The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is a mid-range processor with a computational power that's no less great than that of top models. With its 6 cores and a whopping 12 threads, the processor is very suitable for those who wish to do many things on a computer at once. This AMD cpu is also excellent for playing less complex games, such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or Grand Theft Auto V. Compared to similar processors, the Ryzen 5 1600 is very energy-efficient. That means you need a less heavy power supply in your computer. The cpu works at a standard clock speed of 3.2GHz and a turbo speed of 3.6GHz. And if that's not enough? You can always overclock the Ryzen 5 1600X, thanks to the unlocked multiplier. This makes it even faster. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 uses the AM4 socket. Do you want to use this processor? First check whether your motherboard uses this socket.