AMDYD1600BBAEBOX
AMDFD8350FRHKBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 679,826 user samples
346,768 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 79%
SPEED RANK: 294th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
333,058 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% Base clock 4.65 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 390th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
66.2 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
73.1 Pts 82.6 Pts Lower memory latency.
+13%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+35%
74.2 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
195 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+36%
143 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
375 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+39%
269 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
630 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+37%
461 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
80.6 Pts 91.5 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+14%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+37%
82 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
222 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+38%
161 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+43%
306 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
734 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+39%
529 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,526,071 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.47 % Higher market share.
+12%
0.42 %
Value
Value For Money
84.6 % +4% 81.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % More popular.
+26%
57 %
Price
Price (score)
$150 $130 Cheaper.
+13%
Age
Newest
53 Months Much more recent.
+50%
107 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+25%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
953 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+79%
533 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
827 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+77%
466 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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]

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In terms of raw single-core performance the flagship AMD FX-8350 is lagging behind intel's processor line-up by over two generations. The PassMark Single Thread scores for the i5-2500K vs the FX-8350 are 1863 to 1520 which shows that in terms of raw per-core processing the FX-8350 is lagging the two year old i5 by 23%. Where the AMD FX makes up is on multi-core performance, with a score of 9156 vs 6745, the AMD leads the Intel 2500K by 36% making it the far more capable multi-threaded server orientated performer. The 8350 is also cheaper but significantly more power hungry which counts strongly against it as a server proposition. The FX-8350 could be a good fit for specific server use cases but for general consumer use, which is single and dual core intensive, Intel's two year old i5-2500K delivers better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]

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