Does the Ryzen 5 1600 overclock as good as the 1600X?

I am reading confusing (to me) reports on the overclocking capabilities of the latest Ryzen 5 processors. Where can read trustworthy comparisons between those 2 AMD processors?

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  1. it depends on the mainboard and the silicon lottery. i have my self the 1600x and got it easily overclocked to 4ghz with only 1.375v and my ddr4 is also running on 3200mhz. I have the asus crosshair 6 hero motherboard and the nzxt kraken as cooling for it. The 1600 is better if you dont plan on buying a cooler becouse it comes with one and people say it is decent. you will get the 1600 to 3.8 maybe 3.9ghz voltage somewere betwen 1.4v-1.475v. maybe better if you get lucky with the silicon. the choise in the end is yours. get the 1600 buy a better motherboard or get the 1600x and get a cheaper board. if money is not the issue then get a good mainboard and the 1600x + a decent cooler and you will be set .
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  2. From what I've seen, it looks like the 1600X and the 1800X are binned slightly better than the rest. Not saying you can't also get a bad 1600X, but it definitely seems like there are a lot more 1600X reaching 4.2 than the 1600.
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  3. Luck of the draw IMO.
    I have a 1700 that just hit 4.1 straight off the bat , the other 5 I had (same batch code) did between 3.8 & 4.05

    A 1700x I could not get over 3.8fhz without stupidly excessive voltage

    I'd argue that 3.8ghz is enough for any ryzen realistically & as far as I see they will ALL do that speed
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  4. Well....I'm drawing my opinion from a slightly larger sample size.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1628508/official-ryzen-5-1600x-1600-1500x-1400-owners-club
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  5. ^ not large enough to be meaningful though at all.
    & oddly the 1600 takes the top spot there.

    1600x buyers are far more likely to be overclocking & posting results too.

    I just don't find the 1600x good value when adding a $50 cooler puts you close to the price of a 1700.
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  6. Yeah, I have read that its all luck of the draw. With reading around, I think the better value is with the 1600.

    I am able to run my 1600 4ghz OC (using hyper 212 that i have laying around) at 1.380v And with that $40 i saved, which I added $30 on top and was able to buy a Deepcool Captain 240 ex. Pretty happy with the setup.
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  7. madmatt30 said:
    ^ not large enough to be meaningful though at all.
    & oddly the 1600 takes the top spot there.

    1600x buyers are far more likely to be overclocking & posting results too.

    I just don't find the 1600x good value when adding a $50 cooler puts you close to the price of a 1700.


    If you actually read through the thread, you'd also see that the guys with the 1600X have a lot better luck hitting 4.0 and higher, than those with the 1600. Not even 25% of the members of the group are on the first page.....

    It's a much larger sample size than the few processors you personally bought. lol
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