Average Bench: 69.1% (94th of 1182)

Based on 199,131 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 30.8% 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 23.2%. 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 649Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 199,131 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.2 1-Core 102 115
173 2-Core 201 228
71.4% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
316 4-Core 390 452
553 8-Core 649 760
65.7% 519 Pts
Min Avg Max
721 64-Core 847 971
56.9% 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 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 200
71% 150 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 642
66% 522 Pts
64-Core 839
56% 839 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 99.4
2-Core 179
67% 139 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 622
64% 504 Pts
64-Core 830
56% 830 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.1
2-Core 200
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 369
8-Core 631
63% 500 Pts
64-Core 853
57% 853 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.4
2-Core 194
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 359
8-Core 610
61% 485 Pts
64-Core 829
56% 829 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.6
2-Core 166
58% 124 Pts
4-Core 319
8-Core 598
57% 459 Pts
64-Core 774
52% 774 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,493,307 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 30,708 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $684

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

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6 days ago.

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


Good

1 day ago.

Not too expensive, good for good budget gaming pcs


Good

7 hrs ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

6 days ago.

asd


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

3 months 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


Good

4 days ago.

the best price-performance deal ever


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

4 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).


Excellent

1 month ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Excellent

2 days ago.

Good


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Average

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

great processor for budget gamers


Excellent

1 month ago.

Best Ryzen Cpu deal on the market


Excellent

24 months ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Terrible

23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

17 months ago.

best in a long while...


Excellent

2 months ago.

Awesome price to performance!!


Excellent

5 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

23 months ago.

low single core


Good

24 months 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

6 months ago.

Bang for your buck.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Poor

13 months ago.

good budget 1080p build cpu


Terrible

17 months ago.

8600k better xhouce


Good

8 months ago.

Great core/thread count for the price.


Excellent

12 months ago.

Really good performance and value


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

24 months ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Good

9 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

6 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

9 months ago.

Хочу собі такий купити


Excellent

6 months ago.

Best general purpose CPU of 2017.


Excellent

5 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

3 months ago.

Very cheap and powerful


Excellent

2 years ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

23 months ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

20 months ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

I have it I love it is so gud


Excellent

8 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

21 months ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

19 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

18 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

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 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

9 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

6 months ago.

LOVE IT


Excellent

5 months ago.

Did't use AMD but the scores are impressive

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Excellent

3 months ago.

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


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