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Ryzen 5 1600X vs. 1600: Which should you buy?

Ryzen 5 1600X vs. 1600
Written by TechBug

The answer to that question may seem obvious to many of you, not least because our Ryzen 5 reviewsaid the non-X model looked like a better value. However, we didn’t actually have a plain 1600 on-hand at the time, we just assumed based on what we saw with the Ryzen 7 chips that the 1600 would overclock as well, or at least nearly as well as the 1600X.

Although there isn’t likely to be a dramatic performance difference between the two chips, the $2201600 comes bundled with the 95-watt ‘Wraith Spire’ cooler, while the $250 1600X doesn’t come with a cooler at all.

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