Average Bench: 78.8% (36th of 961)

Based on 6,163 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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Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 averaged 21.1% 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 843Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 856Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 25%. 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 102Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,163 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.8 SC Int 98.9 112
83.9 SC Float 105 119
87.8 SC Mixed 102 115
81.6% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
306 QC Int 364 441
312 QC Float 382 468
310 QC Mixed 372 454
84.5% 373 Pts
Min Avg Max
722 MC Int 843 968
729 MC Float 857 982
744 MC Mixed 856 979
128% 852 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 102
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 102
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 417
QC Mixed 402
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 836
MC Float 857
MC Mixed 855
127% 849 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.75 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 360
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 936
MC Float 953
MC Mixed 952
142% 947 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 108
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 321
QC Float 340
QC Mixed 334
75% 332 Pts
MC Int 844
MC Float 862
MC Mixed 859
128% 855 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 97.5
SC Mixed 94.8
77% 96 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 329
76% 333 Pts
MC Int 832
MC Float 802
MC Mixed 822
123% 819 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.7
SC Float 83.6
SC Mixed 78
65% 81.1 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 331
QC Mixed 322
72% 319 Pts
MC Int 814
MC Float 796
MC Mixed 820
122% 810 Pts
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 2,133 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,028

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A landmark increase in processor performance....

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


Poor

2 days ago.

super cpu


Good

4 days ago.

Man! That price! That performance!!!


Excellent

23 hrs ago.

The best CPU ever made at a reasonable price


Good

2 months ago.


Poor

2 days ago.

Performing even better than I expected, good value for the money!!!


Poor

17 days ago.

Amazing for its price! Fast 6 cores, 12 threads and also has the potential be overclocked as its higher-clocked brethren.


Good

3 days ago.

Price - Low Value - Super high = Outstanding


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