AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Complete review with benchmarks


In today’s article, I am going to review AMD Ryzen 5 1500X. I’m going to review its Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) and (Multi-core), Geekbench 5 (Single-Core) and (Multi-Core), Performance, Power Consumption, Integrated GPU, Ram support, and gaming experience.

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

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AMD Ryzen 5 1500X:

Cinebench R23:

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) 928
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) 4620

For decent Gaming-Performance, you should make sure you are above 1000 Cinebench R23 Single-Core Points, and this processor just smashed the other processors in the new record-breaking scores of Cinebench R23 Single-Core 928. In 3D rendering the higher the Multi-Core Score. The better the performance you will see. Anything above 20k+ Multi-Core Points will boost the performance and will render complex scenes in less time. And this processor scores 4620. This will also help in gaming. As most of you will know that the more the single cores scores are the faster will it open and close the applications. The multicore will also help in rendering and gaming. This processor has the speeds of whapping 4.1GHz and can be overclocked further with precautions.

Geekbench 5:

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core) 927
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core) 3832

Geekbench 5 Test system’s potential for gaming, image processing, and video editing with the Compute Benchmark. This also tests your GPU’s power with support for the CUDA, OpenCL, and Metal APIs. This processor scored the best in the Geekbench 5. This processor also beats some of the latest and most powerful processors with new record-breaking scores of single-core and multi-core performance. The single-core scores are 927, and the multi-core scores are 3832. As you guys know. The higher the Geekbench 5 score the higher performance of the processor. Geekbench 5 score that is twice as high will mean the processor is twice as powerful. This processor is faster than the Ryzen 5 3600 which is the most valuable CPU at this time.


Vendor AMD
Released April 11, 2017
Type Desktop
instruction set x86-64
Codename Zen
Socket AM4
Integrated GPU No

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is a desktop processor produced by AMD. This processor supports the socket AM4 which is most of the important facts on the new AMD Ryzen processors. This processor has 4 cores and 8 threads. The base clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is 3.5GHz, but with the new Turbo Boost technology, it can go up to 3.7GHz. The size of the L3 cache is a whopping 16MB. Unlike Intel, this processor doesn’t have also integrated graphics. The instruction set architecture is based on x64 and can support x86. As the x64 will make more bandwidth then this x64 will be the best choice. This processor is based on Zen architecture which is 25% faster and more efficient than the older AMD architecture. The model number of this processor is Vermeer.


Cores 4
Threads 8
Base Frequency 3.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.7 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz
Multiplier 35x
L1 Cache 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes

This processor has 4 cores and 8 threads with a base clock of 3.5GHz and, a boost clock of 3.7GHz. The bus frequency is 100MHz. which will help PCI lanes in terms of performance. This processor is also unlocked with a multiplier of 35x. This will help in overclocking this processor with the right amount of power consumption. This processor has the fastest L1, L2, and L3 cache memories. The L1 cache memory is 64K per core which means 4 cores have their own L1 cache memories. The L2 cache memory is also 512KB per core on these 4 cores. The L3 cache memory is also 16MB which is also shared with the system. If you are looking for the best value processor, then this AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is the best choice. In terms of gaming, this processor performs very great with good compatibility with the Nvidia GPU and with the AMD GPU’s. In terms of video editing and graphics rendering this processor also shows the best performance. Because of its base clock of 3.5GHz and the boost clock of 3.7GHz. This processor can be more powerful if you chose the right motherboard for it. Because this processor can be overclocked. But I would say no to overclocking because 3.7GHz is enough for today’s gaming and editing. This processor is faster than the newly released Intel core i5 12600 which is by this time the most valuable processor.

Power Consumption:

Transistors 4.8 billions
Fabrication process 14 nm
TDP 65 W
Max. temperature 95°C

This processor is based on 14Nm process fabrication. The TDP shows 65W of power consumption. This processor can also be overclocked. So, you can increase the voltage in the motherboard interface if the motherboard supports the unlocked processors. The most amazing fact about this processor is that the max temperature support of this processor is 95C which is awesome. You can play games as long as you want and this will not affect the speeds or any thermal throttling issues if you have a good CPU cooler or water cooler. Sometimes when this processor takes a bunch of loaded applications then the processor increases the speeds of each core to the needs. This increases power consumption, thus making the CPU hotter. AMD is known for overheating so this will help in the state of the CPU performance and make it cooler.

Integrated GPU:

Integrated GPU None

This processor doesn’t have an integrated GPU. If you don’t have a GPU and you put this processor in a motherboard and you want to check the system performance, then sorry my friend because without a GPU this processor will not give a display.

Ram support:

Memory types DDR4-2666
Memory Size 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 39.74 GB/s
ECC Support Yes

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X can support the DDR4 Ram with a memory frequency of 2666MHz. The max memory support of this AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is 64GB of ram. The max memory channel support is 2 channels of Ram. The max memory bandwidth is also 39.74 GB/s which is incredibly fast. There is ECC support on this AMD Ryzen 5 1500X.

Gaming Experience:

This processor is a good option for gamers. Considering its capabilities, it performs well in almost any situation like editing, gaming, rendering, streaming, etc. So, if you are looking for a processor under $300 then I highly recommend buying this processor. There are more alternatives to this processor like core i7 12TH Gen and other AMD CPUs. In this processor, you got 4 cores, 8 threads, and a boost clock of 3.7GHz. This will play every game at high FPS with a good combination of Graphics card and Ram. You will see no issues in the performance unless there is a bottleneck. So, to avoid that, I will make complete another article on the best compatible Ram, storage, and GPU for this processor. Just let me know in the comment.

So, this was my review of the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X. If you guys learned something new then make sure to check out my other articles in the review, as well as my YouTube channel.

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