Average Bench: 66.4% (470th of 1445)

Based on 70,038 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 33.6% 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. Memory Latency 71.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 103Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is just 17.6%. 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 521Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 503Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 70,038 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.1 Memory 71.8 79.5
79.2 1-Core 103 114
150 2-Core 192 222
69% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
260 4-Core 329 381
372 8-Core 503 574
51.6% 416 Pts
Min Avg Max
408 64-Core 521 584
32.2% 521 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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 69.9
1-Core 112
2-Core 215
73% 132 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 581
60% 482 Pts
64-Core 578
36% 578 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.4
1-Core 110
2-Core 205
71% 128 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 585
60% 484 Pts
64-Core 585
36% 585 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 67
1-Core 112
2-Core 209
72% 129 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 555
58% 465 Pts
64-Core 573
36% 573 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.3
1-Core 85.6
2-Core 154
60% 103 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 455
46% 375 Pts
64-Core 452
28% 452 Pts
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Gaming 43%
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Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $92

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $464

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 7 years ago.

Terrible

2 years ago.

Хороший камень, с хорошей производительностью.


Excellent

5 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

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Poor

3 years 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

4 years ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Terrible

5 years ago.

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


Good

7 years ago.


Excellent

4 years ago.

very very very good price and good performance


Terrible

6 years ago.

it low for 4k


Good

5 years ago.

good performance vs budget


Excellent

6 years ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

5 years ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


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