Average Bench: 75.1% (228th of 1307)

Based on 117,544 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 108Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 212Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is just 15.6%. 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 888Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 678Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 117,544 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.5 Memory 74.5 81.5
94.9 1-Core 108 118
184 2-Core 212 233
75.3% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
333 4-Core 407 456
562 8-Core 678 756
68.6% 542 Pts
Min Avg Max
725 64-Core 888 984
59.6% 888 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 79.9
1-Core 106
2-Core 210
76% 132 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 689
68% 543 Pts
64-Core 904
61% 904 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 108
2-Core 196
74% 127 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 697
66% 530 Pts
64-Core 902
60% 902 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.8
1-Core 83.7
2-Core 150
60% 101 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 490
48% 384 Pts
64-Core 704
47% 704 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,155,463 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $249 @ launch in Apr '17
BHPhotoUS $2002 years
AmazonUS $30413 days
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600X Builds (Compare 14,322 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $793

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

18 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

18 months ago.

This site is really nice to check the benchmarks


Good

4 years ago.


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

3 years ago.

low single core


Excellent

21 months ago.

Worth every penny!


Excellent

11 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

2 months ago.

Amazing cpu for the price


Poor

21 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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