AMD releases affordable RYZEN 3 CPUs for desktops!

RYZEN 3 1300X & 1200 Review and Performance Overview, along with GTX 1080 Ti Gaming Benchmark.

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Ryzen 3 processorAMD has finally released the RYZEN 3 1300X and the RYZEN 3 1200, completing the RYZEN lineup of desktop CPUs on the AM4 platform. Both CPUs include an AMD Wraith Stealth cooler and are overclockable for higher performance. AM4 B350/X370 chipset motherboard is required in order to overclock.

Ryzen 3 Specifications and Price

CPU Cores/Threads Clock Speed L3 Cache TDP Price Price after GST (18%)
 1300X 4/4 3.5GHz Base, 3.7GHz Turbo, 3.9GHz XFR 8MB 65W ₹8,899 ₹10,500
1200 4/4 3.1GHz Base, 3.4GHz Turbo, 3.45GHz XFR 8MB 65W ₹7,599 ₹8,966

Both RYZEN 3 1300X & 1200 have 4 cores and 4 threads, along with 8MB L3 Cache and a 65W. They are priced at ₹10,500 and ₹8,966 respectively (after GST).

Where to buy?

MDCOMPUTERS and PrimeABGB are both selling at similar prices, you can buy from these links.

ryzen 3 configuration

Both processors are overclockable, but as mentioned earlier, you require an X370/B350 chipset motherboard. It is possible to overclock the RYZEN 3 1200 to match the clocks of the RYZEN 3 1300X, which is great. The RYZEN 3 processors are competing with the Intel’s Core i3 lineup, which has 2 cores and 4 threads, and no overclocking support (unless you use a Z170/Z270 motherboard), which is why AMD is using the ‘true quad-core’ branding for their CPUs. It is an excellent budget gaming CPU.

ryzen 3 technology

Performance Overview

Here is a benchmark of these CPUs on Cinebench R15 Single Threaded and Multi Threaded.

Ryzen 3 benchmark

As you can see, both RYZEN 3 processors absolutely annihilate the opposition Intel Core i3 processors in multi-threading, and the RYZEN 3 1300X defeats the i5 7400 in multithreading as well (The RYZEN 3 1200 can do so as well after it is overclocked to similar clock speeds as the 1300X).  In single-threading though, the Core i3 lineup beats the RYZEN 3 lineup, but after overclocking the case may be opposite.

As for gaming, here is the average and 97th percentile FPS (97% of the frames were this) for the RYZEN 3 paired with a GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition GPU on Ultra Quality presets on recent games. Looking at the graph you can see that the Core i3 lineup is actually better than the RYZEN 3. But again, if you were to overclock the processors, the result possibly could be the opposite. Besides, you wouldn’t pair a 1080 Ti with a RYZEN 3. If you were pairing it with GPUs like the RX 570 you wouldn’t see much of a difference. Also, it’s important to note that on higher resolutions such as 1440p and 4K you’ll see a VERY low difference.

Conclusion

Intel definitely saw the RYZEN 3 coming and hence made the G4560 a 4 threaded processor. It seems to be the best budget gaming CPU now. To conclude, RYZEN 3 competes extremely well against the Intel’s Core i3, Core i5 and Pentium (Kaby Lake) lineup. It is an excellent budget gaming CPU and I would 100% recommend it for a Gaming PC build.