Ryzen 5 1600X vs Ryzen 7 1700 comparison
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 7 1700 performs better than the Ryzen 5 1600X. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 1600X has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 7 1700 has slightly more cores with 8 cores whereas the Ryzen 5 1600X has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 1600X. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 1600X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 7 1700. The Ryzen 7 1700 outputs less heat than Ryzen 5 1600X thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Ryzen 7 1700 has more L2 cache than the Ryzen 5 1600X. However, both these chips have the same amount of L3 cache.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 1600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.