Average Bench: 68.5% (166th of 1147)

Based on 25,906 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: 52%Average: 68.5% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 averaged 31.4% 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.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 372Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 354Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 32.4%. 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 361Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 378Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,906 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.5 SC Int 91.5 110
86.6 SC Float 99.8 120
81.4 SC Mixed 95.5 115
76.5% 95.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
241 QC Int 340 431
267 QC Float 372 470
248 QC Mixed 354 446
80.5% 355 Pts
Min Avg Max
273 MC Int 345 431
304 MC Float 378 476
282 MC Mixed 361 449
54.1% 361 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 99.3
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 103
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 410
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 397
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 414
62% 413 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.2
SC Float 82
SC Mixed 83
65% 81.4 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 357
QC Mixed 323
76% 338 Pts
MC Int 342
MC Float 364
MC Mixed 339
52% 348 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.4
SC Float 92.2
SC Mixed 88.4
71% 88.3 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 330
QC Mixed 316
72% 318 Pts
MC Int 300
MC Float 344
MC Mixed 313
48% 319 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.2
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 96.7
77% 95.8 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 213
QC Mixed 251
62% 271 Pts
MC Int 284
MC Float 343
MC Mixed 304
46% 310 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,461,096 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $109 @ launch in Jul '17
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Typical Ryzen 3 1200 Builds (Compare 10,389 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 - $62

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $311

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 21 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

2 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 month ago.

Online had problems With it


Excellent

2 months ago.

Can overclock to 4.0+ GHz, so there.


Excellent

1 month ago.

best

Comment 

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


Excellent

7 days ago.

i was looking for an econimical gaming cpu


Excellent

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

10 days ago.

Have a great cpu low cost/high preformance


Excellent

20 hrs ago.

it hasn't burned out on me yet lol


Excellent

17 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

pog


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

3 months ago.

better because cheaper and overclockable


Good

21 months ago.


Terrible

19 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

20 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

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

great value and easily overclocked


Excellent

13 months ago.

Incredible value for money


Good

10 months ago.

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


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