AMD Ryzen 5 1600X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X


AMD started Ryzen 5 1600X sales on April 2017 at a recommended price of $230. This is Zen architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems.

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

It provides good benchmark performance at 45.41 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

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)
Achitecture codename
Release date
April 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
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
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
of 5
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
of 768
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
of 16384
L3 cache
16384 KB (shared)
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
of 7
Die size
192 mm2
Transistor count
4800 million
of 19200
64 bit support


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
of 8
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt

Virtualization technologies

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 1600X.
Supported memory types

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance




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 i5-9600K, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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