Average Bench: 68.4% (356th of 1316)

Based on 55,292 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 31.6% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 102Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 72.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is just 17.3%. 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 568Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 557Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,292 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.6 Memory 72.4 80.2
82.4 1-Core 102 113
153 2-Core 194 223
71% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 4-Core 347 414
412 8-Core 557 638
57.5% 452 Pts
Min Avg Max
443 64-Core 568 640
38.1% 568 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.3
1-Core 110
2-Core 205
74% 129 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 591
61% 478 Pts
64-Core 598
40% 598 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.6
1-Core 73.9
2-Core 182
63% 110 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 466
51% 396 Pts
64-Core 502
34% 502 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 59.4
1-Core 66.6
2-Core 128
51% 84.8 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 372
38% 301 Pts
64-Core 404
27% 404 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,116,201 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $189 @ launch in Apr '17
AmazonUS $1152 months
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Typical Ryzen 5 1500X Builds (Compare 15,976 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $785

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 month 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.


Terrible

3 days ago.

Хороший камень, с хорошей производительностью.


Excellent

6 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

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Poor

5 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

4 years ago.


Terrible

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

very very very good price and good performance


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 years ago.

it low for 4k


Good

2 years ago.

good performance vs budget


Excellent

3 years ago.

It's epic.


Excellent

3 years ago.

So worth it for the price, powerful.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


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