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Early review of the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (6C/12T) published

by Mark Tyson on 5 April 2017, 11:01

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

Quick Link: HEXUS.net/qadfz3

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Earlier this week we saw an early YouTuber video review of an AMD Ryzen 5 series CPU, the Ryzen 5 1400. Today another review has surfaced, this time of an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU. Spanish language site El Chapuzas has published quite a detailed review with six pages in total including a plethora of charts and graphs. In an introductory pre-amble it is explained to 'whiners' that El Chapuzas hasn't signed any NDA with AMD "therefore we can publish this information before its official release". As a reminder AMD will launch Ryzen 5 CPUs on 11th April.

In the tests an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 with 6C/12T, base 3.2GHz, boost 3.6GHz and 65W TDP is equipped, in a Windows 10 64 bit system, alongside the following hardware:

  • MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium
  • G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 3600MHz @ 2400MHz
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z
  • be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1200W
  • SSD Kingston SSDNow KC400 128GB
  • SSD Corsair LX 512GB

As Guru3D notes, the MSI motherboard used in the review isn't really ready for prime-time as it will receive new firmware latency optimizations next week and, in particular, its memory support needs working on. Such detail takes a bit of the shine off the El Chapuzas 'scoop', many would agree.

 

While you wait for the HEXUS review you can have a nose around the El Chapuzas testing results. The site did AMD Ryzen 5 1600 gaming benchmark comparisons against the likes of the Ryzen 7 1700X and the Intel Core i7-6700K. Gaming perfromance in various titles in FHD and 4K resolutions was tabulated. More general computing performance tests such as CPU-Z, wPrime, Cinebench, x264 encoding, and Aida64 were also undertaken. I've included a trio of the charts above, but for more you can head on over to the Spanish language source, which has a Google Translate feature built-in.



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What a monster! =)
… it is explained to ‘whiners’ that El Chapuzas hasn't signed any NDA with AMD …

Got to wonder where they got their pre-release processor from then…. ;)
scaryjim
Got to wonder where they got their pre-release processor from then…. ;)

Shops in certain countries are apparently selling them already.
CAT-THE-FIFTH
Shops in certain countries are apparently selling them already.

That's … concerning. Presumably those retailers had contracts with AMD including NDAs, emabrgoes and permitted release dates … seems odd that they'd risk defaulting on those; AMD must have some kind of legal comeback, I'd've thought…
scaryjim
CAT-THE-FIFTH
Shops in certain countries are apparently selling them already.

That's … concerning. Presumably those retailers had contracts with AMD including NDAs, emabrgoes and permitted release dates … seems odd that they'd risk defaulting on those; AMD must have some kind of legal comeback, I'd've thought…
Depends on how word of mouth coming from this is. I'm fairly certain that AMD will be pretty lenient if the early “reviews” are favourable. Which they seem to be.