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

6 Cores, 6 Threads
@3.5GHz Piledriver (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 95,469 user samples
21,026 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1059
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 78%
74,443 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% Base clock 4.8 GHz
Worst Bench: 36% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 36% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 315th / 1059
Gaming 48%
Desktop 49%
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
47.7 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
69.2 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
416 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
234 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
899 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
320 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
80.1 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
470 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
284 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1011 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
389 Pts
Market Share
Based on 7,963,408 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.82 % 1.23 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
99.3 % Better value.
78.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % Much more popular.
76 %
Price (score)
$200 $78 Much cheaper.
11 Months Hugely more recent.
65 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
6 threads
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.1 GHz +2%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
85.8 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
74.1 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
452 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
297 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
489 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
257 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
979 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
396 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1013 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
341 Pts
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Piledriver (2012)
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM3+
Integrated Graphics
None None

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]


The FX 6-Core, like most CPUs from AMD, delivers reasonably good server orientated multi threaded performance and consequently good processing thoughput at a reasonable price tag. Where the FX 6-Core lacks is in the area of single core performance which although not normally a major problem for server workloads, is always very relevant to desktop users. The overall performance of the FX 6-Core is comparable to Intel's five years younger Core i7-950. There are server orientated use cases where the FX 6-Core will excel thanks to its excellent overall throughput and in those instances the FX 6-Core represents good value for money. But typical desktop users will find far better value elsewhere[Sep '13 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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