AMD Ryzen 5 1600

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 6 core AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop CPU rating. Is the Ryzen 5 1600 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

53 %
Very Good score from 16 samples
Low uncertainty

Ranked 303rd out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
53 % 70 % 47 % 46 %
Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good

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Geekbench (multi)
Geekbench (multi)
Geekbench (single)
Geekbench (single)
Cinebench R23
Cinebench R23
3DMark Physics
3DMark Physics
4,915 898 6,468 5,283

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CPU Comparison

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i5-10600
66 %
Intel Core i5-10400F
60 %
Intel Core i5-8600T
54 %
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
53 %
Intel Core i5-9500
50 %
Intel Core i5-9400F
47 %
AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE
45 %

Specifications

Clock Speed 3.2 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.6 GHz
Cores 6
Threads 12
L1 Cache 576 KiB
L2 Cache 3072 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 1600

The Ryzen 5 1600 is a 6 core CPU from AMD released in 2017. This chip has a very good overall score at 53% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 70%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Ryzen 5 1600 scores 47% and 46% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Ryzen 5 1600 has 6 cores and 12 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 3.2 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.6 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 1600 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 1600 has 576 KiB of level 1 cache, 3 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 1600 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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