Real World Speed
Performance profile from 28,082 user samples
28,082 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.7 % 93.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 118 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
419 Pts 452 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
907 Pts 948 Pts +5%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 131 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
470 Pts 512 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1010 Pts 1,072 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 9,332,833 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
109 % 116 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.58 % 1.43 % Hugely higher market share.
+147%
Price
Price (score)
$187 Cheaper.
+20%
224 USD
Value
Value For Money
102 % 103 % +1%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 84.6 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+12%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6.44 cores Slightly higher core count.
+7%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads +4% 11.6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +4% 3.46 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.07 GHz +2%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts 127 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+11%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts 135 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+9%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
454 Pts 497 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+9%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
489 Pts 531 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+9%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
979 Pts 1,028 Pts +5%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1016 Pts 1,097 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+8%
Age
Newest
14 Months 12.7 Months Slightly more recent.
+11%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 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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