Average Bench: 74.4% (64th of 968)

Based on 2,479 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 25.6% 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 579Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 588Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is just 19.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 361Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 101Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,479 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.8 SC Int 101 112
83.8 SC Float 108 119
82.6 SC Mixed 104 116
83.6% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
301 QC Int 352 414
309 QC Float 369 440
304 QC Mixed 361 424
81.8% 361 Pts
Min Avg Max
496 MC Int 579 641
509 MC Float 590 649
518 MC Mixed 588 648
87.8% 586 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 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 116
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 407
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 630
MC Float 633
MC Mixed 640
95% 634 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 111
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 418
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 599
MC Float 605
MC Mixed 602
90% 602 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 408
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 612
MC Float 625
MC Mixed 626
93% 621 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 111
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 351
QC Mixed 370
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 572
MC Float 580
MC Mixed 596
87% 582 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 371
QC Mixed 360
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 600
MC Float 609
MC Mixed 608
91% 605 Pts
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Desktop 70%
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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance....

Added 4 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

8 days ago.

I havwe been running 45 watt or lower processors for the last 3 years, this is the first 3.0 + GHz system I have built and owned for a long time. My Chromebook does everything i want except video editing. This new system is to accomplish video editing out side of Microsoft's clutches. I am using a AntiX a non Systemd Linux and so far this system does a decent job editing, converting & rendering my Road Cycling Videos.


Excellent

9 days ago.

it is insanely good value, and the whole ryzen series is just brilliant to me.


Good

6 days ago.

Its a waste of money. Just pick up a used ivy bridge i5 for 80$ and you saved yourself a headache


Excellent

3 hrs ago.

on numara


Excellent

2 days ago.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/3397232


Good

14 days ago.

gg


Excellent

16 days ago.

its so much value for money


Good

17 days ago.

Good for recording, streaming. Not recommending it for rendering or video editing, but beside this problems it's perfect for gaming.


Good

4 months ago.


Good

2 days ago.

i have it and i play all game ultra with gtx 1070 and ryzen 1500x i keep ryzen 1500x until next gen ryzen and then if i need i change it with new ryzen... Bye intel


Excellent

17 days ago.

good!!!


Excellent

24 days ago.

4C/8T for 160$ ??? i wouldn't ask for more it's more than enough for gameing


Terrible

16 days ago.

ryzens shit lol


Terrible

7 days ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

4 days ago.

kikiki


Excellent

8 days ago.

It's epic.


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