AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Review

Mid-range Desktop processor released in 2017 with 6 cores and 12 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 3.7GHz, and a 95W power rating. Ryzen 5 1600X is based on the Summit Ridge 14nm family and part of the Ryzen 5 series.
Price 71%
Speed 57%
Productivity 44%
Gaming 81%
Category Desktop
Target mid-range
Socket Compatibility AM4
Integrated Graphics None
Cooler Included Yes
Overclock Potential 7 %
Year 2017 Model
Price 249 USD
Number of Cores 6 Cores
Number of Threads 12 Threads
Core Frequency 3.6 GHz
Boost Frequency 3.7 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 4 GHz
Power Consumption 95 W
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
L3 Cache 16 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 64 GB
Price-Value Score 71 %
Speed Score 57 %
Productivity Score 44 %
Gaming Score 81 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 37.3 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 18.7 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 9.3 %
Overall Score 39/100

The Ryzen 5 1600X is one of AMD's mid-range Desktop processors. It was released in 2017 with 6 cores and 12 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 3.7GHz, and a 95W power rating. The Ryzen 5 1600X is based on the Summit Ridge 14nm family and is part of the Ryzen 5 series.

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X marks yet another blast from Team AMD, ramping up the intensity of the AMD vs Intel processor war. Still, though, there’s more than just core counts when it comes to a mainstream processor, as single-core performance needs to be on point, especially if you’re hoping to play the best PC games.

Now, we're asking ourselves whether or not the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X finally dethrones the Core i5-7600K as the de facto ruler of the mainstream processors. Ultimately, it depends: the Ryzen 5 1600X doesn't reach the same single-core performance as Intel, but we're starting to see more games adopt multi-threaded CPUs, so that doesn't matter as much.

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X really shows what it’s made of when it comes to multi-threaded workloads. For instance, in both Geekbench and Cinebench R15, the 6-core processor scored a whopping 21366 and 1126, respectively. Compared to the Core i5-7600K, which scores 14153 and 717 in the same tests, it’s a night and day difference. For about the same price point, the Ryzen 5 1600X is faster than the Core i5-7600K in multi-threaded loads.

AMD's Zen series has landed, upping the ante with Intel in its high-stakes game for desktop PC market dominance with a well-rounded lineup of new chips that push mainstream platforms to higher core counts and more raw compute than we've ever seen. As a result, Intel's commanding presence in the enthusiast space is threatened in a way we haven't seen in over a decade.

That something is the Ryzen 5 1600X. AMD cranks the TDP dial up to 95W on this 6-core 12-thread chip, making it the high-performance counterpart to the 65W Ryzen 5 1500X, which is basically the same 14nm chip built with the Zen microarchitecture, but with a lower TDP rating. That chip came away from our first look at the Zen series with an Editor's Choice award, going toe-to-toe with Intel's Core i5-7600K, so it's fair to say we have high hopes for the higher-performance model. AMD still hasn't sampled the chip to the press, so we bought one at retail to put it under the microscope.

But we've also found that, after simple push-button overclocking, the Ryzen 5 1500X offers similar performance to the Ryzen 5 1600X, even when it is also overclocked. But for $70 less. The Ryzen 5 1600X is an impressive chip and offers a better mixture of performance than Intel's Core i5-7500, no doubt, but in this case, value seekers might opt for its less expensive sibling.

As we've seen, gaming remains an advantage for Intel, so if squeezing out every last frame is all you care about, Intel's processors are a good choice. Much of that performance advantage will be less noticeable when gaming at higher resolutions, or if you pair the processors with a lesser graphics card.

Value seekers who aren't afraid to press the Precision Boost Overdrive button and have sufficient cooling should look to the Ryzen 5 1500X for roughly equivalent performance to the Ryzen 5 1600X, particularly if gaming factors heavily into the buying decision. That could save you money, reinforcing our decision to give the Ryzen 5 1500X an Editor's Choice award.

What this all means is that the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is an absolute beast when it comes to multi-threaded workloads, especially at this price point. If you're counting on doing some video editing or compiling one hell of an Excel spreadsheet, you're going to see firsthand a performance boost with the Ryzen 5 1600X.

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is another impressive release from AMD and its 1 Generation of Ryzen 5 chips. With it, you’re getting 6-cores and 12-threads, with a boost clock of 3.7GHz. It may not be the strongest contender ever made on paper, but when you see and feel the actual performance gains it offers, you’re certainly getting a lot of bang for your $249 buck.

If you're mostly playing games on your PC, you will be happy buying either processor. Both proved to be solid options and are evenly matched with a slight advantage to the Intel chip if you don't tune up the Core i5 processor. The base performance we showed for the Ryzen 5 1600X can be achieved with $90 memory, while the Core i5-7600K will require $110 - $120 memory in order to enable the frame rates shown here. It’s not a big cost difference and right now with anything less than an RTX 2070 or Vega 64 you’ll more than likely become GPU limited.

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6-core desktop processor that was released in Apr 2017. AMD offers the Ryzen 5 1600X without integrated graphics. It runs $249 shipped and is ideal for those that plan on using it a system with a dedicated graphics card.

One of the nice things about the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X processors is that the retail boxed models come with a CPU cooler. So, you can pick something like the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X up for $249 and don’t need to spend any extra money on CPU cooling.

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X retail boxed processor comes with the traditional ‘pancake’ CPU cooler. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done on this processor which is rated at 95W TDP. You do not need to have an aftermarket cooling solution unless you want to.

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X seems to be a decent performing chip that is readily available for $249 at your favorite retailer. The main competition for this processor is the Core i5-7600K 4-Core unlocked desktop processor with Intel HD Graphics 630 graphics ($242 shipped).

For a 6-core processor, AMD’s $249 flagship Ryzen 5 1600X processor seems downright cheap. On paper, the cost of those 2 extra cores is almost an afterthought when you stack it up against its direct competitor, the $242 4-core Intel Core i5-7600K.

Ryzen 5 hasn’t had the smoothest entrance into the computing world with lackluster gaming and some CPU temperatures high enough to raise concerns. But after a month of optimizations plus new drivers and BIOS updates, Ryzen 5 seems to have bypassed those same growing pains.

Now the biggest question is can AMD’s Ryzen 5 processor play games? The answer is simply yes as it got a respectable gaming score of 81% in our benchmarks.

Regardless of those external factors, the Ryzen 5 1600X proves it has the chops to be your main gaming system and a just as effective media creation platform – two things that are becoming intrinsically connected in this age of live-streaming, eSports and uploading gameplay videos.

The Ryzen 5 1600X clocks up to 3.7Ghz just as it promises on the box, and with AMD’s software you can take one of the cores all the way up to 3.8GHz. However, don’t expect to get much beyond that without seriously upgrading your cooling solution and manually tweaking voltages behind the operating system level.

There’s a saying that two heads are better than one and, well, 6-cores are better than 4. The extra processing power of the Ryzen 5 1600X puts Intel’s processors to shame, including both its closest competitor and a much higher-spec part.

If you’ve been looking for an affordable, powerhouse CPU that both works and parties hard, this is it.

Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream Ryzen 5 CPUs, AMD's attack on Intel now extends down into the mid-range with its Ryzen 5 1600X processors, which the company is making available as of Apr 2017.

Intel's Core i5s are a staple of the high-volume mainstream market. They make up the most popular brand for mid-range-oriented builds by far. AMD is looking to shake that up with true 6-core processors that sell for even less than 4 cores. As if a resource advantage wasn't already compelling enough, Ryzen 5 also enables unlocked multipliers. Intel is ill-prepared to fend off such a combination.

Right out of the gate, Ryzen 5 should sell for $249, going up against Intel's almost-$242 Core i5-7600K. In threaded workloads, the 6-core Ryzen 5 should enjoy an advantage against Intel's 4-core models. Of course, AMD doesn't give you integrated graphics like Intel does, but for enthusiasts building cheap gaming PCs, it isn't much of a draw anyway.

Like all other Summit Ridge chips, the Ryzen 5-series CPUs drop into any Socket AM4 motherboard. But most will find a home on boards equipped with the A320 chipset, which has provisions for overclocking and offers plenty of connectivity options. Unlike Intel, AMD plans to utilize its current socket until 2023, so upgrading to future models shouldn't require a new motherboard.

Which GPU to Pick for AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X.

Graphics Card Price Cost Per Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 24GB $ 1,599 $ 6.4 248.1 FPS
246.2 FPS
174 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 3.5 231.5 FPS
229.7 FPS
162.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24GB $ 999 $ 4.5 223.9 FPS
218.1 FPS
140.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB $ 1,199 $ 5.6 215 FPS
213.2 FPS
150.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB $ 799 $ 3.9 206.6 FPS
204.8 FPS
144.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 20GB $ 899 $ 4.4 203.6 FPS
198.3 FPS
127.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB $ 1,499 $ 7.8 193.3 FPS
184.9 FPS
123 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT 16GB $ 1,099 $ 5.9 185 FPS
180.2 FPS
115.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB $ 1,999 $ 11 181.9 FPS
180.4 FPS
127.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB $ 999 $ 5.5 181.1 FPS
174.3 FPS
114.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB $ 649 $ 3.8 170.5 FPS
164.1 FPS
107.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 4.7 168.5 FPS
164.4 FPS
113.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 $ 4.2 168.4 FPS
161.2 FPS
107.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 12GB $ 599 $ 3.7 162.6 FPS
157.3 FPS
109.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 10GB $ 599 $ 4.1 144.5 FPS
139.4 FPS
94.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB $ 579 $ 4.3 135.1 FPS
130 FPS
85.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $ 499 $ 3.9 128.8 FPS
123.3 FPS
82 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $ 2,499 $ 21.1 118.3 FPS
116.9 FPS
78.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $ 1,299 $ 11.3 115.2 FPS
113.8 FPS
76.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB $ 479 $ 4.2 113.7 FPS
110.2 FPS
71.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB 8GB $ 399 $ 3.6 111.8 FPS
109.6 FPS
75.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB $ 399 $ 3.8 105.5 FPS
103.7 FPS
70.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $ 699 $ 6.7 104.5 FPS
102.3 FPS
68.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 4 100.8 FPS
98.2 FPS
64.6 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $ 2,999 $ 29.9 100.2 FPS
99 FPS
67.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB $ 299 $ 3 100.1 FPS
98.6 FPS
67.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7600 8GB $ 269 $ 2.7 100 FPS
97.6 FPS
64 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $ 699 $ 7.1 98.8 FPS
95.7 FPS
63.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 8GB $ 379 $ 4 94.6 FPS
91.7 FPS
60 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $ 759 $ 8.2 92.6 FPS
91.2 FPS
60.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $ 499 $ 5.4 92 FPS
88.1 FPS
58.6 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $ 1,199 $ 13.2 90.8 FPS
88.1 FPS
60 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $ 699 $ 7.7 90.8 FPS
87.4 FPS
57.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 4.5 88.4 FPS
85.1 FPS
55.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $ 499 $ 5.7 87.2 FPS
82.3 FPS
55.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 8GB $ 200 $ 2.3 87.2 FPS
85.1 FPS
58.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB $ 329 $ 3.8 86.6 FPS
83.1 FPS
55.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $ 400 $ 4.8 82.6 FPS
76.6 FPS
50.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $ 349 $ 4.3 81 FPS
78 FPS
51 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $ 499 $ 6.3 78.7 FPS
74.6 FPS
48.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $ 350 $ 4.5 77.7 FPS
70.5 FPS
45.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $ 279 $ 3.7 76.4 FPS
73 FPS
47.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $ 1,499 $ 20.3 73.7 FPS
68.9 FPS
48.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $ 499 $ 6.8 73.5 FPS
70.8 FPS
46.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $ 409 $ 5.6 72.9 FPS
69.1 FPS
45.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 6GB $ 249 $ 3.5 71.3 FPS
67.1 FPS
44.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $ 999 $ 14.1 70.9 FPS
66.4 FPS
43.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $ 279 $ 4 69.3 FPS
65.8 FPS
42.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $ 399 $ 5.8 68.9 FPS
66.2 FPS
43.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $ 399 $ 5.9 67.1 FPS
63.1 FPS
40.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $ 229 $ 3.5 65.3 FPS
62.1 FPS
40.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $ 649 $ 10.5 61.7 FPS
58.2 FPS
38 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $ 220 $ 3.6 61.5 FPS
58.4 FPS
38.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $ 279 $ 4.8 58.4 FPS
53.7 FPS
34.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $ 649 $ 11.6 56 FPS
55.3 FPS
37.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $ 160 $ 3 53.6 FPS
50.7 FPS
33.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $ 199 $ 3.7 53.1 FPS
48.9 FPS
31.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $ 549 $ 10.4 52.9 FPS
49.3 FPS
32.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $ 229 $ 4.4 51.8 FPS
47.6 FPS
30.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $ 649 $ 12.8 50.9 FPS
49.4 FPS
33 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $ 999 $ 20.2 49.4 FPS
45.7 FPS
31.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $ 549 $ 11.4 48.1 FPS
46.5 FPS
30.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $ 254 $ 5.3 48 FPS
44.5 FPS
29.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $ 169 $ 3.6 47.6 FPS
43.9 FPS
27.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $ 429 $ 9.3 46.3 FPS
44.6 FPS
29.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $ 170 $ 3.7 45.6 FPS
42.4 FPS
27.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $ 329 $ 7.3 44.8 FPS
41.2 FPS
28 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $ 400 $ 9.2 43.5 FPS
41.6 FPS
27.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $ 329 $ 7.6 43.3 FPS
40.7 FPS
25.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $ 169 $ 4 42.7 FPS
40.2 FPS
25.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $ 149 $ 3.7 40.8 FPS
38.4 FPS
25 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $ 179 $ 4.7 38.1 FPS
36 FPS
23.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $ 229 $ 7.2 32 FPS
30 FPS
20 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $ 249 $ 8.6 28.8 FPS
27 FPS
16.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $ 199 $ 7 28.6 FPS
26.7 FPS
16.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $ 169 $ 6 28.1 FPS
26.5 FPS
17.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $ 279 $ 10 27.9 FPS
26.4 FPS
16.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $ 199 $ 7.2 27.5 FPS
25.7 FPS
16.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $ 169 $ 7 24 FPS
22.3 FPS
14.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $ 99 $ 4.5 22.2 FPS
20.4 FPS
13.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $ 159 $ 7.3 21.7 FPS
20 FPS
13.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $ 149 $ 7 21.3 FPS
18.8 FPS
12.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $ 149 $ 7 21.2 FPS
18.2 FPS
12.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $ 140 $ 7.1 19.6 FPS
18.1 FPS
11.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $ 149 $ 7.9 18.9 FPS
15.5 FPS
10.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $ 79 $ 5.1 15.5 FPS
14.4 FPS
9.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $ 79 $ 5.3 14.8 FPS
13.6 FPS
8.5 FPS

Related Discussions and Issues

woozypictures April 23, 2020

CANT Upgrade from Ryzen 5 1600x to 3600 HELP!!

Computer Type: Desktop

GPU: RTX2070OC, 8GB, Factory Stats

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

Motherboard: ASROCK AB350 Pro4 (Bios 6.30)

RAM: 4x8GB Kingston HyperXFURY DDR4 2666MHz (Slots 1234) XMP Profile 1 (DDR4-2666)

PSU: Corsair VS650

Operating System & Version: Windows 10 1909

GPU Drivers: NVIDIA GeForce Experience Game Ready Drivers (latest)

Chipset Drivers: Not sure.

Background Applications: Fresh Copy of W10

Description of Original Problem & Troubleshooting: Hi there everyone,

Had to make a first time post ever here since i have pretty much exercised all options that I can think of. I purchased a 'Ryzen 5 3600' to upgrade my 'Ryzen 5 1600x' and stupidly flashed my BIOS when receiving it today so now I cant go back to the old one and use my old 1600x (Without fear of bricking the board).

I plugged the new cpu in, put everything back together, plugged in ONLY the new 256gb ssd to install a fresh copy of windows, and this machine WILL. NOT. STAY. ON. It hangs, random crashes, freezes, temps are weird? 48ish on idle (does that sound normal)?

Whats weird is that with only 2 sticks of ram in (Slots 1 and 3) the machine seems fine. As soon as i put back in the other 2 it comes up with the windows BSOD (random names every single time)

In the BIOS, the XMP profile is set to the RAMs native speed of 2666MHz. The voltage is Auto (1.2V) and I havent touched anything else. Its like this chip wont work without randomly crashing or hanging or freezing and i keep having to reinstall windows fresh every 20mins (Thank god its an SSD xD).

Any help? Anywhere Im going wrong, I have seen countless others with the same cpu/mobo combo as me and theyre running perfectly fine (Some even run Ryzen 9 series on my mobo!)

Thank You All!

EDIT #1 : Hope this is useful information, i keep getting 0xc0000f and various other errors repeating. [URL=''][IMG][/IMG][/URL]

EDIT #2 : After tinkering and getting a full windows 10 installation fresh, I installed the B350 AMD chipset drivers, installed Ryzen Master and the ram is now XMP OFF at 2133MHZ. As I currently write this, ALL 4 DIM slots are filled with the same ram. Ive just checked the motherboard manual to find this image [url=][img][/img][/url]

So yeah i guess its stuck at 2133 until I eventually change the motherboard. Im going to test if i can get it to run at 2666 at 1.3V and update this thread.

91twin April 11, 2020

You should be able to go higher. the 2133 limit may have been true when the board first came out with the original bios but not now. AMD has constantly improved its AGESA and the newer processors handle memory better. Just keep upping the freq until it fails then back off a little.

woozypictures May 13, 2020

Ive managed to succesfully run the ram at 2666MHz at 1.31v stable and stress tested 4 times :D BIOS remains at latest version!

Trailman80 May 09, 2020

If you already updated it. Can you still install the 1600?

If you can and not use the 3600 then your 3600 might be dead

If you cannot use the 1600 at all after the update which you still should be able to then you bricked your board.

woozypictures April 15, 2020

Cant install 1600 as itll brick. Thank you for the help however, Ive managed to succesfully run the ram at 2666MHz at 1.31v stable and stress tested 4 times :D BIOS remains at latest version!

Thrawn89 April 19, 2020

Install chipset drivers. Make sure ram slots are seated properly in slots 2 and 4. Turn off XMP. Try using the working 2 sticks of RAM in slots 2 and 4 and no sticks in 1 and 3.

48C idle temp sounds normal for stock cooler. It wasn't stupid to flash bios, it was required or you wouldnt have been able to use the ryzen 3xxx. 2667 is not the native frequency for the ram, that's the highest stable rate that the ram could possibly overclock to. I say possible, because it's possible your CPU or motherboard can't handle that rate (could have gotten very unlucky in the CPU lottery).

Also if you look at your Mobo manual, it doesn't support 2667 with 4 RAM sticks. You might have gotten very lucky with your other CPU for it to have worked.

woozypictures April 19, 2020

Cool so ive installed chipset drivers now, all RAM has been removed and reseated. I have the Hyper 212 EVO cooler not stock so 48 seems weird to me because ive never really ever seen idle go above 35 for me :? But then again its a new chip for me so maybe this is normal xD Yeah ive now gone back and installed the BIOS step by step and im at the absolute latest version and it seems stable. You are right i checked the manual and 4 DR slots max at 2133 :/ Its a shame but if it means speed or sanity ill take sanity anytime xD

Ill test with XMP off and report back.

XMP is still on so i need to turn it off and report back.

Trailman80 May 09, 2020

You need to update your bios bro to the current one that recognizes the Ryzen 7 series.

woozypictures April 15, 2020

Already done it bro :/ Tried hopping from 5.80 to 6.00 to 6.20 and the most recent 6.30

91twin April 27, 2020

Seems like a memory problem. I have the same Motherboard and CPU running 6.30 bios. Diff memory though. I have two sticks rated at 3600 and two at 3200. I run stable at 2933 w/stock volt. I don't load XMP. Just because your mem is rated for 2666 doesn't mean it will actually run stable at that speed. My 3600 won't run at 3600. Start at 2133 and work up from there.

Also when I went from 2600 CPU to a 3600 I was on win 1803. When I tried to move to 1909, win 1909 would not boot. It would boot fine with the 2600. Turns out I had amd_sata drivers for a couple of my drives. Once I replaced those with the standard msft ahci sata drivers it booted.

woozypictures April 19, 2020

In terms of the amd_sata drivers i have this SSD with a fresh new copy of windows so i cant see anything related to that in device manager :/ I installed Ryzen Master and the B350 chipset drivers.

I took the two Adata 3000MHz ram sticks out of my dads machine to test in mine and it was the same story :/ I still have XMP on however at "Auto" voltage of 1.2v so ill test it with 1.3v and XMP off and let you know :D

tjk578 April 27, 2020

XMP voltage is usually 1.35v for DDR4, have you tried manually setting memory voltage to 1.3 or 1.35v to see if this affects stability? Also, rather than reinstalling windows every time you could try using recovery media and fixing the install using bootrec

woozypictures April 19, 2020

I havent actually tried this yet. On the gigabyte motherboard thats in my dads pc that is rather new (2months old) and supports 3rd gen, he now has my 1600x and 3000MHz ram, we tried turning XMP on there and its been 100% stable and super speedy!

Me not so much xD I have XMP on right now but voltage is set at "Auto" of 1.2 I'll try turning it to 1.3V now and see what happens xD

Thanks for the bootrec tip! I literally found out about it this morning too xD

ArmanPhotoshops May 09, 2020

Try different cpu not your 1600 or 3600 just someone else's or a different unit

woozypictures April 27, 2020

Cant go back to my 1600 since BIOS doesnt support the summit ridge etc anymore (according to ASRock at least). Could get a hold of a ryzen 7 or something but means id have to buy it (quite expensive!!)

Youngsaley11 April 11, 2020

-Make sure everything is seated properly

-Make sure heat sink is actually making contact with cpu

-In bios remove XMP profile, remove any other OC setting or anything that is not factory

-If you can boot this way, run Windows memory diagnostic immediately, see what the results say

-if you pass that, then download newest chipset drivers from AMD

-Next all Windows Updates and finally Nvidia drivers

woozypictures April 23, 2020

Apart from memtest (which came out with no errors), ive tried all the rest :/

Jo3yization May 13, 2020

Once in windows, install the chipset drivers from AMD as they are just as important if not more-so than the GPU drivers.

But yeah as Flying_bousse said, you're meant to flash bios 3.40 > 5.40 > 5.80.. Hopefully you can still reflash though it does say "cannot flash older bios once upgrading". If it wont let you flash older, I guess I would try re-flashing 6.20 or 6.30 again if it was me & just hope they are the complete roms since the description does not mention requiring older bios versions though it does say "check previous bios notes", it says that for the 2 previous drivers too, you would think if they needed v5.80 first they would simple include that in the full description, but they dont.

woozypictures May 13, 2020

Sorry I forgot to mention, I was on 5.80 at the start. I updated to 6.30 then realised I had to do the whole step by step upgrade so i did that. Went back down to 5.80 and went 6.0, then 6.20, then 6.30.

Flying_bousse April 23, 2020

I would first turn off XMP. Even ram overclocking can make a system unstable. Also guide says you need to upgrade the bios in steps, so hopefully you didn’t go from first version to last version. And use the asrock flash utility, do not upgrade the bios when windows 10 is running. So try disable xmp then insert all your ram. You also try reflashing the most up to date bios. It says to not flash your bios if you are using an older cpu, which is probably why your old cpu isn’t working.

HeartFlamer July 12, 2020

Help Please, Is it hard to install 2 RTX 2060 KO Cards on to a ASUS B350-Plus Motherboard with Ryzen 1600X?

Hi all,
I have been looking around for build guides and stuff for my intended configuration above and I cant find any information if it is actually possible. Or do you just stick the 2 cards in and you are good to go? The Motherboard says its AMD CrossFireX compatible but I am not sure what that means if its compatible with 2 RTX Cards.
Why this config? Well I am getting more into Blender and this seems to me to be the best value upgrade for doing Rendering. I just cant find any information that says explicitly that it can be done. And if there are any Gotcha ! for my budget its stretching things a bit, its quite a bit of money and effort I don't want to waste if it is just not possible. It seems like an easy answer for someone who would have done it already as it seems like a logical configuration conclusion that someone else would have reached.
Thanks in advance !!

Scratchjackson July 12, 2020

it does not support SLI. while im sure you could get it (dual Nvidia cards) to work some way. b350 also is limited in how it splits PCIe lanes/speed compared to X370, X470, ETC. im not the best knowledge base on this so i dont know if there is a easy way around these things or if they matter for your use case - as i dont do any gpu loads of this kind - this is just information i know that seems pertinent to this lol. hopefully someone with your board chimes in - but it sounds like it may be a bit of a pain to set up from what i can tell with my very limited knowledge of dual card usage.

HeartFlamer July 11, 2020

:-( not looking good then.. Thanks anyway for your comment.

RustyShackleford400 July 10, 2020

Crossfire is for AMD cards and I am 99.9% certain that the KO does not support SLI (Nvidia multi graphics card solution) Plus everything already said about the chipset.

fhackner3 July 10, 2020

For blender, compute workloads, I think crossfire or sli simply dont matter. So it might work BUT acording to the motherboard manual, the second pci-e slot work at 2.0 x4, which might significantly impact performance, as its 1/8 of the bandwidth provided by pci-e 16x 3.0

Freebyrd26 July 10, 2020

I agree with the compute workload statement, I haven't ever used blender so I don't really know how it works with multiple GPUs. Windows 10 supports dis-similar GPUs in the same system and can be used if the software recognizes them properly... i.e. I used multiple AMD & Nvidia GPUs in the same system back when I did some crypto mining. Not sure how much data is pumped across the pci-e slot for blender, but even 1x pcie3 slots was good enuf for crypto mining.

Lord_Trollingham July 17, 2020

It'll work but I'd research the PCIe bandwidth requirements of your workloads before pulling the trigger as there might be a bottleneck.

HeartFlamer July 18, 2020

Thanks !! Will grab a couple and see how it goes !!

RU_legions July 10, 2020

It should work as you don't need sli for blender, having them separate is fine. The main issue is the PCie lanes, they will be split and you will be severely limited for compute, I wouldn't want to drop below PCIe3 X 8 really. You may be better off picking up a card with better compute performance, like a VII if you could find one for a good price.

HeartFlamer July 18, 2020

Excellent Thanks for your comment !
The 2060 KO has very similar Blender performance as the 2070. gaming its worse than the 2060 non KO because you cant overclock the KO versions.. but I am only going to use it for blender.

I will have a look at the VII and see how it performs for blender.

theS3rver July 12, 2020

It also doesn't scale so you'd be throwing monies out on the window. Buy 2070s/2080s instead

HeartFlamer July 09, 2020

The 2060 KO has almost the same Blender performance as the 2070. sure its worse for games but I dont really play games.

HeartFlamer July 14, 2020

Weird why would people downvote my query LOL.. reddit is sometimes so weird.

BTW thanks all for your comments.. I think i will pull the trigger and grab a couple of cards and see how it goes !!

DocLobster3000 July 12, 2020

Also get a copy of E-Cycles makes rendering in blender way faster.

ydylany June 16, 2020

Monitor Buying Help - GTX 1070 and Ryzen 5 1600x

I'm trying to figure out what type of frame rate/performance I'd get with the 1440p monitor running a GTX 1070 and Ryzen 5 1600x in games. Would anyone with a similar gpu/cpu combo be able to tell me what type of framerates they typically see in games running the lowest settings? Any other helpful advice about upgrading would also be appreciated!

I'm currently running a GTX 1070 8GB and Ryzen 5 1600x at 3.6GHz on a very old 60hz monitor that likely has a high response time as well. I primarily play not-so-demanding games such as GTA V and Call of Duty Warzone and have no problem always running the lowest settings if it means better performance. On Warzone, with all low/off settings and borderless windowed I am fluctuating between 110-140FPS in game which of course only 60fps are actually utilized because of my current monitor.

I'm in the market for a new monitor, but my dilemma is whether I should buy the Asus VG279Q (1080p 144Hz) for $300 or the LG 27GL850-B (1440p 144Hz) for $500.

With the 1080p monitor, I will be able to utilize most of the 144hz but may not be able to justify upgrading to a 1440p one in the future.

With the 1440p monitor, I likely will not see much of a visual difference from my current utilized 60fps, but the higher resolution would be favorable for all non-gaming use. Additionally it would be more future proof for when I do decide to upgrade my gpu and cpu to actually utilize the 144hz in games like warzone. I likely will not upgrade anytime soon though because a 2070 super and better cpu that won't bottleneck it would likely be another $700-800+.

Thank you!

Annsly June 12, 2020

60-80 FPS at 1440p, low settings.

Benchmark #1

Benchmark #2

ydylany June 10, 2020

Thank you! I will be getting the 1440p monitor!

pacoromero17 June 24, 2020

(HELP) Swapped out Ryzen 5 1600x to test Ryzen 3 1200, after putting it back pc wont boot anymore

Hi all,

My new CPU (Ryzen 3 1200) for my budget build just came in, and I wanted to test it for when im going to build the new pc.

I swapped out my Ryzen 5 1600x and put in the Ryzen 3 1200 and the pc didn't boot, which i figured was because of a wrong bios on my motherboard. No big deal.

Then I put in my Ryzen 5 1600x again and wanted to start the PC again, but to my surprise, nothing happened. I've checked whether everything is plugged in and I can't find any problems. Does anyone know what has happened and how I can possibly get my pc to work again?

My whole build is the following:

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600x
MOBO: MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 16 GB 3200
GPU: RX 580 4GB
SSD: Samsung Evo 860 250gb
PSU: Corsair CX550m

Any help is appreciated!

Cactus_Bot June 14, 2020

I would double check the pins on the processors, anything in the socket, and then obviously power cables are plugged in on both sides.

Does it turn on at all, like do the fans spin up and such or no power to anything?

pacoromero17 June 24, 2020

Pins and socket seem fine, power cables are tightly plugged in. Whenever I press the power button nothing happens at all, not even fans spinning.

pacoromero17 June 18, 2020

I really don't understand it, all I did was trying my Ryzen 3 1200 in the movie before putting my normal Ryzen 5 1600x back in? Most likely it has to be my motherboard then I guess?

Cactus_Bot June 12, 2020

I find it hard to believe a component died with a simple swap. Have you tried reseating the cpu?

StarBleu March 30, 2020

R5 1600X OC help


Just tried overclocking my R5 1600X to it's limit with Fera 3 cooler. Rn i'm at 4.1 Ghz with 1.3 V with like 77 max temp . I'm running OCCT for 1 hour and no errors or anything. What you think is max voltage i can go for on this CPU.

XenolithicYardZone February 11, 2020

1st gen Ryzen is fine upto 1.4V, maybe even 1.425V. Use HWiNFO and check the SVI2 TFN sensor reading. That's the actual voltage your CPU is getting.

[email protected] (if stable) is a very good OC for a first gen chip.

trazetraze March 24, 2020

what about 1600ax which is basicaly downclocked 2600. whats the max safe voltage for this cpu ?

StarBleu February 11, 2020

When i try to go over 4.1 it crashes even on 1.35 should i try with higher voltage ?

im-teeq February 23, 2020

So i have a i5 1600x and a rtx 5700 , 16gb dual channel but i stil have less fps then i had with my gtx 970 can someone help me

A_Neaunimes February 29, 2020

i5 1600X

Doesn't exist. R5 1600X maybe ?

RTX 5700

Also doesn't exist. RX 5700 XT maybe ?

i stil have less fps then i had with my gtx 970 can someone help me

In what game(s) ?
Is the GPU the only thing you upgraded ?
Have you uninstalled the old GPU drivers ? Have you installed the new GPU drivers ?

im-teeq February 17, 2020

Yes i meant those specs except i have the one without the xt I uninstalled the nvidia drivers with ddu And installed the other ones the gpu is the only thing i upgraded I play csgo and fortnite

Struukduuker February 17, 2020

I'm thinking your r5 1600x is bottlenecking that 5700xt. Nothing but a cpu upgrade can fix that.

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