AMD Ryzen 5 1600: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 5 1600

Summary

AMD started AMD Ryzen 5 1600 sales 11 April 2017 at a recommended price of $219. This is Zen architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3600 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

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

It provides good benchmark performance at 25.92 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Ryzen 5 1600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
35.96
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
Achitecture codename
Zen
 
Release date
11 April 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$219
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$102
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 1600'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 1600's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
6
 
Number of threads
12
 
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
576 KB
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
3 MB
 
of 32 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
16 MB
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
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 1600 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 1600. 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 1600 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 1600.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
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 1600.
Integrated graphics
-
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Ryzen 5 1600'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 1600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

25.92

3DMark06 CPU

8244

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

4434

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

25766

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.6

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

12.5

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

147

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

1129

WinRAR 4.0

3173

x264 encoding pass 1

170

x264 encoding pass 2

68

TrueCrypt AES

6.1

Geekbench 2

16217

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

3189

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

19391

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

3652

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

15096

Passmark

12279

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 1600 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen 5 1600 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 1600 from Intel is Core i7-7740X, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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