Average Bench: 74.2% (252nd of 1323)

Based on 133,735 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 25.8% 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 210Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is just 15.9%. 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 904Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 679Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 133,735 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.8 Memory 73.8 81.1
91.5 1-Core 108 117
178 2-Core 210 230
74.6% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
329 4-Core 401 448
565 8-Core 679 752
68.1% 540 Pts
Min Avg Max
742 64-Core 904 996
60.7% 904 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 81
1-Core 106
2-Core 166
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 676
67% 531 Pts
64-Core 936
63% 936 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 68
1-Core 108
2-Core 214
73% 130 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 726
71% 569 Pts
64-Core 943
63% 943 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 105
2-Core 194
73% 125 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 643
59% 480 Pts
64-Core 906
61% 906 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,390,321 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $249 @ launch in Apr '17
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Typical Ryzen 5 1600X Builds (Compare 17,894 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $766

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

2 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

6 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

2 years ago.

This site is really nice to check the benchmarks


Good

4 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

19 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

10 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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