Average Bench: 72.3% (249th of 1265)

Based on 271,050 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 27.7% 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 74.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 101Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is just 18.7%. 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 838Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 635Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 271,050 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.7 Memory 74.1 81.9
87.9 1-Core 101 114
164 2-Core 197 227
71.5% 124 Pts
Min Avg Max
307 4-Core 379 448
538 8-Core 635 752
64.1% 507 Pts
Min Avg Max
703 64-Core 838 976
56.3% 838 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 76.7
1-Core 100
2-Core 198
72% 125 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 589
62% 485 Pts
64-Core 717
48% 717 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.3
1-Core 99.5
2-Core 199
73% 126 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 616
62% 490 Pts
64-Core 753
50% 753 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.1
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 200
71% 124 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 616
63% 498 Pts
64-Core 836
56% 836 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 53.3
1-Core 85.3
2-Core 138
54% 92.1 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 360
40% 307 Pts
64-Core 783
53% 783 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,638,963 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
EbayUS $15622 mins
AmazonUS $1604 days
OutletPCUS $20015 days
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 8,439 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $692

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

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2 days ago.

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


Good

24 days ago.

Normal people dont post comments or "reviews", why would they? Only company plebs trying to sell sh** do that. Took me a few stings to figure it out. Gotta give the AMD "fanboys" 10/10 for hard work, they are all over it - HOOYA


Good

5 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

18 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

2 months ago.

it's cheaper with better performance


Excellent

11 months ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Excellent

2 months ago.

Its THE ABSOLUTE BEST budget cpu for gaming


Good

1 month 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


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 days ago.

Cheaper and better than Intel concurents


Poor

2 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.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

its is good, i use it to play many game and it get from 500 - 60 fps on my games


Good

3 years ago.


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


Good

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

great processor for budget gamers


Good

2 months ago.

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


Poor

3 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


Good

11 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

15 months ago.

Awesome price to performance!!


Poor

3 years ago.

low single core


Excellent

8 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!


Average

7 months ago.

Showing its age, but yet its consistent.


Excellent

8 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

22 months ago.

Great core/thread count for the price.


Excellent

18 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

10 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

23 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

15 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

19 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

19 months ago.

Best general purpose CPU of 2017.


Excellent

8 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.

Хочу собі такий купити


Excellent

19 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

17 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

2 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

22 months ago.

I have it I love it is so gud


Excellent

22 months 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

2 years ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

2 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

22 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

19 months ago.

LOVE IT


Excellent

19 months ago.

Did't use AMD but the scores are impressive

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Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 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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