AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor

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Product Highlights

  • 6 Cores & 12 Threads
  • 3.2 Clock Speed
  • 3.6 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • AM4 Socket
  • 16MB L3 Cache
  • 3MB L2 Cache
  • No Integrated Graphics
  • 65W TDP
  • Unlocked Multiplier
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AMD YD1600BBAEBOX overview

  • 1Description

Designed for smooth gaming and efficient, advanced multi-processing performance, the Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor from AMD has a base clock speed of 3.2 GHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 3.6 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 65W.

Graphically, the Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 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 includes a Wraith Spire 95W cooler and is protected by a limited 3-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'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.


    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.
    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: 730143308397
    In the Box
    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor
  • AMD Wraith Spire 95W Cooler
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    AMD YD1600BBAEBOX specs

    CPU Model AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    CPU Socket AM4
    Manufacturing Process 14 nm
    Maximum CPU Configuration 1S
    Unlocked Yes
    Number of Cores 6
    Number of Threads 12
    Base Clock Speed 3.2 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.6 GHz
    L2 Cache 1 x 3 MB
    L3 Cache 16 MB
    Memory Supportavywybvtettdfxyevtervt
    Memory Support DDR4 2667 MHz
    Channel Architecture Dual Channel
    Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 W
    Thermal Solution Wraith Spire (95 W)
    AES Support Yes
    Extension AVX 2.0, FMA3
    Instruction Set 64-Bit
    Integrated Graphics
    Graphics Chipset None
    Performance Technologies SenseMI, XFR, Precision Boost
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 5.4 x 5.2"

    AMD YD1600BBAEBOX reviews

    Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expectations greatly exceeded Great processor. Way more bang for the buck than the same priced Intel 7600 (non-K). You get 2 more cores, 8 more threads, and an unlocked multiplier. If I went with Intel like originally planned, I would have had to go with the 7700 for another $90 or 7700k for $130 more. Big kudos to AMD for shaking up the pricing norms in this segment. I've kept it on a mild to moderate overclock of 3.6-3.8 GHz while I observe temps and power draw. 1.3-1.35 Vcore has been plenty for those speeds. You only need to bump up to 1.4+ if you feel the need for 4.0 GHz, from what I've seen, and that's just not worth the extra power, heat, and noise to me. Also, I don't recommend the stock cooler for anything over 3.8 GHz, with temps in the low 80s C after just a few minutes of load. I game and do photo and video editing, and I'll focus on the latter given this is primarily a photo and video gear website. Paired with a GTX 1070 this CPU destroys editing tasks for $219. Lightroom first. There is a huge misconception that more threads only help with exporting. Not true! I do tons of batch processing with similar images with either the Sync button or copy-n-paste to apply numerous settings identically across sometimes dozens of images. Where I previously had to watch my 4 cores slog their way through it, now I get to see 12 threads blaze through the task in a fraction of a second. This also applies to multitask imports where you want to, say, rename, convert to DNG, and generate 1:1 previews. Once that's all done, there is absolutely zero pop-in when moving through images. They're just there, ready for more inputs. For video editing, my lined up experience so far has lined up with bigger online reviews; the edits and transcodes I've done have gone very, very quickly compared to my previous 4 core/4 thread life. Gaming is super smooth, zero stutter, and never even close to full utilization even on 1440p. I tempered my expectations for new architecture but have been hugely impressed. A+
    Date published: 2017-05-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always going to recommend Ryzen. Processor is great for everything I use it for. I stream Dota 2 at the fast preset, 3500kbps 720p60fps and it maintains 100-90fps in game. Clock rate isn't as high as I'd like it to clock to but I believe that's my motherboards fault. I get to 3.85ghz on a cheap B350 with stock cooler, usually around 60c. This destroys the competitors offerings at the same price point in my opinion. No reason to look anywhere but AMD Ryzen except for the ultra-budget option.
    Date published: 2017-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inexpensive 6 core modern CPU I am running this on a Asrock Ab350 Pro (full ATX board) and with Patriot 8gb ddr4 3000 mhz ram, a EVGA 600 watt PSU and a gtx 780. I overclocked in bios to 3.7 and raised the CPU voltage only to 1.29 volts and it runs cool with the stock WraithSpire at about 55 C while gaming. In CPUz when stressing it after5 minutes with MSI running I see about 56 C from 37 C min at 100% CPU load running at CPU 1.30 v max. At the same time I OC'd the Ram from 3000mhz to 3200mhz but did not change the 16 CAS. I did have a blue screen while gaming once so far and upped the CPU voltage to the 1.285 that is current and have not had any incident since. B&H was very quick on shipping and had a great price ($176), so I am quite happy with the R5 1600. My older i7 2600 rig runs identically to the new ryzen, so unless you have a 1070 or higher its not worth upgrading unless you stream or render video. THank you B&H
    Date published: 2018-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good luck on the silicon lottery! I got decent to average #sweepstakes Great power for the buck. Comes with the medium fan (no led). However, a fan that uses the old am3/am2 clip down tension brackets seem to work. My specific silicon is clocked to 3.9 @ 1.4125Vcore with most aggressive loadline calibration on all cores on air cooling using an old zalman cnps9700. Hwinfo64 reports about 1.406 being seen by the socket at idle, with vdroop dropping voltage to 1.365v at the socket with LLC maxxed out. Not optimal, but i'm willing to push it in the name of science. I can get a windows hardware cache error on cinebench r15 at these settings, but I never use my computer that way. I do not want to run my voltage any higher on the daily anyway. So far, everything has been stable. Browsing, multicore gaming, streaming, downloading huge files and multitasking are all a breeze. I imagine this cpu could be more properly treated with a mobo/bios combo that allows pstate customization and bclk adjustments. Im using the msi carbon x370.
    Date published: 2017-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Obliterates every task! When AMD said bang for your buck, they werent kidding, for the prices this processor is� Wayyyyyyyyyyyyy ahead of anything else in it's slices render time in half and easily slides though games at 90-100+ fps, not exaggerating....and this is with a Zotac GTX 970, Highly RECCOMMEND, THANK YOU AMD!
    Date published: 2018-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suuuuuper Fast! I'm from Uruguay and I bought this CPU for Video Editing and Photo. It's amazing in speed, the 6 cores and 12 threaths makes this a beast! For the price I thinks it's a very good update, I came from a Phenom x4 965. Best inverstment ever. I recomend this CPU. Good shipping package protection from B&H.
    Date published: 2018-01-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Processor honestly its great handles my set up very well. I Know the second gen is out now so this may not be the best anymore but honestly if you find a deal on it its still a cop. Very happy AMD decided to come out with the Ryzen series
    Date published: 2018-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance per dollar Great little CPU. I was able to OC it to 3.8ghz on stock voltages. It was for a a friend, so didnt want to mess with voltages and was really happy to see this thing OC so well.
    Date published: 2018-05-10
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