Average Bench: 73.7% (337th of 1459)

Based on 140,440 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]

Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X averaged 26.2% 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. Single Core Speed 110Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 215Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is just 19.7%. 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 Speed 834Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 646Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 140,440 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.2 Memory 73.1 80.7
85.9 1-Core 110 120
173 2-Core 215 239
73.6% 133 Pts
Min Avg Max
309 4-Core 400 461
535 8-Core 646 725
64.1% 523 Pts
Min Avg Max
692 64-Core 834 917
51.6% 834 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.5
1-Core 116
2-Core 229
77% 139 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 753
74% 605 Pts
64-Core 907
56% 907 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.7
1-Core 114
2-Core 229
76% 138 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 661
70% 557 Pts
64-Core 789
49% 789 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.8
1-Core 111
2-Core 195
72% 127 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 571
58% 471 Pts
64-Core 744
46% 744 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 68
1-Core 108
2-Core 211
71% 129 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 641
62% 510 Pts
64-Core 868
54% 868 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.8
1-Core 108
2-Core 207
71% 128 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 579
58% 471 Pts
64-Core 726
45% 726 Pts
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $455

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 7 years ago.

Excellent

2 years ago.

Amazing value for money, great single core, even better multi core, highly recommended even in 2021 if you can get it cheap.


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

7 years ago.


Poor

6 years ago.

low single core


Excellent

5 years ago.

Worth every penny!


Excellent

4 years 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

3 years ago.

Amazing cpu for the price


Poor

5 years 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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