Average Bench: 73.8% (283rd of 1355)

Based on 144,383 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 Mixed Speed 106Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 73.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is just 15.7%. 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 900Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 678Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 144,383 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.1 Memory 73.9 81.2
91.2 1-Core 106 116
174 2-Core 207 229
74% 129 Pts
Min Avg Max
332 4-Core 396 447
578 8-Core 678 754
67.6% 537 Pts
Min Avg Max
668 64-Core 900 1,000
60.4% 900 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 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.3
1-Core 117
2-Core 234
80% 142 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 778
78% 622 Pts
64-Core 1,033
69% 1,033 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.5
1-Core 108
2-Core 224
77% 136 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 696
71% 559 Pts
64-Core 931
62% 931 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.3
1-Core 110
2-Core 199
74% 127 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 703
68% 544 Pts
64-Core 931
62% 931 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,548,894 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $249 @ launch in Apr '17
BHPhotoUS $2003 years
AmazonUS $2895 mins
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600X Builds (Compare 20,708 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $237

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $887

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Good

13 months ago.

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


Good

5 years ago.


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

4 years ago.

low single core


Excellent

2 years ago.

Worth every penny!


Excellent

2 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

17 months ago.

Amazing cpu for the price


Poor

2 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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