Average Bench: 81.5% (79th of 1159)

Based on 187,456 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00800F11 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor

The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 averaged just 18.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 828Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 854Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 22.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 98Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 102Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 187,456 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.3 SC Int 98 111
95.5 SC Float 106 120
89.9 SC Mixed 102 116
81.6% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
312 QC Int 379 438
334 QC Float 411 476
323 QC Mixed 394 456
89.4% 395 Pts
Min Avg Max
725 MC Int 828 952
769 MC Float 863 989
755 MC Mixed 854 979
127% 848 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 437
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 908
MC Float 943
MC Mixed 942
140% 931 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 473
QC Mixed 390
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 931
MC Float 964
MC Mixed 962
143% 953 Pts
187,456 MORE »

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,904,353 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 28,540 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $638

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

5 hrs ago.

Good works well with streaming and coding

Comment 

Rather get this then an i5 for video editing—Jun '17


Terrible

8 days ago.

this is sparta


Average

1 day ago.

Great bargain for the performance you can get out of one of these puppies. Fantastic buy.


Excellent

9 days ago.

it's good


Terrible

9 days ago.

its ok


Excellent

20 days ago.

works like a beast, I use it for about 1 year and it's the best cpu I had in my life


Good

13 days ago.

steal at this price


Excellent

2 months ago.

perfect as a worksation processor, still awesome for gaming. Seamless performance


Good

10 days ago.

is the best


Excellent

1 month ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Excellent

3 months ago.

Actually best mid-class CPU for gaming ... I use it with GTX 1080 turbo and Im happy :3 -Just my opinion


Excellent

1 month ago.

so much better than intel


Excellent

18 days ago.

the best price-performance deal ever


Excellent

4 days ago.

best CPU usage


Terrible

19 hrs ago.

It's at great price for the performance it gives. Best value processor at this time for the whole world!


Good

2 months ago.

Using one at the minute in my mATX-Build. The fan is a bit loud, but I can hear it shifting speed when it has to. Running games + OBS & 4 monitors with multiple apps like spotify and discord + multiple browsers. No issues performance issues anywhere (970 gpu).


Good

3 months ago.

Best PRICE to PERFORMANCE ratio!


Excellent

6 days ago.

5/5


Excellent

7 days ago.

very fast in almost all games


Excellent

3 months ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Good

5 months ago.

its the best processor for their price


Average

1 month ago.

Its very good for its low price, but it cant do a lot.. But for 80-100 $ its very good


Excellent

4 months ago.

the new amd Rayzen series is epic the R 5 1600 is destroying the intel I5 6600k with an awesome price


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

6 cores 12 threads and stability at 100% cpu usage/


Excellent

16 hrs ago.

great processor for budget gamers


Average

3 months ago.

its okay but intel is better


Good

6 days ago.

it is good


Excellent

2 months ago.

Best Ryzen Cpu deal on the market


Terrible

21 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

22 months ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Excellent

2 days ago.

Awesome price to performance!!


Excellent

15 months ago.

best in a long while...


Excellent

3 months ago.

Thank you, AMD. At the moment, for a cost of just $120 (USD) ($20 per core/$10 per thread), you can have a 6-core/12-thread CPU that rivals the multi-core performance of Intel's former entry-level HEDT (and exorbitantly priced) ~$450 ($75 per core/$37.50 per thread) Core i7-6800K. If you're still buying Intel's processors at their ludicrous prices, you're probably either uninformed, not very bright, or extremely biased (a "fanboy"). With just a 65 watt TDP, the Ryzen 7 1600 is also far more efficient than any 6-core desktop processor ever produced before it (especially the very inefficient 140 watt TDP i7-6800K) and 2nd in performance-per-watt only to AMD's newer Ryzen 7 2600. Sure, this processor launched at $220, but you can't really blame AMD too much when the competition was charging between $400-500 for similar performance. Here's to AMD for making the desktop processor market exciting once again.


Poor

21 months ago.

low single core


Good

22 months ago.

Good value, but not as good as it can be due to ram prices being so high


Average

22 months ago.

The most average & boring CPU money can buy today. Not great at anything, but also adequate for everything.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Bang for your buck.


Poor

12 months ago.

good budget 1080p build cpu


Terrible

15 months ago.

8600k better xhouce


Good

6 months ago.

Great core/thread count for the price.


Excellent

2 months ago.

I love this CPU no words can't describe how the need to upgrade from fx.


Excellent

10 months ago.

Really good performance and value


Excellent

22 months ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Good

7 months ago.

A great budget CPU to compliment the GTX 1060 6GB or higher depending on the game and is good for starting out on blender or Unity.


Excellent

4 months ago.

It works great, perfect budget gaming cpu, can run anything I have with at least 60 fps, most are 90 fps or higher.


Excellent

23 months ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Хочу собі такий купити


Excellent

4 months ago.

Used AMD Ryzen Master to clock 4Ghz at 1.365v for a stable OC, performs equal/better on my machine than increasing base clock.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Very cheap and powerful


Excellent

24 months ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

21 months ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

18 months ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

17 months ago.

I used to own one before I switched to Intel for gaming.


Excellent

16 months ago.

Best bang for your buck hands down. Handles overclocks extremely well if properly cooled.


Excellent

7 months ago.

I have it I love it is so gud


Excellent

6 months ago.

Great budget CPU to get the job done and play the latest AAA titles.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Best general purpose CPU of 2017.


Excellent

23 months ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

23 months ago.

Upgraded from Intel I7 4790K. Night and day when multitasking (opening several crypto wallets for example - with intel 2 wallets and my CPU is done, can't do anything anymore - with R1600 3 wallets calculating blockchain and i can still play a low demanging game (LoL)


Excellent

22 months ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

19 months ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

17 months ago.

With a bit of creful overclocking this CPU is an absolute monster. Currently running 4.05 GHz on all 6/12 cores. 1339 in CB R15


Excellent

16 months ago.

Great CPU for a good price. My is currently running on 3,95GHz on 1,4V. Temps with SilentiumPC fera 3 max73°C.


Excellent

14 months ago.

I have the 1600 overclocked to 4.0GHz and it screams when paired with 3000Mhz DDR4 Ram


Excellent

11 months ago.

Ive always used AMD because of their prices. After a decade of mediocre chips its nice to get more then what you paid for again! Im running this chip @4100Mhz with a GTX1070 @2002Mhz Core and 4600Mhz Mem clocks, 4X8GB G.Skill TridentZ 3200 running @3266Mhz, a 1TB Samsung Evo SSD and the GTX1070 is the weakest link. UserBenchmark scores 105 101 99, Outstanding for a budget chip.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Have it better than than an 8400 when u oc it , btw who buys low 6 cores 6 thread from Intel no reaeson to buy Intel


Excellent

4 months ago.

LOVE IT


Excellent

3 months ago.

Did't use AMD but the scores are impressive

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Excellent

1 month ago.

Best price/performance. Smooth gameplay. Unrivaled for medium workload/


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