Average Bench: 82% (50th of 1104)

Based on 73,995 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 18.0% 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 828Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 854Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 21.8%. 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 98.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 103Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 73,995 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.3 SC Int 98.7 111
97.5 SC Float 107 120
92.2 SC Mixed 103 115
82.2% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
316 QC Int 383 441
328 QC Float 412 471
323 QC Mixed 397 455
90% 397 Pts
Min Avg Max
677 MC Int 828 948
728 MC Float 861 989
692 MC Mixed 854 982
127% 847 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.8
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 99.5
80% 99.9 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 397
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 1,086
MC Float 1,132
MC Mixed 1,117
166% 1,112 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.1
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 411
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 845
MC Float 879
MC Mixed 870
130% 865 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.2
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 97.5
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 409
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 844
MC Float 884
MC Mixed 885
130% 871 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.1
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 402
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 829
MC Float 861
MC Mixed 859
127% 850 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,845,010 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
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AmazonUS $17615 mins
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Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $94

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $838

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance....

Added 13 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

Incredible value, 6 cores for under $200, not to mention the included cooler and compatibility with a budget friendly chipset with overclocking support. Even on a cheap b350 motherboardand the stock cooler I could hit 3.9 GHz.

Comment 

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


Poor

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

Amazing value


Excellent

2 days ago.

the best quality/price processor in 2017/18


Excellent

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

20 days ago.

powerfull budget multitask processor


Good

15 days ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Good

1 day ago.

like!


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Excellent

24 days ago.

Best PRICE to PERFORMANCE ratio!


Good

13 months ago.


Excellent

7 days ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

i have it and its better than i3 intel core


Good

14 days ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

8 days ago.

.


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

9 months ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Excellent

2 months ago.

best in a long while...


Poor

7 months ago.

low single core


Good

8 months ago.

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


Average

9 months ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

8600k better xhouce


Excellent

8 months ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Excellent

9 months ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

10 months ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

8 months ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

4 months ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

9 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

9 months ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

6 months ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

4 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

3 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

1 month ago.

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


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