AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X Performance Review

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3DMark Fire Strike (DX11)

3DMark Time Spy (DX12)

3DMark is one of those programs that’s worthwhile for synthetic testing but not much else as evidenced by these results. On one hand it looks like the Ryzen 5 1600X is able to consistently deliver Ryzen 7 1800X-beating clock speeds. As such, its 3DMark Fire Strike score is a bit higher. The 1500X meanwhile also boasts some pretty high scores in this DX11-focused benchmark.

Time Spy on the other hand favors multiple threads (the same can’t be said of actual DX12 games as we will see) so things turn around a bit with the two Ryzen 5 processors’ results getting a bit closer to Kaby Lake chips while Ryzen 7 CPUs pull ahead.

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