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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.0GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 114,936 user samples
44,960 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
69,976 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.5 % +1% 84.4 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
100 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
411 Pts +5% 393 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
902 Pts 1114 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+24%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts +3% 115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
467 Pts +1% 461 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1004 Pts 1312 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+31%
Market Share
Based on 12,835,042 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.62 % 0.82 % Much higher market share.
+32%
Value
Value For Money
105 % +2% 102 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
109 % 119 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$170 +3% $175
Age
Newest
20 Months +5% 21 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts +3% 111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts +2% 120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
450 Pts +2% 443 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
489 Pts +2% 480 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
973 Pts 1271 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+31%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1013 Pts 1324 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+31%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is the least powerful of three new Ryzen 7 CPUs. The 1700 model has base and turbo clocks of 3.0 and 3.7 GHz respectively. Both of its more expensive siblings, the 1700X and 1800X, have higher clocks but they also have TDPs of 95 watts whereas the 1700 is rated at just 65 watts. Comparing IPC between Ryzen and Kaby Lake shows that Kaby Lake leads by a maximum of 9% which is great news for workstation users as this allows the 1700 to beat Intel's 6850K in multi-core workloads at almost half the price. Although the 1700 has great IPC it's somewhat limited by its relatively low (by Kaby Lake standards) clock speed which holds it back a little in both gaming and desktop workloads. For multi-core workstation use, the Ryzen 7 1700 represents the best value for money we have ever seen. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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