AMD Ryzen 5 1600: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2017
Performance 14.07
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600
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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 office systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 3600 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR4 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

14.07%

percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Ryzen 5 1600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating419
Value for money44.52
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codenameZen
Release date11 April 2017 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$219of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$176 (0.8x MSRP)of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads12
Base clock speed3.2 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.6 GHzof 5.3 (Xeon W-1390P)
L1 cache96K (per core)of 896 (Xeon W-2170B)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache16 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size192 mm2
Number of transistors4,800 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Unlocked multiplier+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 1600 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8280)
SocketAM4
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 1600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
AES-NI+
AVX+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 1600's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Dual-channelof 4266 (Ryzen 9 5900HX)
Maximum memory size64 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth42.671 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Ryzen 5 1600.

Integrated graphics card-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0
PCI Express lanes20of 128 (EPYC 7401P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 5 1600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen 5 1600 14.07
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core
  • Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core
  • Geekbench 2
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • Passmark

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Ryzen 5 1600 4538

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Ryzen 5 1600 8244
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Ryzen 5 1600 16217

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Ryzen 5 1600 6.4

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Ryzen 5 1600 69

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Ryzen 5 1600 177

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Ryzen 5 1600 3430

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Ryzen 5 1600 1129

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Ryzen 5 1600 147

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Ryzen 5 1600 13

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Ryzen 5 1600 1.65

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Ryzen 5 1600 25970

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Ryzen 5 1600 12346

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 1600 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen 5 1600 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 1600 from Intel is Core i5-10400, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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