Real World Speed
Performance profile from 119,056 user samples
85,789 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 96th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
33,267 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 171st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
73.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
66 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
103 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
214 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
198 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
413 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
353 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
687 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+22%
561 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts +4% 113 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts +5% 224 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
469 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
425 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
770 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+20%
641 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,642,520 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % Hugely higher market share.
+193%
0.15 %
Value
Value For Money
89.3 % Slightly better value.
+10%
81 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
114 % More popular.
+23%
93 %
Price
Price (score)
$140 $132 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Age
Newest
32 Months 32 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1004 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+55%
647 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
900 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+57%
573 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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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The quad core and octa threaded Ryzen 1500X is a sub-$200 chip based on AMD's latest Zen architecture. It is released this month as part of the Ryzen 5 launch – a mid-market range specced out to challenge Intel's i5 series and yield considerably better multi-threaded performance at budget prices. Comparing the i5-7600K shows that the 7600K is 20% faster for single and quad core workloads but looses by 20% for multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 5 line-up also includes the 6 core 12 threaded 1600X. By comparison, the 1500X is 24% less expensive, comes with a Wraith Spire cooler and impressively yields very similar single and quad core performance, but multi-core performance lags 50% behind the 1600X. Both chips can be overclocked, but out the box, the base and boost clock speeds are 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz for the 1500X and 3.6GHz and 4.0GHz for the 1600X. The 1500X is a very reasonable CPU for the money, which thanks to AMD's recent IPC improvements, punches far above its weight for multi-threaded performance by Intel's standards. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop 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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