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AMD Ryzen 5 1500X/1600X review round up

AMD releases its new mid-range Ryzen 5 family, led by the Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X processors

By Anthony Garreffa from Apr 11, 2017 @ 8:22 CDT

AMD has officially launched its Ryzen 5 family of processors, including the flagship Ryzen 5 1600X processor which offers 6C/12T of CPU power for just $249 - and offering CPU intensive performance for what Intel sells for $599 in the Core i7-5930K.

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We have our own review on the Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X right here, with our CPU Editor Steven Bassiri saying: "All that being said, you aren't going to see a major difference between a similarly priced Ryzen CPU and Intel CPU in games if you have a nice GPU setup, but if your setup isn't that strong and the CPU's IPC and frequency comes into play, the difference might be more pronounced".

He continued in his Final Thoughts for the Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X processors that he "really liked about the Ryzen 5 1600X is that it bring 6-cores and 12-threads into the reach of the average consumer, and hopefully, this will push developers towards taking advantage of more cores since IPC improvements are becoming harder to come by".

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