Real World Speed
Performance profile from 18,437 user samples
18,437 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.75 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 985
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.1 % 94 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 123 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
421 Pts 464 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
915 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+12%
818 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 137 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
468 Pts 532 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1008 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+9%
926 Pts
Market Share
Based on 7,414,544 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % 116 % Slightly more popular.
+15%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.83 % 1.61 % Hugely higher market share.
+94%
Price
Price (score)
$210 Cheaper.
+22%
256 USD
Value
Value For Money
98.5 % 100 % +2%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 83.3 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+14%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Slightly higher core count.
+8%
5.56 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Higher thread count.
+29%
9.33 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+6%
14.9 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +2% 3.54 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.16 GHz +4%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
115 Pts 134 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+16%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts 141 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+14%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
452 Pts 518 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+15%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
488 Pts 549 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+13%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
976 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+10%
887 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1013 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+6%
954 Pts
Age
Newest
10 Months More recent.
+26%
12.6 Months
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) February 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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