Average Bench: 61.7% (522nd of 1358)

Based on 84,272 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 38.2% 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. Memory Latency 67.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 89.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 27.1%. 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 330Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 330Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 84,272 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.4 Memory 67.1 76.7
63.8 1-Core 89.3 107
132 2-Core 174 212
63.8% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
196 4-Core 325 403
222 8-Core 330 414
44.7% 328 Pts
Min Avg Max
219 64-Core 330 413
22.2% 330 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 71.9
1-Core 89
2-Core 178
66% 113 Pts
4-Core 359
8-Core 359
49% 359 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 68
1-Core 89.9
2-Core 178
65% 112 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 350
48% 353 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.5
1-Core 88.4
2-Core 177
64% 111 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 342
47% 344 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,508,415 CPUs tested.


MSRP ≈ $109 @ launch in Jul '17
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Gaming 27%
Desktop 71%
Workstation 23%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K - $63

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $463

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29 days ago.


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


5 months ago.

Its okay, though you should definitely get something better :)


13 months ago.



3 days ago.


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


2 years ago.

Is very expensive for this price i prefer Intel


12 months ago.

крутый у мого другша екироси


24 months ago.

i was looking for an econimical gaming cpu


6 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.


15 months ago.

Have a great cpu low cost/high preformance


18 months ago.

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


23 days ago.

it hasn't burned out on me yet lol


19 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.


23 months ago.

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


2 years 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


5 years ago.


4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


3 years ago.

great value and easily overclocked


2 years 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.


3 years ago.

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


4 years ago.

Incredible value for money


3 years ago.

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


4 years ago.

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

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