Average Bench: 70.5% (319th of 1323)

Based on 368,425 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 29.4% 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 72.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is just 17.6%. 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 819Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 620Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 368,425 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.8 Memory 72.7 80.6
79.8 1-Core 98.6 111
158 2-Core 193 219
70.1% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
290 4-Core 368 430
501 8-Core 620 718
62.3% 494 Pts
Min Avg Max
640 64-Core 819 953
55% 819 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 73.5
1-Core 105
2-Core 210
74% 129 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 649
66% 521 Pts
64-Core 871
58% 871 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 76
1-Core 99.5
2-Core 194
72% 123 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 669
66% 524 Pts
64-Core 826
55% 826 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.2
1-Core 97.6
2-Core 197
70% 123 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 641
64% 509 Pts
64-Core 839
56% 839 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.6
1-Core 91.9
2-Core 182
65% 114 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 566
56% 445 Pts
64-Core 792
53% 792 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,520,879 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $219 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 17,965 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $745

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

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18 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

my first own cpu, did an great work a few Years ago


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Average

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

it's cheaper with better performance


Good

1 month ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Poor

1 month ago.

Its THE ABSOLUTE BEST budget cpu for gaming


Excellent

1 month ago.

have been using for 3 years and it's a quite good processor it sometimes gets way too hot tho especially when you oc overall a good processor


Good

10 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Cheaper and better than Intel concurents


Poor

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


Terrible

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 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.

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


Good

4 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

By far the best overall CPU in this price range I have owned.


Poor

6 months ago.

great processor for budget gamers


Good

16 months ago.

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


Poor

18 months ago.

Best Ryzen Cpu deal on the market


Excellent

2 years ago.

Awesome price to performance!!


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 years 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.


Poor

4 years ago.

low single core


Excellent

3 years ago.

Really good performance and value


Average

22 months ago.

Showing its age, but yet its consistent.


Excellent

22 months ago.

Bang for your buck.


Good

4 years ago.

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


Average

4 years ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

Great core/thread count for the price.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.

good budget 1080p build cpu


Terrible

3 years ago.

8600k better xhouce


Good

3 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Excellent

3 years ago.

Хочу собі такий купити


Excellent

2 years 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.

Best general purpose CPU of 2017.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

2 years 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

2 years ago.

Very cheap and powerful


Excellent

4 years ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

4 years ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

3 years ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

I have it I love it is so gud


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

4 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

4 years ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

4 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

3 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

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

3 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

2 years ago.

LOVE IT


Excellent

2 years ago.

Did't use AMD but the scores are impressive

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Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

23 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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