Real World Speed
Performance profile from 26,963 user samples
645 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO
26,318 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
86.7 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
109 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
419 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1261 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+39%
905 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts +3% 118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts +3% 470 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1380 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+37%
1010 Pts
Market Share
Based on 9,309,841 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.56 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,700%
Value
Value For Money
87.5 % 102 % Better value.
+17%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % 109 % Much more popular.
+54%
Price
Price (score)
$371 $187 Much cheaper.
+50%
Age
Newest
9 Months Much more recent.
+36%
14 Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts +3% 115 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
127 Pts +3% 123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
463 Pts +2% 454 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
502 Pts +3% 489 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1336 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+37%
976 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1386 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+37%
1015 Pts
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The 8 core, 16 thread 1900X is the third and entry-level processor from AMD’s Threadripper series of high-end desktop (HEDT) processors. The 1900X is based on AMD’s 14nm Zen architecture and features 20MB of cache (16MB of which is L3) and quad channel DDR4, which is twice as many channels as in the Ryzen 7 series. It has a base clock of 3.8GHz increasing to a boost of 4.0 GHz and has an additional short-term boost of 0.2 GHz when thermals allow. Most impressively, the 1900X features 64 PCIe lanes which is the same of number of lanes in the nearly twice as expensive Ryzen Threadripper flagship, the 1950X. This facilitates the simultaneous high speed PCIe connection of up to seven different graphics or storage peripherals. By comparison, Intel’s similarly priced 8 core, 16 thread i7-7820X which, even though it has an 11% effective speed advantage over the 1900X, only has 28 PCIe lanes (down from 44 lanes as recently seen in the recent i9-7900X). Both upgrade options may require new, and not inexpensive motherboards, the 7820X requires an X299 (Basin Falls) chipset and the 1900X utilizes the premium X399 motherboard. Despite the considerable price tags attached to the CPUs and motherboards, never before has HEDT processing been so affordable. [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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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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