Average Bench: 57% (583rd of 1385)

Based on 83,528 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]

Poor: 37%Average: 57% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 averaged 43.0% 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 64.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 90.4Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 30.7%. 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 Speed 304Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 302Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 83,528 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.7 Memory 64.8 75.5
54.6 1-Core 90.4 111
110 2-Core 178 219
62.2% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
158 4-Core 281 362
194 8-Core 302 380
38.5% 292 Pts
Min Avg Max
189 64-Core 304 386
18.8% 304 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 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.9
1-Core 96.2
2-Core 188
65% 117 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 330
41% 314 Pts
64-Core 330
20% 330 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.3
1-Core 87.9
2-Core 176
63% 111 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 287
36% 275 Pts
64-Core 315
20% 315 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.5
1-Core 94.5
2-Core 188
66% 117 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 300
36% 278 Pts
64-Core 298
18% 298 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 57
1-Core 93.7
2-Core 153
58% 101 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 298
34% 265 Pts
64-Core 279
17% 279 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.7
1-Core 60
2-Core 116
44% 75.7 Pts
4-Core 153
8-Core 192
22% 173 Pts
64-Core 236
15% 236 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $109 @ launch in Jul '17
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Typical Ryzen 3 1200 Builds (Compare 8,835 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K - $63

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $360

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

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15 days ago.

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


Terrible

6 days ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.

OMG BEST CPU EVER 360 NOSCOPED


Excellent

2 years ago.

Is very expensive for this price i prefer Intel


Excellent

17 months ago.

крутый у мого другша екироси


Good

2 years ago.

i was looking for an econimical gaming cpu


Good

1 month 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.


Good

2 months ago.

it hasn't burned out on me yet lol


Excellent

20 months ago.

Have a great cpu low cost/high preformance


Excellent

24 months ago.

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


Good

2 years 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years 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

5 years ago.


Excellent

4 years ago.

great value and easily overclocked


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

Incredible value for money


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

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


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