The AMD Ryzen is, no doubt, the most anticipated CPU to be introduced in 2017. It is the processor that AMD fans have always wanted, but AMD did not quite deliver… until now. The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X literally blew away the competition, with its 8 cores, large 16 MB cache and highly competitive price.
Even so, not everyone can afford it. That’s where the AMD Ryzen 5 family comes in. It offers a more affordable selection of AMD Ryzen processors with 4 to 6 cores. In this article, we will share with you our first look at the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X – the top-of-the-line 6-core processor in the AMD Ryzen 5 family.
The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
The AMD Ryzen 5 family is divided into two main lines – the lower-end quad-core processors and the higher-end hexa-core processors. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is the top-of-the-line quad-core Ryzen 5 model. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, with a 3.6 GHz base clock and a 4.0 GHz boost clock.
How does it compare against the other Ryzen 5 processors? Find out in this specification comparison of the current AMD Ryzen 5 processors.
|Specifications||AMD Ryzen 5 1600X||AMD Ryzen 5 1600||AMD Ryzen 5 1500X||AMD Ryzen 5 1400|
|TDP||95 W||65 W||65 W||65 W|
|Process Technology||14 nm FinFET||14 nm FinFET||14 nm FinFET||14 nm FinFET|
|Number of Simultaneous Threads||12||12||8||8|
|L2 Cache Size||3 MB||3 MB||2 MB||2 MB|
|L3 Cache Size||16 MB||16 MB||16 MB||8 MB|
|Base Clock Speed||3.6 GHz||3.2 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.2 GHz|
|Boost Clock Speed||4.0 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.4 GHz|
|Bundled CPU Cooler||None||AMD Wraith Spire||AMD Wraith Spire||AMD Wraith Stealth|
|Launch Price (2017-03-02)||US$ 249||US$ 219||US$ 189||US$ 169|
Unboxing The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X does not come with a bundled CPU cooler, so you will need a Ryzen 7-compatible cooler. It comes in a rather large but light cardboard box. Let’s take a look inside!
A Closer Look At The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Let’s take a closer look at the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU.
More AMD Ryzen Information
For more information on AMD Ryzen 5 (codenamed Summit Ridge), please take a look at our other AMD Ryzen articles :
- The AMD Ryzen 5 Processor Tech Report
- The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X CPU First Look
- The Worldwide AMD Ryzen 5 Price & Availability
- The 15 New AMD Ryzen CPU Coolers Revealed!
- The 34 New AMD Ryzen 7 Motherboards Revealed!
- AMD Ryzen Is Here – Introducing The AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs!
- The AMD Ryzen 7 (Worldwide) Prices & Availability Revealed!
- The Complete AMD Ryzen “Summit Ridge” Tech Briefing
We will have more coverage on the AMD Ryzen 5 processors, so be sure to keep checking back! 😀