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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 66,640 user samples
22,811 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
43,829 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
85.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
108 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
411 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
953 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+5%
907 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts +4% 466 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1025 Pts +2% 1004 Pts
Market Share
Based on 12,864,465 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.17 % Hugely higher market share.
+89%
0.62 %
Value
Value For Money
110 % Slightly better value.
+5%
104 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
90 % 108 % More popular.
+20%
Price
Price (score)
$180 $173 +4%
Age
Newest
7 Months Much more recent.
+65%
20 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+5%
114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts +4% 123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
466 Pts +4% 450 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
502 Pts +3% 486 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
999 Pts +3% 973 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1033 Pts +2% 1012 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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