AMD Ryzen 5 1600X: 6C/12T @ 4GHz for $249

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X: 6C/12T @ 4GHz for $249.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Mar 15 2017 9:12 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

AMD is just weeks away from launching its mid-range Ryzen 5 family of CPUs, with the Ryzen 5 1400, Ryzen 5 1500X, Ryzen 5 1600, and the flagship Ryzen 5 1600X processor.

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AMD's new Ryzen 5 family is their mid-range offering to fight off the higher-end Core i3 and mid-range Core i5 processors from Intel, with the new Ryzen 5 1600X being compared against Intel's Core i5-7600K in Cinebench, with AMD's new Ryzen 5 1600X being 69% faster. A huge improvement, thanks to the 6C/12T performance versus 4C/8T on the 7600K chip.

AMD Ryzen 5 CPU - core/threads - clock speeds

  • Ryzen 5 1400: 4C/8T @ 3.2/3.4GHz
  • Ryzen 5 1500X: 4C/8T @ 3.5/3.7GHz (unlocked/overclockable)
  • Ryzen 5 1600: 6C/12T @ 3.2/3.6GHz
  • Ryzen 5 1600X: 6C/12T @ 3.6/4GHz (unlocked/overclockable)

AMD's new Ryzen 5 processors go on sale April 11.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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