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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Vs. Intel Core i5: Both At $250 Battling Against 'The People's CPU Choice'

Apr 12, 2017 08:15 PM EDT

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The AMD Ryzen 5 1600x aims to take down the Intel Core i5. Which one can take the battle to the last?

Two days ago, AMD released the new AMD Ryzen 5 CPU family with the purpose of beating the Intel Core i5 and Core i7, Extreme Tech reported. Directly approaching its specs, the AMD Ryzen 5 1600x has 95W TDP, 3+3 CCX config, and 16MB L3 cache. More so, it has 512K L2 cache per core, runs at 3.6GHz Base (Clock Speed), has 3.7GHz All-core Boost, 4.0GHz 2-Core Boost, and 4.1GHz XFR (range).

On the other hand, the Intel Core i5 processor has 4/4 Core/Threads, with a clock speed of 3,800MHz, and 4,200MHz range. Moreover, it has 14nm, 91 watts TDP and 6MB L3 Cache.

Meanwhile, though the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X processor does not have much speed as compared to the Intel Core i5, a review from PCWorld showed up the difference. And to grab the throne of being "The People's CPU Choice," the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X should meet the best price-to-performance ratio the most people want.

The review performed several tests which were previously used in testing the AMD Ryzen 7 and Intel Core i7, the tests include the first tests for productivity benchmarks like cine bench performance, blender performance, POV-ray performance, and 7-zip performance. Other tests performed were Geekbench 4.1, PCMark 8 performance, handbrake performance, and Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud 2017. The first part of the tests obviously showed how the Intel Core i5 is better than the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X.

While the second part of tests for the gaming performance showed big differences of the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X from the Intel Core i5. The tests include three tests for 3DMark performance such as 3DMark FireStrike overall, 3DMark FireStrike Physics, and 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test. While for the real game tests, both processors were tested using the Ashes of Singularity: Escalation with five minor tests.

After series of tests used to realized which among the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and Intel Core i5 is better and will be the next conqueror of "The People's CPU Choice," only one processor showed up. The review marked only one answer, it's the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X as it beats the Intel Core i5 in multithreaded applications performance.

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