Average Bench: 63.8% (131st of 1182)

Based on 32,818 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 36.2% 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. Dual Core Mixed Speed 199Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is 25.7%. 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 573Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 561Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,818 samples)
Min Avg Max
74 1-Core 103 115
153 2-Core 199 226
71.2% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
277 4-Core 357 426
391 8-Core 561 648
58.6% 459 Pts
Min Avg Max
451 64-Core 573 650
38.4% 573 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
1-Core 112
2-Core 225
79% 169 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 607
65% 504 Pts
64-Core 612
41% 612 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 208
73% 156 Pts
4-Core 395
8-Core 588
63% 492 Pts
64-Core 588
40% 588 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 217
76% 163 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 623
63% 499 Pts
64-Core 623
42% 623 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 200
73% 154 Pts
4-Core 337
8-Core 571
57% 454 Pts
64-Core 601
40% 601 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,544,856 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $189 @ launch in Apr '17
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Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $696

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

3 months ago.

Хороший камень, с хорошей производительностью.


Good

5 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

7 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Terrible

14 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Good

24 months ago.

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


Terrible

23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

16 months ago.

+


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Good

23 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

7 months ago.

good performance vs budget


Excellent

2 years ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

14 months ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


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