Average Bench: 69.3% (93rd of 1184)

Based on 196,049 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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Above average average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 averaged 30.6% 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. Dual Core Mixed Speed 201Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 23.4%. 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 847Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 650Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 196,049 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.2 1-Core 102 116
172 2-Core 201 229
71.5% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
317 4-Core 391 457
556 8-Core 650 775
65.8% 520 Pts
Min Avg Max
717 64-Core 847 985
56.8% 847 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 211
75% 158 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 666
68% 538 Pts
64-Core 875
59% 875 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 99.9
2-Core 197
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 396
8-Core 599
64% 498 Pts
64-Core 850
57% 850 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 217
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 656
62% 503 Pts
64-Core 962
64% 962 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 99.6
2-Core 180
67% 140 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 613
59% 474 Pts
64-Core 827
56% 827 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,982,394 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 32,560 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $593

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

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2 days ago.

getting freezes when not doing much

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

Not too expensive, good for good budget gaming pcs


Excellent

2 days ago.

msü


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

3 days ago.

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


Excellent

13 days ago.

asd


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

6 days ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Excellent

1 month 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.

the best price-performance deal ever


Poor

22 days ago.

5/5


Excellent

7 days 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).


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

25 days ago.

lol


Good

22 days ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Excellent

1 month ago.

Good


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

29 days ago.

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


Excellent

27 days ago.

great processor for budget gamers


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

30 days ago.

Best Ryzen Cpu deal on the market


Excellent

2 years ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

3 months ago.

Awesome price to performance!!


Excellent

19 months ago.

best in a long while...


Excellent

6 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

2 years ago.

low single core


Good

2 years ago.

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


Average

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

Bang for your buck.


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Poor

15 months ago.

good budget 1080p build cpu


Terrible

19 months ago.

8600k better xhouce


Good

10 months ago.

Great core/thread count for the price.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Really good performance and value


Good

11 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.


Good

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Excellent

8 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

2 years ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

11 months ago.

Хочу собі такий купити


Excellent

8 months ago.

Best general purpose CPU of 2017.


Excellent

7 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

5 months ago.

Very cheap and powerful


Excellent

2 years ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

2 years ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

22 months ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

I have it I love it is so gud


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

2 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

2 years ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

23 months ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

21 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

20 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

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 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

11 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

8 months ago.

LOVE IT


Excellent

7 months ago.

Did't use AMD but the scores are impressive

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Excellent

4 months ago.

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


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