AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

AMD Ryzen 5 1600

► remove AMD 1600

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is a desktop processor with 6 cores and Hyper Threading (SMT = 12 threads). It is the second fastest Ryzen 5 processor in the beginning of 2017, but the 65-watt TDP is much lower compared to the higher-clocked Ryzen 5 1600X.

The Ryzen 5 1600 has a base frequency of 3.2 GHz and can reach up to 3.6 GHz via Turbo (up to 2 cores) or 3.7 GHz via XFR (also up to 2 cores). The maximum clock for all six cores is 3.4 GHz.

The performance is particularly good in applications. The chip can benefit from its six native cores. They are divided into two clusters (3 cores with dedicated L3 cache each), which connected via Infinity Fabric.

The processor based on the Zen architecture is not fully convincing in games. AMD blames missing optimizations from the gaming producers. Intel's powerful Core i7 quad-cores are usually faster in this case.

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

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The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is a desktop processor with 4 cores and Hyper Threading (SMT). It is the fastest Ryzen 5 quad-core processor in the beginning of 2017, but the 65-watt TDP is similar to the hexa-core Ryzen 5 1600.

The Ryzen 5 1500X has a base frequency of 3.5 GHz and can reach up to 3.7 GHz via Turbo (up to 2 cores) or 3.9 GHz via XFR (also up to 2 cores).

The processor based on the Zen architecture is not fully convincing in games. AMD blames missing optimizations from the gaming producers.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
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: Ryzen 5 Zen
» AMD Ryzen 5 16003200 - 3600 MHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X3500 - 3700 MHz4 / 816 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G (compare)3600 - 3900 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (compare)3200 - 3400 MHz4 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H (compare)3200 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (compare)2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U (compare)2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 16003200 - 3600 MHz6 / 1216 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 1500X3500 - 3700 MHz4 / 816 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G (compare)3600 - 3900 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (compare)3200 - 3400 MHz4 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H (compare)3200 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (compare)2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U (compare)2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
3200 - 3600 MHz3500 - 3700 MHz
576 KB384 KB
3 MB2 MB
16 MB16 MB
6 / 124 / 8
65 65
4800 4800
14 14
AM4AM4
XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1600 +
min: 1125     avg: 1132.3     median: 1129 (26%)     max: 1143 Points
817.5 Points (19%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1600 +
min: 140     avg: 145     median: 147 (67%)     max: 148 Points
157 Points (72%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1600 +
12.5 Points (29%)
9 Points (20%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1600 +
1.6 Points (80%)
1.7 Points (87%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1600 +
min: 4330     avg: 4434     median: 4434 (49%)     max: 4538 Points
4573 Points (50%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1600 +
min: 25561     avg: 25765.5     median: 25765 (39%)     max: 25970 Points
20186 Points (31%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
1600 +
min: 149     avg: 217.1     median: 149 (2%)     max: 353 seconds
210.6 seconds (2%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
1600 +
min: 5     avg: 7.7     median: 5 (1%)     max: 12 seconds
6.9 seconds (1%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1600 +
min: 3040     avg: 3300     median: 3173 (37%)     max: 3687 KB/s
3910 KB/s (46%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1600 +
min: 66     avg: 67.8     median: 67 (2%)     max: 68 fps
49.5 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1600 +
min: 163     avg: 170     median: 170 (63%)     max: 177 fps
177 fps (66%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (33%)
0.5 GB/s (24%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1600 +
1 GB/s (33%)
0.7 GB/s (25%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1600 +
min: 5     avg: 6     median: 6 (30%)     max: 6 GB/s
4.9 GB/s (25%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1600 +
min: 8222     avg: 8244     median: 8244 (55%)     max: 8266 Points
7403 Points (50%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1600 +
min: 11     avg: 12.3     median: 12 (3%)     max: 12 Seconds
11 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1600 +
min: 26     avg: 28.4     median: 28 (1%)     max: 30 Seconds
24 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1600 +
min: 650     avg: 672     median: 671 (3%)     max: 693 Seconds
640 Seconds (3%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1600 +
min: 8803     avg: 9983.5     median: 9983 (51%)     max: 11164 points
9566 points (49%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1600 +
64701 Points (75%)
61854 Points (72%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1600 +
9471 Points (24%)
7712 Points (20%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1600 +
min: 14959     avg: 15388.5     median: 15388 (47%)     max: 15818 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1600 +
min: 6734     avg: 8501     median: 8501 (69%)     max: 10268 Points
11011 Points (89%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1600 +
min: 6127     avg: 7118     median: 7118 (65%)     max: 8109 Points
8616 Points (78%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1600 +
min: 20566     avg: 22510     median: 22510 (39%)     max: 24454 Points
15951 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1600 +
min: 17236     avg: 17329.5     median: 17329 (30%)     max: 17423 Points
13689 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1600 +
min: 15944     avg: 16217     median: 16217 (37%)     max: 16490 Points
13198 Points (30%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1600 +
19391 Points (24%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1600 +
3189 Points (65%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1600 +
min: 20410     avg: 21266.5     median: 21266 (57%)     max: 22123 Points
16558 Points (44%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1600 +
min: 3449     avg: 3736.5     median: 3736 (76%)     max: 4024 Points
4248 Points (86%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
100%
1600 +
34344 Points (12%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1600 +
min: 15037     avg: 16023.3     median: 15096 (50%)     max: 17937 Points
14463 Points (48%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1600 +
min: 3542     avg: 3774.7     median: 3652 (61%)     max: 4130 Points
4149 Points (69%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1600 +
3611 Points (57%)
4459 Points (70%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1600 +
16235 Points (28%)
15252 Points (27%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1600 +
1021.3 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1600 +
89 ms (1%)
74.8 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1600 +
30668 Points (59%)
36017 Points (69%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 1500X +
146 Watt (31%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 1500X +
132 Watt (23%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 1600 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 1500X → 93%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)