Average Bench: 81.1% (55th of 1110)

Based on 81,747 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 18.8% 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 824Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 850Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 21.4%. 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 97.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 101Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 81,747 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.4 SC Int 97.6 109
94.8 SC Float 106 117
90.9 SC Mixed 101 113
81.2% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
315 QC Int 380 435
331 QC Float 409 466
322 QC Mixed 393 449
89.2% 394 Pts
Min Avg Max
729 MC Int 824 941
768 MC Float 857 971
766 MC Mixed 850 968
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 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
88% 109 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 436
99% 437 Pts
MC Int 906
MC Float 940
MC Mixed 933
139% 926 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 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 401
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 843
MC Float 870
MC Mixed 866
129% 860 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 99.5
80% 99.5 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 399
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 782
MC Float 801
MC Mixed 821
120% 802 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.1
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 94.2
78% 97.6 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 417
QC Mixed 393
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 804
MC Float 853
MC Mixed 829
124% 829 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,314,735 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 14,459 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $795

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance....

Added 14 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 day 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

5 days ago.

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


Good

15 hrs ago.

ИНТЕЛ СОСЕТ


Excellent

13 hrs ago.

Sick m8


Poor

20 days ago.

the best quality/price processor in 2017/18


Excellent

21 days ago.

exteremelly very good to games !


Good

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

15 days ago.

powerfull budget multitask processor


Excellent

8 days ago.

te


Excellent

14 days ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Excellent

12 days ago.

the best price-performance deal ever


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

13 days ago.

Best PRICE to PERFORMANCE ratio!


Excellent

6 days ago.

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


Good

14 months ago.


Excellent

5 days ago.

i have it and its better than i3 intel core


Good

27 days ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Good

2 months ago.

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


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


Excellent

9 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

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

10 months ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Excellent

3 months ago.

best in a long while...


Poor

8 months ago.

low single core


Good

9 months ago.

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


Average

10 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

8600k better xhouce


Excellent

9 months ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Excellent

10 months ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

11 months ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

9 months ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

5 months ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

10 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

10 months ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

7 months ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

5 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

4 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

2 months ago.

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


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