Average Bench: 75.9% (177th of 1239)

Based on 97,727 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00800F11 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Six-Core Processor

The Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X averaged 24.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 75.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is just 18.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 894Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 685Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 97,727 samples)
Min Avg Max
68 Memory 75.4 82.6
86.8 1-Core 108 118
164 2-Core 212 235
75.3% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
324 4-Core 411 465
569 8-Core 685 772
69.2% 548 Pts
Min Avg Max
741 64-Core 894 988
60% 894 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 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 114
2-Core 227
80% 140 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 750
76% 603 Pts
64-Core 968
65% 968 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.9
1-Core 105
2-Core 215
77% 134 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 691
70% 553 Pts
64-Core 820
55% 820 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.5
1-Core 109
2-Core 216
76% 133 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 713
73% 573 Pts
64-Core 905
61% 905 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.8
1-Core 62.7
2-Core 120
51% 83.2 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 389
39% 310 Pts
64-Core 547
37% 547 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,547,530 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $249 @ launch in Apr '17
AmazonUS $1891 month
BHPhotoUS $20021 months
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600X Builds (Compare 40,461 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $691

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

9 hrs ago.

AMD are great at selling junk. They pee in the well with fake comments, glorified cheerleaders on youtube and paid magazine reviews. My POS PC still crashes randomly. Everybody needs to call the rats out instead of letting them get away with it


Good

1 month 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

1 month ago.

better gaming and work station


Average

1 month ago.

Super veloz, baixa temperatura e ótimo pra games e aplicações. Melhor custo beneficio. 6 Núcleos e 12 Threads muito potentes.


Poor

3 months ago.

I'm personally using it and it has been flawless so far


Excellent

9 months ago.

amazing price to perfomance ratio


Excellent

8 months ago.

upgraded from a 2320 and i can say, increased the performance from games and started to run horrific even with a 750ti


Terrible

4 months ago.

For the price and all the features and power I get, I just get to calm down and sit and watch this CPU run a cheeta.


Good

4 months ago.

i bought it myself my computer runs like a bugatti


Excellent

2 months ago.

epic processor from amd amazing


Excellent

6 months ago.

King of value for money. I had intel and amd for many years and for the moment amd is one step front. Less money, less energy and temperatures.


Good

3 months ago.

Es económico, y muy potente....


Good

1 month ago.

Best Price, Better Performance!


Excellent

8 months ago.

Price roughly range R3000 for this.


Good

3 years ago.


Good

7 months ago.

This site is really nice to check the benchmarks


Good

26 days ago.

Amaizing performance for amaizing price


Excellent

23 months ago.

Got mine and it's so much better compared to my current I5 6600


Excellent

8 months ago.

good af,the price is so good for the performance of the processor


Excellent

2 years ago.

One of the best Multi Core CPU's for budget out there. I wish i bought this instead of the i5-7600k ;-;


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

2 years ago.

Multi Core Performance is all the rage today. RYZEN is king in smooth multitasking.


Poor

2 years ago.

low single core


Excellent

2 years ago.

boys boysSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ON RYZEN ONLY USE DUAL CHANNEL NOT 2*SINGLE ON THREADRIPPR ONLY USE QUAD CHANNEL NOT 2*DUAL inside ram,(hardware ,IC and pcb )single,dual,quad not same ,completly diffrante ,, many people think = dual =2*single channel ram or quad =4* dual ram you must use only ram, write on box QUAD for threadripper (dual for ryzen) if you put wrong ram your system cant start , even if start , hiccops rip in windows, harm your cpu change your ram to this gskill ripjaws4 4*8 3200=250$ or gskil ripjaws4 4*4 2400=150$ از رم تک روی رایزن و زوتا دوال رو تریدریپر پرهیز کنید ، روشن نمیشه ، بشه هم لگ و سکسکه میده ، فقط رم درجه یک جی اسکیل یا ژل و لاغیر


Good

18 months ago.

Great 6-core with hyper-threading for a decent price


Excellent

10 months ago.

Worth every penny!


Excellent

2 years ago.

Very good processor especially for the money. Amazing single core performance, outstanding multi-core performance. Overclocking potential is great. If you're trying to save money I'd go with the R5 1600 because it also comes with a cooler. If you want the best of the best get this!


Excellent

3 years ago.

The 250$ contender from AMD, better suited for Workstations


Terrible

19 months ago.

while there is ryzen 2600x this is too bad..


Excellent

2 years ago.

Personally i love mine now it's just a waiting game for the prices to drop in gfx cards so i can finish my rebuild. I was able to get its real life performance faster than the avg i7 7700 and just a tad behind the avg 7700k in single thread and quad thread with a way bigger lead in multi core. Runs fast, runs smooth, games great and never notice any kind of lag or bogging down of any type.

Info  www.userbenchmark.com/...

My personal bench which is stable enough to run any game thrown at it.


Excellent

2 years ago.

A good and "cheap" CPU for gaming. If you work with your pc aswell, I would recommend the 1700x


Excellent

20 days ago.

Getting 80% at 3.9 GhZ without touching CoreVoltage I am using AMD Ryzen Master for OC https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/23400890


Excellent

2 years ago.

For the price its worth it 6 cores and easy to overclock hot dam.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Its the best price/performance chip of AMD PROBBALLY the best if you want a good performance with a good price


Good

18 months ago.

The zen architecture was a great surprise to everyone in this industry. And yes, I know. The Ryzen 5 1600 is better option money wise. But I prefer if AMD make the that work for me with XFR. I really appreciate the competition between hardware manufactures makes things move forward. Yes, no matter what side you are on, you should care to ;D


Outstanding

3 years ago.

Best i've had


Excellent

15 months ago.

cheap, powerful, able to manage heavy multitasking very easily


Good

2 years ago.

Performs pretty damn good with multithreaded apps


Excellent

18 months ago.

With gtx970 is beast :D


Good

15 months ago.

Great CPU. Good at multitasking as it should be. AM4 seems to be supported for the new 3000 series aswell, so the upgrade options are there. Does well in most games, although it struggels with some. (Compareable to an i7 4th/5th gen in games like Overwatch, but in games like Destiny it struggles greatly (sometimes 50 FPS with a 1080)) Sometimes the turbo is buggy but a new BIOS fixed that for me. Overall great choice especially for the price. It is good to see competition.


Poor

10 months ago.

Can't even maintain a stable 2ghz OC, had to downclock it. Performance gardually worsened over 2 years of use, currently performing at the 7th percentile of average benches. Cinebench score and other benches all gradually dropped as time went by and multithreading issues started appearing. I update the BIOS periodically.


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