AMD Ryzen 5 1500X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

Summary

AMD started Ryzen 5 1500X sales 11 April 2017 at a recommended price of $189. This is Zen architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3700 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is an AM4 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 34.56 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

General info

Of Ryzen 5 1500X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
21.18
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
Achitecture codename
Zen
 
Release date
11 April 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$189
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$139.99
 
of 8684.5 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 1500X's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 1500X's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
384 KB
 
of 768
L2 cache
2 MB
 
of 16384
L3 cache
16 MB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 7
Die size
192 mm2
 
Transistor count
4800 Million
 
of 19200
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 1500X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
of 8
Socket
AM4
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
of 320 (Xeon Phi 7295)

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 1500X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 1500X.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 1500X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

34.56

3DMark06 CPU

7403

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

4573

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

20186

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.73

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

9

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

157

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

818

WinRAR 4.0

3910

x264 encoding pass 1

177

x264 encoding pass 2

50

TrueCrypt AES

4.9

Geekbench 2

13198

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

4149

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

14463

Passmark

10066

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 1500X is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen 5 1500X performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 1500X from Intel is Core i7-4770K, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 119 positions in our rating.

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