Average Bench: 68.4% (349th of 1307)

Based on 55,576 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 31.5% 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. Memory Latency 72.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 102Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is just 19.1%. 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 Mixed Speed 561Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 552Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,576 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.2 Memory 72.7 80.1
77.9 1-Core 102 113
148 2-Core 194 221
71% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
265 4-Core 346 411
378 8-Core 552 634
57.2% 449 Pts
Min Avg Max
405 64-Core 561 632
37.7% 561 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.9
1-Core 112
2-Core 222
76% 135 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 626
65% 508 Pts
64-Core 612
41% 612 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.2
1-Core 106
2-Core 202
73% 127 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 584
61% 477 Pts
64-Core 597
40% 597 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.2
1-Core 106
2-Core 203
72% 126 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 598
61% 480 Pts
64-Core 596
40% 596 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.6
1-Core 111
2-Core 220
77% 135 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 604
58% 464 Pts
64-Core 604
40% 604 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.2
1-Core 104
2-Core 202
72% 126 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 565
55% 442 Pts
64-Core 557
37% 557 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $189 @ launch in Apr '17
AmazonUS $3284 months
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Gaming 45%
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Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $920

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

23 days ago.

AMD are great at selling junk. They pee in the well with fake comments, glorified cheerleaders on youtube and paid magazine reviews. My POS PC still crashes randomly. Everybody needs to call the rats out instead of letting them get away with it.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Хороший камень, с хорошей производительностью.


Excellent

2 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

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month 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.


Good

21 months ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Terrible

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

very very very good price and good performance


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 years ago.

it low for 4k


Good

2 years ago.

good performance vs budget


Excellent

3 years ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

2 years ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


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