AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs AMD Ryzen 5 2500U vs AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

AMD Ryzen 5 1600

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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 2500U

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The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is a mobile APU for thin and light laptops that was announced in October 2017. It includes four Zen cores clocked at 2 to 3.6 GHz and offers 4 MB L3-Cache. The integrated graphics card is called Radeon RX Vega 8 and offers 8 CUs (512 Shaders) clocked at up to 1100 MHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 and 25 Watt (15 Watt nominal). More information on Raven Ridge can be found in our launch article.

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.

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» AMD Ryzen 5 16003200 - 3600 MHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X3500 - 3700 MHz4 / 816 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G3600 - 3900 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 14003200 - 3400 MHz4 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H3200 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 16003200 - 3600 MHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X3500 - 3700 MHz4 / 816 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G3600 - 3900 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 14003200 - 3400 MHz4 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H3200 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 2500U2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 16003200 - 3600 MHz6 / 1216 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 1500X3500 - 3700 MHz4 / 816 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G3600 - 3900 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 14003200 - 3400 MHz4 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H3200 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
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iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 ( - 1100 MHz)

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1600 +
min: 1125     avg: 1132.3     median: 1129 (26%)     max: 1143 Points
min: 510     avg: 597.9     median: 609 (14%)     max: 642 Points
817.5 Points (19%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1600 +
min: 140     avg: 145     median: 147 (67%)     max: 148 Points
min: 124     avg: 136.2     median: 137 (63%)     max: 142 Points
157 Points (72%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1600 +
12.5 Points (29%)
min: 5     avg: 6.5     median: 6 (14%)     max: 6 Points
9 Points (20%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1600 +
1.6 Points (80%)
1.6 Points (79%)
1.7 Points (87%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1600 +
min: 4330     avg: 4434     median: 4434 (49%)     max: 4538 Points
min: 4103     avg: 4371.2     median: 4410 (48%)     max: 4473 Points
4573 Points (50%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1600 +
min: 25561     avg: 25765.5     median: 25765 (39%)     max: 25970 Points
min: 13850     avg: 15425.7     median: 15683 (24%)     max: 16471 Points
20186 Points (31%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
1600 +
min: 149     avg: 217.1     median: 149 (2%)     max: 353 seconds
min: 251     avg: 313.5     median: 313 (4%)     max: 375 seconds
210.6 seconds (2%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
1600 +
min: 5     avg: 7.7     median: 5 (1%)     max: 12 seconds
min: 7     avg: 10.2     median: 10 (2%)     max: 12 seconds
6.9 seconds (1%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1600 +
min: 3040     avg: 3300     median: 3173 (37%)     max: 3687 KB/s
min: 2416     avg: 2425.5     median: 2425 (28%)     max: 2435 KB/s
3910 KB/s (46%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 15360     avg: 16199.7     median: 16251 (16%)     max: 16988 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 2924     avg: 3269.3     median: 3441 (50%)     max: 3443 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1600 +
min: 66     avg: 67.8     median: 67 (2%)     max: 68 fps
min: 33     avg: 34.7     median: 34 (1%)     max: 36 fps
49.5 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1600 +
min: 163     avg: 170     median: 170 (63%)     max: 177 fps
min: 118     avg: 121     median: 121 (45%)     max: 124 fps
177 fps (66%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
3.7 fps (12%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (33%)
0.4 GB/s (19%)
0.5 GB/s (24%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1600 +
1 GB/s (33%)
0.6 GB/s (19%)
0.7 GB/s (25%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1600 +
min: 5     avg: 6     median: 6 (30%)     max: 6 GB/s
3.3 GB/s (17%)
4.9 GB/s (25%)
Blender 2.79 *
min: 757     avg: 770.6     median: 770 (8%)     max: 784 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1600 +
min: 8222     avg: 8244     median: 8244 (55%)     max: 8266 Points
min: 4155     avg: 4952     median: 4828 (32%)     max: 5873 Points
7403 Points (50%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1600 +
min: 11     avg: 12.3     median: 12 (3%)     max: 12 Seconds
min: 11     avg: 17.7     median: 12 (3%)     max: 29 Seconds
11 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1600 +
min: 26     avg: 28.4     median: 28 (1%)     max: 30 Seconds
min: 26     avg: 27.4     median: 27 (1%)     max: 28 Seconds
24 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1600 +
min: 650     avg: 672     median: 671 (3%)     max: 693 Seconds
min: 684     avg: 696     median: 696 (3%)     max: 706 Seconds
640 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 14732     avg: 17114.3     median: 15610 (22%)     max: 21001 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1600 +
min: 8803     avg: 9983.5     median: 9983 (51%)     max: 11164 points
min: 3941     avg: 5636.9     median: 5973 (31%)     max: 6648 points
9566 points (49%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 31155     avg: 32373.8     median: 31862 (20%)     max: 34052 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 29317     avg: 32015     median: 32593 (39%)     max: 33556 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1600 +
64701 Points (75%)
min: 28284     avg: 32266.2     median: 32009 (37%)     max: 37624 Points
61854 Points (72%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1600 +
9471 Points (24%)
min: 1579     avg: 4508.4     median: 4609 (12%)     max: 6591 Points
7712 Points (20%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1600 +
min: 14959     avg: 15388.5     median: 15388 (47%)     max: 15818 Points
min: 4922     avg: 7508.3     median: 7807 (24%)     max: 9138 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1600 +
min: 6734     avg: 8501     median: 8501 (69%)     max: 10268 Points
7330 Points (59%)
11011 Points (89%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1600 +
min: 6127     avg: 7118     median: 7118 (65%)     max: 8109 Points
6320 Points (57%)
8616 Points (78%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1600 +
min: 20566     avg: 22510     median: 22510 (39%)     max: 24454 Points
13912 Points (24%)
15951 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1600 +
min: 17236     avg: 17329.5     median: 17329 (30%)     max: 17423 Points
10715 Points (18%)
13689 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1600 +
min: 15944     avg: 16217     median: 16217 (37%)     max: 16490 Points
10616 Points (24%)
13198 Points (30%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1600 +
19391 Points (24%)
min: 10506     avg: 11390     median: 11301 (14%)     max: 12280 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1600 +
3189 Points (65%)
min: 3234     avg: 3378.8     median: 3383 (69%)     max: 3477 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1600 +
min: 20410     avg: 21266.5     median: 21266 (57%)     max: 22123 Points
min: 11649     avg: 11773.5     median: 11773 (31%)     max: 11898 Points
16558 Points (44%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1600 +
min: 3449     avg: 3736.5     median: 3736 (76%)     max: 4024 Points
min: 3601     avg: 3673.5     median: 3673 (75%)     max: 3746 Points
4248 Points (86%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
100%
1600 +
34344 Points (12%)
min: 31590     avg: 37273     median: 37273 (13%)     max: 42956 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1600 +
min: 15037     avg: 16023.3     median: 15096 (50%)     max: 17937 Points
min: 9480     avg: 9548     median: 9548 (32%)     max: 9616 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
min: 3558     avg: 3581.5     median: 3581 (60%)     max: 3605 Points
4149 Points (69%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1600 +
3611 Points (57%)
min: 3275     avg: 3641.4     median: 3703 (58%)     max: 3789 Points
4459 Points (70%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1600 +
16235 Points (28%)
min: 9434     avg: 10028.8     median: 9952 (17%)     max: 10871 Points
15252 Points (27%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1600 +
1021.3 ms (2%)
min: 1137     avg: 1349.3     median: 1411 (2%)     max: 1443 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1600 +
89 ms (1%)
min: 110     avg: 122     median: 116 (1%)     max: 143 ms
74.8 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1600 +
30668 Points (59%)
min: 21539     avg: 25871.1     median: 26534 (51%)     max: 29587 Points
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 2500U → 79%

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 1500X → 93%

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