Ryzen 5 1600X Benchmarks: 6C/12T AMD SKU Beats Intel’s Fastest 6 Core Part

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More AMD Ryzen benchmarks have leaked out, and this time we get to see the performance of the 6-core, 12-thread processor. The performance leak comes via Chinese forums showcasing the single-thread and multi-thread performance of the Ryzen 5 1600X running on the PC.

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Benchmarks Leaked

The Ryzen 5 1600X is the fastest 6 core chip in the AMD Ryzen lineup. The 6-core, 12-thread chip is clocked at 3.3GHz base and 3.7GHz boost frequency, with 16MB of L3 cache and 3MB of L2 cache. This is a Black Edition which means it features AMD’s intelligent eXtended Frequency Range (XFR) technology for “auto-overclocking.”

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 Core benchmarks CPU-Z

The CPU-Z screenshot shows that Ryzen 5 1600X operates at a voltage of 0.374V under nominal loads. It has boost clock enabled which allows it to run at a clock speed of 3.56GHz. The chip manages to score 1888 points in single-threaded and 12544 points in multi-threaded performance bench.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X benchmarks Single and multi-threaded

Keep in mind that the result not indicative of final performance and may not necessarily translate to other workloads. But it does give us a general idea of what this next-gen Zen based chip is capable of.

Ryzen 5 1600X vs Core i7 6850K – Single and Multi-core Scores Compared

When compared against the current roster of high-end CPUs, the Ryzen 5 1600X manages to outperform Intel’s fastest Broadwell-E 6-core SKU, the Core i7-6850K, which has a boost clock speed of 4.0GHz with the company’s Turbo Boost 3.0 technology.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Single-core Performance

AMD Ryzen benchmarks - Ryzen 5 1600X vs Core i7 6850K Single-core
Credit: Guru3D (via WCCFtech)

Not only this but the 1600X manages to outpace every other Intel six core chip in the multi-threaded performance as well. In fact, the AMD part edges close to Intel’s $999 Core i7 5960X Extreme Edition which is incredibly impressive considering the Zen based costs only $259.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Multi-core Performance

AMD Ryzen benchmarks - Ryzen 5 1600X vs Core i7 6850K Multi-core
Credit: Guru3D (via WCCFtech)

Here, I’d like to mention once again that these are synthetic tests and the numbers may not translate to real-world performance. At this point, we can only wait to see how this turns out.

AMD Ryzen CPUCoresThreadsL3TDPBaseTurboPrice
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X61216MB95W3.3GHz3.7Ghz$259
AMD Ryzen 5 150061216MB65W3.2GHz3.4Ghz$229
AMD Ryzen 5 1400X4816MB65W3.5GHz3.9GHz$199
AMD Ryzen 5 13004816MB65W3.3GHz3.6GHz$175

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  • Dan

    That voltage is too low to be real but if it were true this would be awfully good for consumers.