Average Bench: 55.6% (218th of 1182)

Based on 28,965 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]


Average average bench

The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 averaged 44.4% 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.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 94.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 185Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 30.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 356Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 353Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 28,965 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.6 1-Core 94.3 114
146 2-Core 185 227
65.9% 140 Pts
Min Avg Max
223 4-Core 345 444
244 8-Core 353 443
47.6% 349 Pts
Min Avg Max
265 64-Core 356 449
23.9% 356 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 114
2-Core 226
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 452
62% 452 Pts
64-Core 456
31% 456 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 111
2-Core 220
78% 165 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 427
58% 424 Pts
64-Core 428
29% 428 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 186
68% 143 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 365
50% 365 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89.1
2-Core 176
62% 132 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 350
48% 350 Pts
64-Core 336
22% 336 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.6
2-Core 174
62% 131 Pts
4-Core 279
8-Core 319
40% 299 Pts
64-Core 333
22% 333 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,370,293 CPUs tested.


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Workstation 30%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K - $62

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $299

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10 days ago.


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


5 days ago.

vry nice


6 days ago.



19 days ago.


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


1 month ago.

i was looking for an econimical gaming cpu


7 days 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.


27 days ago.

Have a great cpu low cost/high preformance


21 days ago.

it hasn't burned out on me yet lol


19 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.


20 days ago.


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


25 days ago.

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


2 years ago.


24 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.


23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


1 month ago.

fast cpu great overclocking


6 months ago.

great value and easily overclocked


7 months ago.

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


1 month ago.

I got one of these myself for a sub-£300 gaming PC build. The performance isn't crazy but in the U.K. I can buy it for less (atleast at time of buying) than an equivalent Intel dual core - I got it for £54 and it's even cheaper since. My best guess is these quad-cores'll be replacing the old role of dual-cores as a super budget gaming option soon enough and might be outdated even faster than dual-cores were. For now however it can still handle Nvidia's GTX 1060 or the equivalent and sometimes cheaper AMD RX 570. Keep in mind that this CPU is /already/ almost outdated in this day and age of 6-core CPU's so it's now the budget option for gaming. But there is an important thing to keep in mind about the CPU; almost every motherboard will let you upgrade to a Ryzen 5 1600 or 2600 with no issue and if you have a B450 board even a Ryzen 5 3600. And that's just too much of an opportunity for me to pass up.


17 months ago.

Incredible value for money


14 months ago.

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


13 days ago.

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

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