AMDYD1600BBAEBOX
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 26,106 user samples
20,423 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 970
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
5,683 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 970
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.2 % -5% 84.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
103 Pts -6% 109 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
381 Pts -5% 400 Pts +5%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
861 Pts -5% 906 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+5%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts -3% 120 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
453 Pts -3% 467 Pts +3%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
971 Pts -4% 1010 Pts +4%
Market Share
Based on 5,086,708 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.78 % Hugely higher market share.
+140%
1.16 % -140%
Value
Value For Money
93.2 % -1% 94.6 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
114 % More popular.
+20%
95 % -20%
Price
Price (score)
$195 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
$215 -9%
Age
Newest
5 Months 0% 5 Months 0%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts -32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 0% 6 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 0% 12 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz -12% 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz -11% 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
112 Pts -4% 116 Pts +4%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
119 Pts -3% 123 Pts +3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
440 Pts -3% 455 Pts +3%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts -3% 481 Pts +3%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
956 Pts -4% 995 Pts +4%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
972 Pts -4% 1012 Pts +4%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Zen (2017)
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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