AMD Ryzen 5 1500X vs FX-9590

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
AMD FX-9590

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 1500X and FX-9590 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
20.17
 
15.97
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
n/d
Achitecture codename
Zen
 
Vishera
Release date
11 April 2017
 
July 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$189
 
n/d
Price now
$147
 
$188

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 1500X and FX-9590 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 and FX-9590 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
8
Number of threads
8
 
8
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
5 GHz
L1 cache
384 KB
 
n/d
L2 cache
2 MB
 
8192 KB
L3 cache
16 MB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
192 mm2
 
315 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
57 °C
Transistor count
4800 Million
 
1200 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+
P0 Vcore voltage
n/d
 
Min: 1.375 V - Max: 1.5375 V

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 1500X and FX-9590 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
 
1
Socket
AM4
 
AM3+
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
220 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 1500X and FX-9590. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
-
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 1500X and FX-9590 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 1500X and FX-9590.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 
Not Listed

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 1500X and FX-9590.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
n / a

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 1500X and FX-9590. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 5 1500X 34.56
FX-9590 35.00 +1.3%

Passmark

Ryzen 5 1500X 10066
FX-9590 10194 +1.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 1500X and FX-9590 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 220 watts)
SSE 4.2
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)

Advantages of AMD FX-9590

1.3% faster in synthetic tests
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
FMA (Fused Multiply-Add - a set of SIMD instructions aimed at floating point operations)

So, Ryzen 5 1500X or FX-9590?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 5 1500X and AMD FX-9590. The differences in performance seem too small.
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