AMDYD1600BBAEBOX
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.4GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 47,322 user samples
32,932 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
14,390 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.5 % -10% 88.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
102 Pts -5% 107 Pts +5%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
386 Pts -5% 407 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
859 Pts -39% 1192 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+39%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts 0% 116 Pts 0%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
453 Pts -2% 463 Pts +2%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
988 Pts -34% 1325 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+34%
Market Share
Based on 5,936,991 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.9 % Hugely higher market share.
+192%
0.65 % -192%
Value
Value For Money
94.6 % +2% 92.5 % -2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
119 % More popular.
+20%
99 % -20%
Price
Price (score)
$190 Cheaper.
+27%
$260 -27%
Age
Newest
7 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
8 Months -12%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts -32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores -33% 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads -33% 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz -6% 3.4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz -6% 3.8 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
111 Pts -1% 112 Pts +1%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts -1% 121 Pts +1%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
438 Pts -2% 445 Pts +2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
472 Pts -2% 481 Pts +2%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
958 Pts -34% 1282 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+34%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
995 Pts -34% 1330 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+34%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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