 549
MC Mixed 567
84% 562 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 37.9
SC Float 41.7
SC Mixed 39.7
32% 39.8 Pts
QC Int 128
QC Float 138
QC Mixed 134
30% 133 Pts
MC Int 210
MC Float 221
MC Mixed 218
32% 216 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $189 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1500X Builds (Compare 17,758 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $725

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 17 months ago.

Excellent

10 days ago.

because it it is better in games


Excellent

1 month ago.

High performance for a small fraction of the cost of the competitors


Excellent

3 months ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Good

17 months ago.


Terrible

2 months ago.

Its the best thing in the world the 1600 can suck it


Terrible

12 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

13 months ago.

Not as great of a value comparing to the 1600X/1600, but great nonetheless.


Excellent

4 months ago.

+


Terrible

13 months ago.

it low for 4k


Good

11 months ago.

boys boysSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ON RYZEN ONLY USE DUAL CHANNEL NOT 2*SINGLE ON THREADRIPPR ONLY USE QUAD CHANNEL NOT 2*DUAL inside ram,(hardware ,IC and pcb )single,dual,quad not same ,completly diffrante ,, many people think = dual =2*single channel ram or quad =4* dual ram you must use only ram, write on box QUAD for threadripper (dual for ryzen) if you put wrong ram your system cant start , even if start , hiccops rip in windows, harm your cpu change your ram to this gskill ripjaws4 4*8 3200=250$ or gskil ripjaws4 4*4 2400=150$ از رم تک روی رایزن و زوتا دوال رو تریدریپر پرهیز کنید ، روشن نمیشه ، بشه هم لگ و سکسکه میده ، فقط رم درجه یک جی اسکیل یا ژل و لاغیر


Excellent

13 months ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

3 months ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


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