Average Bench: 69% (386th of 1369)

Based on 66,778 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]

Above average average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X averaged 30.9% 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 Speed 108Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 72.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is just 18.1%. 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 Speed 558Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 550Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 66,778 samples)
Min Avg Max
64 Memory 72.3 80.2
85.1 1-Core 108 119
156 2-Core 203 233
71.5% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
284 4-Core 355 420
435 8-Core 550 610
55.9% 452 Pts
Min Avg Max
456 64-Core 558 610
34.5% 558 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.6
1-Core 110
2-Core 213
76% 134 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 506
53% 424 Pts
64-Core 562
35% 562 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 109
2-Core 199
74% 129 Pts
4-Core 319
8-Core 497
50% 408 Pts
64-Core 589
36% 589 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 81.2
2-Core 211
68% 123 Pts
4-Core 329
8-Core 512
52% 420 Pts
64-Core 514
32% 514 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 104
2-Core 197
70% 125 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 519
52% 422 Pts
64-Core 520
32% 520 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.5
1-Core 102
2-Core 192
69% 122 Pts
4-Core 323
8-Core 520
52% 422 Pts
64-Core 544
34% 544 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,941,856 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $189 @ launch in Apr '17
AmazonUS $20010 secs
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Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $237

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $635

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 5 years ago.

Terrible

16 months ago.

Хороший камень, с хорошей производительностью.


Good

13 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

3 years ago.

Good 4 core 8 thread cpu, performing better than 2400g and also great amd wraith cooler stock


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Poor

21 months ago.

Cheap cpu with great 1080p performance and a great upgrade path. Paired with a 1060 6gb it is the perfect mid-tier gaming setup


Good

3 years ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Good

5 years ago.


Terrible

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

very very very good price and good performance


Terrible

5 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

5 years ago.

it low for 4k


Good

3 years ago.

good performance vs budget


Excellent

5 years ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

4 years ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


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