Average Bench: 73.4% (99th of 1206)

Based on 86,934 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]

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Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X averaged 26.6% 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 108Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 213Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is 23.5%. 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 892Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 684Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 86,934 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.5 1-Core 108 118
175 2-Core 213 236
75.5% 160 Pts
Min Avg Max
321 4-Core 410 467
573 8-Core 684 780
69.2% 547 Pts
Min Avg Max
692 64-Core 892 997
59.9% 892 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 123
2-Core 245
87% 184 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 829
83% 660 Pts
64-Core 1,039
70% 1,039 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 239
85% 180 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 744
76% 600 Pts
64-Core 1,020
68% 1,020 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 216
76% 162 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 671
70% 549 Pts
64-Core 888
60% 888 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 215
77% 163 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 714
70% 562 Pts
64-Core 918
62% 918 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,129,006 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $249 @ launch in Apr '17
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EbayUS $16416 secs
BHPhotoUS $20017 months
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600X Builds (Compare 36,202 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $665

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 2 years ago.

Good

14 days ago.

better gaming and work station


Excellent

3 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

5 months ago.

amazing price to perfomance ratio


Excellent

4 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

1 month 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

20 days ago.

i bought it myself my computer runs like a bugatti


Excellent

1 month ago.

epic processor from amd amazing


Excellent

2 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.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Es económico, y muy potente....


Excellent

4 months ago.

Price roughly range R3000 for this.


Good

3 months ago.

This site is really nice to check the benchmarks


Excellent

3 months ago.

Amaizing performance for amaizing price


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

low single core


Excellent

2 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


Good

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Worth every penny!


Excellent

22 months 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

2 years ago.

The 250$ contender from AMD, better suited for Workstations


Terrible

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

For the price its worth it 6 cores and easy to overclock hot dam.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Good

14 months 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

2 years ago.

Best i've had


Excellent

11 months ago.

cheap, powerful, able to manage heavy multitasking very easily


Good

22 months ago.

Performs pretty damn good with multithreaded apps


Excellent

14 months ago.

With gtx970 is beast :D


Good

11 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

6 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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