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8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 172,679 user samples
140,073 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% Base clock 4.75 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 46% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 46% Great: 63%
SPEED RANK: 272nd / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
32,606 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
55.4 % 86.1 % Much faster effective speed.
+55%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
74.1 Pts 108 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+46%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts 415 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+53%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
476 Pts 908 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+91%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
83 Pts 118 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+42%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts 471 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+51%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
548 Pts 1004 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+83%
Market Share
Based on 10,949,281 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.4 % Hugely higher market share.
+119%
0.64 %
Value
Value For Money
87.4 % 103 % Better value.
+18%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 110 % Much more popular.
+67%
Price
Price (score)
$86 Much cheaper.
+52%
$179
Age
Newest
71 Months 17 Months Much more recent.
+76%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
88.9 Pts 114 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+28%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
78.6 Pts 123 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+56%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
335 Pts 453 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+35%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
289 Pts 491 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+70%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
563 Pts 974 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+73%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
481 Pts 1014 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+111%
Series
CPU Architecture
Piledriver Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM3+ AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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In terms of raw single-core performance the flagship AMD FX-8350 is lagging behind intel's processor line-up by over two generations. The PassMark Single Thread scores for the i5-2500K vs the FX-8350 are 1863 to 1520 which shows that in terms of raw per-core processing the FX-8350 is lagging the two year old i5 by 23%. Where the AMD FX makes up is on multi-core performance, with a score of 9156 vs 6745, the AMD leads the Intel 2500K by 36% making it the far more capable multi-threaded server orientated performer. The AMD is also cheaper but significantly more power hungry which counts strongly against it as a sever proposition. The FX-8350 could be a good fit for specific server use cases but for general consumer use, which is single and dual core intensive, Intel's two year old i5-2500K delivers better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]

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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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