AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 4 core AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop CPU rating. Is the Ryzen 5 1500X good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

39 %
Good score from 2 samples
High uncertainty

Ranked 459th out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
39 % 61 % 32 % 31 %
Good Very Good Good Good

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Geekbench (multi)
Geekbench (multi)
Geekbench (single)
Geekbench (single)
Cinebench R23
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3DMark Physics
3DMark Physics
3,584 897 4,608 3,706

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CPU Comparison

The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

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AMD Ryzen 5 3350G
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AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
39 %
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33 %
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Clock Speed 3.5 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.7 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 8
L1 Cache 384 KiB
L2 Cache 2048 KiB
L3 Cache 16 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
Family Ryzen 5 Desktop
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channels 2
Release Date 2017-11-04
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 65 W

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

The Ryzen 5 1500X is a 4 core CPU from AMD released in 2017. This chip has a good overall score at 39% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 61%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Ryzen 5 1500X scores 32% and 31% respectively. Indeed, this is a good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Ryzen 5 1500X has 4 cores and 8 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This AMD CPU has a clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.7 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has an unlocked multiplier and allows for overclocking. With adequate cooling and a good power supply, it's possible to run this CPU at a higher clock speed.

As for memory, the Ryzen 5 1500X makes use of DDR4 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled.

In terms of cache, the Ryzen 5 1500X has 384 KiB of level 1 cache, 2 MiB of level 2 cache and 16 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs.

Power and thermals for the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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