IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 47,443 user samples
3,614 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
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
103 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
85.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
108 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
525 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+28%
411 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
758 Pts 907 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+20%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+30%
118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
602 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+29%
466 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
872 Pts 1004 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+15%
Market Share
Based on 12,865,761 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.7 % Slightly higher market share.
+13%
0.62 %
Value
Value For Money
111 % Slightly better value.
+7%
104 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 108 % Much more popular.
+77%
Price
Price (score)
$240 $173 Cheaper.
+28%
Age
Newest
1 Months Hugely more recent.
+95%
20 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+15%
4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
147 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+29%
114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
161 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+31%
123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
578 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+28%
450 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
637 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+31%
486 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
827 Pts 973 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+18%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
940 Pts 1012 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+8%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 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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