AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor

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  • 6 Cores & 12 Threads
  • 3.6 Clock Speed
  • 4.0 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • AM4 Socket
  • 16MB L3 Cache
  • 3MB L2 Cache
  • No Integrated Graphics
  • 95W TDP
  • Unlocked Multiplier
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AMD YD160XBCAEWOF overview

  • 1Description

Designed for smooth gaming and advanced multi-processing performance, the Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor from AMD has a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz. Additionally, this processor features six cores with twelve threads in an AM4 socket with 3MB of L2 cache memory and 16MB of L3 cache memory. Having six cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the twelve threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also has a TDP of 95W.

Graphically, the Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor does not contain any integrated graphics, meaning that users will need to purchase a dedicated graphics card of their choice. It is also unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked past its maximum turbo frequency. However, this is not recommended, as it will cause the processor to run much hotter. This CPU is protected by a limited 2-year warranty.

General Features

AMD Socket AM4 Platform

AM4 Socket
Ready for AMD Ryzen processors, AMD Socket AM4 represents the company's future-proof platform targeting the fast DDR4 memory, PCIe 3.0, and NVMe technologies available, as well as native 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 support and processor-direct SATA and USB connectivity that is configurable for real-world flexibility.

"Zen" Core Architecture

High Performance and Efficiency
AMD's high-performance x86 Core "Zen" architecture helps delivers >52% improvement in instructions per clock cycle over the previous generation AMD core, without increasing power.
Compute Efficiency by Design
The "Zen" core is a "clean sheet" x86 processor design that's inspiring a generation of high-performance AMD computing products in 2017 and beyond. "Zen" combines high-throughput and low-power design methodologies to create a balanced and versatile architecture right at home in the desktop, laptop, datacenter, and supercomputer.
Performance and Efficiency for Next-Gen Applications
Cloud computing, enterprise productivity, immersive visual experiences, gaming, and data security open up new frontiers - and demand more computing performance with improved energy efficiency. AMD engineers designed the "Zen" core to meet those demands with a high-performance execution engine, large caches, and powerful multi-threading capabilities.
"Zen" Microarchitecture Details
"Zen" cores are designed to efficiently use available micro-architectural resources for improved compute performance. Compared to AMD's previous architecture, three-tier cache system and pre-fetch algorithms enable higher throughput in the cache and execution engines.

AMD SenseMI Technology

AMD SenseMI
AMD's SenseMI technology is a set of learning and adapting features that help the AMD Ryzen processor customize its performance to you and your applications, thanks to true machine intelligence (MI).
Extended Range Frequency (XFR)
Automatic extra performance boost for enthusiasts with premium systems and processor cooling:
  • Permits CPU speeds above and beyond ordinary Precision Boost limits
  • Clock speed scales with cooling solution: air, water, and LN2
  • Fully automated; no user input required
  • Precision Boost
    Fine-tuned processor performance adjusted in real time to meet the performance demands of your game or app:
  • Adjusts clock speeds in 25 MHz increments to help optimize performance
  • Clock-speed changes can occur without pausing work
  • High-precision tuning with 25 MHz increments
  • Neural Net Prediction
    A true artificial intelligence inside every AMD Ryzen processor employs an artificial neural network to understand your applications and anticipate the next steps of your workflow in real time. These "powers of prediction" can boost performance by steering your apps and games down more efficient paths inside the processor.
    Pure Power
    A sophisticated grid of smart sensors that monitors CPU temperature, resource usage, and power draw brings cool and quiet operation to your AMD Ryzen processor with intelligent power optimization circuits, plus the low power requirements of an advanced 14nm FinFET manufacturing technology.
    Smart Prefetch
    Sophisticated learning algorithms understand the inner workings of your applications and anticipate what data they might need. Smart Prefetch predictively brings that data into the AMD Ryzen processor for fast and responsive computing.

    AMD Ryzen Master Utility

    AMD Ryzen Master
    Every AMD Ryzen processor is multiplier-unlocked from the factory, so you can personalize performance to your taste. AMD provides the AMD Ryzen Master utility to access this powerful advantage.
    Personalized Performance
    AMD Ryzen Master provides for up to four profiles to store custom clocks and voltage adjustments for both the Ryzen CPU and DDR4 memory. You can park cores and adjust memory timings, too.
    System Monitoring
    Accurate hardware status updates are vital, so AMD Ryzen Master has you covered with both real-time monitoring and a histogram of per-core clock rates and temperature, including average and peak readings.

    Virtualization

    Hardware-Based GPU Virtualization Solution
    AMD MxGPU is a hardware-based virtualized GPU solution, is built on industry standard SR-IOV (Single-Root I/O Virtualization) technology, and allows up to 16 virtualized users per physical GPU to work remotely. Unlike software virtualization offerings, AMD's scalable VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) technology can better protect valuable data by using a dedicated share of local memory for increased security.
    Performance
    An AMD graphics card equipped with their MxGPU technology offers consistent, predictable performance. IT managers can easily configure these solutions to allow for up to 16 users on a single GPU. When the card is appropriately configured to meet the needs of the organization, users can expect the same access to the GPU no matter their workload. There is no worry about any one user tying up the entire GPU while other users experience slow and unresponsive systems. Each user can now have an equal share of the GPU to allow them to design, create, and execute their workflows.
    Data Security
    Users will have peace of mind knowing that their valuable work and data is being protected from other prying eyes. Unlike software virtualization, AMD's hardware-based virtualization solution makes it extremely difficult for a hacker to break in at the hardware level; with software virtualization, any breaches or holes in the underlying driver can be exploited to access a guest virtual machine in an unauthorized fashion. For organizations that highly value security, AMD's MxGPU solutions offer a clear option for their virtualized workstation needs.
    Full Certifications
    There are virtually no limits what can or can't be done in VDI, with full OpenGL, DirectX, and OpenCL acceleration and full ISV certification for Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, PTC Creo, Siemens NX, and more.
    Radeon Pro Software and VDI Ecosystem
    AMD Multiuser GPU (MxGPU) virtualized graphics delivers workstation-class graphics with local desktop-like performance from the data center to virtually any device, virtually anywhere. In bringing the power comparable to a physical GPU to virtual environments, AMD MxGPU virtualized graphics uses the unified Radeon Pro Software Enterprise driver which lets users effortlessly run professional applications on both physical and virtual machines.
    VMware Support
    With support for VMware vSphere 6.0 and higher, system admins will love how easy AMD MxGPU virtualized graphics is to set up. The Radeon Pro Settings for VMware seamlessly integrated into VMware vCenter allows for management of physical GPUs at the host and datacenter level with a simple and intuitive interface. Admins can quickly set up a VDI environment, rapidly deploy virtual GPUs to existing virtual machines, and enable hundreds of professionals with just a few mouse clicks depending on the number of GPUs in the system configuration.
    Citrix Support
    AMD MxGPU graphics support Citrix HDX 3D Pro technology, enabling IT departments to create virtual workstations with greater economies of scale, robust security features, and higher performance of graphics apps in mind. Multi-user GPU (MxGPU) technology is now fully integrated with the Citrix's HDX 3D Pro protocol. HDX 3D Pro enables users to deliver desktops and applications that leverage the GPU for hardware acceleration, including applications that require OpenGL, OpenCL, and DirectX support.
    Radeon Pro Graphics Delivered From the Cloud
    Radeon Pro MxGPU (multi-user GPU) technology gives cloud services providers the ability to offer virtualized GPUs in their cloud environments. The AMD virtualized, or shared, GPUs deliver security and low-cost cloud-based instances that allow our cloud partners to flexibly scale their GPU-based environments.

    Enmotus FuzeDrive for AMD Ryzen

    Enmotus FuzeDrive
    FuzeDrive software analyzes all of the storage hardware available on your system, from fastest to slowest: from DDR4 RAM, to 3D Xpoint NVMe drives, standard NVMe drives, SSD drives, and mechanical hard disks. During the setup process, it combines these disks into what your system sees as a single, larger disk. Unlike caching schemes, FuzeDrive lets you use both the SSD and the HDD capacities together as one large boot drive. For example, you can now combine a 128GB SSD and 2TB hard drive into a large bootable 2.1TB high performance FuzeDrive.

    Once installed, FuzeDrive intelligently and continuously analyzes your system, activating an ongoing process to make it as fast and responsive as possible. For instance, your Windows operating system boot files are moved to the fastest non-volatile storage to accelerate boot times. And as you use your system from day to day, FuzeDrive notices what applications you run and automatically prioritizes the applications and data you use the most, so it's accessed as quickly as possible from the fastest storage tier available. That means faster boot times, faster application and game load times, and a more responsive system.
    UPC: 730143308441
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    AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    AMD YD160XBCAEWOF specs

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    CPU Model AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    CPU Socket AM4
    Manufacturing Process 14 nm
    Maximum CPU Configuration 1S
    Unlocked Yes
    Performance
    Number of Cores 6
    Number of Threads 12
    Base Clock Speed 3.6 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 4.0 GHz
    L2 Cache 1 x 3 MB
    L3 Cache 16 MB
    Memory Support
    Memory Support DDR4 2667 MHz
    Channel Architecture Dual Channel
    Power
    Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 W
    Thermal Solution None
    Technology
    AES Support Yes
    Extension AVX 2.0, FMA3
    Instruction Set 64-Bit
    Integrated Graphics
    Graphics Chipset None
    AMD
    Performance Technologies SenseMI, XFR, Precision Boost
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 5.4 x 2.7"

    AMD YD160XBCAEWOF reviews

    Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great 6 core 12 thread chip! I got this chip paired with a Asus Crosshair VI board with a G.Skill F4-3299C14D-16GTZR kit running at 3200 Mhz and with a for now Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo cooler. the performance in Gaming is very good and it rips and tears through Handbrake video encoding with ease. anything you run that is multithreaded that takes all 12 threads is breath taking. the only con I have is this chip does run a bit on the hot side and heavy encoding and other apps that use every thread available at 100 percent usage causes shutdowns due to over heating. need to get a better cooler for the job but other than that, this chip is a great one!
    Date published: 2017-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Works like a gem! You get better quality at cheaper price with AMD Ryzen 5.
    Date published: 2017-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Value Mid-High End CPU of 2017 If you're looking to build a new mid-high end rig, whether it be for gaming or other computer-intensive tasks (engineering CAD, audio and video processing, etc.), look no further. The R5-1600X is THE best bang-for-your-buck CPU currently available. Take care in selecting your motherboard and RAM - view AMD's recommended RAM, and view the compatibility documents / qualified vendor lists from your RAM and motherboard brands.
    Date published: 2017-07-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but consider the Ryzed 5 1600 it's a CPU, so it works as intended. Haven't had a non working CPU yet. In retrospect, I would have purchased the 1600 (not the 1600X) if I were doing it over. The 1600X runs at 95w and ships without an included cooler. Also, this particular chip doesn't OC very well. Runs stable OC'd to 3.85Ghz, but that's as far as she will go and not have any issues, with the setup I have.
    Date published: 2017-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best CPU for a great prize Great great great product
    Date published: 2017-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great to have competition again Awesome, works great, fast as I need it to be. Driver updates fixed any ram issues that occurred when Ryzen first launched. I overlooked my ram to 2993 with no problem. Great value per dollar
    Date published: 2017-11-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome processcor New ryzen processor is honestly the fastest processcor I've had in my pc I can honestly tell the difference with this upgrade well worth the price as well.
    Date published: 2017-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value No issues so far. Stably overclocked all cores to 4.1GHz with water cooling.
    Date published: 2017-09-19
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