Average Bench: 80.7% (73rd of 1146)

Based on 142,385 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 19.2% 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 826Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 852Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 25.2%. 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 97.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 101Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 142,385 samples)
Min Avg Max
84 SC Int 97.1 111
87.7 SC Float 106 120
86.6 SC Mixed 101 116
81% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
308 QC Int 374 439
328 QC Float 405 479
321 QC Mixed 390 459
88.3% 390 Pts
Min Avg Max
715 MC Int 826 953
766 MC Float 861 995
732 MC Mixed 852 984
127% 846 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 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 100
80% 99.8 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 397
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 826
MC Float 858
MC Mixed 853
127% 846 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 101
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 388
89% 391 Pts
MC Int 836
MC Float 863
MC Mixed 855
128% 851 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.6
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 98.8
80% 99.6 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 370
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 802
MC Float 839
MC Mixed 833
124% 825 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.9
SC Float 90.5
SC Mixed 93.7
72% 89.7 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 347
QC Mixed 330
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 802
MC Float 840
MC Mixed 828
123% 823 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,959,118 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 24,238 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: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $644

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 23 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

5 hrs ago.

I could buy one and have money left over for other parts of the build compared to core I7.

Comment 

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


Excellent

3 days ago.

Perfekt man this 1600 ist so geil für melek


Excellent

5 days ago.

gooooooooood


Excellent

8 days ago.

.


Good

7 days ago.

It is one of the best processors regarding hyper threading and multi-tasking. It gives such performance at such a low cost!!!!


Excellent

3 days ago.

exteremelly very good to games !


Excellent

4 days ago.

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


Good

19 days ago.

value for money


Excellent

4 days ago.

Best value chip on the market, got it for 130 bucks, outperforms a $350 i7 7700 in multithreaded applications


Excellent

13 days ago.

I optimize about performance/price


Excellent

3 days ago.

Best processor ever


Excellent

12 hrs ago.

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


Excellent

9 days ago.

the best price-performance deal ever


Excellent

4 days ago.

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


Excellent

3 days ago.

top


Excellent

24 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).


Good

8 days ago.

Best PRICE to PERFORMANCE ratio!


Excellent

24 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Cheap, fast, runs cool.


Good

2 months ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Good

1 month ago.

its the best processor for their price


Good

22 months ago.


Excellent

13 days ago.

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


Excellent

9 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

great processor for budget gamers


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

5 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


Terrible

17 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

18 months ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Excellent

11 months ago.

best in a long while...


Excellent

6 months ago.

Awesome price to performance!!


Poor

17 months ago.

low single core


Good

18 months ago.

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


Average

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

21 days ago.

Bang for your buck.


Poor

7 months ago.

good budget 1080p build cpu


Terrible

11 months ago.

8600k better xhouce


Good

2 months ago.

Great core/thread count for the price.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Really good performance and value


Excellent

18 months ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Good

3 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

19 months ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Хочу собі такий купити


Excellent

20 months ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

17 months ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

14 months ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

I have it I love it is so gud


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 days ago.

Best general purpose CPU of 2017.


Excellent

19 months ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

19 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

18 months ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

15 months ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

13 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

12 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

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 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

3 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

12 days 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

5 days ago.

LOVE IT


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