Average Bench: 72.4% (123rd of 1143)

Based on 18,123 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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Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X averaged 27.5% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 564Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 582Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is 24%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 350Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 338Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,123 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.9 SC Int 98.4 111
85.8 SC Float 107 120
82.2 SC Mixed 102 115
81.9% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
266 QC Int 338 403
294 QC Float 361 437
275 QC Mixed 350 420
79.2% 350 Pts
Min Avg Max
487 MC Int 564 633
509 MC Float 589 660
467 MC Mixed 582 654
86.6% 578 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 113
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 421
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 628
MC Float 649
MC Mixed 649
96% 642 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 408
QC Mixed 406
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 601
MC Float 626
MC Mixed 625
92% 617 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 389
QC Mixed 372
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 560
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 573
86% 572 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.8
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 95.9
78% 97.5 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 342
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 572
MC Float 614
MC Mixed 601
89% 596 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.6
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 94.6
78% 97.3 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 321
72% 319 Pts
MC Int 555
MC Float 579
MC Mixed 576
85% 570 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,875,723 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $189 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1500X Builds (Compare 20,823 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $640

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 20 months ago.

Excellent

1 month 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.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Good

20 months ago.


Terrible

5 months ago.

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


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

+


Terrible

16 months ago.

it low for 4k


Good

14 months 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


Excellent

16 months ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

6 months ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


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