AMDYD150XBBAEBOX
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 120,211 user samples
14,244 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
105,967 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
73.9 % 81.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
103 Pts +1% 102 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
360 Pts 391 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
584 Pts 853 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+46%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 115 Pts +1%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
425 Pts 457 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
647 Pts 985 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+52%
Market Share
Based on 11,481,823 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.31 % 1.59 % Hugely higher market share.
+413%
Value
Value For Money
100 % 103 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % 144 % Much more popular.
+57%
Price
Price (score)
$130 Cheaper.
+16%
$155
Age
Newest
18 Months 18 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
110 Pts 111 Pts +1%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts 120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
406 Pts 439 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+8%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
441 Pts 476 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+8%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
624 Pts 951 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+52%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
653 Pts 990 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+52%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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]

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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]

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