Average Bench: 86.8% (54th of 1147)

Based on 56,470 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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Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X averaged just 13.2% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 881Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 907Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is 22.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 105Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 109Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 56,470 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.4 SC Int 105 114
99.1 SC Float 114 123
97.2 SC Mixed 109 118
87.4% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
333 QC Int 405 453
344 QC Float 435 490
341 QC Mixed 419 470
95.1% 420 Pts
Min Avg Max
724 MC Int 881 974
766 MC Float 918 1,014
746 MC Mixed 907 1,006
135% 902 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 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 118
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 406
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 426
96% 421 Pts
MC Int 979
MC Float 1,015
MC Mixed 1,008
150% 1,001 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 436
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 900
MC Float 940
MC Mixed 934
139% 925 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 442
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 898
MC Float 949
MC Mixed 931
139% 926 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 437
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 904
MC Float 942
MC Mixed 934
139% 926 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 110
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 459
QC Mixed 422
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 982
MC Float 1,016
MC Mixed 1,001
150% 1,000 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,598,472 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $249 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600X Builds (Compare 25,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $639

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 23 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

10 hrs ago.

the i7-8086 is much better it is more expensive but its worth it


Excellent

6 days ago.

best performence/price cpu on the marked!


Good

22 days ago.

better gaming and work station


Good

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

8 days ago.

Runs boot logo in 1 frame per year


Good

10 days ago.

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


Poor

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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

8 days ago.

epic processor from amd amazing


Excellent

3 months ago.

i bought it myself my computer runs like a bugatti


Excellent

1 month 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.


Excellent

21 days ago.

Es económico, y muy potente....


Good

17 days ago.

This site is really nice to check the benchmarks


Excellent

13 days ago.

Price roughly range R3000 for this.


Excellent

5 days ago.

Amaizing performance for amaizing price


Good

23 months ago.


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

18 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

my reason


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Poor

17 months ago.

low single core


Excellent

17 months 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

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months 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

22 months ago.

The 250$ contender from AMD, better suited for Workstations


Terrible

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months 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

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Good

4 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

22 months ago.

Best i've had


Excellent

17 days ago.

cheap, powerful, able to manage heavy multitasking very easily


Good

11 months ago.

Performs pretty damn good with multithreaded apps


Excellent

4 months ago.

With gtx970 is beast :D


Good

1 month 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.


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