Average Bench: 63.9% (407th of 1264)

Based on 59,802 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]

Above average average bench

The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 averaged 36.0% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 69.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 91.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 23.5%. 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 342Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 342Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 59,802 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.9 Memory 69.5 78.4
72.2 1-Core 91.5 111
144 2-Core 180 221
65.8% 114 Pts
Min Avg Max
232 4-Core 337 429
249 8-Core 342 431
46.3% 339 Pts
Min Avg Max
250 64-Core 342 432
23% 342 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.4
1-Core 115
2-Core 229
79% 140 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 457
62% 454 Pts
64-Core 455
30% 455 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 99.5
2-Core 199
71% 124 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 394
54% 392 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.3
1-Core 89
2-Core 176
65% 112 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 340
46% 340 Pts
64-Core 336
23% 336 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.9
1-Core 99.9
2-Core 196
70% 122 Pts
4-Core 319
8-Core 367
46% 343 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,183,282 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $109 @ launch in Jul '17
AmazonUS $7617 days
OutletPCUS $20021 days
EbayUS $2474 mins
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Typical Ryzen 3 1200 Builds (Compare 16,816 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K - $60

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $304

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 3 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

6 days ago.

Pro gamers avoid AMD for a reason... A bus company with drunk drivers can’t win real users with cheerleaders and cheap marketing stunts.

Comment 

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


Good

1 month ago.

OMG BEST CPU EVER 360 NOSCOPED


Liked

23 days ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Is very expensive for this price i prefer Intel


Good

1 month ago.

i was looking for an econimical gaming cpu


Excellent

2 months ago.

Have a great cpu low cost/high preformance


Good

2 months ago.

Great CPU even in 2019. Waiting for 3rd gen. Ryzen and bought this as tepmorary one. But it surprised me by low cost and high performance when overclocked to 3.8 without any issues.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Now you can buy it for really cheap used and it still holds up with modern games.


Good

19 days ago.

it hasn't burned out on me yet lol


Excellent

3 months 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

6 days ago.

I just upgraded from the g4560 and it's great I love it


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

10 months 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

11 months ago.

probably gonna upgrade from the i3 to this


Good

3 years 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.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

7 months ago.

For the super-budget builds. Pair a RX 570 for a ~$500 gaming rig.


Excellent

14 months ago.

fast cpu great overclocking


Excellent

19 months ago.

great value and easily overclocked


Excellent

5 months ago.

This quad core is outrageous atleast for 2017.Until now it haven't been replaced with 7nm process


Good

6 months ago.

I got one of these myself for a sub-£300 gaming PC build. The performance isn't outstanding but since the rest of the hardware was low-end too it fits together just fine. It can handle up to roughly an NVidia GTX 1060 or equivalent AMD RX 570. For the price I can buy it for here it's a nice option for when you don't need a strong CPU.


Excellent

20 months ago.

My first Ryzen processor before moving to 2200g. Overclocks very well with the stock cooler. Has amazing price to performance ratio.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Incredible value for money


Excellent

13 months ago.

Superior Price/Performance with lots of room for upgrade, being AM4.


Good

2 years ago.

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


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