AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs AMD Ryzen 7 1700

AMD Ryzen 5 1600
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3200 MHz / Cores: 6 / Apr 2017
AMD Ryzen 5 1600

AMD Ryzen 7 1700
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3000 MHz / Cores: 8 / Mar 2017
AMD Ryzen 7 1700

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
    118%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    101%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
    125%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 1600

None

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 7 1700

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 25% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Around 18% higher average synthetic performance.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 7 1700

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 7 1700

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.

Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 7 1700
MMX
3DNow!
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4A
AMD64
CnQ
NX bit
AMD-V
SMT

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Architecture AMD_Zen vs AMD_Zen
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Zen vs Zen
Release Date Apr 2017 vs Mar 2017

Cores

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Cores 6 vs 8
Threads 12 vs 16
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs No

Cache

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 7 1700
L1 Cache 128 KB (per core) vs 128 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 512 KB (per core) vs 512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 16384 KB (shared) vs 16384 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Socket AMD Socket AM4 vs AMD Socket AM4
Max Case Temp unknown vs unknown
Package uPGA vs uPGA
Die Size 192 mm² vs 0 mm²
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Cpu Frequency 3200 MHz vs 3000 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 3600 MHz vs 3700 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 65 W vs 65 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    3960 points
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
    4070 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    26400 points
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
    33000 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Rendering: POV-Ray 3.7

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    2361
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
    2945

points per second - higher is better

7-zip

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    29509
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
    35887

MIPS - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Single Threaded)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    94.29
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
    93.08

points - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Multi Threaded)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    793.56
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
    1030.17

points - higher is better