4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.5GHz Zen (2017)

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.2GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 10,931 user samples
1,760 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 966
Gaming 75%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 57%
9,171 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 966
Gaming 79%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 74%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.9 % -6% 79.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts +4% 102 Pts -4%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
362 Pts -4% 376 Pts +4%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
592 Pts -45% 860 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts -1% 116 Pts +1%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
427 Pts -7% 456 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
649 Pts -52% 986 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 4,396,041 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.52 % -267% 1.91 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
93.2 % +3% 90.4 % -3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % -37% 114 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$163 Cheaper.
$206 -21%
3 Months 0% 3 Months 0%
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 0% 65 Watts 0%
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -50% 6 cores Much higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads -50% 12 threads Much higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
3.2 GHz -9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz -3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
112 Pts -1% 113 Pts +1%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
119 Pts -1% 120 Pts +1%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
418 Pts -6% 443 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
439 Pts -7% 470 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
640 Pts -52% 971 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
653 Pts -51% 988 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Zen (2017)
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
None None

The quad core and octa threaded Ryzen 1500X is a sub-$200 chip based on AMD's latest Zen architecture. It is released this month as part of the Ryzen 5 launch – a mid-market range specced out to challenge Intel's i5 series and yield considerably better multi-threaded performance at budget prices. Comparing the i5-7600K shows that the 7600K is 20% faster for single and quad core workloads but looses by 20% for multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 5 line-up also includes the 6 core 12 threaded 1600X. By comparison, the 1500X is 24% less expensive, comes with a Wraith Spire cooler and impressively yields very similar single and quad core performance, but multi-core performance lags 50% behind the 1600X. Both chips can be overclocked, but out the box, the base and boost clock speeds are 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz for the 1500X and 3.6GHz and 4.0GHz for the 1600X. The 1500X is a very reasonable CPU for the money, which thanks to AMD's recent IPC improvements, punches far above its weight for multi-threaded performance by Intel's standards. [Apr '17 CPUPro]


The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2017 CPU Rankings.

Welcome to our desktop CPU comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by price to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Calculated values don't always paint the whole picture so we check them against hundreds of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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