When compared to Intel's Core i5-7600K, which only has four cores and four threads, the Ryzen 5 1600X is, as Kotaku reported, 70 percent faster. However, with a $60 cheaper pricetag, it becomes an appealing product for consumers when it is not even AMD's top-tier processor, PCGamer reported. Its multi-threading capability also kills the competition, making it more ideal for certain applications. But then Summit Ridge from the new Zen architecture was named Ryzen, and hence one more change in naming has now been made. Like all other modern processors, frequencies scale up and down dynamically based on the given workload, with the Ryzen 5 1600X topping out in the 4.1GHz range for a single core and 4.0GHz on all cores. The Ryzen 5 1600X, however, is comparable to the high-end Intel Core i7 processor in terms of speed and performance despite being way less expensive. The Ryzen 5 1600X appears to be a very promising CPU especially since the price is about 280 Euro on Geizhals.
The Ryzen 5 1600, also overclocked to 4GHz, also edged out the Core i7 7700K, overclocked to 5GHz, according to the HardOCP benchmarks.
The AMD Ryzen 5 line for desktops now has four processors, each appealing to certain budget constraints. The latest generation of AMD® Ryzen™ 5 processors comes packed with up to 6 Core and 12 Threads at 4.0GHz with precision boost, giving you advanced performance at an affordable price. The 1600X will have a 95W TDP, the 1500X sits at 65 Watts. The fact is that week after week Ryzen processor performance has been increasing thanks to BIOS updates and software optimizations.
AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X will compete head-on with Intel's Core 5-7600K in the all-important $350 (ish) CPU category.
Now the biggest question is can Ryzen 5's top processor play games? This is due in part to those optimizations we mentioned before.
The Ryzen 5 1500X will cost $189, and the 1600X will cost $249, the Ryzen 7 1700 costs $329, so the cost savings are significant. However, don't expect to get much beyond that without seriously upgrading your cooling solution (read: liquid-nitrogen) and manually tweaking voltages behind the operating system level. On the other hand, the Ryzen 5 1600 has a 65W TDP and comes with AMD's Wraith Spire cooler. Both are six-core models, with the ability to run two threads per core.
Processor: The $250 Ryzen 5 1600X, duh. The Ryzen 5 1500X also has support for an extended XFR frequency range of up to 3.9GHz, which is +200MHz over the max, all-core turbo frequency.
It does so by identifying if there is enough power and thermal headroom to satisfy the demand. When the CPU only has to make calculations with one or a few of its cores, it doesn't have to work so hard and therefore doesn't require as powerful a cooling solution.