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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 83,072 user samples
20,922 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1059
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 78%
62,150 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1059
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 75%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.6 % +5% 82.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts +5% 104 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
419 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
399 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
901 Pts +4% 864 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts +3% 116 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
470 Pts +3% 458 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1014 Pts +3% 986 Pts
Market Share
Based on 7,947,140 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.77 % 1.8 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
99.8 % +3% 97.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
102 % 129 % More popular.
Price (score)
$200 $189 Slightly cheaper.
11 Months 11 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
3.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts +3% 111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts +2% 120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
453 Pts +3% 440 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
490 Pts +3% 476 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
983 Pts +3% 953 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1015 Pts +3% 990 Pts
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Zen (2017)
Motherboard Socket
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 Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 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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