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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz
- Beats Intel 7500 and Intel 7600K in multi-threaded apps
- Features SMT/HTT (which competing Intel Core i5 quad-core chips lack)
- Single-threaded performance improved over previous generation
- Unlocked multiplier
- Heatsink included
- Platform updated to include latest features (PCIe 3.0, USB 3.1, NVMe)
- Gaming frame rates lower than competing Intel chips
- Higher power draw than Intel CPUs
- Memory frequency options and memory compatibility limited
- Setup complicated (memory, HPET, CCX, SMT, and power profile)
- Boost frequency significantly lower than on Ryzen 5 1600X
- Requires optimized apps of which there are not many
- Lacks integrated graphics
ConclusionThe AMD Ryzen 5 1600 non-X processor is the smaller brother of the Ryzen 5 1600X. Both processors come with six cores and support SMT for twelve logical cores. Competing Intel processors are four cores only without Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology. Both the Ryzen 5 1600 and 1600X also feature 16 MB of cache and Precision Boost, which boosts up to 3.60 GHz for the non-X and over 4.00 GHz for the 1600X - which is a significant advantage of the 1600X as long as you're not overclocking (when manual overclocking is active, XFR and Boost are disabled automatically). XFR adds another 200 MHz to the Precision Boost clock on the 1600X. On the 1600 non-X, this usually results in a bonus of 50 MHz over Precision Boost frequency if your cooling is up to it, which it usually is. Another noteworthy difference is that the Ryzen 5 1600 comes with a cooler included in the box, which the 1600X does not. Performance of the Ryzen 5 1600 processor is very reasonable across the board and excellent once you start looking at multi-threaded applications. Here, we also see big wins over the competing Intel processors, which fail due to their shortage of cores and HT. In single-threaded applications, which includes many productivity programs like Office, the Intel CPUs are on top, though, thanks to their outstanding single-thread performance, but AMD is not far behind. Most productivity software (that doesn't do heavy calculations) is fast enough on any half-decent processor anyway. Once calculations start playing a role, these applications usually are optimized to benefit from multiple cores. Gaming performance is very reasonable too and can easily compete with Intel at resolutions higher than 1080p. At 1080p, the only caveat our data reveals is that many games are somewhat CPU limited on Ryzen, which is also confirmed by our new 720p testing. For the typical gamer using a 1080p 60 Hz monitor, this won't be an issue. If you are using a powerful graphics card (GTX 1080 or better) on a 120 Hz or 144 Hz monitor at 1920x1080, the Intel processors are the safer option when it comes to making sure you max out the graphics card's performance potential. Overclocking of our Ryzen 5 1600 sample worked well and reached 3.80 GHz easily, at 1.35 V, which helps make up some of the lost clock to the 1600X. Unlike other Ryzen processors we tested, such a 3.80 GHz overclock exceeds the capabilities of AMD's Boost technology that tops out at 3.6 GHz, and goes that high only in single-threaded workloads. A minor point for the majority of our readers, but still worth mentioning in my opinion, is that Ryzen lacks integrated graphics (yes, even if the motherboards have monitor connectors). It may not mean much to gaming PC builders, but system integrators, builders of office computers and you, when building a computer for your parents, might miss integrated graphics, which is a cost-effective solution to keeping platform cost down for non-gaming loads. If this affects you, perhpas you could wait for AMD to roll out its Ryzen-branded "Raven Ridge" socket AM4 APUs in the second half of 2017.
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- Låg OC-potential
Ryzen 5 1600X hamnar i en sits snarlik lillebror Ryzen 5 1400, tack vare en prissättning som ligger nära sin storebror Ryzen 5 1600X. För dig som främst ska spela datorspel är det här inte ett dåligt val, men inte ett optimalt sådant. Ryzen 5 1500X ger snarlik spelprstanda för ett lägre pris när alla kärnor inte används. Ryzen 5 1600X ger i sin tur högre klockfrekvenser till ett cirka 300 kronor högre pris.
Med det sagt står sig Ryzen 5 1600 fortfarande bra som marknadens billigaste sexkärniga processor. Den sopar mattan med Intels dyrare fyrkärniga modeller i videokonvertering och 3D-modellering, samtidigt som den klarar av att stå på egna ben även för gaming.
Vill du börja experimentera med videoredigering och 3D-modellering är det här därför det i särklass mest prisvärda som marknaden har att erbjuda idag, undantaget att köpa en begagnad processor. Därför får Ryzen 5 1600 också en utmärkelse som den mest prisvärda processorn för hobbydatorer, en utmärkelse den med nöd och näppe knycker från storebror 1600X.
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