AMD Ryzen 5 1600X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Summary

AMD started Ryzen 5 1600X sales 16 March 2017 at a recommended price of $249. 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 3.6 GHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is an AMD Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 39.36 percent of a leader's which is Intel Xeon W-3175X.

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)
25.25
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
Achitecture codename
Zen
 
Release date
16 March 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$249
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$154
 
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
 
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
FSB
4 × 8 GT / s
 
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
16 MB (shared)
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
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
 

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
DDR4-2666
 
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
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

39.36

Passmark

13199

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 i7-3970X Extreme Edition, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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