Average Bench: 68.7% (157th of 1137)

Based on 15,941 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: 68.7% 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 31.3% 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 373Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 354Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 31.6%. 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 363Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 381Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,941 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.3 SC Int 91.5 110
85.4 SC Float 100 120
80.3 SC Mixed 95.6 114
76.6% 95.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
238 QC Int 340 430
262 QC Float 373 465
256 QC Mixed 354 446
80.6% 356 Pts
Min Avg Max
261 MC Int 347 430
285 MC Float 381 472
281 MC Mixed 363 449
54.4% 363 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 467
QC Mixed 442
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 449
67% 447 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 427
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 440
66% 442 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 435
QC Mixed 410
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 419
MC Float 459
MC Mixed 423
65% 434 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.5
SC Float 96.3
SC Mixed 93.5
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 320
QC Mixed 361
78% 342 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 380
MC Mixed 355
54% 360 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 106
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 264
42% 184 Pts
MC Int 299
MC Float 376
MC Mixed 214
44% 296 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,151,029 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $109 @ launch in Jul '17
EbayUS $9218 mins
AmazonUS $9412 mins
NeweggUS $9518 days
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Typical Ryzen 3 1200 Builds (Compare 8,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B350M GAMING PRO (MS-7A39) - $63

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $520

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 16 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

Love it, can be used for some good gaming or just watching youtube at a crazily low price, highly reccomend

Comment 

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


Excellent

4 days ago.

It's a Really good CPU for gaming on a low end system, I've pushed the limits without overclocking and the results are amazing


Excellent

4 days ago.

Can overclock to 4.0+ GHz, so there.


Good

1 month ago.

I think Ryzen 3 is more better


Good

28 days ago.

Love that AMD is getting back in the game.

Comment 

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

i was looking for an econimical gaming cpu


Excellent

2 days ago.

Have a great cpu low cost/high preformance


Excellent

2 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

2 days ago.

very good


Average

21 hrs 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

15 months ago.


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

14 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

4 months ago.

Amazing


Excellent

8 months ago.

Incredible value for money


Good

5 months ago.

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


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