Average Bench: 84.4% (20th of 959)

Based on 799 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: 63%Average: 84.4% Great: 97%
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X averaged just 15.6% 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 901Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 913Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is 34%. 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 106Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 109Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 799 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.2 SC Int 106 117
75 SC Float 113 123
66.2 SC Mixed 109 120
87.5% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
264 QC Int 390 459
297 QC Float 410 490
268 QC Mixed 399 474
90.5% 399 Pts
Min Avg Max
556 MC Int 901 1,001
563 MC Float 914 1,018
564 MC Mixed 913 1,016
136% 909 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 110
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 449
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 948
MC Float 964
MC Mixed 967
144% 960 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 440
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 932
MC Float 947
MC Mixed 944
141% 941 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 119
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 371
QC Mixed 367
83% 364 Pts
MC Int 923
MC Float 936
MC Mixed 937
140% 932 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 380
QC Mixed 368
84% 372 Pts
MC Int 898
MC Float 925
MC Mixed 932
138% 919 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.5
SC Float 67.9
SC Mixed 66.1
53% 65.8 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 272
QC Mixed 264
60% 264 Pts
MC Int 556
MC Float 563
MC Mixed 562
84% 560 Pts
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600X Builds (Compare 1,447 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 65%
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Desktop 76%
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Workstation 70%
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Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $671

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance....

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7 hrs 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

1 month ago.


Good

14 hrs ago.

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


Excellent

13 days ago.

The 250$ contender from AMD, better suited for Workstations


Outstanding

9 days ago.

Best i've had


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