AMD Ryzen 5 1500X must be in testing the duel with Intel's Core i5 7500 set. Both processors currently cost some 200 euros and have four cores.AMD Ryzen 5 1500X must be in testing the duel with Intel's Core i5 7500 set. Both processors currently cost some 200 euros and have four cores.

The Ryzen 5 1500X AMD in the test has four cores, while all other Ryzen CPUs that we have been sent through our benchmark suite have at least six cores. We check in games and applications such as the lower core number affects the performance of the Ryzen 5 1500X.

With its four cores of Ryzen joined 5 1500X to the Core i5 processors from Intel, such as the almost equally expensive Core i5 7500 (about 200 euros), which all have the same number of cores. In the nearby compared with the Core i5 7500, he has very similar clock speeds, under typical game load even reach the two CPUs, each with 3.6 GHz identical values.

Two significant differences, there are still: The Ryzen 5 1500X supports multithreading one hand to the virtual doubling core, on the other hand it has an unlocked multiplier, which greatly simplifies the overclocking. In the thermal power dissipation both CPUs are 65W turn on the same.

Multithreading provides Intel currently only in the Core i7 and Core i3 CPUs, as well as some Pentium models at a free multiplier (on the attached "K" or "X" can be seen) are available in combination with at least four cores only from about 40 euros more than the R5 1500X (Core i7 7600K, 240 euros).

Ryzen 5 1500X: Specifications

Ryzen 5 1500X

Core i5 7500

Ryzen 5 1600X

Core i5 7600K

Cores / threads

Standard clock

Max. Turbo clock

production

L2 cache

L3 cache

TDP

free multiplier

about Price

4.8

4.4

6/12

4.4

3.5 GHz

3.4GHz

3.6 GHz

3.8 GHz

3.7 GHz

3.8 GHz

4.0 GHz

4.2 GHz

14 nm

14 nm

14 nm

14 nm

4 x 512 KB

4 x 256 KB

6 x 512 KB

4 x 256 KB

2 x 8.0 MByte

6 MB

2 x 8.0 MByte

6 MB

65 Watt

65 Watt

95 Watt

91 Watt

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

200 euros

200 euros

270 euros

240 euros

test system

To prevent a limitation by the graphics card in our CPU test system as far as possible, is Nvidia's Geforce GTX 1080 used. In particularly low resolutions like 1280x720 and with very low graphics quality, the power of the GPU would still continue to take a backseat to remain sufficiently close to the reality of most players, but we have opted for other settings.

All games are tested in resolutions of 1920x1080 and 2560x1440, instead of maximum quality, we each select level "high" and the anti-aliasing only come frugal post-processing method as FXAA or TAA used. We always use 16.0 GB of RAM, running under the officially supported frequencies: In the case of DDR3 systems, it is clocked at 1600 MHz, while DDR4 systems running at 2,400 MHz. The quad-channel mode only support Intel's Socket 2011-3 processors, all other CPUs we test in dual channel mode.

The AMD processors Ryzen we test with the Gigabyte motherboard AX370 Gaming 5 and the latest BIOS. In the benchmarks we also lead to measurements from our posttest of Ryzen 7 1800X with the MSI motherboard X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium with deactivated multithreading and in combination with DDR4-3200 memory with. Both factors may favor the gaming performance of Ryzen relatively strong.

The operating system is Windows 10 comes into the 64 bit variant used in the games we have for Battlefield 1, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3, Total War: Warhammer and watchdogs two decided. In Deus Ex and Rise of the Tomb Raider we measure both DirectX 11 and DirectX 12, which incorporated only the results of the better running in individual cases interface into the final performance rating.

Apart from Total War: Warhammer, we always use your own benchmark sequences from the actual players that are between 40 and 120 seconds. In Battlefield one we have chosen for measurements in single player mode as it is very difficult in multiplayer mode to create similar conditions.

The application tests include Cinebench (single and multi-core), the encoding of 4K videos by HandBrake and the integrated benchmark of 7-Zip. The power we measure at last for the entire test system both at idle and under load games (Battlefield 1).

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