AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X has 6 cores and 12 threads. Its base clock is at 3.6 GHz, its turbo clock goes up to 4.0 GHz. Its multiplier is unlocked, making it possible to overclock the processor easily.
Based on 105 benchmarks we rate its gaming performance level at 6.82/10. Compared to the alternatives it is a rather weak processor for games.
For regular application workloads, based on 42 benchmarks we rate its performance level at 2.37/10. It is a rather weak processor for application workloads.
- Base Clock
- 3.6 GHz
- Turbo Clock
- 4.0 GHz
- Unlocked Multiplier
- L1 Cache
- L2 Cache
- L3 Cache
- 95 W
- Integrated graphics
- Product Page
On performance, for anyone wanting to do intense CPU work, the Ryzen gets a nod here. ... For e-Sports, and most games based on DX9 or DX11, the Intel CPU is still a win here.
The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X isn't a just an affordable chip for gamers and media creators, it an incredible package that puts multi-core computing on the mainstream map.
Ryzen 5 1600X provides a tremendous price-to-performance ratio for budget workstations, rivaling Core i7-6800K. It also facilitates playable performance in games (though it still lags Kaby Lake-based Core i5s more often than not).
The bottom line is you get great bang-for-the-buck performance for most video and image processing tasks and a competent gaming CPU.
It’s pretty hard to pass up the incredible performance the Ryzen 5 1600X offers, especially as we move into a world where more cores and more threads are expected to matter.