Average Bench: 68.5% (162nd of 1143)

Based on 17,698 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: 53%Average: 68.5% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 averaged 31.5% 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 373Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 354Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 32.2%. 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 362Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 381Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,698 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.5 SC Int 91.3 110
83 SC Float 99.6 119
77 SC Mixed 94.9 114
76.2% 95.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
234 QC Int 340 431
275 QC Float 373 468
255 QC Mixed 354 448
80.5% 355 Pts
Min Avg Max
267 MC Int 347 430
290 MC Float 381 470
270 MC Mixed 362 451
54.3% 363 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 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 471
QC Mixed 451
102% 452 Pts
MC Int 431
MC Float 472
MC Mixed 450
68% 451 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 112
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 443
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 430
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 449
67% 448 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.2
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 97
78% 97.1 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 380
87% 383 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 381
57% 382 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.6
SC Float 96.2
SC Mixed 94.6
75% 93.5 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 353
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 341
MC Float 376
MC Mixed 356
54% 357 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.3
SC Float 95.3
SC Mixed 91.3
73% 91.3 Pts
QC Int 335
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 348
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 336
MC Float 370
MC Mixed 353
53% 353 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $109 @ launch in Jul '17
AmazonUS $9510 mins
EbayUS $9518 mins
NeweggUS $9519 days
OutletPCUS $1001 hr
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Typical Ryzen 3 1200 Builds (Compare 9,629 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B350M GAMING PRO (MS-7A39) - $60

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $493

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 16 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

5 days ago.

Very overclockable. I have mine set to 3.75 GHz easy.

Comment 

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

It's a Really good CPU for gaming on a low end system, I've pushed the limits without overclocking and the results are amazing


Excellent

1 month ago.

Can overclock to 4.0+ GHz, so there.


Good

14 days ago.

chujowe


Poor

15 days ago.

I think Ryzen 3 is more better


Good

1 month 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

29 days ago.

Have a great cpu low cost/high preformance


Excellent

5 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.


Good

1 day ago.

ilento


Excellent

1 hr 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

16 months ago.


Good

19 days ago.

sa


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

15 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

4 months ago.

Amazing


Excellent

9 months ago.

Incredible value for money


Good

6 months ago.

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


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