Average Bench: 80.6% (68th of 1137)

Based on 124,119 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 19.4% 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 818Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 846Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 24.9%. 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 97Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 101Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 124,119 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.2 SC Int 97 110
90.2 SC Float 106 119
87.7 SC Mixed 101 114
81% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
300 QC Int 374 435
324 QC Float 405 470
315 QC Mixed 389 451
88.2% 389 Pts
Min Avg Max
654 MC Int 818 942
704 MC Float 855 981
702 MC Mixed 846 972
126% 840 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 431
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 895
MC Float 942
MC Mixed 944
139% 927 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.3
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 97.4
79% 98.5 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 394
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 804
MC Float 857
MC Mixed 854
126% 839 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.9
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 99.7
80% 99.8 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 394
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 773
MC Float 840
MC Mixed 809
121% 807 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 104
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 346
QC Mixed 329
74% 326 Pts
MC Int 420
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 423
64% 426 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,270,663 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
AmazonUS $13032 mins
EbayUS $1305 mins
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 19,696 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $610

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 20 months ago.

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2 days ago.

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


Good

1 day ago.

Very short render time. I love it 3


Good

18 days ago.

exteremelly very good to games !


Good

3 days ago.

An excellent processor with a big big capacity to overclock to high values easily.


Good

11 days ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Good

24 days ago.

the best price-performance deal ever


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

3 months ago.

Best PRICE to PERFORMANCE ratio!


Good

2 months ago.

I have it and it does what its supposed to do.


Good

3 months ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Excellent

2 months ago.

i have it and its better than i3 intel core


Good

19 months ago.


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 days ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

great processor for budget gamers


Excellent

2 months ago.

Cheap, 6 core 12 thread, low power consumption, no overheating with stock cooler, can handle over 100 fps in any games with only 6gb Graphics card (60fps is more than enough) - but I have issue with picking the motherboard, any suggestion would be great 3


Excellent

1 month ago.

rivals the i7 5th gen, what more do you want


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

15 months ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Excellent

8 months ago.

best in a long while...


Excellent

3 months ago.

Awesome price to performance!!


Poor

13 months ago.

low single core


Good

14 months ago.

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


Average

15 months ago.

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


Poor

4 months ago.

good budget 1080p build cpu


Terrible

8 months ago.

8600k better xhouce


Excellent

2 months ago.

Really good performance and value


Excellent

15 months ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Excellent

15 months ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

16 months ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

14 months ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

11 months ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Good

9 days 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

16 months ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

15 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

15 months ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

12 months ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

10 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

9 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

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 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

10 days ago.

Хочу собі такий купити


Excellent

3 days 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


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