AMDYD1600BBAEBOX
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 148,333 user samples
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
42,366 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.1 % 87.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
102 Pts 110 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
391 Pts 420 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
853 Pts 914 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+7%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts 118 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
457 Pts 470 Pts +3%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
985 Pts 1008 Pts +2%
Market Share
Based on 11,488,464 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.62 % Hugely higher market share.
+459%
0.29 %
Value
Value For Money
103 % 108 % Slightly better value.
+5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
144 % Much more popular.
+32%
109 %
Price
Price (score)
$155 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
$164
Age
Newest
18 Months 18 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
111 Pts 114 Pts +3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts 124 Pts +3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
439 Pts 452 Pts +3%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
476 Pts 491 Pts +3%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
951 Pts 977 Pts +3%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
990 Pts 1015 Pts +3%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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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