AMD Ryzen 3 Processors - All You Need To Know
Ryzen 3 isn’t your typical, entry-level processor, however. Ryzen 3 actually utilizes the same die as its higher-end siblings, but has fewer active cores and symmetrical multi-threading (SMT) has been disabled. Ryzen 3 processors feature quad-core configurations, however, they leverage the same socket and packaging, have the same features, and are fully unlocked for easy overclocking.
We’ve got the Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 quad-core processors in house and have powered through a series of benchmarks with both chips to show you where they stand versus and array of AMD and
Both the Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 feature 2+2 CCX configurations, which is to say two cores, from each quad-core CCX (CPU Complex) in an eight-core Zen-based processor have been disabled. Both of the processors feature 65W TDPs, 8MB of shared L3 cache, 512K of L2 cache per-core, and they both include AMD Wraith Steath coolers in their retail packaging as well.
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X CPU-Z Details
The Ryzen 3 1300X has a base clock of 3.5GHz, with a 3.6GHz all-core boost clock, a 3.7GHz two-core boost, and a max XFR boost clock of 3.9GHz. At those frequencies, the Ryzen 3 1300X’s performance in single-threaded (or lightly threaded) workloads should be right about in-line with the similarly clocked Ryzen 7 1700X.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 CPU-Z Details
The Ryzen 3 1200’s default clocks are decidedly lower. Its base and all-boost clocks are both only 3.1GHz, and its two-core boost tops out at 3.4GHz. XFR pushes the max single-core clock up to 3.45GHz.
Both of these processors target affordably priced, mainstream desktop and entry-level gaming systems, and though they both have 65W TDPs, the Ryzen 3 1200’s relatively low-power consumption in real-world scenarios will likely make it a good candidate for quiet, small form factor systems as well.
We're going to dive right into some benchmarks next, but if you'd like a refresher on the technology that makes Ryzen tick, we suggest reading our launch coverage of the Ryzen 7 series -- we cover the architecture in-depth in that article.