AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core CPU vs AMD 32 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

52 %
53 %
1% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

69 %
122% significantly better gaming score
31 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

46 %
62 %
34% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

45 %
66 %
46% significantly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

433% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

433% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
163% significantly lower TDP
250 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

316th of 1,337
297th of 1,337


The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 5 1600X vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990X comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X is faster than the Ryzen 5 1600X. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 1600X has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X has significantly more cores with 32 cores compared to the Ryzen 5 1600X that 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 Threadripper 2990X. A Ryzen 5 1600X CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen Threadripper 2990X CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 1600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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