AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler (YD1600BBAEBOX)

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler (YD1600BBAEBOX)
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Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 195 reviews)

Product Details

  • Brand: AMD
  • Model: YD1600BBAEBOX
  • Platform: Not Machine Specific
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.60" h x .30" w x 1.60" l, 1.12 pounds
  • CPU: None 3.6 GHz
  • Processors: 6


  • 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

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler (YD1600BBAEBOX)

Customer Reviews

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
5Decent OC and Cores for Productivity
By Earl Jay O. Caoile
I am using this processor with the following build:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler (YD1600BBAEBOX) (OC @ 3.75 GHz, 1.243 V)
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler, Black
CPU Mounting Bracket: Corsair CW-8960046 AMD Retention Bracket Kit for Hydro Series Coolers
Motherboard: ASRock Mini-ITX Motherboard - AB350 GAMING-ITX/AC
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Series Extreme Performance DDR4 16GB (2 X 8GB) 3200MHz Kit (PC4-25600) PV416G320C6K
SSD: Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive, 256GB
HDD: Seagate 6TB BarraCuda Pro 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (ST6000DM004)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (GV-N1060IXOC-3GD)
Case: Silverstone Tek Mini-DTX, Mini-ITX Small Form Factor Computer Case with Faux Aluminum Front Panel Cases SG13B-Q
Power Supply: SilverStone Technology SST-SX500-G 500W SFX Fully Modular 80 Plus Gold PSU with Improved 92mm Fan and Japanese Capacitors SX500-G

After tinkering with this build for a few weeks, I've updated the information on this review. My CPU can hit 3.75 GHz at 1.243 V. I can get 3.85 GHz on 1.3 V. I tried to get 3.9 GHz at 1.35 V, and it wouldn't even boot. I could have tried 1.4 V, but it's really not worth it with my build. I decided to stick with 3.75 GHz because I really don't want to push it with temps on load. I idle at around 30 C and hit a maximum of 66 C running Intel Burn Test. This also with 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) of 3200 Mhz RAM.

This CPU is kind of a sidegrade in gaming compared to my i7 4770k, but it's much better for productivity since I do photo and video editing in Adobe Lightroom and Premiere Pro respectively. Thank goodness for AMD bringing 6 cores and 12 threads to consumers at an affordable price.

19 of 22 people found the following review helpful.
5I'm pretty impressed. 20+ FPS gain in all of my ...
By Michael
Upgraded an aging 2500k that was still swinging @ 4.4ghz.
I gotta say, I'm pretty impressed. 20+ FPS gain in all of my games. I haven't been able to multitask like before either. Paired it with a Gigabyte Gaming 3 AB350 and Corsair Dominator 3000 mhz (CMD16GX4M2B3000C15). Slight overclock to 3.8 with a very small bump to the voltage with the stock cooler. Welcome back to the game AMD.

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
5Very good bang for your buck
By Anthony H.
I have had many processers and this one is my absolute favorite. I just recently upgraded to my ryzen 5 1600 and I have no complaints what so ever. With 6 cores and 12 threads I don't see it falling out of the gaming or small streaming/ content creation light withing the next 5 years. I had an amd fx 8350 before this and it was a very good chip but I bought it brand new and I wanted to build one last personal PC before I quit and I am very happy the I chose this chip. I do also have an i7 6700k and this is just as good, I also strongly recommend not getting the x chip because for an extra 20 to 30 dollars your getting a processor that overclocks itself. It is insanely easy to overclock on these chips and especially with the included cooler (much better than Intel) but besides that overclocking isn't necessary unless you are doing content creation like video rendering etc., one thing you might wanna look out for is compatible ram, I personally got the Corsair vengeance lpx at 3000mhz and it runs amazing. CAUTION... Ryzen does run DARASTICALLY better with faster ram so you might have to pay a bit more for it right now. So enough with the blabbering here are my PC specs
Amd ryzen 5 1600@ 3.7ghz
Msi b350 tomahawk
Corsair vengeance lpx 3000mhz
Nvidia's EVGA gtx 1050ti
Snadisk ultra 2 ssd 240gb
EVGA 600b 600 watt 80+ bronze psu
2 rosewill 140mm case fans
Nzxt s340 elite black and red
With all that said I love this system and playing doom at high settings on the vulkan api I hit a .1% low of 55 frames and an average of 75 to 80 with a high of 125( probably because I accidentally stared at the ground for a minute)... If you made it this far congrats.
Update I've now owned the system for about 1 month and it's still good;)

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