AMD Ryzen 5 1600X: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
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Year of release 2017
Performance 12.64

Summary

AMD started AMD Ryzen 5 1600X sales 11 April 2017 at a recommended price of $249. 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 4000 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

12.64%

of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

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

Place in performance rating543
Value for money18.65
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codenameZen (2017−2020)
Release date11 April 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$249of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$289 (1.2x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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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 speed3.6 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache96K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
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 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 1600X 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 (Opteron 842)
SocketAM4
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

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

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 1600X's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)
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 1600X.

Integrated graphics card-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0
PCI Express lanes24of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 5 1600X. 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 1600X 12.64
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Ryzen 5 1600X 13096

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Ryzen 5 1600X 943

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Ryzen 5 1600X 5134

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

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


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 1600X from Intel is Core i5-11400T, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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