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AMD Ryzen 5 2400G vs Ryzen 5 1600X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.6 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 2400G with 4-cores against the 3.6 GHz Ryzen 5 1600X with 6-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Consumption
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 1600X and 2400G
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
  • Consumes up to 32% less energy than the Ryzen 5 1600X – 65 vs 95 Watt
  • Newer - released 10 months later
  • Includes an integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 11
  • Around 3.97 GB/s (10%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Has 12 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Has 2 physical cores more than the 2400G
  • 3% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4 GHz vs 3.9 GHz)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 5 1600X


Vendor AMD AMD
Released February 12, 2018 April 11, 2017
Launch price 169 USD 249 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Zen Zen
Socket AM4 AM4
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 11 No


Cores 4 6
Threads 8 12
Base Frequency 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.9 GHz 4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 36x 36x
L1 Cache 128K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 4MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Transistors 4.9 billions 4.8 billions
Fabrication Process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 65 W 95 W
Max. temperature 95°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-2666
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 43.71 GB/s 39.74 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site AMD Ryzen 5 2400G official page AMD Ryzen 5 1600X official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 12 24

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