Average Bench: 67% (156th of 1206)

Based on 36,462 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 32.9% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 104Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 201Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is just 19.3%. 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 580Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 572Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,462 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.2 1-Core 104 115
163 2-Core 201 227
72.2% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
291 4-Core 359 425
440 8-Core 572 650
59.2% 465 Pts
Min Avg Max
482 64-Core 580 645
38.9% 580 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, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 227
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 607
63% 492 Pts
64-Core 610
41% 610 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 212
74% 159 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 601
61% 483 Pts
64-Core 597
40% 597 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
1-Core 108
2-Core 195
73% 152 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 610
60% 476 Pts
64-Core 610
41% 610 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 190
70% 147 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 582
57% 453 Pts
64-Core 592
40% 592 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,086,552 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $189 @ launch in Apr '17
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $594

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

1 day ago.

Хороший камень, с хорошей производительностью.


Good

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

2 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Terrible

19 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 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

12 months ago.

good performance vs budget


Excellent

2 years ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

19 months ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


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