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 office systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.5 GHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is an AM4 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 21.40 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

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)
20.56
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
Achitecture codename
Zen
 
Release date
11 April 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$189
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$147
 
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
3.5 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
16 MB
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
192 mm2
 
Transistor count
4,800 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
 

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
DDR4-2666
 
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
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

21.40

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

10116

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 i3-9320, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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