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

8 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.7GHz Piledriver (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 27,933 user samples
17,308 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 985
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
10,625 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% Base clock 5.1 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 48% Base clock 4.7 GHz
Poor: 48% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 180th / 985
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+43%
61.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+33%
82.5 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
422 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+41%
299 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
912 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+74%
525 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+28%
92.4 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
470 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+35%
348 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1010 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+68%
602 Pts
Market Share
Based on 7,461,238 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.76 % Hugely higher market share.
+375%
0.16 %
Value
Value For Money
98.8 % Better value.
+19%
83.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % Much more popular.
+40%
72 %
Price
Price (score)
$210 $129 Much cheaper.
+39%
Age
Newest
10 Months Hugely more recent.
+82%
55 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+57%
220 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.7 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+31%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+25%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
115 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+12%
103 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+45%
84.8 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
453 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+19%
380 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
489 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+54%
318 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
976 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+58%
619 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1015 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+94%
522 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Piledriver (2012)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM3+
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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AMD released the FX-9590 back in July 2013 but it's not until recently that these processors have started hitting the shelves and even now prices are still extremely high. This is the first mainstream 5GHz processor but clock speed isn't the key performance indicator it once was. Comparing the 9590 to the 8350 shows that the 9590 has 16% better overall performance which is almost exactly in line with its base clock increase from 4.0 to 4.7 GHz. Despite this performance boost the 9590 still lags Intel's most recent 4770K Haswell processor by 26% and that's despite the AMD's 27% higher base clock. In terms of relative performance the AMD's strong point is Integer processing where it has 8 processing units vs just four (one per core) in the 4770K. Overall, especially at current prices, the 9590 doesn't represent good value for money. [Jan '14 CPUPro]

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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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