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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Review

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GeorgeK 11th May 2017, 12:19 Quote
What sort of temperatures were you getting with this?
Combatus 11th May 2017, 12:54 Quote
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What sort of temperatures were you getting with this?

Around 70'C, amb 23'C as reported in Ryzen Master with an all-in-one liquid cooler. That's with our overclock of 1.425V and 3.9GHz
GeorgeK 11th May 2017, 13:02 Quote
Not bad temps those - the NZXT Kraken X42 isn't the absolute best of coolers either. On an open test bench I guess they will be a bit better than in a case but fairly promising nevertheless.

Thanks for the reply ;)
Elton 11th May 2017, 13:21 Quote
It's interesting to see AMD step up their game massively. It's clear now that Ryzen pretty much performs beyond our expectations and has the benefit of having more cores to make up for the fairly negligible difference.

I should've bought one. :D
Omnislip 11th May 2017, 14:20 Quote
As another review was titled: "Get this one"

Hopefully AMD are still making a good whack of money off these chips - it seems unusual for this one, which already seems to offer the best value, to drop 10% in price so quickly.
Kilmatead 11th May 2017, 14:36 Quote
Not that anyone looks at final scores any more, but it's probably doubtful that "20% Overall" and "Exceptional" were intended to be wedded together in a review.
GeorgeK 11th May 2017, 14:43 Quote
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Not that anyone looks at final scores any more, but it's probably doubtful that "20% Overall" and "Exceptional" were intended to be wedded together in a review.

You're not supposed to be able to see scores overall - they were removed from reviews ages ago.
Kilmatead 11th May 2017, 15:06 Quote
Apparently the NoScript Plugin didn't get that particular memo. :)
davido_labido 11th May 2017, 15:25 Quote
We have to add an Overall score before the award can be seen, it doesn't actually matter what actual figure is. It isn't meant to be seen, just the award :) Ignore anything that is in the 'Overall' part, it is just so we can actually add the award. (any of my reviews will have 80% for instance)
GeorgeK 11th May 2017, 15:28 Quote
1,000,000% ? :p
Kilmatead 11th May 2017, 16:21 Quote
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...any of my reviews will have 80% for instance
Which, subliminally, may indicate that you're a 60% more optimistic person than Antony... if everything he reviews is always 20%, that says something about his outlook on life. Has he been feeling well recently? Not seen him lurking near the balconies of BT-Towers at odd hours? Those who hide their true feelings tend to repressively explode when least expected. All sorts of clues are hidden between the lines of reviews these days...
Combatus 11th May 2017, 16:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by davido_labido
...any of my reviews will have 80% for instance
Which, subliminally, may indicate that you're a 60% more optimistic person than Antony... if everything he reviews is always 20%, that says something about his outlook on life. Has he been feeling well recently? Not seen him lurking near the balconies of BT-Towers at odd hours? Those who hide their true feelings tend to repressively explode when least expected. All sorts of clues are hidden between the lines of reviews these days...

You have no idea :)
davido_labido 11th May 2017, 17:06 Quote
Antony walks around dressed as the grim reaper, I walk around dressed as a jester. I think that says it all.
wolfticket 11th May 2017, 17:38 Quote
Impressive, and heartening for hopes of a healthy competitive CPU market. Nice to see AMD rapidly dealing with teething troubles.

My wallet waits with baited breath for the properly budget Ryzen 3 stuff though.
.//TuNdRa 11th May 2017, 22:13 Quote
The 4c/8t Ryzen 3 parts are really going to rustle Intel's jimmies when they release, since Intel really doesn't have anything in the range between the low-end Pentium and mid i5s that is actually worth buying. If AMD can cannon R3 right into that segment; system builders may well eat it up by the thousand, and it should absolutely sip power and run with next to no cooling, both of which are a good thing for OEMs, since they generally like putting as little of everything in as they can get away with.

I'm surprised at just how well the all the Ryzen parts on test at Bit are clocking, but it is reinforcing my own theory that there's some specific design or configuration with the Ryzen parts that means they just will not do above 4ghz for whatever reason (Barring the odd slight exception. I think current record is 4.2?), to the point where my Taichi actually throws "No CPU" after a crash if I push too high.
Anfield 11th May 2017, 22:29 Quote
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My wallet waits with baited breath for the properly budget Ryzen 3 stuff though.

Agreed, Quadcore Ryzen 3 with a price in the rough ballpark of an i3-7300 is going to kick some serious butt;)
Yadda 11th May 2017, 23:11 Quote
Interesting that this one has virtually identical (slightly lower, within 1 FPS) gaming results to the 1500x.

Still, considering the extra cores, for an extra £10, I'd go for it.
David 12th May 2017, 08:07 Quote
Nice review - I do hope the Ryzen platform has long legs, so AMD can start making some serious money and maintain the competition.
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The 4c/8t Ryzen 3 parts are really going to rustle Intel's jimmies when they release

Ryzen 3 is a quad but not multi-threaded iirc, but it'll still put boot to arse IMO.
N17 dizzi 12th May 2017, 14:25 Quote
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Nice review - I do hope the Ryzen platform has long legs, so AMD can start making some serious money and maintain the competition.

I don't see Intel having anything waiting in the wings that will best the value being offered by AMD. So hopefully big market segment and profits are on their way.
Vault-Tec 12th May 2017, 14:33 Quote
This seems to be the one to have then :) Sadly it would be no upgrade to me in 2/3 computers. I would still want the 1700, at least it has more cores than my 5820k.
runadumb 12th May 2017, 14:59 Quote
Shame memory prices are so damn high right now or I think I would jump in on this. By the time Zen + rolls round I will dust off my wallet and splurge
Parge 12th May 2017, 16:08 Quote
Man, would like one of these - same TDP as the 4790s - but 6 cores/12 threads.

BRING ME YOUR ITX MOTHERBOARDS!
Vault-Tec 12th May 2017, 16:24 Quote
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Shame memory prices are so damn high right now or I think I would jump in on this. By the time Zen + rolls round I will dust off my wallet and splurge

It's a real shame. When Intel launched Sandybridge they did so into a market where DDR3 cost peanuts. It's really been a deal breaker for a lot of the more budget conscious.
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Man, would like one of these - same TDP as the 4790s - but 6 cores/12 threads.

BRING ME YOUR ITX MOTHERBOARDS!

I think the orders for the Biostar is now live out in the USA. Doesn't look like we're getting it here atm though :(
grimerking 15th May 2017, 11:54 Quote
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Shame memory prices are so damn high right now or I think I would jump in on this. By the time Zen + rolls round I will dust off my wallet and splurge

It's a real shame. When Intel launched Sandybridge they did so into a market where DDR3 cost peanuts. It's really been a deal breaker for a lot of the more budget conscious.

I've been through a few RAM price cycles now and I've noticed that cheap RAM is always followed by expensive RAM. In my experience it tends to be a lack of RAM that drives my CPU/MB upgrades - e.g. MB can take 4GB of RAM, but I have 4x 512MB, which makes upgrading to 4GB uneconomical.

I'm still using a 3750K @ 4.2GHz. I made sure I fully loaded my MB with the maximum possible (32GB) when it was available at £30 for 16GB. I'm now in a situation where my RAM and CPU will probably be adequate for another 2-3 years and my GPU (290X 4GB) will last until 4k capable cards are affordable.

I'd strongly recommend stocking up on cheap RAM the next time it becomes available.
GeorgeK 15th May 2017, 12:13 Quote
^That's what I plan to do. Gutted I missed 16GB of DDR4 for ~£70 a month or two back :(
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