Average Bench: 74.9% (257th of 1369)

Based on 146,331 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 25.1% 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 113Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 220Pts

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 Speed 865Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 670Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 146,331 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.4 Memory 73.7 80.6
98.9 1-Core 113 124
181 2-Core 220 244
75.1% 136 Pts
Min Avg Max
328 4-Core 409 465
571 8-Core 670 753
65.9% 540 Pts
Min Avg Max
726 64-Core 865 951
53.5% 865 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 78.6
1-Core 114
2-Core 222
77% 138 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 676
67% 548 Pts
64-Core 885
55% 885 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.7
1-Core 121
2-Core 248
80% 148 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 723
71% 583 Pts
64-Core 910
56% 910 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.2
1-Core 117
2-Core 233
78% 141 Pts
4-Core 425
8-Core 723
70% 574 Pts
64-Core 903
56% 903 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.3
1-Core 107
2-Core 214
75% 133 Pts
4-Core 359
8-Core 572
57% 465 Pts
64-Core 861
53% 861 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 102
2-Core 185
70% 122 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 637
58% 485 Pts
64-Core 858
53% 858 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $249 @ launch in Apr '17
AmazonUS $1603 mins
BHPhotoUS $2004 years
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600X Builds (Compare 3,003 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $237

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $595

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent

11 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

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

5 years ago.


Terrible

5 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

5 years ago.

low single core


Excellent

3 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

22 months ago.

Amazing cpu for the price


Poor

3 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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