Average Bench: 81% (62nd of 1129)

Based on 101,955 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 19.0% 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 825Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 852Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is 24.4%. 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 97.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 102Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 101,955 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.9 SC Int 97.7 111
92.1 SC Float 106 120
88.9 SC Mixed 102 115
81.5% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
308 QC Int 376 438
328 QC Float 407 477
320 QC Mixed 391 457
88.6% 391 Pts
Min Avg Max
692 MC Int 825 950
744 MC Float 861 987
725 MC Mixed 852 980
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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 103
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 383
89% 394 Pts
MC Int 849
MC Float 877
MC Mixed 853
129% 860 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.9
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 100
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 316
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 321
72% 319 Pts
MC Int 413
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 423
63% 419 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,545,353 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $219 @ launch in Apr '17
AmazonUS $15526 mins
OutletPCUS $16312 hrs
EbayUS $1713 mins
NeweggUS $6024 hrs
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600 Builds (Compare 18,508 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $736

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

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


Terrible

2 days ago.

Very short render time. I love it 3


Good

12 days ago.

the best quality/price processor in 2017/18


Excellent

5 days ago.

exteremelly very good to games !


Excellent

9 days ago.


Excellent

9 days ago.

powerfull budget multitask processor


Excellent

3 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

Excellent CPU for this price


Terrible

2 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

1 month 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!


Excellent

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

2 months ago.

Best PRICE to PERFORMANCE ratio!


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

I own one and it's fantastic value for money


Excellent

1 month ago.

i have it and its better than i3 intel core


Good

18 months ago.


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

great processor for budget gamers


Excellent

11 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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

12 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

14 months ago.

A great AMD Budget CPU.


Excellent

7 months ago.

best in a long while...


Excellent

1 month ago.

Awesome price to performance!!


Poor

12 months ago.

low single core


Good

13 months ago.

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


Average

14 months ago.

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


Poor

3 months ago.

good budget 1080p build cpu


Terrible

7 months ago.

8600k better xhouce


Excellent

1 month ago.

Really good performance and value


Excellent

13 months ago.

What can I say? Excellent value for money!


Excellent

14 months ago.

Pretty good.


Excellent

15 months ago.

good for everythink (gaming, streaming,rendering etc)


Excellent

13 months ago.

Best value in CPUs by a landslide in 2017


Excellent

9 months ago.

Best in ryzen!


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

Insanely good value for great performance for any user.


Excellent

14 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

14 months ago.

AMD is back, baby.


Excellent

11 months ago.

benim işlemcim


Excellent

9 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

8 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

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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.


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