AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Overclocked Benchmark Results At 4.1GHz

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Final Thoughts and Conclusions

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X ProcessorThe AMD Ryzen 5 1600X at $249.99 shipped is a really nice performing 6-core that we were able to easily overclock up to 4.1GHz without even needing to mess with CPU voltages on our particular motherboard. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X was able to beat the Intel Core i7-7700K processor in the majority of the multi-threaded benchmarks that we ran. Having more cores is nice, but what is the 1600X’s real competition? We don’t have the Ryzen 5 1600 non-X model to look at, but it might be arguably a better value to some. Why? The Ryzen 5 1600X doesn’t come with a CPU cooler at $250, but the Ryzen 5 1600 is 10% less expensive ($228.95 shipped) and comes with the AMD Wraith Spire CPU cooler. It also just happens to be about 10% slower out of the box, but people have had good luck overclocking it up to 4GHz as well. The Ryzen 5 1600 lacks XFR, but if you plan on overclocking having an enhanced turbo boost doesn’t really matter as you’ll be overclocking all cores.

PRODUCT LINE MODEL CORES THREADS BASE CLOCK (GHZ) BOOST CLOCK (GHZ) INCLUDED COOLER TDP (WATTS) Price
RYZEN 7 1800X 8 16 3.6 4.0 N/A 95 $495
RYZEN 7 1700X 8 16 3.4 3.8 N/A 95 $389
RYZEN 7 1700 8 16 3.0 3.7 Wraith Spire 65 $320
RYZEN 5 1600X 6 12 3.6 4.0 N/A 95 $249
RYZEN 5 1600 6 12 3.2 3.6 Wraith ​​Spire 95 $219
RYZEN 5 1500X 4 8 3.5 3.7 Wraith Spire 65 $189
RYZEN 5 1400 4 8 3.2 3.4 Wraith Stealth 65 $169

Now you know why the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and Ryzen 5 1600 processors are hard to come by locally! These two processors are the sweet spot for enthusiasts and gamers that are wanting an affordable processor that has 6-cores, 12-threads and some overclocking headroom to play around with. We’ll be picking up a Ryzen 5 1600 to take a look at here shortly as the price point and value of that processor really intrigues us. The Ryzen 5 quad-core parts are okay, but most people want more than 4 cores today and many of the 8-core parts are priced higher than most want to pay for a processor. The Ryzen 5 1600X and 1600 at $219 to $250 won’t leave you feeling ripped off and will give you years of solid computing performance and a fast responsive system when paired with an SSD.

 

LR Recommended Award

Legit Bottom Line: The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X at $250 gives you the ability to overclock beyond 4GHz if you get a decent chip and the performance you get from 6-cores is solid and will be for years to come.

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