Average Bench: 64.4% (124th of 1184)

Based on 29,914 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00800F11 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Quad-Core Processor

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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Above average average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X averaged 35.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 104Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 200Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is 22.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 581Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 571Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,914 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.4 1-Core 104 115
160 2-Core 200 227
71.8% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
295 4-Core 361 425
434 8-Core 571 647
59.3% 466 Pts
Min Avg Max
497 64-Core 581 652
39% 581 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 118
2-Core 237
83% 177 Pts
4-Core 470
8-Core 675
74% 572 Pts
64-Core 673
45% 673 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 109
2-Core 209
75% 159 Pts
4-Core 403
8-Core 605
65% 504 Pts
64-Core 572
38% 572 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.1
2-Core 211
72% 154 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 606
64% 502 Pts
64-Core 603
40% 603 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 102
2-Core 206
72% 154 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 580
60% 473 Pts
64-Core 573
38% 573 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 204
73% 155 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 580
60% 472 Pts
64-Core 587
39% 587 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,983,141 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $189 @ launch in Apr '17
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

4 months ago.

Хороший камень, с хорошей производительностью.


Good

7 months ago.

To be honest, this CPU delivers on everything it promises, it surpasses any 7th gen i5 and even some i7's from a productivity and performance standpoint, at a lower price.


Good

9 months ago.

High performance for a small fraction of the cost of the competitors


Excellent

2 days ago.

Outstanding


Good

3 months ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Terrible

15 months ago.

Its the best thing in the world the 1600 can suck it


Good

2 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

Not as great of a value comparing to the 1600X/1600, but great nonetheless.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

17 months ago.

+


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Good

2 years ago.

boys boysSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ON RYZEN ONLY USE DUAL CHANNEL NOT 2*SINGLE ON THREADRIPPR ONLY USE QUAD CHANNEL NOT 2*DUAL inside ram,(hardware ,IC and pcb )single,dual,quad not same ,completly diffrante ,, many people think = dual =2*single channel ram or quad =4* dual ram you must use only ram, write on box QUAD for threadripper (dual for ryzen) if you put wrong ram your system cant start , even if start , hiccops rip in windows, harm your cpu change your ram to this gskill ripjaws4 4*8 3200=250$ or gskil ripjaws4 4*4 2400=150$ از رم تک روی رایزن و زوتا دوال رو تریدریپر پرهیز کنید ، روشن نمیشه ، بشه هم لگ و سکسکه میده ، فقط رم درجه یک جی اسکیل یا ژل و لاغیر


Good

9 months ago.

good performance vs budget


Excellent

2 years ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

16 months ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


Excellent

7 months ago.

outstanding performance if you can get one like me (r5 1500x + b350 200€)


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