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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X CPU Review

By: Steven Bassiri | AMD CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Apr 11, 2017 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: AMD

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When I first saw that the 1600X beat out the 1700 in many benchmarks, I was a bit surprised and chalked it up to driver/BIOS/software enhancements. I went back and re-tested the CPU (1700), and produced the same results I already had. Then I realized that the 1600X's frequency boosts are significant compared to the 1700.

 

So, in CINEBENCH, we see that in multi-core the 1600X gets beat out by the 1700, but in OpenGL and single core, the 1600X wins. Compared to its similarly priced Intel competitors we see the opposite, the frequency and IPC advantage of the Intel processors are present, while the multi-core disadvantages put the 1600X ahead.

 

The 1500X's multi-core advantages help it beat out the 7600K and 7500 Intel CPUs in multi-core benchmarks such as wPrime and CINEBENCH multi-core.

 

In AIDA64 floating point Intel does very well, but in integer tests, the results are flip-flopped.

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