AMD Ryzen 3 1300X And 1200 Processor Review: More Affordable Zen
AMD Ryzen 3 Processors - The Verdict
Performance Summary: The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 performed well in our testing, especially when you consider their price points. With multi-threaded workloads, the Ryzen 3’s quad-core configuration generally gives it an edge over the dual-core / quad-thread Core i3 and in some cases allows it to compete with more expensive Core i5s. With single or lightly threaded workloads, however, Kaby Lake-based Core i3s are likely to pull ahead due to their increased IPC and typically higher clocks, as we saw with JetStream and in the audio encoding tests.
AMD Ryzen 3 processors should be available immediately from your favorite retailers. Pricing for the two processors we’ve show you here is as follows:
- Ryzen 3 1300X: 4-core, 4-thread, 3.5 GHz / 3.7 GHz, $129
- Ryzen 3 1200: 4-core, 4-threads, 3.1 GHz / 3.4 GHz, $109