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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X CPU Review

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Posted May 2, 2017 by Josh Jackson in CPU & Motherboards

Overview

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Price at time of Review: $249.99 and $189.99 on Newegg for the 1600X and 1500X Respectively
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Excellent Price, Great Performance, Quality Design, AMD is Really Back!
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

None
 
BOTTOM LINE:
The Ryzen 5 1600X seems like the Best All Around CPU a user can buy right now for their system. That said, AMD has done a marvelous job of making a Ryzen chip that can cater to nearly every type of situation.
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Introduction

AMD has officially shaken up the CPU market in a great way with Ryzen. While I know some of you wanted to see Intel brought to their knees with every single benchmark, the reality is we now have a clear picture of what the strengths and weaknesses are in the industry. Single-thread performance has certainly improved well over the past 5 years, but quality measures and multi-threaded ceilings needed a shot in the arm. The Ryzen 7 series does an amazing job of opening up professional performance to a wider audience of PC buyers. That leaves us answering the question of exactly how Ryzen 5 fits in the market.

In fact, we’re only going to worry about tackling that question in this review. I’ve been squeezing everything I can in trying to complete review content, but life is catching up with me and I have to slow my pace down slightly. There’s just too many fun things to test and not enough time to do it, at least in fast of a time frame as I would like. While this focus will be on Ryzen 5 performance, I’ll be adding two more reviews down the road with one focusing solely on the newly designed Wraith Coolers performance and another focused entirely on overclocking guides and performance for the Ryzen 7 and 5 lineups. Let’s begin with a look into the philosophy behind AMD’s CPU designs, then we’ll start looking at the details of the 1600X and 1500X.

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2 Comments


  1.  

    AMD’s really stepped up their game in the past few years. You used to get made fun of for using anything but Intel, but that’s not the case anymore




  2.  

    Well, I proved it. I can say that it was a pretty fantastic experience. This review has a lot of good points regarding this product!





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