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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 Core, 12 Threaded 3.7 GHz Processor Benchmarked – Single-Threaded and Multi-Threaded Performance Evaluated

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Feb 17, 2017
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The latest AMD Ryzen benchmarks are here, showcasing the performance of the 6 core, 12 threaded SKU. The performance leak was posted over at Chinese forums and not only shows a 6 core processor with in the leakers hand, but also an 4 core Ryzen chip.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 Core, 12 Thread Processor Evaluated at 3.7 GHz – Single and Multi-Threaded Performance Revealed

The processor tested was a Ryzen 5 1600X processor which we detailed in our full lineup article here. The Ryzen 5 1600X processor is a 6 core and 12 thread chip. It is also the fastest 6 core chip in the AMD Ryzen family that launches in a few weeks. The processor comes at clock speeds of 3.3 GHz base and 3.7 GHz boost. The chip comes with 16 MB of L3 cache and 3 MB of L2 cache. The chip featured a bus speed of 100 MHz and a multiplier of x34 to achieve its base clocks.

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We can note that this chip is codenamed “Summit Ridge” which is the official branding of all Zen based desktop processors. Ryzen is the codename of the CPU family itself. The chip was operating at a voltage of 0.374V under nominal loads. The low voltage is due to a bug in CPU-z which doesn’t works correctly with the Ryzen processors at the moment. The Zen architecture is based on a 14nm process which brings it on par with Intel’s modern processors.

The performance of the chip was tested in CPU-z with the in-built bench utility. This utility helps evaluate the single and multi-threaded performance of the processor running on the PC. The Ryzen 5 1600X had a score of 1888 in single-threaded performance bench and 12544 points in multi-threaded performance bench. In the task manager, we can see that the chip has boost clock enabled since it is clocking beyond it’s base frequency (e.g. 3.56 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Vs Core i5-7600K Processor Performance Comparison

For comparison purposes, we used a Core i5-7600K running in our test rig and loaded the same CPU-z version (v1.78.1 x64). The quad core (non hyper-threaded) chip achieved a score of 2130 in single-threaded and 8206 in multi-threaded.

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We can note here that the Zen processor has lower single-threaded performance than the Kaby Lake chip which is clocked at a higher frequency of 3.8 GHz. The AMD rig was using 16 GB of DDR4 memory like our test rig but we don’t know the exact clock speeds. Our test rig was running DDR4 ram clocked at 3600 MHz. Another thing to note is that this result is not indicative of final performance but we can note that AMD has managed to bring IPC close to Intel Haswell and Skylake parts which will be very interesting to see in other benchmarks.

This is not a conclusive result but the multi-threaded performance is really good for the AMD part. This chip is expected to retail at $259 US which is $17 more than the $242 asking price of the Intel part. So we can expect a good competition between these two parts.

AMD Ryzen 5 1300 Quad Core Processor Also Spotted – Clocks at 3.2 GHz base and 3.4 GHZ boost

The second processor that is being tested by the leaker is the AMD Ryzen 3 1300 quad core chip that comes with SMT enabled, hence it comes with 8 threads. This chip has the “ZD3201BBM4KF4_34/32_Y” codename. It comes with 8 MB of L3 cache and 2 MB of L2 cache. The clock speeds are maintained at 3.2 GHz base and 3.4 GHz boost.

AMD Ryzen 7 Series CPUs – Flagship AMD 7 1800X With 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 4 GHz Boost Clocks

The AMD Ryzen 7 range will feature the fastest “X” variant in the lineup. This processor will be known as the AMD 7 1800X and will feature 8 cores and 16 threads. This model is expected to operate at base clocks of 3.6 GHz and boost clocks of 4.0 GHz. The performance of this processor should be on par with Intel’s Core i7 6900K. Other details include an L2 + L3 cache of 20 MB (4 MB + 16 MB) and a TDP of 95W. The chip will have enthusiast level pricing so expect something around $499.

The rest of the processors in the Ryzen 7 family are also 8 core and 16 threaded variants. The Ryzen 7 series has clock speeds ranging from 3.0 GHz up to 3.6 GHz. The processors include Ryzen 7 PRO 1800, Ryzen 7 1700X, Ryzen 7 1700 and Ryzen 7 PRO 1700. Benchmarks of the 1700X performing next to Intel’s HEDT lineup can be seen here.

AMD Ryzen 7 Series Processor Lineup:

AMD Ryzen CPU ModelCores/ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockL3 CacheTDPSocketPrice
Ryzen 7 1800X8/163.6 GHz4.0 GHz16 MB95W-SR3+AM4$499 US
Ryzen 7 Pro 18008/16TBDTBD16 MB95WAM4$449 US
Ryzen 7 1700X8/163.4 GHz3.8 GHz16 MB95W-SR3+AM4$399 US
Ryzen 7 17008/163.0 GHz3.7 GHz16 MB65WAM4$329 US
Ryzen 7 Pro 17008/16TBDTBD16 MB65WAM4$299 US

AMD Ryzen 5 Series CPUs – Fastest AMD Ryzen 5 1600X With 6 Cores, 12 Threads and Ryzen 5 With 4 Cores, 8 Threads

Next in the lineup is the AMD Ryzen 6 series which will be a mix of 6 core and 4 core models with SMT. The Ryzen 5 series will include the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X which is the fastest 6 core model. This model will have clocks configured at up to 3.3 GHz base and 3.7 GHz boost. The 1600X processor will feature a TDP of 95W.

Rest of the lineup includes the Ryzen 5 PRO 1600, Ryzen 5 1500, Ryzen 5 PRO 1500, Ryzen 5 1400X, Ryzen 5 PRO 1400, Ryzen 5 1300 and the Ryzen 5 PRO 1300.

The Ryzen 5 1400X will be the fastest 4 core, 8 thread chip. The clock speeds for the chip will be rated at 3.5 GHz base and 3.9 GHz boost. The Ryzen 5 1600X processor will tackle the Core i5 7600K, the Ryzen 5 PRO 1600 will tackle the Core i5 7600 (non-K) and the Ryzen 5 1500 will tackle the Core i5 7500 (non-K). The AMD Ryzen 5 1400X will compete against the Core i5 7400 (non-K) chip.

AMD Ryzen 5 Series Processor Lineup:

AMD Ryzen CPU ModelCores/ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockL3 CacheTDPPrice
Ryzen 5 1600X6/123.6 GHz4.0 GHz16 MB95W$249 US
Ryzen 5 16006/123.2 GHz3.6 GHz16 MB95W$219 US
Ryzen 5 1500X4/83.5 GHz3.7 GHz8 MB65W$189 US
Ryzen 5 14004/83.2 GHz3.4 GHz8 MB65W$169 US

AMD Ryzen 3 Series CPUs – Fastest AMD Ryzen 3 1200X With 4 Cores, 4 Threads, 3.4 GHz Base Clocks

Last in the lineup would be the Ryzen 3 series which are simple quad core models without SMT support. The Ryzen 3 series are the only models that don’t feature SMT support and will be the entry level models which will be designed to compete against the Intel Core i3 and Pentium series processors. The fastest model in the lineup will be the AMD Ryzen 3 1200X which will feature 4 cores, 4 threads and a base clock of 3.4 GHz which may boost to 3.8 GHz.

The rest of the lineup includes the AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1200, AMD Ryzen 3 1100 and the Ryzen 3 PRO 1100. The frequencies of the Ryzen 3 series lineup will range between 3.1 GHz and 3.4 GHz (boost clocks). TDPs for these chips will be set at 65W.

AMD Ryzen 3 Series Processor Lineup:

AMD Ryzen CPU ModelCores/ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockL3 CacheTDPSocketPrice
Ryzen 3 1200X4/43.4 GHz3.8 GHz8 MB65WAM4$149 US
Ryzen 3 Pro 12004/4TBDTBD8 MB65WAM4~$139 US
Ryzen 3 11004/43.2 GHz3.5 GHz8 MB65WAM4$129 US
Ryzen 3 Pro 11004/4TBDTBD8 MB65WAM4~$119 US
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