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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz Hexa Core CPU

CCL Code: CPU0450
Manufacturer Code: YD160XBCAEWOF
Manufacturer: AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz Hexa Core CPU

Smooth Gaming and Advanced Multi-Processing Performance

Key Features:

  • Base: 3.6GHz, Turbo: 4.0GHz
  • Hexa Core, 12 Threads
  • Socket AM4
  • 95W TDP
  • *No Cooler Included*


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Main Features

  • 3.6 GHz clock rate with 4.0 GHz Precision Boost
  • Extended Frequency Range (XFR) in the presence of better cooling
  • 95 Watt TDP


CPU Type AMD Ryzen 5
CPU Manufacturer AMD
CPU Cores Hexa Core
CPU Socket Socket AM4
Cache 16 MB
CPU Threads 12
Processor Turbo Speed 4 GHz
CPU Family AMD Ryzen 5
Processor Number 1600X
CPU Speed 3.6GHz (Base) • 4.0GHz (Turbo)
L2 Cache 3 MB
L3 Cache 16 MB
Socket AM4
Number of Cores 6
Number of Threads 12


TDP (Thermal Design Power) 95 W


Form Factor CPU
In The Box AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU • Installation Instructions • Warranty Information

Key Features

CPU Cooler Included No
Codename Zen


Warranty 1 Year

Item Details

Manufacturer AMD
Manufacturer Code YD160XBCAEWOF
EAN 0730143308441
UPC 730143308441
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer AMD
Manufacturer Code YD160XBCAEWOF

Do you have you a question about the AMD Ryzen 5 (1600X) 3.6GHz Processor 16MB L3 Cache (PIB)?

Q: Would this cpu work fine without a cooler?
Answer by Kristian on 1st February 2019
No, all modern cpu's will need some kind of cooling on them or they will drastically overheat, not only causing shorter lifespan but also meaning that your computer will most likely not even boot. - Kristian N
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Q: Is the 1600x one of the Generation 1 processors, or Generation 2, With Thanks
Answer by Website User on 18th October 2018
This is a 1st Generation Ryzen processor. - Matthewt
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Q: Does this come with the Radeon Vega graphics that the Ryzen 5 2400g comes with?
Answer by Website User on 18th October 2018
No this processor does not come with any in-built graphics. - Matthewt
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Q: Hi, could you recommend a cooler to go with this cpu? I have an Asus Prime B350-A motherboard and a Corsair CC-9011086-WW Carbide Series 88R Windowed mATX/Mini-ITX PC Tower Case. Would the Be Quiet Pure Rock Slim fit?
Answer by Dan on 12th April 2017
Third party cooler support for the AM4 socket is a little difficult at present, but manufacturers are adding upgrade kits regularly. The Pure Rock Slim uses a standard AMD hinge clip design, so should work fine out of the box. -Danlevan
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4 / 5 12 reviews


9 months ago

very good cpu and good service


10 months ago

Decent product at affordable prices

ian cook

10 months ago

does exactly what i would expect, thrown a few bits of multi tasking at it and it purrs along quite happy.


12 months ago

Despite being first a generation Ryzen 5 chip this CPU it is very capable of running anything I've thrown at it not that I use my PC for anything other than a few games, documents and the like. It is a major step-up from my old 8350 and the performance increase is noticeable in games such as Division 2 that now runs at a stable 60fps using the same graphics card as before (RX 570), with the graphics settings set to a mix of Very High and Ultra.


12 months ago

Great value for money, used to build a mid end pc for gaming

t a irvinre

May 2019

Works well for me


May 2019

Nice CPU, got it to replace Intel I7-860. What a difference 10 years of CPU's make.

Mark Farmer

March 2019

Excellent for the price, and the price was great.

Paul Richards

February 2019

This is a great option for gaming and productivity alike. Paired with fast RAM it really is fantastic value


February 2019

Very powerful beast, cheap, unfortunately does not come with heatsink


January 2019

Upgraded from a Ryzen 3 1300x and this is a noticeable upgrade for me while gaming, only downside is theres no cooler in the box but I saw that as an opportunity to go for a better option anyways. Excellent value vs the competition


November 2018

Incredibly powerful and pairs incredibly welll with my EVGA 1070 SC. I definitely recommend to anyone searching for a cpu currently. At the time I bought this, it was only 136 pounds at well. Thank you CCL!