Average Bench: 86.3% (17th of 956)

Based on 158 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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Poor: 78%Average: 86.3% Great: 96%
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X averaged just 13.7% 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 908Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 920Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is just 18.6%. 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 109Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 112Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 158 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.9 SC Int 109 118
103 SC Float 115 125
99 SC Mixed 112 120
89.4% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
339 QC Int 399 463
357 QC Float 419 486
353 QC Mixed 410 473
92.7% 409 Pts
Min Avg Max
788 MC Int 908 1,002
818 MC Float 924 1,013
809 MC Mixed 920 1,014
138% 917 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 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 123
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 452
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 479
106% 466 Pts
MC Int 1,012
MC Float 1,028
MC Mixed 1,030
153% 1,024 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 434
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 882
MC Float 892
MC Mixed 893
133% 889 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 398
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 871
MC Float 908
MC Mixed 891
133% 890 Pts
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600X Builds (Compare 1,099 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $734

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A landmark increase in processor performance....

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


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