In our first Ryzen 5 review, we found the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 to be lacking in value. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 we think offers a unique value proposition and we think that it is worthy of your consideration. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is a 6 core, 12 thread CPU with a full compliment of 16MB L3 cache. Like the AMD Ryzen 7 1700, it has a 65W TDP but boasts slightly higher all core clock speeds (3.2GHz base 3.6GHz turbo.) MSRP on the CPU is $219 and includes a cooler.