Average Bench: 75.1% (202nd of 1275)

Based on 109,095 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 24.9% 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 109Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 213Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is just 16.5%. 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 884Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 678Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 109,095 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.5 Memory 74.5 82.2
99.6 1-Core 109 118
186 2-Core 213 233
75.5% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
332 4-Core 407 456
566 8-Core 678 750
68.6% 543 Pts
Min Avg Max
688 64-Core 884 987
59.3% 884 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 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 111
2-Core 219
78% 136 Pts
4-Core 436
8-Core 750
75% 593 Pts
64-Core 933
63% 933 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 115
2-Core 230
78% 139 Pts
4-Core 461
8-Core 775
78% 618 Pts
64-Core 988
66% 988 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 105
2-Core 199
75% 129 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 660
66% 525 Pts
64-Core 862
58% 862 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 103
2-Core 208
73% 128 Pts
4-Core 388
8-Core 643
65% 515 Pts
64-Core 853
57% 853 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,090,489 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $249 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600X Builds (Compare 12,590 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 49%
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Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $761

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

2 months ago.

better gaming and work station


Average

9 months ago.

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


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 months ago.

amazing price to perfomance ratio


Excellent

16 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

13 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

12 months ago.

i bought it myself my computer runs like a bugatti


Excellent

15 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.


Poor

7 months ago.

Es económico, y muy potente....


Good

9 months ago.

Best Price, Better Performance!


Excellent

17 months ago.

Price roughly range R3000 for this.


Good

15 months ago.

This site is really nice to check the benchmarks


Good

3 years ago.


Good

4 months ago.

Amaizing performance for amaizing price


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.

low single core


Excellent

3 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


Excellent

19 months ago.

Worth every penny!


Good

2 years ago.

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


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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

8 months 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.

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

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Good

2 years 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

23 months ago.

cheap, powerful, able to manage heavy multitasking very easily


Good

2 years ago.

Performs pretty damn good with multithreaded apps


Excellent

2 years ago.

With gtx970 is beast :D


Good

23 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

18 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.


Excellent

5 months ago.

best choice for a320


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