Average Bench: 69.3% (158th of 1146)

Based on 20,138 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: 69.3% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 averaged 30.7% 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 377Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 359Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 32%. 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 364Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 382Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,138 samples)
Min Avg Max
75 SC Int 92 110
83.8 SC Float 100 120
80.6 SC Mixed 96 115
76.9% 96.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
248 QC Int 344 433
273 QC Float 377 472
259 QC Mixed 359 448
81.5% 360 Pts
Min Avg Max
270 MC Int 349 432
301 MC Float 382 474
280 MC Mixed 364 451
54.6% 365 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.2
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 98.4
79% 98.7 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 363
83% 367 Pts
MC Int 352
MC Float 390
MC Mixed 366
55% 369 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.4
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 99.3
80% 99.7 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 340
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 286
MC Float 379
MC Mixed 337
50% 334 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.7
SC Float 94.3
SC Mixed 90.4
72% 90.1 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 352
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 339
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 354
53% 355 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.3
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 94.6
76% 94.7 Pts
QC Int 321
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 335
77% 339 Pts
MC Int 323
MC Float 364
MC Mixed 345
52% 344 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82
SC Float 90.6
SC Mixed 85.6
69% 86.1 Pts
QC Int 253
QC Float 331
QC Mixed 299
67% 295 Pts
MC Int 277
MC Float 325
MC Mixed 314
46% 306 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,805,264 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $109 @ launch in Jul '17
AmazonUS $757 days
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Typical Ryzen 3 1200 Builds (Compare 8,230 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $250

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 19 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

4 days ago.

Absolutely recommend this CPU. Lots of power for very little price.

Comment 

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


Good

1 hr ago.

excellent over clocker


Excellent

5 days ago.

Can overclock to 4.0+ GHz, so there.


Excellent

26 days ago.

good


Excellent

11 days ago.

nani


Good

3 days ago.

Love that AMD is getting back in the game.

Comment 

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


Terrible

7 days ago.

i was looking for an econimical gaming cpu


Excellent

1 month ago.

Have a great cpu low cost/high preformance


Good

22 days ago.

it hasn't burned out on me yet lol


Excellent

1 month 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

2 months ago.

ilento


Excellent

1 month 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

1 month ago.

better because cheaper and overclockable


Good

18 months ago.


Excellent

14 days ago.

Nice


Good

8 days ago.

sa


Terrible

17 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

18 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

30 days ago.

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


Excellent

19 days ago.

great value and easily overclocked


Excellent

11 months ago.

Incredible value for money


Good

8 months ago.

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


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