AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X Processor Review

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Final Thoughts and Conclusions

The AMD Ryzen 3 series of processors are priced below $130 and for that price the performed pretty well in our testing. These aren’t exactly exciting processors, but they are quad-core processors that handle most multi-threaded workloads with ease. The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X both were able to compete against the Intel Core i3-7350K processor in out testing, so it shows that these are pretty potent processors at a budget friendly price. AMD B350 motherboards start start around $75, so you can pick up an AMD Ryzen 3 processor and B350 motherboard for $185 to $205. That is a pretty good value for the performance that you get. The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 overclocked up to 3.9GHz on our test platform, so you can get a pretty sweet little platform for under $200.

AMD Ryzen 3 CPU-Z

The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is a processor that we see doing well for those that want a Ryzen series processor at the lowest possible price. The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X is a nice step up and XFR is a nice feature to have for those that plan on buying an aftermarket cooler like we tested with. With XFR the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X can hit up to 3.9GHz, which is 400MHz more than the Ryzen 3 1200 can hit. So, if you are going to invest in a better CPU cooler you might as well move up to the Ryzen 3 1300X to get the extra clock frequency. Once you move up to the $129 price range of the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X you have the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 is a 4-core, 8-thread processor teasing you at $159.99 shipped. Twice as many threads thanks to SMT for an extra $30!

AMD has some good processor choices for $109, $129 and $159, so if you are building a new system be sure to take a look at these processors! All of them will make a great choice for a mainstream desktop PC and it really just depends on your budget and what you will be doing.

Legit Reviews Value Award

Legit Bottom Line: The AMD Ryzen 3 series are true quad-core processors that offer solid performance and won’t break the bank with prices below $130!

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  • Stop duplication

    Duplication of cores starts now, stop duplicating cores with fastest processors from intel. Intel coffelake gets it right. Switch to core i3 quad core processor, no more duplication of cores

    • Some Guy

      Intel Fanboy alert! Why pledge your allegiance to a company who doesn’t know you exist or care about you with overpriced cpus?