Hoorah for all of you eagerly waiting for the first of AMD Ryzen benchmarks.
The benchmarks of Ryzen 5 1600X, the six core, 12 threaded SKU, has surfaced online and from what we can see, the results look indeed promising.
The performance leak was initially published on Chinese forums. In addition to a six-core processor, the leak also showed the benchmarks of a four core Ryzen chip.
The Ryzen 5 1600X happens to be the fastest six-core chip in the AMD Ryzen lineup. Scheduled to officially launch in a few weeks from now, the processor boasts a base clock speed of 3.3 GHz (3.7 GHz boost). It comes with 16MB of L3 cache, 3MB of L2 cache, a bus speed of 100 MHz, as well as a multiplier of x34 to achieve the base clocks.
Worth noting, this is the same chip that bears the codename “Summit Ridge” — the official branding of all Zen-powered desktop CPUs. (Ryzen, meanwhile, is the codename used to denote the new AMD CPU family).
The chip in question was run at a voltage of 0.374v under minimal loads. In case you’re wondering, a low voltage was preferred because of a bug in CPU-z that gives a less than ideal outcome with Ryzen CPUs at this juncture.
For the uninitiated, the Zen architecture is based on the 14nm FinFET process, bringing AMD on par with Intel’s new-generation processors.
The performance of the Ryzen 5 1600X chip was evaluated in CPU-z using the built-in bench utility. Note that this utility helps assess both single and multi-threaded performances.
As for the scores, the Ryzen 5 1600X secured 1888 in the single-threaded benchmark tests, and 12544 points in multi-threaded tests. The image of the task manager below shows that the boost clock was enabled.
AMD Ryzen 5-series processor lineup specs and price
|CPU Model||Core/Thread||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L3 Cache||TDP||Socket||Price (approx)|
|Ryzen 5 1600X||6/12||3.3GHz||3.7GHz||16MB||95W-SR3+||AM4||$259|
|Ryzen 5 Pro 1600||6/12||TBD||TBD||16MB||95W||AM4||$249|
|Ryzen 5 1500||6/12||3.2 GHz||3.5GHz||16MB||65W||AM4||$229|
|Ryzen 5 Pro 1500||6/12||TBD||TBD||16MB||65W||AM4||$219|
|Ryzen 5 1400X||4/8||3.5 GHz||3.9GHz||8MB||65W||AM4||$199|
|Ryzen 5 Pro 1400||4/8||TBD||TBD||8MB||65W||AM4||$185|
|Ryzen 5 1300||4/8||3.2 GHz||3.5GHz||8MB||65W||AM4||$175|
|Ryzen 5 Pro 1300||4/8||TBD||TBD||8MB||65W||AM4||$165|
The second processor that was put to test is the AMD Ryzen 3 1300 quad-core chip that comes with SMT enabled, essentially meaning that it has eight threads. Codenamed “ZD3201BBM4KF4_34/32_Y”, it gives you 8MB of L3 cache and 2MB of L2 cache. The base and boost clock speeds stand at 3.2 GHz and 3.4 GHz respectively.
AMD Ryzen 3-series processor lineup specs and price
|CPU Model||Core/Thread||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L3 Cache||TDP||Socket||Price|
|Ryzen 3 1200X||4/4||3.4GHz||3.8GHz||8MB||65W||AM4||$149|
|Ryzen 3 Pro 1200||4/4||TBD||TBD||8MB||65W||AM4||$139|
|Ryzen 3 1100||4/4||3.2GHz||3.5GHz||8MB||65W||AM4||$129|
|Ryzen 3 Pro 1100||4/4||TBD||TBD||8MB||65W||AM4||$119|