AMD Ryzen™ 5

Smooth Gaming and Efficient, Advanced Multi-Processing Performance

The world’s lowest power 6-core, 12-thread desktop processor3 with true machine intelligence

The Balance of Power Has Shifted

New entry point for serious gaming and multi-processing performance

AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600: The most power efficient 6-core desktop processor***

AMD RYZEN™ 5 1600 vs. Intel® CORE™ i5-7600 Performance Comparison

Ryzen™ 5 Release with CEO Dr. Lisa Su

AMD AM4 Chipsets

AMD Ryzen™ Ready AM4 Chipsets and Motherboards

AMD Socket AM4 represents the company’s future-proof platform.4

Technologies

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AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600

Specifications
# of CPU Cores
6
# of Threads
12
Base Clock
3.2GHz
Max Boost Clock
3.6GHz
Total L1 Cache
576KB
Total L2 Cache
3MB
Total L3 Cache
16MB
Unlocked
Yes
CMOS
14nm
Package
AM4
PCI Express Version
PCIe 3.0 x16
Thermal Solution
Wraith Spire (No LED)
Default TDP / TDP
65W
Max Temps
95°C
Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition
RHEL x86 64-Bit
Ubuntu x86 64-Bit
*Operating System (OS) support will vary by manufacturer.
System Memory
System Memory Specification
2667MHz
System Memory Type
DDR4
Memory Channels
2
Key Features
The “Zen” Core Architecture
AMD SenseMI Technology
AMD Ryzen™ Master Utility
Virtualization
Enmotus FuzeDrive™ for AMD Ryzen™
AES
AVX2
FMA3
XFR (Extended Frequency Range)
Foundation
AMD Ryzen™ Processors
AMD Ryzen™ 5 Desktop Processors
Platform
Desktop
OPN Tray
YD1600BBM6IAE
OPN PIB
YD1600BBAEBOX
Launch Date
4/11/2017
Footnotes

Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 8/08/2018 on the following system. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. Test configuration: ASRock AB350 gaming K4 Socket AM4 Motherboard + AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600 + 2x8GB DDR4-2933, Gigabyte AORUS Z370 + Core i5-8400 + 2x8GB DDR4-2666, GeForce GTX 1070 (driver 398.11), Windows 10 x64 Pro (RS3), Samsung 850 Pro SSD. DOTA2 run at 1080p resolution using ultra-high detail settings. Streaming result shows percentage of frames dropped when streaming to OBS during DOTA2 game play. Results: AMD Ryzen 5 1600, 0% of frames to video stream dropped; Core i5-8400, 84% of frames to video stream dropped. RZN-139

*Video Encoding: Compared to the Ryzen 5 1600, the Core i5-7600 achieved 66% (Average of 372/954=63%, 791/1144=69%) the video encoding performance in Handbrake and 65% (171.4/263.0=65%) the performance in Adobe Premiere CC, for an average video encoding performance of 60% relative to the Ryzen 5 1600. Content Creation: Compared to the Ryzen 5 1600, the Core i5-7600 achieved 68% (1618.1/2371.9 =68%) the performance in POVRay, and 57% (651.8/1144.1=57%) the performance in Cinebench, for an average content creation performance of 63% relative to the Ryzen 5 1600. 1080p gaming: Compared to the Ryzen 5 1600, the Core i5-7600 achieved 102% the performance in The Division, 135% the performance in Alien: Isolation, 103% the performance in Battlefield 1, 104% the performance in Ashes of the Singularity, 92% the performance in Civilization 6, 103% the performance in Doom, 121% the performance in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, 102% the performance in Overwatch, 105% the performance in Mafia 3, 94% the performance in F1 2016, and 105% the performance in Watch Dogs 2, and 118% the performance in Sniper Elite 4, for an average 1080p game performance of 107% relative to the Ryzen 5 1600. VR Performance: Both the Ryzen 5 1600 and Core i5-7600 dropped less than 1% of frames in the Price of Freedom, Serious Sam, and Raw Data game benchmark tests. RZN-57

**This information represents the views of third parties at https://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/amd_ryzen_5_1400_1600_review,7.html for secure data encryption and VR performance. These third party results have not been verified by AMD. AMD has no obligation to update third party information and will under no circumstances be for any damages resulting from your reliance on this third party content.

***Testing by AMD Performance labs. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Power efficiency of consumer client desktop 8-core processors based on Cinebench R15 nT score divided by wall power watts during testing. Scores: 1133 (AMD Ryzen 7 1600) vs. 1158 (Core i7-6850K). Measured system wall power during testing: 124W (1600) vs. 139.5W (6850K). Power efficiency: 1133/124=9.13 points per watt (1600) vs. 1158/139W=8.33 points per watt (6850K). Result: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 offers 9% more performance per watt. Specifications: The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 has a thermal design power (TDP) of 65 Watts; The Intel Core i7-6850K, Intel’s lowest-power 6-core processor, has a thermal design power (TDP) of 140 Watts. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RZN-37

† Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 12/21/2017 on the following system. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. System Configs:  AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, GA-AX370 AORUS Gaming 5 motherboard, 16GB of dual-channel DDR3-3200,  Graphics driver 23.20.768.0 (17.40), and a Seagate Barracuda 500GB boot drive.  When Enmotus FuzeDrive was enabled, a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe drive was added to the drive pool. Without Enmotus FuzeDrive for Ryzen, the system took 28.611 seconds to complete a boot to Windows via Explorer; 21.421 seconds to initialize SMSS; 2.274 seconds to initialize the Windows Logon; 56.04 seconds to launch Adobe Premiere; 59.27 seconds to launch Adobe Photoshop; and 85.09 seconds to launch DOOM®. With Enmotus FuzeDrive for Ryzen enabled, the system took 10.534 seconds to complete a boot to Windows via Explorer (28.611/10.534=272%, or 172% faster); 3.926 seconds to initialize SMSS (21.421/3.926=546%, or 446% faster); 1.461 seconds to initialize the Windows Logon (2.274/1.461=156%, or 56% faster); 8.27 seconds to launch Adobe Premiere (56.04/8.27=678%, or 578% faster); 5.75 seconds to launch Adobe Photoshop (59.27/5.75=1031%, or 931% faster); and 38.77 seconds to launch DOOM (59.27/38.77=219%, or 119% faster). RZN-116

‡ AMD SenseMI technology is built into all Ryzen™ processors, but specific features and their enablement may vary by product and platform.  For specific capabilities of different processor models, visit www.amd.com/ryzenspecs. If your system is pre-built, contact your manufacturer for additional information. 

  1. AMD SenseMI technology features vary by model. For specific capabilities of different processor models, please visit www.amd.com. If your system is pre-built, contact your manufacturer for additional information.
  2. AMD product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware
  3. Specifications as of March 23, 2017.

    The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 has a thermal design power (TDP) of 65 Watts;

    The Intel Core i7-6850K, Intel’s lowest-power 6-core processor, has a thermal design power (TDP) of 140 Watts. RZN-24

  4. Statement of “future-proof” refers to support of current and upcoming technology standards including 14nm FinFET process technology, DirectX®12 and Vulkan™ API support, new I/O technology including DDR4, USB 2.1 Gen 2, and NVMe, and experiences such as VR. “Future-proof” statement is not meant to serve as a warranty or indicate that users will never have to upgrade their graphics technology again. Support of current and upcoming technology standards described above has the potential to reduce frequency of CPU upgrades for some users. GD-104