Release date ≈ Q4 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 275,277 user samples
273,951 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 267th / 1276
Gaming 71%
Desktop 72%
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
1,326 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 52% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 52% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 410th / 1276
Gaming 64%
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 64%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.4 % Faster effective speed.
63.9 %
Avg. Memory Latency
73.2 Pts +2% 71.6 Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.8 Pts Faster single-core speed.
81.6 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
195 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
161 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
375 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
303 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
630 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
505 Pts
OC Memory Latency
80.8 Pts 84.9 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
94.9 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
188 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
443 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
332 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
729 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
608 Pts
Market Share
Based on 36,346,962 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.64 % Insanely higher market share.
0.01 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
129 % Hugely more popular.
50 %
43 Months Much more recent.
73+ Months
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
951 Pts 1217 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
827 Pts 1124 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.

The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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