Average Bench: 80.6% (58th of 1117)

Based on 86,046 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 822Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 847Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 23.2%. 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 86,046 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.2 SC Int 97.3 110
92.2 SC Float 106 120
88.3 SC Mixed 101 114
81.1% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
312 QC Int 375 438
329 QC Float 405 475
325 QC Mixed 389 456
88.3% 390 Pts
Min Avg Max
706 MC Int 822 947
739 MC Float 857 987
721 MC Mixed 847 976
126% 842 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 100
80% 99.9 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 398
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 823
MC Float 851
MC Mixed 845
126% 840 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.7
SC Float 81.9
SC Mixed 100
72% 90.6 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 402
QC Mixed 393
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 814
MC Float 782
MC Mixed 820
121% 805 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.2
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 103
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 383
89% 391 Pts
MC Int 770
MC Float 822
MC Mixed 824
120% 805 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.1
SC Float 93.6
SC Mixed 96.8
74% 92.8 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 384
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 809
MC Float 834
MC Mixed 836
124% 826 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,763,778 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
AmazonUS $15032 secs
EbayUS $1738 mins
NeweggUS $1807 hrs
OutletPCUS $18715 hrs
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 15,384 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 - $99

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $814

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance....

Added 15 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

19 hrs ago.

Great multi-core performance, more than enough for the avg gamer wanting 60FPS @ 1080P, GREAT VALUE

Comment 

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


Excellent

3 days ago.

cuz I have it and it's so good for the low prize


Excellent

2 days ago.

ИНТЕЛ СОСЕТ


Excellent

16 hrs ago.

Sick m8


Terrible

4 days ago.

çöp mk


Good

20 days ago.

exteremelly very good to games !


Excellent

20 days ago.

the best quality/price processor in 2017/18


Poor

10 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

powerfull budget multitask processor


Good

26 days ago.

te


Excellent

1 month ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Excellent

1 month ago.

the best price-performance deal ever


Excellent

5 days ago.

i have it and the result that this CPU shows is just incredible.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Buy it then you will fall in love with a CPU... :)


Excellent

1 month ago.

Best PRICE to PERFORMANCE ratio!


Excellent

3 days ago.

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


Good

15 months ago.


Good

20 days ago.

i have it and its better than i3 intel core


Excellent

12 days ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 days ago.

great processor for budget gamers


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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

9 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

10 months ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Excellent

4 months ago.

best in a long while...


Poor

9 months ago.

low single core


Good

10 months ago.

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


Average

11 months ago.

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


Poor

18 days ago.

good budget 1080p build cpu


Terrible

3 months ago.

8600k better xhouce


Excellent

10 months ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Excellent

11 months ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

12 months ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

10 months ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

6 months ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

11 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

11 months ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

8 months ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

6 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

5 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

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 hrs 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 103 96 98, Outstanding for a budget chip.


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