Average Bench: 61.8% (217th of 1206)

Based on 41,186 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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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.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 93.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 183Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 30.2%. 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 354Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 350Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 41,186 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.3 1-Core 93.8 113
136 2-Core 183 224
65.4% 139 Pts
Min Avg Max
225 4-Core 346 440
253 8-Core 350 444
47.5% 348 Pts
Min Avg Max
265 64-Core 354 445
23.8% 354 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 3.55 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 207
73% 156 Pts
4-Core 404
8-Core 404
55% 404 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93
2-Core 178
64% 135 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 357
48% 354 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 176
62% 132 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 337
46% 338 Pts
64-Core 339
23% 339 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,612,092 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $109 @ launch in Jul '17
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Typical Ryzen 3 1200 Builds (Compare 19,509 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 29%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K - $67

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $304

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 2 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

5 days ago.

At least it's only $60. Only useful for super-cheap builds.

Comment 

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


Excellent

29 days ago.

OMG BEST CPU EVER 360 NOSCOPED


Liked

28 days ago.

Comment 

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

Is very expensive for this price i prefer Intel


Good

12 days ago.

i was looking for an econimical gaming cpu


Excellent

3 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

4 months ago.

Have a great cpu low cost/high preformance


Excellent

2 months ago.

it hasn't burned out on me yet lol


Excellent

4 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.


Good

16 days ago.

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


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

2 years ago.


Good

2 months ago.

probably gonna upgrade from the i3 to this


Good

2 years 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.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

5 months ago.

fast cpu great overclocking


Excellent

10 months ago.

great value and easily overclocked


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Good

5 months 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.


Excellent

21 months ago.

Incredible value for money


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Good

18 months ago.

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


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