Average Bench: 74.3% (111th of 1147)

Based on 26,544 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 25.6% 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
Single Core Floating Point Speed 108Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is 23.2%. 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 99.6Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 362Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,544 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.9 SC Int 99.6 111
84.9 SC Float 108 120
83.1 SC Mixed 104 115
83% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
272 QC Int 354 414
304 QC Float 376 445
290 QC Mixed 362 427
82.5% 364 Pts
Min Avg Max
464 MC Int 564 635
493 MC Float 589 660
488 MC Mixed 583 653
86.7% 579 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 101
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 349
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 382
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 564
MC Float 598
MC Mixed 580
87% 581 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 108
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 354
QC Mixed 352
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 569
MC Float 600
MC Mixed 590
88% 587 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 87.4
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 345
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 343
79% 347 Pts
MC Int 602
MC Float 642
MC Mixed 632
94% 625 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 113
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 316
QC Float 291
QC Mixed 242
64% 283 Pts
MC Int 609
MC Float 627
MC Mixed 600
92% 612 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $189 @ launch in Apr '17
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Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $656

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 2 years ago.

Good

28 mins ago.

Works well and quite good for Gaming and Rendering


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

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

its very cheap and gives out amazing preformance


Terrible

10 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

19 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

+


Terrible

20 months ago.

it low for 4k


Good

19 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

3 months ago.

good performance vs budget


Excellent

20 months ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

10 months ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


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