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Review: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm)

by Tarinder Sandhu on 26 May 2017, 10:00


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CPU Performance

Even the slowest, cheapest Ryzen 5 chips are at least on a par with the over-volted FX-9590 from the last generation. Single-threaded PiFast shows that, as we have seen before, the Zen architecture isn't quite as potent as Intel's on a clock-for-clock basis.

Yet the real comparison has to be decided on price. The $169 R5 1400 is way faster in the multi-thread benchmarks than the financially comparable Core i3-7350K, thanks to packing in more cores and threads, while the $219 Ryzen 5 1600 runs multi-core circles around the dearer Core i5-7600K.