Average Bench: 80.7% (59th of 1122)

Based on 90,684 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 19.3% 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 823Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 850Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 24.3%. 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 97.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 101Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 90,684 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.7 SC Int 97.4 110
90.6 SC Float 106 120
87.6 SC Mixed 101 115
81.2% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
311 QC Int 376 436
333 QC Float 405 475
320 QC Mixed 389 457
88.4% 390 Pts
Min Avg Max
700 MC Int 823 944
755 MC Float 860 984
732 MC Mixed 850 975
126% 844 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
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 99.9
80% 99.9 Pts
QC Int 377
QC Float 408
QC Mixed 391
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 836
MC Float 871
MC Mixed 863
128% 856 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 99.6
80% 99.9 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 392
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 816
MC Float 853
MC Mixed 844
126% 838 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 384
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 820
MC Float 825
MC Mixed 789
122% 811 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 38.8
SC Float 42.3
SC Mixed 40.6
32% 40.6 Pts
QC Int 155
QC Float 168
QC Mixed 160
36% 161 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 344
MC Mixed 343
51% 338 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,291,413 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
AmazonUS $15014 mins
EbayUS $16020 mins
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 16,437 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: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $725

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 16 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

6 hrs ago.

Exceptional performance per dollar. I can't believe this entire setup cost me under $300 because I only needed the Mobo, CPU, and DDR4 memory.

Comment 

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


Excellent

10 hrs ago.

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


Excellent

4 days ago.

ИНТЕЛ СОСЕТ


Good

20 days ago.

Sick m8


Terrible

8 days ago.

çöp mk


Excellent

15 days ago.

Superbbb..


Excellent

24 days ago.

the best quality/price processor in 2017/18


Excellent

2 days ago.

exteremelly very good to games !


Excellent

16 days ago.

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


Terrible

24 days ago.

powerfull budget multitask processor


Excellent

10 days ago.

te


Excellent

3 days ago.

yes


Terrible

5 days ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Excellent

6 days ago.

best


Terrible

17 days ago.

the best price-performance deal ever


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

16 days 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

7 days ago.

Best PRICE to PERFORMANCE ratio!


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

27 days ago.

wanna buy dis


Good

3 days ago.

i have it and its better than i3 intel core


Good

16 months ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

great processor for budget gamers


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months 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

10 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

11 months ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Excellent

5 months ago.

best in a long while...


Poor

10 months ago.

low single core


Good

11 months ago.

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


Average

12 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

good budget 1080p build cpu


Terrible

4 months ago.

8600k better xhouce


Excellent

11 months ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Excellent

12 months ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

13 months ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

11 months ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

7 months ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

12 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

12 months ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

9 months ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

7 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

6 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

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

25 days 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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