Average Bench: 73.4% (115th of 1146)

Based on 24,337 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 26.6% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 565Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 582Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is 22.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 98.3Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 357Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,337 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.8 SC Int 98.3 110
89.1 SC Float 107 120
82.1 SC Mixed 102 115
82.1% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
282 QC Int 345 414
301 QC Float 369 442
295 QC Mixed 357 424
80.8% 357 Pts
Min Avg Max
487 MC Int 565 630
513 MC Float 591 655
496 MC Mixed 582 646
86.8% 579 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 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 412
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 653
MC Float 685
MC Mixed 682
101% 673 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 409
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 665
MC Float 690
MC Mixed 687
102% 681 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.75 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 105
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 366
QC Mixed 357
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 564
MC Float 590
MC Mixed 595
87% 583 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 93.5
SC Mixed 101
79% 98.5 Pts
QC Int 323
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 342
77% 339 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 588
MC Mixed 576
82% 553 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.4
SC Float 93.3
SC Mixed 90.5
72% 89.7 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 339
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 559
MC Float 586
MC Mixed 579
86% 575 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,805,264 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $189 @ launch in Apr '17
NeweggUS $1458 hrs
EbayUS $15526 mins
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Typical Ryzen 5 1500X Builds (Compare 24,007 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $648

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 22 months ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

9 days ago.

Great for gaming along with a great price


Good

22 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.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Good

22 months ago.


Terrible

7 months ago.

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


Terrible

17 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

+


Terrible

18 months ago.

it low for 4k


Good

17 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


Good

1 month ago.

good performance vs budget


Excellent

18 months ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

8 months ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


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