AMD’s Ryzen series of CPUs is certainly a big leap forward for the company. Not only did Ryzen put AMD back in the map of CPU manufacturers, it also made multi-core processors more accessible for consumers with Ryzen’s great price-to-performance ratio. Now, AMD has completed their Ryzen series with the release of the entry-level Ryzen 3 processors.
Building off a momentous introduction of the AMD “Zen” core architecture, named “Best New Technology” by independent reviewers around the globe, AMD has released two models of its mainstream-priced, high-efficiency AMD Ryzen™ 3 desktop processor — the AMD Ryzen™ 3 1300X and AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200 CPUs. The two Ryzen 3 processors come equipped with true quad-core unlocked performance for gaming and computing, and join the award-winning AMD Ryzen™ 7 and Ryzen™ 5 desktop processors with a large and growing AM4 motherboard ecosystem.
“These past few months have been an exciting period for AMD with the global launch of Ryzen 7, designed for even the most demanding power users, and the release of Ryzen 5, which meets and even exceeds the needs of serious Prosumers,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “Ryzen 3 is a significant addition to our Ryzen desktop processor lineup, scaling industry leading responsiveness and performance into a budget-friendly package for mainstream users. AMD’s Ryzen processor line reenergizes innovation and competition across the entire PC market, providing consumers with a newfound selection of processors that can fulfill their computing needs at virtually every price point.”
Performance and Availability
The Ryzen 3 lineup includes two 4-core, 4-thread desktop CPUs available for purchase, both of which support the new AM4 platform found throughout the entire mainstream Ryzen processor family. Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 are designed to deliver optimum performance for esports gaming and computing applications. Thanks to four physical processing cores, the Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 boast impressive multiprocessing advantages compared to the competition while delivering impressive game performance. And like all socket AM4 processors, Ryzen 3 is multiplier-unlocked to provide even more performance to users who appreciate the freedom to overclock.
Model Cores Threads Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) TDP (Watts) PRICE
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 4 4 3.5 3.7 65 PhP 7,250.00
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 4 4 3.1 3.4 65 PhP 6,000.00
Ryzen 3 1300X delivers a base clock of 3.5 GHz, a precision boost of 3.7GHz, and can even clock as high as 3.9 GHz with XFR in the presence of premium cooling2. The Ryzen 3 1200 maintains a base clock of 3.1 GHz and a precision boost of 3.4 GHz. Just like the entire Ryzen lineup, all Ryzen 3 processors feature a true artificial intelligence inside that employs a neural network to learn about your applications to send workloads down the fastest pathway inside the CPU for optimized performance. In addition, every Ryzen 3 processor is AMD VR Ready3 thanks to its advanced architecture and lightning-fast responsiveness.
AMD Ryzen 3 Processor and Platform Availability
Availability for both AMD Ryzen 3 models began last July 27 at etailers around the world. All AMD Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors support the AM4 infrastructure, with extensive motherboard designs in market from all top ODMs, all built upon the following desktop chipsets for AMD Ryzen processors – the X370, B350 and the A320, the latter intended for mainstream PCs at new, consumer-friendly price points.