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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 73,571 user samples
64,406 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1059
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 79%
Workstation 74%
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%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.7 % Faster effective speed.
68.7 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
103 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
95 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
394 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
337 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
855 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
533 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts +3% 112 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
415 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
984 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
637 Pts
Market Share
Based on 7,963,408 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.83 % Hugely higher market share.
0.38 %
Value For Money
96.2 % Slightly better value.
89.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
129 % Much more popular.
82 %
Price (score)
$188 $145 Cheaper.
11 Months 11 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
4 cores
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
8 threads
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
3.4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
111 Pts +3% 108 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts +3% 116 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
437 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
404 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
470 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
431 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
952 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
618 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
984 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
641 Pts
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Zen (2017)
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
None None

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]


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]


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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