AMD Ryzen 5 1500X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

Summary

AMD started AMD Ryzen 5 1500X sales 11 April 2017 at a recommended price of $189. This is Zen architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office 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 AM4 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR4 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 11.82 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

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)
22.89
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
Architecture codename
Zen
 
Release date
11 April 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$189
 
Price now
$154
 
of 8685 (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
 
L1 cache
384 KB
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
2 MB
 
of 8 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
16 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Die size
192 mm2
 
Transistor count
4800 Million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
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 (Uniprocessor)
 
Socket
AM4
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 1500X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 

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 Dual-channel
 
of 2933 (Ryzen 5 2500X)
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
39.74 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support
+
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Ryzen 5 1500X.
Integrated graphics
-
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Ryzen 5 1500X's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
20
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

11.82

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

150

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

807

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

9256

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 i5-8400, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

User rating

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