AMD Ryzen 5 1500X vs AMD Ryzen 5 1600

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 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 1500XAMD Ryzen 5 1600
AMD Ryzen 5AMD Ryzen 5
ZenZen
: Ryzen 5 Zen
AMD Ryzen 5 16003.2 - 3.6 GHz6 / 1216 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 1500X3.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 816 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 compare3.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 88 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 16003.2 - 3.6 GHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X3.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 816 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 compare3.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 88 MB
3500 - 3700 MHz3200 - 3600 MHz
384 KB576 KB
2 MB3 MB
16 MB16 MB
4 / 86 / 12
65 65
4800 4800
14 14
AM4AM4
XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
Architecturex86x86

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
40.8 pt (46%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
346 Points (54%)
min: 317     avg: 349     median: 349 (54%)     max: 381 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
1777 Points (17%)
min: 2484     avg: 2578     median: 2578 (25%)     max: 2672 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 796     avg: 807     median: 806.8 (18%)     max: 817.5 Points
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min: 1125     avg: 1144     median: 1129 (25%)     max: 1200 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 142     avg: 150     median: 149.5 (55%)     max: 157 Points
min: 134     avg: 145     median: 147 (54%)     max: 155 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
9 Points (18%)
min: 12.5     avg: 12.7     median: 12.6 (25%)     max: 13.07 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.7 Points (55%)
min: 1.55     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (53%)     max: 1.71 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4573 (47%)
min: 4330     avg: 4516     median: 4538 (47%)     max: 4681
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
20186 (34%)
min: 25561     avg: 26196     median: 25970 (44%)     max: 27058
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 R5 1600 +
42924 Points (41%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 R5 1600 +
7803 Points (59%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
211 s (2%)
min: 145.826     avg: 216     median: 149 (2%)     max: 353.153 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
6.9 s (1%)
min: 5.2     avg: 8.2     median: 6.8 (1%)     max: 12.658 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
3910 (25%)
min: 3040     avg: 3550     median: 3430 (22%)     max: 4299
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
21495 MIPS (17%)
min: 28872     avg: 30144     median: 30143.5 (24%)     max: 31415 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
3768 MIPS (25%)
min: 3555     avg: 3834     median: 3834 (25%)     max: 4113 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
49.5 fps (22%)
min: 66.8     avg: 69.5     median: 68.7 (31%)     max: 73.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
177 fps (52%)
min: 163     avg: 180     median: 177 (52%)     max: 199 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
5.1 fps (16%)
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min: 6.97     avg: 7.2     median: 7.2 (23%)     max: 7.45 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.649     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.67 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.7 GB/s (1%)
1 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.9 GB/s (1%)
min: 5.3     avg: 6.4     median: 6.4 (1%)     max: 7.3 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
587 Seconds (4%)
min: 387.2     avg: 404     median: 404.1 (3%)     max: 421 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.7 sec (16%)
0.7 sec (14%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
7403 Points (41%)
min: 8222     avg: 8244     median: 8244 (46%)     max: 8266 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11 s (2%)
min: 11     avg: 11.9     median: 12 (3%)     max: 12.7 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24 s (1%)
min: 23.785     avg: 26.8     median: 26.2 (1%)     max: 30.5 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
640 s (3%)
min: 598.968     avg: 648     median: 650 (3%)     max: 693.994 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
9566 Points (41%)
min: 8803     avg: 10655     median: 11164 (48%)     max: 11998 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 R5 1600 +
65880 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 R5 1600 +
65950 Points (70%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
61854 Points (64%)
min: 64701     avg: 65495     median: 65495 (68%)     max: 66289 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
7712 Points (20%)
min: 9471     avg: 10035     median: 10034.5 (25%)     max: 10598 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 R5 1600 +
min: 14959     avg: 15666     median: 15818 (40%)     max: 16220 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
4067 Points (28%)
min: 4863     avg: 5425     median: 5542 (39%)     max: 5871 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
11011 Points (89%)
min: 6734     avg: 8501     median: 8501 (69%)     max: 10268 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
8616 Points (78%)
min: 6127     avg: 7118     median: 7118 (65%)     max: 8109 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
15951 Points (31%)
min: 20566     avg: 22510     median: 22510 (44%)     max: 24454 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
13689 Points (28%)
min: 17236     avg: 17330     median: 17329.5 (35%)     max: 17423 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
13198 Points (35%)
min: 15944     avg: 16217     median: 16217 (42%)     max: 16490 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
16558 (26%)
min: 20410     avg: 21267     median: 21266.5 (33%)     max: 22123
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4248 (86%)
min: 3449     avg: 3737     median: 3736.5 (76%)     max: 4024
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 R5 1600 +
19391 (34%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 R5 1600 +
3189 (65%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4149 (64%)
min: 3542     avg: 3775     median: 3652 (57%)     max: 4130
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
14463 (35%)
min: 15037     avg: 16023     median: 15096 (37%)     max: 17937
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4105     avg: 4282     median: 4282 (58%)     max: 4459
min: 3611     avg: 3966     median: 3841 (52%)     max: 4445
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 15016     avg: 15134     median: 15134 (24%)     max: 15252
min: 16235     avg: 18578     median: 18788 (30%)     max: 20712
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
915 (54%)
min: 846     avg: 915     median: 914.5 (54%)     max: 983
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
4035 (24%)
min: 5117     avg: 5403     median: 5402.5 (33%)     max: 5688
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
917 (53%)
min: 860     avg: 920     median: 920 (53%)     max: 980
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
3997 (24%)
min: 5106     avg: 5373     median: 5372.5 (32%)     max: 5639
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 R5 1600 +
min: 952     avg: 987     median: 986.7 (2%)     max: 1021.3 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
74.8 ms (1%)
89 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
36017 Points (61%)
30668 Points (52%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
146 Watt (39%)
176 Watt (47%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
132 Watt (35%)
158 Watt (42%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 1500X → 100% n=46

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 1600 → 113% n=46

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