Average Bench: 81.6% (52nd of 1083)

Based on 73,781 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 18.3% 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 830Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 858Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 23.7%. 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 98.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 102Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 73,781 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.3 SC Int 98.4 112
94 SC Float 106 120
89.9 SC Mixed 102 116
81.8% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
311 QC Int 381 441
329 QC Float 411 476
322 QC Mixed 395 459
89.6% 396 Pts
Min Avg Max
726 MC Int 830 957
759 MC Float 864 990
763 MC Mixed 858 987
127% 851 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 462
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 664
MC Float 720
MC Mixed 691
104% 691 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 408
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 951
MC Float 983
MC Mixed 981
146% 972 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 100
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 379
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 385
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 614
MC Float 574
MC Mixed 549
87% 579 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,381,422 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 12,322 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 - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $869

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance....

Added 12 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

Incredibly quick and snappy. Easy to overclock and use.

Comment 

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


Good

5 days ago.

6/12 4ghz with boxed cooler AMD Whraith spair!


Excellent

2 days ago.

cheap, perfect for my work, love it


Good

1 hr 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

5 days ago.

best price/perf


Excellent

1 day ago.

yea


Excellent

12 days ago.

Best EVER Price/Performance, All my Love AMD !


Good

3 days ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Excellent

1 day ago.

5+


Average

2 days ago.

i like AMD CPUs


Excellent

14 days ago.

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


Excellent

20 days ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.


Excellent

1 day ago.

good


Excellent

21 hrs ago.

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


Terrible

19 days ago.

i have it and its better than i3 intel core


Excellent

1 month ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Excellent

3 days ago.

best option.


Good

22 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

too expensive for what it offers


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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

6 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

7 months ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Poor

6 months ago.

low single core


Excellent

1 month ago.

best in a long while...


Good

7 months ago.

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


Average

8 months ago.

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


Terrible

28 days ago.

8600k better xhouce


Excellent

7 months ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Excellent

8 months ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

9 months ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

7 months ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

3 months ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

8 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

8 months ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

5 months ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

3 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

2 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

14 days ago.

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


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