Average Bench: 71.6% (263rd of 1276)

Based on 300,987 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]

Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 averaged 28.4% 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 73.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 99.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is just 18.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 824Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 629Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 300,987 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.9 Memory 73.4 81.2
86.3 1-Core 99.8 114
163 2-Core 196 226
70.9% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
302 4-Core 375 443
516 8-Core 629 736
63.5% 502 Pts
Min Avg Max
668 64-Core 824 962
55.3% 824 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.1
1-Core 103
2-Core 200
74% 127 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 596
64% 499 Pts
64-Core 805
54% 805 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 100
2-Core 198
73% 125 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 649
66% 521 Pts
64-Core 861
58% 861 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.3
1-Core 99.1
2-Core 196
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 367
8-Core 597
61% 482 Pts
64-Core 782
52% 782 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.5
1-Core 99
2-Core 183
68% 117 Pts
4-Core 369
8-Core 630
63% 499 Pts
64-Core 837
56% 837 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,489,076 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $219 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 12,218 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $693

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

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


Good

1 day ago.

I use it personally and I've never run 100% with any games


Poor

1 day ago.

good for poor person like me :)


Excellent

6 days ago.

Still is a good choice in 2020 for everyday tasking and 1080p gaming


Good

18 days ago.

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


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

16 days ago.

Worth the price. It costs around 7000 rupees if bought from the right place.


Poor

2 month ago.

it's cheaper with better performance


Poor

1 month ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Excellent

5 months ago.

Its THE ABSOLUTE BEST budget cpu for gaming


Excellent

5 days ago.

Almost as fast in gaming as my Ryzen 2700x. A bargain build at $80 for the cpu at microcenter and Radeon 580 at $180. I don't need anything more expensive for 1080p on my 50 inch tv. Runs everything at highest settings. It is only slower than my 2700x in multicore apts


Excellent

17 days ago.

its pretty good for an entry level gaming and editing cpu but ryzen 3 3100 is better in most cases


Excellent

21 days ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

Cheaper and better than Intel concurents


Poor

5 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

1 month ago.

Best cpu ever for an used price of 50 euros! (Yeah, i got it for 50 euros)


Terrible

4 months ago.

The price rised from ~100 to 140 in less than a week why lol


Good

3 years ago.


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

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

great processor for budget gamers


Good

5 months ago.

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


Poor

7 months ago.

Best Ryzen Cpu deal on the market


Excellent

3 years ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

19 months ago.

Awesome price to performance!!


Good

15 months ago.

Wanted sub-100 6 core 12 thread CPU? Well, this CPU possessed insane value for performance compared to i3-9100F thanks to core/thread counts! Unfortunately, you had to pay a little lower single thread performance for more multi thread performance.

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AMD has released the AF version of this CPU, the difference is that the AF 1600 is manufactured with 12nm node and based on Zen+ rather than Zen which offered slightly higher performance than the original AE 1600. This variant is sold at price of $85.


Excellent

12 months ago.

Bruh.... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_YYEfEbQCC6HAN $85 for this? Need future-proofing on a budget? This is what you need!


Poor

3 years ago.

low single core


Average

11 months ago.

Showing its age, but yet its consistent.


Excellent

12 months ago.

Bang for your buck.


Good

3 years ago.

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


Average

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Really good performance and value


Good

2 years ago.

Great core/thread count for the price.


Excellent

21 months ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

good budget 1080p build cpu


Excellent

13 months ago.

I already own this Cpu. It handles almost every task very good and I haven't had any problems with it.


Terrible

2 years ago.

8600k better xhouce


Good

2 years 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.


Good

18 months ago.

Can be found for very cheap Q3 2019. Great value.


Excellent

3 years ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Excellent

2 years ago.

Хочу собі такий купити


Excellent

23 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.

Best general purpose CPU of 2017.


Excellent

12 months ago.

85 usd for this cpu is a great deal, nice performance! https://www.amazon.com/-/es/YD1600BBAFBOX/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=sr_1_2?__mk_es_US=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=3PK36SMYQPHH&keywords=ryzen+5+1600&qid=1579547854&refresh=1&sprefix=%2Caps%2C501&sr=8-2


Excellent

3 years ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

23 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

20 months ago.

Very cheap and powerful


Excellent

3 years ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

3 years ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

3 years ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

I have it I love it is so gud


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

3 years 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

3 years ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

3 years ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

3 years 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

2 years 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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

2 years 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

23 months ago.

LOVE IT


Excellent

22 months ago.

Did't use AMD but the scores are impressive

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Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

Considering its cost and the fact that AMD secretly makes those on Zen+ for the same price it is an awesome CPU.


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