Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200, New Champion of Beginner PC Processor

AMD finally released Ryzen 3 processor to the market. New processors beginner class will appear in two variants, namely Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200. Two processors will also be dealing directly with the ranks of Intel Core i3-7000 series processor which is also a beginner class.

The question is, how fast are these two new AMD processors?

Before disclosing the performance of these two processors, it’s good if you recognize the specs offered first. Similar to Ryzen 5 1500X and 1400, Ryzen 3 is also a processor with 4 core configurations. The difference, Ryzen 3 is not equipped with multithreading technology so that it only has 4 threads only.

Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200 also have some differences, especially in processing speed. Ryzen 3 1300X comes with a base clock of 3.5GHz and boost clock up to 3.7GHz. While Ryzen 3 1200 has a lower processing speed, with base clock 3.1 GHz and boost clock up to 3.4 GHz.

But just calm down because these two processors can still be overclocked, provided that using a motherboard that uses X370 chipset or B350.

Ryzen 3 is equipped with a new cooler named Wraith Stealth. Unlike the Wraith Cooler I’ve reviewed before, Wraith Stealth has a smaller form with a circular fan frame. This cooler also does not have heatpipe and its performance is not as good as Wraith Cooler, but it is very qualified for everyday use and still much better than previous AMD processor cooling before Ryzen appears.

Going into the performance, to be honest I was quite surprised by the performance offered by Ryzen 3 this time. Tested using NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics cards, ASUS PRIME B350M-K motherboards, and DDR4 Corsair Vengeance RAM running at 3200MHz, the performance of Ryzen 3 managed to exceed expectations as a processor priced under $ 200.

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