AMD100-100000065BOX
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 344,386 user samples
199,301 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
145,085 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 244th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.7 % Faster effective speed.
+30%
74.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
73.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+44%
108 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
306 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+44%
212 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
570 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+41%
405 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
926 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+37%
676 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.9 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+17%
81.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
162 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+40%
116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
319 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+39%
230 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
634 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+40%
453 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
999 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+33%
752 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,352,512 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.34 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,658%
0.19 %
Value
Value For Money
98.6 % Better value.
+21%
81.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % Much more popular.
+35%
68 %
Price
Price (score)
$259 $200 Cheaper.
+23%
Age
Newest
10 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
53 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+15%
4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1292 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+32%
981 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1193 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+34%
890 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen3 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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