Average Bench: 66.4% (166th of 1206)

Based on 39,069 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 33.5% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 103Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 199Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is 20.8%. 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 577Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 567Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,069 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.8 1-Core 103 113
159 2-Core 199 224
71.4% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
284 4-Core 356 424
443 8-Core 567 642
58.8% 461 Pts
Min Avg Max
475 64-Core 577 645
38.7% 577 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 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 118
2-Core 206
78% 162 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 660
72% 556 Pts
64-Core 667
45% 667 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 188
70% 146 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 568
58% 458 Pts
64-Core 570
38% 570 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 207
73% 155 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 588
58% 465 Pts
64-Core 583
39% 583 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 102
2-Core 195
70% 148 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 559
55% 437 Pts
64-Core 574
39% 574 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,611,589 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $189 @ launch in Apr '17
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EbayUS $13515 mins
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $609

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

Хороший камень, с хорошей производительностью.


Good

26 days 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

1 month ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Terrible

17 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


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

11 months ago.

good performance vs budget


Excellent

2 years ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

18 months ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


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