Average Bench: 62.1% (472nd of 1316)

Based on 78,046 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 37.8% 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 67.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 90.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 26%. 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 337Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 334Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 78,046 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.5 Memory 67.4 76.6
64.9 1-Core 90.6 109
128 2-Core 177 217
64.6% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
199 4-Core 328 423
222 8-Core 334 427
45.2% 331 Pts
Min Avg Max
231 64-Core 337 426
22.6% 337 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 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 99
2-Core 186
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 363
50% 363 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.9
1-Core 98
2-Core 187
68% 118 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 365
50% 363 Pts
64-Core 367
25% 367 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.25 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.9
1-Core 94
2-Core 187
67% 116 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 367
51% 370 Pts
64-Core 368
25% 368 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 74
1-Core 60.9
2-Core 176
60% 104 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 305
43% 310 Pts
64-Core 324
22% 324 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 53.5
1-Core 74.2
2-Core 122
50% 83.3 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 232
28% 213 Pts
64-Core 289
19% 289 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $109 @ launch in Jul '17
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Typical Ryzen 3 1200 Builds (Compare 40,259 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K - $59

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $430

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 4 years ago.

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10 days ago.

GREAT COU FOUR CORE FOR A HUNDRED WOW!!!

Comment 

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


Good

13 days ago.

slow speed but good overclock


Good

2 months ago.

OMG BEST CPU EVER 360 NOSCOPED


Poor

6 days ago.

When using Browser it gets slow down

Comment 

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

Is very expensive for this price i prefer Intel


Excellent

1 month ago.

крутый у мого другша екироси


Good

13 months ago.

i was looking for an econimical gaming cpu


Excellent

4 months ago.

Have a great cpu low cost/high preformance


Excellent

4 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.


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Good

13 days ago.

it hasn't burned out on me yet lol


Good

8 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.


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

23 months 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

4 years ago.


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

2 years ago.

great value and easily overclocked


Good

19 months 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.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Incredible value for money


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

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


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