Average Bench: 86.8% (44th of 1105)

Based on 25,394 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00800F11 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Six-Core Processor

The Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X averaged just 13.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 878Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 906Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is 27.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 105Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 109Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,394 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.4 SC Int 105 115
87 SC Float 113 124
86.8 SC Mixed 109 119
87.2% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
302 QC Int 405 453
322 QC Float 435 488
322 QC Mixed 420 469
95.2% 420 Pts
Min Avg Max
601 MC Int 878 980
604 MC Float 911 1,020
590 MC Mixed 906 1,013
135% 898 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 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 448
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 939
MC Float 903
MC Mixed 965
140% 936 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 389
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 426
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 880
MC Float 919
MC Mixed 909
135% 903 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 345
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 864
MC Float 919
MC Mixed 908
134% 897 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.1
SC Float 98
SC Mixed 94.7
75% 94.3 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 329
76% 338 Pts
MC Int 758
MC Float 789
MC Mixed 795
117% 781 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,895,139 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $249 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600X Builds (Compare 13,556 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $864

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance....

Added 13 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

6 days ago.

this is the best processor for gaming, streaming, and just basic stuff in general, there are a few things that bug me, but it doesn't affect me that much


Excellent

11 days ago.

Super veloz, baixa temperatura e ótimo pra games e aplicações. Melhor custo beneficio. 6 Núcleos e 12 Threads muito potentes.


Good

1 month ago.

upgraded from a 2320 and i can say, increased the performance from games and started to run horrific even with a 750ti


Excellent

28 days ago.

i bought it myself my computer runs like a bugatti


Excellent

22 days ago.

For the price and all the features and power I get, I just get to calm down and sit and watch this CPU run a cheeta.


Excellent

15 days ago.

King of value for money. I had intel and amd for many years and for the moment amd is one step front. Less money, less energy and temperatures.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Nice multitasking performance and more stable framerates than on i5 counterpart.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Es económico, y muy potente....


Good

1 month ago.

This site is really nice to check the benchmarks


Good

13 months ago.


Excellent

6 months ago.

the best cpu if you look for something between medium- super high budget


Excellent

2 months ago.

Amaizing performance for amaizing price


Excellent

2 months ago.

Got mine and it's so much better compared to my current I5 6600


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

9 months ago.

One of the best Multi Core CPU's for budget out there. I wish i bought this instead of the i5-7600k ;-;


Excellent

1 month ago.

my reason


Excellent

9 months ago.

Multi Core Performance is all the rage today. RYZEN is king in smooth multitasking.


Poor

7 months ago.

low single core


Excellent

7 months ago.

boys boysSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ON RYZEN ONLY USE DUAL CHANNEL NOT 2*SINGLE ON THREADRIPPR ONLY USE QUAD CHANNEL NOT 2*DUAL inside ram,(hardware ,IC and pcb )single,dual,quad not same ,completly diffrante ,, many people think = dual =2*single channel ram or quad =4* dual ram you must use only ram, write on box QUAD for threadripper (dual for ryzen) if you put wrong ram your system cant start , even if start , hiccops rip in windows, harm your cpu change your ram to this gskill ripjaws4 4*8 3200=250$ or gskil ripjaws4 4*4 2400=150$ از رم تک روی رایزن و زوتا دوال رو تریدریپر پرهیز کنید ، روشن نمیشه ، بشه هم لگ و سکسکه میده ، فقط رم درجه یک جی اسکیل یا ژل و لاغیر


Excellent

12 months ago.

The 250$ contender from AMD, better suited for Workstations


Excellent

9 months ago.

Personally i love mine now it's just a waiting game for the prices to drop in gfx cards so i can finish my rebuild. I was able to get its real life performance faster than the avg i7 7700 and just a tad behind the avg 7700k in single thread and quad thread with a way bigger lead in multi core. Runs fast, runs smooth, games great and never notice any kind of lag or bogging down of any type.

Info  www.userbenchmark.com/...

My personal bench which is stable enough to run any game thrown at it.


Excellent

4 months ago.

A good and "cheap" CPU for gaming. If you work with your pc aswell, I would recommend the 1700x


Excellent

1 month ago.

Very good processor especially for the money. Amazing single core performance, outstanding multi-core performance. Overclocking potential is great. If you're trying to save money I'd go with the R5 1600 because it also comes with a cooler. If you want the best of the best get this!


Excellent

10 months ago.

Its the best price/performance chip of AMD PROBBALLY the best if you want a good performance with a good price


Excellent

9 months ago.

For the price its worth it 6 cores and easy to overclock hot dam.


Outstanding

12 months ago.

Best i've had


Good

4 months ago.

The zen architecture was a great surprise to anyone in this industry. And yes, I know. The Ryzen 5 1600 is better option money wise. But I already have an aftermarket cooler, can afford it and want to see how far can be OC-ed. Right now. I will go and enjoy my middle end processor. And write down how much I appreciate competition between hardware manufactures.


Good

1 month ago.

Performs pretty damn good with multithreaded apps


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