Average Bench: 68.7% (382nd of 1355)

Based on 60,940 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 31.2% 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. 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 17.7%. 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 579Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 571Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,940 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.5 Memory 72.7 80.8
82.5 1-Core 102 112
155 2-Core 194 220
70.9% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
271 4-Core 349 402
399 8-Core 571 648
58.4% 460 Pts
Min Avg Max
457 64-Core 579 648
38.8% 579 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 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.3
1-Core 113
2-Core 214
77% 134 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 648
66% 521 Pts
64-Core 608
41% 608 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 107
2-Core 204
75% 130 Pts
4-Core 369
8-Core 617
62% 493 Pts
64-Core 622
42% 622 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.2
1-Core 95.4
2-Core 192
69% 120 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 559
57% 449 Pts
64-Core 605
41% 605 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.3
1-Core 72.3
2-Core 136
55% 91.7 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 387
38% 306 Pts
64-Core 401
27% 401 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,549,209 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $189 @ launch in Apr '17
AmazonUS $11513 months
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Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $237

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $803

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 5 years ago.

Terrible

11 months ago.

Хороший камень, с хорошей производительностью.


Good

8 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Poor

16 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

2 years ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Good

5 years ago.


Terrible

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

very very very good price and good performance


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

4 years ago.

it low for 4k


Good

3 years ago.

good performance vs budget


Excellent

4 years ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

4 years ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


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