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.

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.


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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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