4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.4GHz Skylake (2015)

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 75,167 user samples
55,553 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 2.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 1052
Gaming 78%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 58%
19,614 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1052
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 78%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
78.4 % 86.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts +1% 109 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
384 Pts 418 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
591 Pts 900 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts +4% 118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
453 Pts 471 Pts +4%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
629 Pts 1007 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 7,889,714 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.09 % Much higher market share.
0.62 %
Value For Money
76.3 % 99.6 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 102 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$314 $200 Much cheaper.
30 Months 11 Months Much more recent.
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
95 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
121 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
126 Pts +2% 123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
447 Pts 451 Pts +1%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts 486 Pts +4%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
580 Pts 978 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
660 Pts 1015 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015) Zen (2017)
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 None

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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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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