AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs AMD Ryzen 7 1700

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 289.00
$ 10.39 slightly less expensive
$ 299.39

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

44 %
46 %
4% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

60 %
11% slightly better gaming score
54 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

38 %
43 %
13% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

37 %
43 %
16% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

5122
5651
10% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

942
12% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
841
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

5577
7074
26% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
8
33% slightly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
16
33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.6 GHz
20% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
65 W
46% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

576 KiB
768 KiB
33% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
4 MiB
33% slightly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
Identical
16 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

250th of 1,219
228th of 1,219

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Ryzen 7 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2017
February 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

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.

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