Average Bench: 68.6% (152nd of 1128)

Based on 15,270 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00800F11 Model: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Quad-Core Processor

The Ryzen 3 1200 is the second of AMD's new entry level CPUs which feature the latest Zen core architecture, as already seen in the Ryzen 5 and 7 series. Like its sister, the Ryzen 3 1300X, the 1200 is a four core CPU which offers fantastic value for money. Priced at just $109, this unlocked processor has stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.1 / 3.4 GHz respectively, compared to 3.5 / 3.7 GHz for the 1300X. Early benchmarks show that the Ryzen 3 1200 is worthy competition to Intel's six month old and currently 50% more expensive i3-7320. This may make the fact that the 1200 comes without integrated graphics more forgivable. The dual core, hyperthreaded i3-7320 beats the 1300 in single threaded tests by over 20% but the 1200 wins in multi-threaded tasks, scoring 10% higher for quad-core benchmarks, making the Ryzen 3 1200 a better choice for thread intensive workloads. [Jul '17 CPUPro]

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Poor: 52%Average: 68.6% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 averaged 31.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 372Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 355Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 32.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 361Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 379Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,270 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.7 SC Int 90.9 110
86.4 SC Float 99.5 120
78.3 SC Mixed 95 115
76.1% 95.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
240 QC Int 339 430
266 QC Float 372 467
249 QC Mixed 355 448
80.5% 356 Pts
Min Avg Max
276 MC Int 347 430
300 MC Float 379 468
289 MC Mixed 361 447
54.2% 362 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 118
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 449
QC Float 487
QC Mixed 460
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 490
MC Mixed 460
70% 466 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.9
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 97.2
78% 97.4 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 362
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 343
MC Float 377
MC Mixed 361
54% 360 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 106
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 312
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 328
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 382
MC Mixed 386
56% 374 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.3
SC Float 94.6
SC Mixed 90.3
73% 90.7 Pts
QC Int 320
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 354
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 307
MC Float 347
MC Mixed 310
48% 322 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.4
SC Float 90.5
SC Mixed 74.5
67% 83.5 Pts
QC Int 321
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 344
77% 342 Pts
MC Int 327
MC Float 359
MC Mixed 342
51% 343 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $109 @ launch in Jul '17
AmazonUS $9429 mins
EbayUS $9634 mins
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NeweggUS $1652 days
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Typical Ryzen 3 1200 Builds (Compare 8,050 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B350M GAMING PRO (MS-7A39) - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $557

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 14 months ago.

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8 days ago.

Comment 

Good gaming performance and very high multicore performance.—Jan '18


Excellent

2 days ago.

Can overclock to 4.0+ GHz, so there.


Good

7 days ago.

I think Ryzen 3 is more better


Excellent

26 days ago.

Love that AMD is getting back in the game.

Comment 

Low price, good performance, can manage 1080p gaming too.—Jan '18


Excellent

5 days ago.

i was looking for an econimical gaming cpu


Excellent

18 days ago.

I made the mistake to buy Athlon X4 950 first, i got rid of it and this CPU totally smashed it. Its exceptional because its the cheapest and weakest entry level Ryzen at all but still manages everything (huge L3 cache). In the past years have you seen a new model of Celeron or i3 beat higher class older CPUs in such a way? No, the only one now is i3-8100 and it came in response to all the Ryzens. It is also great, i convinced a friend to buy it (he's Intel fan) and he's very pleased.


Excellent

16 days ago.

Comment 

The Ryzen R3 Pro has a 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the Core i5-7400 3.0GHz, which means that it, at worst, wins out in this area, and at best, will provide superior gaming performance and will work much better with high-end graphics cards.—Jan '18


Good

13 months ago.


Terrible

12 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

13 months ago.

Not as good of a value as the 1300X, but if you somehow don't have the extra money, this is a good choice.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Amazing


Excellent

6 months ago.

Incredible value for money


Good

3 months ago.

Would be a 5/5 if ddr4 prices were reasonable.


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