Average Bench: 69.6% (281st of 1239)

Based on 44,079 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 30.3% 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 73.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 103Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is just 17.4%. 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 571Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 561Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 44,079 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.1 Memory 73.7 81.1
86.6 1-Core 103 114
163 2-Core 198 224
72.1% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
291 4-Core 354 421
437 8-Core 561 639
58.3% 458 Pts
Min Avg Max
465 64-Core 571 640
38.3% 571 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 75.3
1-Core 110
2-Core 210
76% 132 Pts
4-Core 405
8-Core 598
65% 501 Pts
64-Core 602
40% 602 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.3
1-Core 107
2-Core 215
75% 132 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 602
65% 508 Pts
64-Core 601
40% 601 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 103
2-Core 165
69% 115 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 531
53% 420 Pts
64-Core 474
32% 474 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.7
1-Core 104
2-Core 178
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 451
49% 379 Pts
64-Core 406
27% 406 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.1
1-Core 91
2-Core 170
63% 109 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 544
48% 395 Pts
64-Core 545
37% 545 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,605,598 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $189 @ launch in Apr '17
AmazonUS $21319 days
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Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $730

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

13 days ago.

I use this processor myself, and can play most/all games (in combination with my nVidia 1060 GPU. :) Some games when in beta won't perform well, but that's because they're new and poorly optimised. Such as PUBG when it was under beta, and Valorant currently (May 2020).


Excellent

2 months ago.

Хороший камень, с хорошей производительностью.


Excellent

28 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

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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.


Good

10 months ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Terrible

23 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

very very very good price and good performance


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

16 months ago.

good performance vs budget


Excellent

2 years ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

23 months ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


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