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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 83,447 user samples
1,620 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 961
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 78%
81,827 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.9 GHz, turbo 6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 961
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 64%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
83.7 % -5% 87.8 % +5%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts -13% 123 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
394 Pts -10% 432 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
910 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
646 Pts -41%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts -13% 136 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
470 Pts -7% 505 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1006 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
730 Pts -38%
Market Share
Based on 4,068,111 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.51 % -314% 2.11 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
93 % Slightly better value.
83 % -12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % -5% 89 % +5%
Price (score)
$220 Much cheaper.
$339 -35%
2 Months Hugely more recent.
36 Months -94%
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts -7% 88 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
4 cores -50%
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
8 threads -50%
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
22 nm -36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz -11% 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz -10% 4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
117 Pts -19% 139 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts -14% 140 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
456 Pts -12% 511 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
483 Pts -7% 515 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
993 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
698 Pts -42%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1010 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
736 Pts -37%
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Haswell (2013)
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
None HD 4600

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 Intel Core i7-4790K, codenamed Devil's Canyon, is an upgraded 4770K, Intel's current flagship i7. The 4790K features an improved thermal interface which enables it to dissipate heat more efficiently than the 4770K. Comparing the 4770K and 4790K shows that stock performance has improved by 13% which is consistent with the base clock jump from 3.5 GHz to 4.0 GHz. OC performance remains unchanged. Comparing the 4790K and 4790 shows that at stock clocks the 4790K is around 16% faster which considering the small price difference makes the 4790K a far better choice. Previously Intel targeted the unlocked K versions at overclockers but with Devil's Canyon they have included VT-d on the K chip and this time it's squarely aimed at both power users and overclockers alike. Until the release of Broadwell in six months, the 4790K is the high end CPU of choice. [Jul '14 CPUPro]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2017 CPU Rankings.

Welcome to our desktop CPU comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by price to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Calculated values don't always paint the whole picture so we check them against hundreds of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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