No review is complete without taking a look at power numbers on these 65W Ryzen 3 parts.
This chart is getting too big, but it shows the numbers. The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 used 44.8 Watts at idle and at most 256 Watts in Thief while doing 1080P gaming on the GeForce GTX 1080 video card. When we moved over to the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X our idle power consumption for the system went up to 47.2 Watts and in Thief we hit 270 Watts, both of these processors are rated at 65W TDP, but there is a power draw difference between the two for sure. In the AIDA64 stress test the Ryzen 3 1200 was running at 3,100 MHz and the system used 90.6 Watts whereas the Ryzen 3 1300X ran at 3,600 MHz and used 108 Watts of power.