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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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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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 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
The "Zen" core is an all-new "clean sheet" x86 processor design that 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

Pure Power
Cool and quiet processor operation using a grid of smart sensors:
  • Monitors CPU temperature, resource usage, and power draw
  • Adaptive control optimizes power draw for almost any workload
  • Minimized power consumption helps reduce system heat and noise
  • 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
  • Extended Frequency Range (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
  • Neural Net Prediction
    Built-in artificial intelligence that primes your processor to tackle your app workload more efficiently:
  • Builds a temporary map of how your programs use the CPU
  • Prepares the fastest processor pathways for your app's behaviors
  • Smart Prefetch
    Learning algorithms that predict and pre-load needed data for fast and responsive computing:
  • Learns how your applications access their own data
  • Sophisticated algorithms anticipate and pre-load that data into the AMD Ryzen processor
  • Vital data is ready when you are, enabling improved performance
  • 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.

    Enmotus FuzeDrive for AMD Ryzen

    How Does Enmotus FuzeDrive Work?
    First, the 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 capacity 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. As you use your PC 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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    • 1Description
    CPU Model AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    CPU Socket AM4
    Manufacturing Process 14 nm
    Maximum CPU Configuration 1S
    Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes Not Specified by Manufacturer
    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 Supportxecztqfeyuwzsewueq
    Maximum Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Memory Support DDR4 2667 MHz
    ECC Memory Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Channel Architecture Dual Channel
    Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 W
    Thermal Solution Wraith Spire (95 W)
    AES Support Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Extension Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Instruction Set Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Virtualization Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Integrated Graphics Chipset None
    Performance Technologies SenseMI, XFR
    Power Technologies Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 5.4 x 5.2"
    Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 13.
    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 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 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
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. First build Works as advertised. Happy about the price and that it comes with a stock cooler. Great value and performance.
    Date published: 2018-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great Processor works great, I overclocked it to 3.75 Giga-Hertz on the stock processor with no issues.
    Date published: 2018-01-30
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