Real World Speed
Performance profile from 376,972 user samples
99,098 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 195th / 1255
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
277,874 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 245th / 1255
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.4 % +4% 72.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
75.2 Pts +2% 74 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
101 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
211 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
198 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
407 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
382 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
678 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
639 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
82.3 Pts +1% 81.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts +3% 115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts +4% 227 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
460 Pts +2% 449 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
770 Pts +2% 755 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,455,129 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.31 % 0.69 % Hugely higher market share.
+123%
Value
Value For Money
82.6 % 85.2 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
116 % 132 % More popular.
+14%
Price
Price (score)
$200 $155 Cheaper.
+23%
Age
Newest
38 Months 38 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
985 Pts +1% 973 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
884 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+6%
835 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 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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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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