AMD Ryzen 5 1600
The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 has 6 cores and 12 threads. Its base clock is at 3.2 GHz, its turbo clock goes up to 3.6 GHz. Its multiplier is unlocked, making it possible to overclock the processor easily.
Based on 84 benchmarks we rate its gaming performance level at 5.84/10. Compared to the alternatives it is a rather weak processor for games.
For regular application workloads, based on 33 benchmarks we rate its performance level at 2.29/10. It is a reasonable strong processor for application workloads.
- Base Clock
- 3.2 GHz
- Turbo Clock
- 3.6 GHz
- Unlocked Multiplier
- L1 Cache
- L2 Cache
- L3 Cache
- 65 W
- Integrated graphics
- Product Page
The 1600's low price point is hard to ignore. This CPU features the lowest price-per-core through AMD's Ryzen portfolio, and in light of its solid showing through our application and game suite, it also provides an impressive price-to-performance ratio
As such Ryzen 5 1600 might be the steal of the year as you purchase a properly fast 6-core processor at 219 USD.
Performance of the Ryzen 5 1600 processor is very reasonable across the board and excellent once you start looking at multi-threaded applications.
I'm trying to look at this as objectively as I can and you can certainly make a strong case for buying either the Ryzen 5 1600 or the Core i5-8400. The only hiccup is that you can actually buy the Ryzen CPU right now whereas you can't get the 8400.
The Ryzen 5 CPUs are excellent competitors for Intel's i5 series, and the Ryzen R5 1600 and Ryzen R5 1400 are excellent value buys. Read more: https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/8211/amd-ryzen-5-1600-1400-cpu-review/index9.html