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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz

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The Ryzen 5 1600X is AMD's flagship Ryzen 5 processor model. It comes at an affordable $250, with a base clock of 3.6 GHz. Thanks to AMD XFR, it will boost up to 4.1 GHz, which helps gain single-threaded performance over Intel's offerings. It looks like Core i5-7600K is in trouble.

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Benchmark Scores 11+12=19?
Thanks for a speedy upload. But as someone who uses my pc for mostly gaming it looks like Intel is still the winner.
 
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1600X is the best CPU for its price for both multitasking, productivity, streaming and gaming by far imho. Thanks for the review @W1zzard ! Did I oversaw that or you don't mention RAM frequency you acheived for Ryzen setup?
 

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Did I oversaw that or you don't mention RAM frequency you acheived for Ryzen setup?
Whoops, adding that to the test setup pages on both reviews
 
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first pages of both reviews say ryzen 7 not 5 in the intro charts (Ryzen 7 1600X & Ryzen 7 1500X)

great reviews btw wizz :)

 

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If the gaming performance improves over time with patches or such , who knows I might go with an AMD CPU next time, it's good value for the money thats for sure.
 
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1600X is the best CPU for its price for both multitasking, productivity, streaming and gaming by far imho. Thanks for the review @W1zzard ! Did I oversaw that or you don't mention RAM frequency you acheived for Ryzen setup?
How about vanilla 1600, it's cheaper with same core count. But yeah I agree Ryzen 5 1600/1600X is the best cpu for both.
 
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just curious how well this CPU against intel offering when both were OCed to the limit?
 
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We are happy to report that these greater features on paper, do also translate into performance that beats the Core i5-7600K at everything.
wonder wtf TPU is smoking :wtf:
 

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So with that performance, every gaming+work PC under 1000$ should be with AMD Ryzen. Or am I missing something?
 
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Good review , but Why B350 against top line Maximus Z series ?
 
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Good review. Will stick to intel. Gaming results are really disapiinting. Open world games with up to 80% differences on mininum fps. Meh
 
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Seems to be a pretty compelling option, especially as I game at 1440p, might even save a few extra quid and go for the 1600 and overclock it...
 
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Nice work on the review as always. I now have the upgrade itch and the only cure might be the Ryzen 1600.
 

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Good review , but Why B350 against top line Maximus Z series ?
AMD provided the motherboards, which came with a BIOS using the new Agesa version. Tests on the X370 motherboards which have the 1001 Agesa only will yield incorrect performance numbers
 

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Don't know why people are complaining about gaming performance. I think these parts are absolutely fine from gaming and productivity perspective. I mean who buys a $250 CPU and then pairs it with top range Monitor/Graphics card? Most of the people are going to use this CPU with a mid/enthusiast class Monitor/Graphics card anyway. Sure you won't get top gaming performance, but you will gain more from productivity and value perspective.
 
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On the internet, either you're the best, or you're the worst. It's like all these guys complaining about the gaming FPS went to the Ricky Bobby school of philosophy. "If you're not first, you're last!"
 
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A great review and info. Only question is why the article leads with, "In our testing the Intel Core i5-7600K looks defeated.". The 1600X from the benchmarks was a fair amount slower than the $10 cheaper 7600K in nearly every test that was done in the review. Just about the only exception where the 1600X was faster was Blender. Not saying that in any biased way, just saying that objectively the numbers don't really support the 7600K being defeated at all. The niche exception where the 1600X was faster in the tests was just very heavy multi-thread/core apps like Blender, but games/compression/media/etc. which are probably the much more common use still shows the 7600K ahead.
 
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A great review and info. Only question is why the article leads with, "In our testing the Intel Core i5-7600K looks defeated.". The 1600X from the benchmarks was a fair amount slower than the $10 cheaper 7600K in nearly every test that was done in the review. Just about the only exception where the 1600X was faster was Blender. Not saying that in any biased way, just saying that objectively the numbers don't really support the 7600K being defeated at all. The niche exception where the 1600X was faster in the tests was just very heavy multi-thread/core apps like Blender, but games/compression/media/etc. which are probably the much more common use still shows the 7600K ahead.
Most of the "productivity" tests are still super single (dual if lucky) threaded. Devs still can't figure out how to remove thumbs from ass. Even the encoding ones are badly threaded. Winblows isn't helping. But the differences don't matter, really. You're not buying it to only do these workloads. The 7600K will be maxed out a lot while the R5 is waiting for something to do. You could actually multitask (even if it's just simple stuff).

And if you have real work to do (like a real encoder, not this BS), then it's going to pound the i5 and still beat the i7 (1600 anyway).

Without software optimization and higher clocks, it's more of an all around CPU that's cheap.
 
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Wow! negative result from overclocking! it's the first time I see performance diminishes after overclocking. this CPUs are basically overclocked to their limit by AMD.
 
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