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AMD RYZEN 5 1600 6-Core 3.2 GHz (3.6 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1600BBAEBOX Desktop Processor

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  • Frequency: 3.6 ghz precision boost
  • 6 cores/12 threads unlocked
  • Cache: 3 mb/16 mb (l2/l3)
  • Socket type: Am4
  • Thermal solution: Wraith spire cooler
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  • Frequency: 3.6 ghz precision boost
  • 6 cores/12 threads unlocked
  • Cache: 3 mb/16 mb (l2/l3)
  • Socket type: Am4
  • Thermal solution: Wraith spire cooler
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler (YD1600BBAEBOX). This AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor brings high-performance CPU performance to a mass majority of gamers building powerful PCs for themselves. The world's lowest power 6-core, 12-thread desktop processor with true machine intelligence. Designed for smooth gaming and efficient, advanced multi-processing performance, the Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor from AMD has a base clock speed of 3.2 GHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 3.6 GHz. Additionally, this processor features six cores with twelve threads in an AM4 socket with 3MB of L2 cache memory and 16MB of L3 cache memory. Having six cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the twelve threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also has a TDP of 65W.

The YD1600BBAEBOX processor from AMD works on the AM4 platform. This 64-bit CPU has 6 cores operating at 3.2GHz with a Max Turbo Frequency of 3.6GHz. Advanced features of the 14 nm chip include 6 x 64KB Instruction L1 Cache, 6 x 512KB L2 cache, and 2 x 8MB L3 cache with simultaneous multithreading support. This processor comes with a heatsink/cooler bundled with it, however, if you want to upgrade your cooling make sure what you use supports AM4 and a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 Watts.

  • Brand: AMD
  • Processors Type: Desktop
  • Series: Ryzen 5
  • Name: AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Model: YD1600BBAEBOX
  • CPU Socket Type: Socket AM4
  • Core Name: Summit Ridge
  • # of Cores: 6-Core
  • # of Threads: 12
  • Operating Frequency: 3.2 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency: 3.6 GHz
  • L1 Cache: 576KB
  • L2 Cache: 3MB
  • L3 Cache: 16MB
  • Manufacturing Tech: 14nm
  • Memory Types: DDR4
  • Memory Channel: 2
  • Virtualization Technology Support: Yes
  • PCI Express Revision: 3.0
  • Thermal Design Power: 65W
  • Cooling Device: Heatsink and fan included
  • AMD SenseMI Technology
  • Socket AM4
  • Max Turbo Frequency 3.6 GHz
  • 16MB L3 Cache
  • 3MB L2 Cache
  • DDR4 Support
  • Unlocked Processor
  • Thermal Design Power 65W
  • AMD Wraith Spire 95W Cooler Included


  • AMD RYZEN 5 1600 6-Core 3.2 GHz (3.6 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1600BBAEBOX Desktop Processor
  • Wraith Cooler

Brand: AMD


UPC: 730143308397

Compatibility: AM4

Packaging: Retail

Condition: New

Product Details

Processors Type
Ryzen 5
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
CPU Socket Type
Socket AM4
Core Name
Summit Ridge
# of Cores
# of Threads
Operating Frequency
3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
3.6 GHz
L1 Cache
L2 Cache
L3 Cache
Manufacturing Tech
Memory Types
Virtualization Technology Support
PCI Express Revision
Thermal Design Power
Cooling Device
Heatsink and fan included

Package Includes

Customer Reviews

Review Summary
88.89% (16)
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5.56% (1)
Good and reliable and cpu
As promised
Delivers everything it offers and more. I use it for gaming in my custom build and would recommend it to anyone considering building a pc.
By Villads Johansen
Five stars
Amazing for the price can?€™t beat it
By Yoshka Van Der Straaten
Works great. Put a quiet heatsink on it and it's amazing!
Works great. I put a cooler master hyper rr-t4-18pk-r1 on it ($21 on outletpc when i bought it). Works very well!Using it for oculus rift (along with radeon rx 480) -- smooth!
This cpu is truly amazing for the performance you get for the price
I've been a system builder for over 15 years. This cpu is truly amazing for the performance you get for the price. I've been getting more and more request for amd cpu builds for the past year, i can see why. Cool and quiet, the provided cpu heatsink/fan is quite good. Handles anything i can throw at it and gaming performance is great as well when paired with a good graphics card. Highly recommended!!!
By Lucas Mortensen
Five stars
By Saana Salmela
Windows 7 installation walkthrough
Myth 1 ?€˜you cannot install windows 7 on ryzen or an m.2 ssd.?€™myth 2 ?€˜you cannot run the windows usb installation tool from another win7 machine, use 8 or 10.?€™my win7 install was to be on the gigabyte ga-ab350 gaming 3, ryzen 5 1600, and samsung 960 evo 500gb. The windows usb installation tool would not run for what i now know was several reasons.As someone who struggled with this as well in several stages, but appear to have siphoned the best practices from the interwebs as a couple of additions, it's all i can do to help others save their time. I plan on posting this on the 3 related items since i was unable to post on the blog that helped me along the way.Before we begin, 2 important items for those pulling their hair out or unsure if they can succeed with what they have available.Ensure you have updated your bios to the latest version. In my case, it was f22. It shipped with as well, ensure your new ssd is the only storage device attached to the board.1. Obtain your .Iso of windows 7 from ms's download page if you have not already.2. Format your flash drive as fat32 and mount the iso image to the drive using the windows usb/dvd download tool, as well a ms download. The drive is now bootable but needs to be tweaked with the new usb drivers.3. Obtain the windows usb installation tool from gigabyte or potentially other mfrs. Do not unzip it yet.4.**important** while the .Zip file is still an un-extracted .Zip file, right-click it, properties, and unblock it. This will prevent you from spending a long time unblocking individual files later.5. **important** extract the .Zip file to a very short directory name such as the root of a drive as many have suggested (thank you).6. Run the windows usb installation tool and it will take 8-12 minutes if everything is going well. If any issues, run the tool as an administrator.7. After completion, add any other storage drivers to the flash drive you might need during installation, i.E. Nvme below. No particular path or steps, you can browse to them.8. Safely remove your flash drive and use it in one of the usb 2.0 ports at the top of your new board.9. Power on, f12 for boot menu, install windows 7, hopefully :) and be quite pleased you can use your os you own outright and is still "supported".A note from step 7: google 'howto install windows 7 on a samsung ssd 960 pro (m2)' for assistance extracting the newest driver from the samsung split (that requires the drive to already be installed to run). I did not attempt installation using the nvme driver that was included in the windows usb installation tool, as it was an earlier version and i was not definite of 960 evo compatibility. Once the files were extracted to c:/program files/samsung, i just added them to the flash drive and pointed to them during windows installation.
By Vinod Niesen
Amazing processor for the price
Amazing processor for the price. Just got this one on sale for $150 plus a $20 mail in rebate. $130 for a 6 core 12 thread processor. I?€™ll buy that all day.
By Alyssia Francois
Nice performance, nice price on sale
For 150 bucks, this processor is a nice upgrade from a core2 quad. It has 6 physical cores, but performs more like a cpu with 8-9 cores due to simultaneous multi-threading. Fantastic considering a $200 quad core i5 was my best upgrade option not too long ago. Moving from 4 cores/threads to another 4c/4t cpu would not have been near as satisfying as this. Keep in mind, many things will only run as fast as your fastest single core; and current intel products take the prize there. So if you don't do much question or video rendering/streaming/encoding, you might want to look at like a current i3 or even a hyper-threaded pentium for a snappy system on a budget.For old-time comparison, the 1600 runs like a 4th-gen i7 (4770) if intel had stuck a couple more cores on the die; or a hair better than a xeon e5-1650. So maybe don't bother upgrading to this cpu if you already have an i7 less than 5 years old. Yes you can overclock this cpu, but not a huge amount. :-/ runs games just fine for me, leaving my clunky old radeon 7870 to be the bottleneck (or sometimes my 75hz monitor).My 1600 keeps me happy for now, and i look forward to having some good upgrade options for my am4 board down the road. One more thought: consider supporting the underdog amd for the sake of competition against intel. You really don't want intel to blow them out of the water no matter what your fanboy senses are telling you, or we will all be stuck with expensive options in the future with limited performance increases each year. Have fun waving your fanboy flag then.
By Annalise Laurent
It was nice, but i upgraded to the 1700 and i ...
It was nice, but i upgraded to the 1700 and i definitely have to recommend that over this. The 1700 definitely offers the better price/performance ratio.


Question & Answers
By OutletPC Shopper on 2019-05-01
I see that it comes with a cooler, but does the cooler come with thermal paste, or do I have to buy some?

By Customer Service on 2019-05-02

The cooler itself will have pre-applied thermal paste you can use to attach onto the processor without requiring thermal paste.

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AMD RYZEN 5 1600 6-Core 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Turbo Socket AM4 65W

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