4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.2GHz Zen (2017)

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 30,191 user samples
9,165 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 128th / 1059
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 52%
21,026 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1059
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 78%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
68.7 % 86.2 % Faster effective speed.
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
95 Pts 109 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
337 Pts 416 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
533 Pts 899 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 118 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
415 Pts 470 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
637 Pts 1011 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 7,963,408 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.38 % 0.82 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
89.3 % 99.3 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % 101 % More popular.
Price (score)
$145 Cheaper.
11 Months 11 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
95 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
108 Pts 114 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
116 Pts 123 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
404 Pts 452 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
431 Pts 489 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
618 Pts 979 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
641 Pts 1013 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Zen (2017)
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
None None

The Ryzen 5 1400 is the entry-level chip from AMD's latest Ryzen 5 series which is aimed at the mainstream market. The 1400 is a budget quad core, 8 threaded CPU with base/boost clocks of 3.2/3.4 GHz. Like most the other non-X Ryzen CPUs the 1400 comes with a decent cooler included in the box (Wraith Stealth in this case). Modestly priced at $169 the 1400 is in direct competition with Intel's recent Kaby Lake dual core, four threaded i3-7350k which runs at a base clock of 4.2GHz. The 1400's 8 threads allow a near 40% lead in multi-core processing, but for single-core tasks the 7350K is 45% faster. The Ryzen 5 1500X commands a $20 premium and offers a 25% increase in effective speed over the 1400. Although the 1400 only has a base clock of 3.2 GHz it should more or less match the 1500X when overclocked. Provided it is overclocked, the 1400 joins the other non-X Ryzen models in offering the best bang for your buck. Users not keen on overclocking would probably do better to consider the 1500X at this price point. [Apr '17 CPUPro]


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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2018 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


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