AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X Performance Review

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Single Thread Performance

Even though most modern applications have the capability to utilize more than one CPU thread, single threaded performance is still a cornerstone of modern CPU IPC improvements. In this section, we take a number of synthetic applications and run them in single thread mode.

Ryzen 5’s single thread performance is actually quite good but the clock speeds relative to Kaby Lake tends to drag things down in a big way. With that being said, there’s a great case to be made for the 1600X’s and 1500X’s performance against AMD’s own Ryzen 7 looks pretty good.

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