AMD Ryzen 5 1600X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

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 maximum 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 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 16.43 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Ryzen 5 1600X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
47.43
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
Architecture codename
Zen
 
Release date
11 April 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$249
 
Price now
$143
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 1600X'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 1600X's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
6
 
Number of threads
12
 
Base frequency
3.6 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
4 GHz
 
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
of 8192 (Opteron 3380)
L3 cache
16 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Die size
192 mm2
 
Transistor count
4,800 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 1600X 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)
95 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions 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

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 1600X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 1600X.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
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 1600X.
Integrated graphics
-
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Ryzen 5 1600X's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
24
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 1600X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

16.43

Passmark

13123

Game benchmarks

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

Relative perfomance

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

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 1600X from Intel is Core i5-10400F, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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