AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor Review @ Madshrimps
Ryzen 7 is a powerhouse of a processor, eight cores with sixteen threads makes it a perfect complement to any application where multi threading performance is important. Thing is, that despite desktop PCs having multi core processors for YEARS the software used on those machines is still largely single threaded or optimized for dual core situations.
This makes Ryzen 7 a little overkill and yet slower than what we have come to know.
Madshrimps is taking a look at the lower end Ryzen 5 1600 series processor. This is a slower version of the Ryzen 7 that draws less power and costs less as a result.
The Ryzen 5 1600 CPU does arrive with notably lower core clocks and 30W lower TDP versus its 1600X brother, all other technical specifications remaining the same. While we can see a small performance drop with the Ryzen 5 1600, both CPUs seem to share similar overclock margins on AIO water cooling; however, we did manage to achieve 3.9GHz at a considerably higher voltage than on the 1600X, which tells us that the more expensive SKU did belong from a more capable batch.
Like me the Madshrimps crew loves to overclock and likes to include overclocking scores in their reviews. By the looks of it they seem to have done quite well with their Ryzen 5 1600 sample.
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