Even though AMD hasn’t officially launched the Ryzen 5 1600 yet, the first detailed review of the processor has already appeared online, courtesy of ElChapuzasInformatico.
The test setup used by the Spanish website included a MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium motherboard, G.Skill TidentZ DDR4 3600 RAM, MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z graphics card, Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1200W PSU, Kingston SSDNow KC400 128GB solid state drive, Corsair LX 512 SSD and Windows 10 64-bit operating system.
As expected, the Ryzen 5 1600 is a highly impressive performer in most of the synthetic benchmarks, managing to stay very close to the more expensive Ryzen 7 1700X. Rival processors from Intel with 4 cores are easily defeated, which again, isn’t a big surprise. In-game performance numbers do reveal a bit of a surprise. While in most games it performs just a little worse than the Ryzen 7 1700X, in some others it appears to perform better by a small margin, especially at 1080p. Intel’s Core i7 6700K however, manages to outperform both the Ryzen 5 1600 and the Ryzen 7 1700X in most games.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 feature six physical cores and 12 virtual threads. It comes with a 3.2 GHz base clock and a 3.6 GHz boost clock with a 95W TDP rating. The chip will be available for purchase in most markets around the globe starting April 11th. In Singapore, the Ryzen 5 1600 will be priced at SGD 329.