AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

The Ryzen 5 1600X provides a tremendous price-to-performance ratio for budget workstations that rivals Intel’s Broadwell-E offerings. Ryzen 5 also provides playable performance in most games, but it lags the Intel competition and doesn’t have as much overclocking headroom.

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The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Core i5

For $250, the top Ryzen 5 1600X gives six cores and twelve threads of AMD’s latest microarchitecture. For the same price from Intel with a Core i5, you get four cores and no extra threads. Even though the Intel Core i5 based on Kaby Lake will have an instructions-per-clock advantage, it’s a hard hill to climb when the competition has 50% more cores and 200% more threads. In this review, we take the Ryzen 5 1600X and see if it smashes the market wide open.

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