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Front view of AMD Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600

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AMD Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600

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Much more l3 cache 16 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 16 MB l3 cache is just OK
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 2.67 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of AMD Athlon X4 7th Gen Athlon™ X4 950

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AMD Athlon X4 7th Gen Athlon™ X4 950

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Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed

Features Key features of the Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600  vs Athlon X4 7th Gen Athlon™ X4 950 

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summary

Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600  vs
Athlon X4 7th Gen Athlon™ X4 950 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes No

details

Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600  vs
Athlon X4 7th Gen Athlon™ X4 950 
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A N/A
AMD Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600
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