AMDYD260XBCAFBOX
AMDYD150XBBAEBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,508 user samples
6,159 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
15,349 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 106th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.7 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
72.5 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+15%
102 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
441 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+25%
352 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
958 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+66%
578 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+15%
420 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1034 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+61%
644 Pts
Market Share
Based on 10,301,358 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.77 % Hugely higher market share.
+166%
0.29 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % Slightly better value.
+8%
94.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
80 % 88 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
Price
Price (score)
$220 $145 Much cheaper.
+34%
Age
Newest
3 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
16 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
109 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+8%
119 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
468 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+15%
407 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
504 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+15%
439 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1001 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+61%
622 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1040 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+60%
650 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The quad core and octa threaded Ryzen 1500X is a sub-$200 chip based on AMD's latest Zen architecture. It is released this month as part of the Ryzen 5 launch – a mid-market range specced out to challenge Intel's i5 series and yield considerably better multi-threaded performance at budget prices. Comparing the i5-7600K shows that the 7600K is 20% faster for single and quad core workloads but looses by 20% for multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 5 line-up also includes the 6 core 12 threaded 1600X. By comparison, the 1500X is 24% less expensive, comes with a Wraith Spire cooler and impressively yields very similar single and quad core performance, but multi-core performance lags 50% behind the 1600X. Both chips can be overclocked, but out the box, the base and boost clock speeds are 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz for the 1500X and 3.6GHz and 4.0GHz for the 1600X. The 1500X is a very reasonable CPU for the money, which thanks to AMD's recent IPC improvements, punches far above its weight for multi-threaded performance by Intel's standards. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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