Average Bench: 82% (39th of 985)

Based on 59,485 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 17.9% 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 831Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 858Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 20.6%. 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 98.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 103Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 59,485 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.6 SC Int 98.9 111
95.8 SC Float 107 120
93.3 SC Mixed 103 115
82.3% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
325 QC Int 383 438
338 QC Float 413 472
330 QC Mixed 397 454
90.1% 398 Pts
Min Avg Max
720 MC Int 831 951
754 MC Float 863 985
749 MC Mixed 858 979
127% 850 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 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.3
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 100
80% 99.4 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 399
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 786
MC Float 805
MC Mixed 821
120% 804 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.7
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 98.9
79% 98.3 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 394
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 821
MC Float 843
MC Mixed 840
125% 835 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.7
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 98.9
79% 99 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 336
QC Mixed 332
75% 333 Pts
MC Int 836
MC Float 871
MC Mixed 865
128% 858 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 373
QC Mixed 338
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 461
MC Float 475
MC Mixed 469
70% 468 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,494,067 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 10,255 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $94

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $822

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance....

Added 11 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

10 hrs ago.

suck my ass

Comment 

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

Cuz I have one


Excellent

13 hrs ago.

cheap, perfect for my work, love it


Excellent

10 hrs ago.

I have this CPU in my computer and it works great. the cores let me do so many things at once which is great.


Excellent

1 day ago.

hiç sevmedim


Excellent

1 day ago.

It's incredible value


Excellent

20 hrs ago.

Best EVER Price/Performance, All my Love AMD !


Good

18 days ago.

nccbb


Excellent

3 days ago.

VERY WELL!


Excellent

25 days ago.

impressionant


Excellent

2 days ago.

Can't beat it for the price


Excellent

7 days ago.

Excelent value


Good

3 days ago.

Cheap with awesome output


Excellent

3 days ago.

good chip


Excellent

23 days ago.

Amd is always awsome


Excellent

11 days ago.

best thing I buy


Good

10 days ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Poor

22 days ago.

best bang for your buck 2017


Good

12 days ago.

Great CPU. The only downside is the pretty low base clock! The next generation - which be will be released soon - will improve it!


Good

22 days ago.

aaaaaaaaaaa


Excellent

3 days ago.

best budget gaming cpu


Excellent

1 day ago.

goodd


Excellent

14 days ago.

Price - Low Value - Super high = Outstanding


Good

1 month ago.

this is great and high c/p


Excellent

22 days ago.

I LOVE THE RYZEN ,CAUSE IT IS FREAKIN BETTER THAN I7 ,I3, PENTIUM ,I5, CELERON AND XEON!!!!


Excellent

28 days ago.

Winner winner chicken dinner


Terrible

11 days ago.

6 cores and 12 threads! Awesome!


Excellent

11 days ago.

Perfect processor!


Excellent

1 month ago.

kokot


Good

10 months ago.


Good

8 days ago.

genial


Good

27 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

best value cpu for gaming


Excellent

1 month ago.

i have it and its better than i3 intel core


Good

22 hrs ago.

its amd bruh


Excellent

2 days ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Excellent

1 day ago.

great value for money


Excellent

25 days ago.

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


Excellent

30 days ago.

too expensive for what it offers


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

12 days ago.

Best Budget CPU for ever


Good

1 month ago.

is cheaper and better


Excellent

11 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


Excellent

1 month ago.

es el mejor calidad / precio


Terrible

5 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

6 months ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Poor

4 months ago.

low single core


Good

5 months ago.

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


Average

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Excellent

6 months ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

7 months ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

5 months ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

2 months ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

28 days ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

6 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

6 months ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

3 months ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

1 month 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

12 days ago.

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


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