Average Bench: 80.2% (37th of 970)

Based on 20,423 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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Poor: 70%Average: 80.2% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 averaged just 19.8% 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 845Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 861Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 22.5%. 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 100Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 103Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,423 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.1 SC Int 100 112
94.1 SC Float 107 119
90.4 SC Mixed 103 116
82.8% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
310 QC Int 371 440
323 QC Float 392 467
315 QC Mixed 381 453
86.4% 381 Pts
Min Avg Max
760 MC Int 845 956
780 MC Float 863 972
769 MC Mixed 861 971
128% 856 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 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 117
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 468
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 981
MC Float 995
MC Mixed 996
148% 991 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 113
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 449
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 640
MC Float 698
MC Mixed 665
100% 667 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 108
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 344
77% 338 Pts
MC Int 842
MC Float 867
MC Mixed 859
128% 856 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 107
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 321
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 330
75% 329 Pts
MC Int 844
MC Float 858
MC Mixed 858
128% 853 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 49.9
SC Float 55.4
SC Mixed 48.5
41% 51.3 Pts
QC Int 148
QC Float 185
QC Mixed 164
38% 166 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 339
MC Mixed 325
56% 367 Pts
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 3,723 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3-CF - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $821

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance....

Added 5 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

It's a great bang for your buck CPU, and since it comes with a good stock cooler, it saves you a lot of money.

Comment 

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


Excellent

14 days ago.

I Like It


Excellent

13 hrs ago.

Price/Performance king


Excellent

2 days ago.

Best cpu in the medium price range.


Excellent

1 day ago.

COOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL I love it!!!!


Good

3 days ago.

byaağooğjçwğıotpd iyi


Excellent

7 hrs ago.

The greatest value processor, PERIOD


Poor

2 days ago.

For only gaming, him or 7700k ?


Excellent

6 days ago.

gg


Good

20 days ago.

super


Excellent

7 hrs ago.

i am getting it XDDD


Excellent

2 days ago.

An excellent CPU, providing for enough multithreading performance at an incredibly low price


Excellent

4 days ago.

Can't beat it for the price


Excellent

1 month ago.

great performance


Poor

7 days ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Excellent

26 days ago.

must have today


Excellent

8 days ago.

cool


Poor

8 days ago.

Awful performance.


Good

3 days ago.

best bang for your buck 2017


Excellent

18 hrs ago.

great value


Good

5 months ago.


Good

15 hrs ago.

I love it


Good

1 month ago.

Amazing for its price! Fast 6 cores, 12 threads and also has the potential be overclocked as its higher-clocked brethren.


Excellent

8 days ago.

Price - Low Value - Super high = Outstanding


Good

3 days ago.

this is great and high c/p


Excellent

15 days ago.

Perfect processor!


Excellent

20 hrs ago.

Very nice price can be overclocked to 4.0 ghz as long as you keep temperature cool and guaranteed overclock to 3.8 for all chips id say is the same version of 1700 but has 2 cores disabled i heard dosnt use alot of wattage you get the best performance/price also uses a hyper threading that improves its performance alot something Intel dosnt use in their CPUS alot in the end id call it a WIN - WIN for a 199$ also for those who prefer expensive intel CPUS id recommend you check how fast this Ryzen 5 1600 goes works with 3200 mhz ram its almost 15 - 35% increase in performance the am4 motherboards like the for example MSI Tomahawk b350 are really super good with it and comes at cheap price if you want a cool medium-budget cpu for super high performance this is the one for you


Excellent

4 days ago.

Winner winner chicken dinner


Good

16 hrs ago.

ok


Average

26 days ago.

Best value cpu out there right now!


Excellent

3 days ago.

best perf/$


Excellent

1 day ago.

Muy veloz, estable, es increible el cambio que atenido amd con la tecnologia ryzen


Excellent

3 days ago.

Insane Price/Perf


Excellent

29 days ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Terrible

13 days ago.

great value for money


Excellent

18 days ago.

6 cores and low price


Excellent

8 days ago.

Best Budget CPU for ever


Good

16 days ago.

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


Good

9 days ago.

poop


Poor

2 months ago.

fuck off amd


Excellent

28 days ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Good

23 days ago.

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


Average

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

26 days ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Excellent

1 month ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

2 months ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

12 days ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

1 month ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

1 month 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

1 month ago.

AMD is back, baby.


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