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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Benchmarked in Cinebench R15 – Single-Core Performance Analyzed Against Intel’s Enthusiast Processors

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Feb 18, 2017
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The latest benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X processor have been leaked over at Chinese forums. This time, the performance was analyzed in Cinebench R15 which is a very popular CPU benchmark used by the PC community. Unlike some people who are still using ES results to evaluate performance of Ryzen chips, this benchmark used a retail sample and provides a more accurate representation of AMD Ryzen processor’s performance.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 Core, 12 Thread Processor Benchmarked in Cinebench R15 Single Threaded CPU Test

The processor tested was once again the 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 features a bus speed of 100 MHz and a multiplier of x34 to achieve its base clocks. Note that the codename and details for this part are the same as the one from the previous leak.

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The processor tested had boost enabled which can be seen in the task manager window. The chip was boosting (3.63 GHz) normally and beyond it’s base 3.3 GHz clock speeds. We 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 work correctly with Ryzen processors at the moment. The Zen architecture is based on a 14nm process which brings it on par with Intel’s modern processors.

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In the Cinebench R15 benchmark, the chip scored 146 cb points in the single-threaded test. The chip was not tested against any other processor but we can evaluate its performance by comparing it to various HEDT Core i7 processors. We will be using Anandtech’s CPU performance database which nicely lists every processor along with its specified performance in Cinebench R15 single-threaded test.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Single Core Performance Vs Intel’s HEDT Processors:

Since this is a single-threaded performance test, clock speed matters the most. And looking at the chart above, I can tell you that AMD has achieved a historic milestone with Ryzen. They have achieved overall CPU IPC performance greater than Haswell and almost reaching the levels of Broadwell/Skylake CPUs. A six core Haswell-E Core i7 5820K with  clock speeds of 3.3 GHz scores 140 points in the single-threaded performance test compared to 146 points on the Ryzen 5 1600X processor. If multi-core performance on Ryzen chips scales well, we can expect a big leap in performance at a very competitive price range. The Core i7 5820K retailed at around $389 US while AMD’s Ryzen chip is suggested to cost just $259 US.

Sure, the Core i7 6850K (152 points)  and Core i7 6800K (150 points) score higher in the benchmark. But these two also run at higher clock speeds of 3.6 GHz and 3.4 GHz, respectively. The Core i7 6800K is the cheapest Broadwell-E solution and costs $443 US which is $184 US higher than the suggested retail price of AMD’s 6 core part.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU-Z Single and Multithreaded Performance Leak

The performance of the same chip was tested in CPU-Z with the in-built bench utility, yesterday. The utility helps evaluate the single and multithreaded 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 multithreaded performance bench. In the task manager, we can see that the chip has boost clock enabled since it is clocking beyond its base frequency (e.g. 3.56 GHz). More details on the performance leak over here.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Processor Benchmark

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 Model Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP Socket Price
Ryzen 7 1800X 8/16 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 16 MB 95W-SR3+ AM4 $499 US
Ryzen 7 Pro 1800 8/16 TBD TBD 16 MB 95W AM4 $449 US
Ryzen 7 1700X 8/16 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz 16 MB 95W-SR3+ AM4 $399 US
Ryzen 7 1700 8/16 3.0 GHz 3.7 GHz 16 MB 65W AM4 $329 US
Ryzen 7 Pro 1700 8/16 TBD TBD 16 MB 65W AM4 $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 Model Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP Price
Ryzen 5 1600X 6/12 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 16 MB 95W $249 US
Ryzen 5 1600 6/12 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz 16 MB 95W $219 US
Ryzen 5 1500X 4/8 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz 8 MB 65W $189 US
Ryzen 5 1400 4/8 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz 8 MB 65W $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 processors and the AM4 platform would be available in the retail market on 2nd March, 2017.

AMD Ryzen 3 Series Processor Lineup:

AMD Ryzen CPU Model Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP Socket Price
Ryzen 3 1200X 4/4 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz 8 MB 65W AM4 $149 US
Ryzen 3 Pro 1200 4/4 TBD TBD 8 MB 65W AM4 ~$139 US
Ryzen 3 1100 4/4 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz 8 MB 65W AM4 $129 US
Ryzen 3 Pro 1100 4/4 TBD TBD 8 MB 65W AM4 ~$119 US
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