Average Bench: 73% (113th of 1137)

Based on 17,022 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 26.9% 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 564Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 581Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is 22%. 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 98.4Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 341Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,022 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.3 SC Int 98.4 109
84.4 SC Float 107 119
83.3 SC Mixed 102 114
81.9% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
277 QC Int 341 403
292 QC Float 366 440
283 QC Mixed 354 423
80.1% 354 Pts
Min Avg Max
482 MC Int 564 623
501 MC Float 588 648
499 MC Mixed 581 643
86.6% 578 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 418
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 584
MC Float 608
MC Mixed 602
90% 598 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 103
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 410
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 598
MC Float 624
MC Mixed 613
92% 612 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.2
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 98.4
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 336
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 353
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 547
MC Float 591
MC Mixed 543
84% 560 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.9
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 97.5
79% 98.3 Pts
QC Int 331
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 339
77% 342 Pts
MC Int 537
MC Float 570
MC Mixed 553
83% 554 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $189 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1500X Builds (Compare 19,498 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $668

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 19 months ago.

Good

6 days ago.

cause m has one


Excellent

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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

1 day ago.

this cpu sucks


Excellent

5 months ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Good

19 months ago.


Terrible

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

+


Terrible

15 months ago.

it low for 4k


Good

13 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


Excellent

15 months ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

5 months ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


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