Average Bench: 84% (20th of 961)

Based on 1,781 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 15.9% 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 897Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 910Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is 36.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 106Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 109Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,781 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.9 SC Int 106 117
67.8 SC Float 112 124
68.3 SC Mixed 109 120
87.1% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
276 QC Int 387 458
286 QC Float 407 484
261 QC Mixed 397 470
89.9% 397 Pts
Min Avg Max
617 MC Int 897 995
610 MC Float 912 1,011
582 MC Mixed 910 1,006
136% 906 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 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 442
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 926
MC Float 939
MC Mixed 938
140% 934 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 88.8
SC Mixed 97.8
78% 96.9 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 363
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 926
MC Float 923
MC Mixed 939
139% 930 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.7
SC Float 67.6
SC Mixed 65.3
52% 65.5 Pts
QC Int 253
QC Float 270
QC Mixed 262
59% 262 Pts
MC Int 552
MC Float 560
MC Mixed 560
84% 558 Pts
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600X Builds (Compare 2,133 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,033

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance....

Added 2 months ago.

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2 days ago.

Love this chip and the value for dollar it gives for stock clocks, stock single thread, multi thread and quad thread performance. Fast as a i7 5030!.....check it out yourself!


Good

2 months ago.


Good

5 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

Great CPU.


Excellent

1 month ago.

The 250$ contender from AMD, better suited for Workstations


Outstanding

1 month ago.

Best i've had


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