Average Bench: 69.5% (301st of 1264)

Based on 45,335 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 30.5% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 103Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 73.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is just 18.7%. 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 569Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 560Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,335 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.8 Memory 73.3 80.6
86.4 1-Core 103 113
151 2-Core 197 222
71.9% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
285 4-Core 354 422
425 8-Core 560 634
58.2% 457 Pts
Min Avg Max
448 64-Core 569 636
38.2% 569 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 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.7
1-Core 118
2-Core 233
82% 144 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 656
71% 549 Pts
64-Core 671
45% 671 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.9
1-Core 105
2-Core 203
75% 130 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 596
62% 489 Pts
64-Core 594
40% 594 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 105
2-Core 196
75% 128 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 591
60% 476 Pts
64-Core 584
39% 584 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.1
1-Core 106
2-Core 203
72% 126 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 573
60% 469 Pts
64-Core 579
39% 579 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.5
1-Core 106
2-Core 185
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 605
59% 472 Pts
64-Core 606
41% 606 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,183,282 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $189 @ launch in Apr '17
AmazonUS $22818 days
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Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $744

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

5 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

1 month ago.

It's a brilliant CPU. I paid 135 GBP for it in 2017 and even to this day, it keeps my PC going. Paired with my 1050 Ti it performs amazingly. My 1500x performs much better than my friends i5-6600k.


Excellent

2 days ago.

Хороший камень, с хорошей производительностью.


Good

1 month 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

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 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

14 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


Good

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

very very very good price and good performance


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 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

20 months ago.

good performance vs budget


Excellent

3 years ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

2 years ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


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