Average Bench: 63.2% (419th of 1276)

Based on 59,928 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 36.8% 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 68.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 91.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 28.1%. 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 341Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 341Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 59,928 samples)
Min Avg Max
54 Memory 68.6 78.3
69.6 1-Core 91.4 112
133 2-Core 179 223
65.3% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
217 4-Core 332 435
241 8-Core 341 442
45.8% 337 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 64-Core 341 443
22.9% 341 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 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.8
1-Core 106
2-Core 211
75% 131 Pts
4-Core 419
8-Core 421
57% 420 Pts
64-Core 419
28% 419 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.6
1-Core 110
2-Core 218
75% 133 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 437
59% 434 Pts
64-Core 433
29% 433 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.3
1-Core 99.2
2-Core 185
68% 118 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 363
50% 363 Pts
64-Core 368
25% 368 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.4
1-Core 89.6
2-Core 178
63% 111 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 351
47% 345 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 67.2
1-Core 85.9
2-Core 171
63% 108 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 309
43% 312 Pts
64-Core 314
21% 314 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,680,049 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $109 @ launch in Jul '17
AmazonUS $1466 days
OutletPCUS $2003 months
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Typical Ryzen 3 1200 Builds (Compare 26,992 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K - $60

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $393

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

28 days ago.

GREAT COU FOUR CORE FOR A HUNDRED WOW!!!

Comment 

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


Good

1 month ago.

slow speed but good overclock


Good

5 months ago.

OMG BEST CPU EVER 360 NOSCOPED


Liked

6 days ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

Is very expensive for this price i prefer Intel


Excellent

1 month ago.

крутый у мого другша екироси


Good

5 months ago.

i was looking for an econimical gaming cpu


Excellent

3 months ago.

Have a great cpu low cost/high preformance


Good

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.


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

it hasn't burned out on me yet lol


Good

7 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

4 months ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

15 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

3 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

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

11 months ago.

For the super-budget builds. Pair a RX 570 for a ~$500 gaming rig.


Excellent

18 months ago.

fast cpu great overclocking


Excellent

24 months ago.

great value and easily overclocked


Good

10 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

24 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 years ago.

Incredible value for money


Excellent

17 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


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