Average Bench: 72% (357th of 1439)

Based on 52,721 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00800F82 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor

Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600AF averaged 28.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 76.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 104Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600AF is just 18.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 1600AF performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 764Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 594Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 52,721 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.4 Memory 76.3 83.8
85.6 1-Core 104 115
160 2-Core 200 228
71.6% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
295 4-Core 365 443
493 8-Core 594 680
58.7% 479 Pts
Min Avg Max
636 64-Core 764 868
47.3% 764 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 110
2-Core 223
76% 136 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 661
67% 541 Pts
64-Core 859
53% 859 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.8
1-Core 107
2-Core 220
74% 134 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 659
68% 545 Pts
64-Core 849
52% 849 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.7
1-Core 113
2-Core 221
76% 137 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 652
66% 533 Pts
64-Core 874
54% 874 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.6
1-Core 110
2-Core 212
74% 132 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 674
67% 545 Pts
64-Core 827
51% 827 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.6
1-Core 105
2-Core 210
72% 130 Pts
4-Core 399
8-Core 606
62% 502 Pts
64-Core 822
51% 822 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 75
1-Core 109
2-Core 216
74% 133 Pts
4-Core 393
8-Core 616
62% 504 Pts
64-Core 830
51% 830 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.65 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.5
1-Core 111
2-Core 218
76% 136 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 673
61% 513 Pts
64-Core 842
52% 842 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.4
1-Core 110
2-Core 193
72% 126 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 616
59% 489 Pts
64-Core 782
48% 782 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.8
1-Core 86.2
2-Core 169
66% 113 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 582
54% 451 Pts
64-Core 816
50% 816 Pts
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Gaming 43%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $407

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 Comments

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Excellent

5 months ago.

basically a ryzen 5 2600 but downclocked, can get the exact same performance as the 2600 by overclocking it basically


Excellent

6 months ago.

Its basically a 2600X in disguise.


Good

19 months ago.

My processor and it runs very well


Excellent

2 years ago.

Best Pair for a 1070 and a pretty good value for money option.


Average

4 years ago.

Is this the 12 nm Zen+ Ryzen 5 2600 disguised as a 1600? The "AF" model?


Excellent

4 years ago.

Almost like ryzen 5 2600


Terrible

3 years ago.

trash.


Excellent

3 years ago.

$85 R5 2600. Overclock to 3.9, 3000 mhz memory. $300 upgrade to AM4


Excellent

3 years ago.

Good value for money


Excellent

3 years ago.

My favorite budget CPU


Excellent

3 years ago.

Performs better than the standard 1600 and similar to a 2600. I picked this up for around $100, which was much cheaper than the 1600 and 2600 at the time.


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