Average Bench: 80.5% (63rd of 1128)

Based on 96,710 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00800F11 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor

The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 averaged just 19.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 816Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 843Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 24.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 97.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 101Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 96,710 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.4 SC Int 97.3 110
91.6 SC Float 106 120
87.3 SC Mixed 101 115
81.1% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
305 QC Int 375 436
324 QC Float 405 474
314 QC Mixed 389 456
88.2% 390 Pts
Min Avg Max
662 MC Int 816 943
712 MC Float 852 983
678 MC Mixed 843 971
125% 837 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 436
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 905
MC Float 935
MC Mixed 930
138% 923 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 106
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 396
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 889
MC Float 927
MC Mixed 898
136% 905 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.3
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 100
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 419
QC Mixed 400
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 827
MC Float 862
MC Mixed 856
127% 848 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.5
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 99
79% 98.6 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 374
86% 382 Pts
MC Int 780
MC Float 822
MC Mixed 812
120% 805 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,933,304 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
AmazonUS $1455 days
EbayUS $16010 mins
NeweggUS $1602 hrs
OutletPCUS $16810 hrs
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 17,687 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $727

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

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1 day ago.

Too good

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Rather get this then an i5 for video editing—Jun '17


Excellent

2 days ago.

Very short render time. I love it 3


Excellent

1 day ago.

I OWN ONE


Excellent

8 hrs ago.

the best quality/price processor in 2017/18


Good

16 days ago.

exteremelly very good to games !


Excellent

22 days ago.

Pure performance. Fantastic Stock cooler, easy overclock and soldered IHS.


Good

9 days ago.

An excellent processor with a big big capacity to overclock to high values easily.


Excellent

28 days ago.

powerfull budget multitask processor


Terrible

1 month ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Excellent

7 days ago.

Actually best mid-class CPU for gaming ... I use it with GTX 1080 turbo and Im happy :3 -Just my opinion


Good

22 days ago.

the best price-performance deal ever


Excellent

22 days ago.

It's at great price for the performance it gives. Best value processor at this time for the whole world!


Excellent

1 month ago.

Using one at the minute in my mATX-Build. The fan is a bit loud, but I can hear it shifting speed when it has to. Running games + OBS & 4 monitors with multiple apps like spotify and discord + multiple browsers. No issues performance issues anywhere (970 gpu).


Excellent

1 month ago.

Best PRICE to PERFORMANCE ratio!


Good

7 days ago.

I have it and it does what its supposed to do.


Excellent

20 days ago.

i have it and its better than i3 intel core


Good

28 days ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Good

17 months ago.


Excellent

8 months ago.

the new amd Rayzen series is epic the R 5 1600 is destroying the intel I5 6600k with an awesome price


Good

5 months ago.

6 cores 12 threads and stability at 100% cpu usage/


Excellent

2 months ago.

great processor for budget gamers


Excellent

6 months ago.

rivals the i7 5th gen, what more do you want


Excellent

15 days ago.

Cheap, 6 core 12 thread, low power consumption, no overheating with stock cooler, can handle over 100 fps in any games with only 6gb Graphics card (60fps is more than enough) - but I have issue with picking the motherboard, any suggestion would be great 3


Terrible

11 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

13 months ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Excellent

6 months ago.

best in a long while...


Excellent

29 days ago.

Awesome price to performance!!


Poor

11 months ago.

low single core


Good

12 months ago.

Good value, but not as good as it can be due to ram prices being so high


Average

13 months ago.

The most average & boring CPU money can buy today. Not great at anything, but also adequate for everything.


Poor

2 months ago.

good budget 1080p build cpu


Terrible

6 months ago.

8600k better xhouce


Excellent

22 days ago.

Really good performance and value


Excellent

12 months ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Excellent

13 months ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

14 months ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

12 months ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

8 months ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

7 months ago.

I used to own one before I switched to Intel for gaming.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Best bang for your buck hands down. Handles overclocks extremely well if properly cooled.


Excellent

14 months ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Upgraded from Intel I7 4790K. Night and day when multitasking (opening several crypto wallets for example - with intel 2 wallets and my CPU is done, can't do anything anymore - with R1600 3 wallets calculating blockchain and i can still play a low demanging game (LoL)


Excellent

13 months ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

10 months ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

8 months ago.

With a bit of creful overclocking this CPU is an absolute monster. Currently running 4.05 GHz on all 6/12 cores. 1339 in CB R15


Excellent

7 months ago.

Great CPU for a good price. My is currently running on 3,95GHz on 1,4V. Temps with SilentiumPC fera 3 max73°C.


Excellent

5 months ago.

I have the 1600 overclocked to 4.0GHz and it screams when paired with 3000Mhz DDR4 Ram


Excellent

1 month ago.

Ive always used AMD because of their prices. After a decade of mediocre chips its nice to get more then what you paid for again! Im running this chip @4100Mhz with a GTX1070 @2002Mhz Core and 4600Mhz Mem clocks, 4X8GB G.Skill TridentZ 3200 running @3266Mhz, a 1TB Samsung Evo SSD and the GTX1070 is the weakest link. UserBenchmark scores 105 101 99, Outstanding for a budget chip.


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