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AMD Ryzen 5 Processors 1400, 1500X and 1600X Review


AMD Ryzen 5 Processors 1400, 1500X and 1600X Review

 

Overclocking

Both the 1500X and 1600X hit identical 4GHz CPU and 3200MHz memory clock speeds, with only the extra cores of the 1600X separating them. This should mean that the 1500X is the one that the majority of people will buy. We hoped the 1400t would follow the Ryzen 7 1700 by being a banzai overclocker, but sadly no. 3.8GHz is fine and so is the 2933MHz memory, just not quite as good as the 1500X which costs just £20 more. Of course the important thing is, how do they stack up in the graphs?

Ryzen 5 1400

With the 1400 falling a bit behind what we got from the others we also broke out the Chrosshair 6 just to make 100% sure it wasnt a weird issue. It clocked exactly the same and the memory again capped out at 2933. This must just mean that they are actually binning the lower CPU's off and just adds weight to the argument about buying the 1500X.

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Overclocking

Ryzen 5 1500X 

At just £20 more than the 1400 yet it overclocks higher, obtained a higher memory overclock and ships with a high basic CPU clock plus if you are on a budget it actually comes with a better stock cooler too, so its hard to not choose the 1500X over the 1400.


AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Overclocking  
Ryzen 5 1600X

The 1600X overclocks the same as the 1500X but also has those extra 2 cores and 4 threads in check giving more scope for multitasking and CPU based rendering/modeling on a budget.


AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Overclocking  

    

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Most Recent Comments

11-04-2017, 09:39:21

AngryGoldfish
So much to read from everyone all at once. It's gonna be a busy afternoon. Thanks a lot for the hard work as always.Quote

11-04-2017, 11:21:56

Avet
Great review Tom. So many angles on this one. Keep on the good work.

I am building new system for a friend, and i am undecided between Intel, or AMD which is the good thing. Last year it was go with intel... No brainer.

1500X could be the next AMD best seller.Quote

11-04-2017, 17:00:55

AlienALX
Ryzen just gets better and better

Thanks for the review/s. Only site I've found so far with all of the 5 range.

Awesome Quote

11-04-2017, 17:39:17

Greenback
I feel sorry for tom even though in the video he says if you play games that need frequency then go Intel otherwise the 1500x is great for gaming he is still a biased AMD fanboy going by FB comments because Intel was better by 5 fps in other games.

Thanks for the review Tom you gave all the info needed and I had a big enough coffee cup to watch it all in 1 sitting. They just need some better looking B350 motherboardsQuote

11-04-2017, 17:42:07

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
I feel sorry for tom even though in the video he says if you play games that need frequency then go Intel otherwise the 1500x is great for gaming he is still a biased AMD fanboy going by FB comments because Intel was better by 5 fps in other games.

Thanks for the review Tom you gave all the info needed and I had a big enough coffee cup to watch it all in 1 sitting. They just need some better looking B350 motherboards
MSI have a couple coming. Tomahawk and Grenade or something stupid.

TBH if you only do gaming on a PC and nothing else then I guess it's worth buying Intel. Anything else? AMD have it covered Quote
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