AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Cinebench R15 Score Matches Intel Core i7 6800K At $200 Discount


What's that you say, you want more leaked benchmarks showing how AMD's upcoming Ryzen lineup performs? That's been an easy request to fulfill as of late—forget about leaks on a weekly basis, we're starting to see unconfirmed reports crop up on an almost daily as we head into the homestretch of Ryzen's retail launch. The newest one to emerge purportedly shows how well a Ryzen 5 1600X performs in Cinebench R15.

AMd Ryzen Cinebench R15

Reddit forum user VulkanDX12 posted a cropped picture of a Cinebench R15 benchmark run showing a CPU score of 1,136. In the section underneath labeled "Your System," Cinebench lists an AMD Ryzen processor with 6 cores and 12 threads clocked at 3.3GHz, along with the model number ZD3301BBM6IF4_37/33_Y. The core count and clockspeed match previously leaked details on AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X. And by matching the model number up with the part number decoder we posted yesterday, we know this about the CPU:

Z = QS (Qualification Sample, which is closer to the retail version than an Engineering Sample)
D = Desktop processor (in this case, Summit Ridge)
330 = 3.30GHz base frequency
1 = Model revision number (first revision)
BB = 65W
M = AM4 platform
6 = Number of physical cores
I = ?? (there part indicates the amount of cache, but the decoder doesn't contain an entry for "I")
F4 = B stepping
37 = 3.70GHz boost frequency
33 = 3.30GHz base frequency

Let's talk about these specs for a moment. There has been a lot of leaked information on Ryzen and the 17 different SKUs AMD is expected to release. None of the information is official, nor are the accompanying specs, most notably core counts, clockspeeds, and TDP ratings. In this case, the part number indicates this is a CPU with a 65W TPD. From what we think we know, the Ryzen 5 1600X is supposed to be a 95W part. If that's the case, and assuming the benchmark run is real, we might actually be looking at a Ryzen 5 1600 here.

There hasn't been any pricing information leaked for the Ryzen 5 1600, so for the sake of comparison, let's go ahead and assume we're looking at a Ryzen 5 1600X. That's a $259 processor (which again is unconfirmed). As pointed out in the comments section at Reddit, if you plot the Ryzen CPU's score in a graph of Cinebench R15 benchmark results over at Anandtech containing scores from 20 Intel processors, its score of 1,136 matches up with (and comes out slightly ahead of) Intel's Core i7-6800K, a 6-core Broadwell-E chip that retails for between $410 and $450. Our own stable of benchmarks here, some higher-end chips, some lower end, also supports this estimation. 

Again, this might not even be a Ryzen 5 1600X, it could be a less expensive Ryzen part. Either way, this is another leaked benchmark that shows Ryzen shaking things up in the CPU market in a big way. It's already been rumored that Intel is readying new Kaby Lake Core i7 and Core i5 processors to steal some thunder from Ryzen, but if all these leaks turn out to be accurate, the Santa Clara chipmaker may have to rethink its pricing pyramid, too.