Average Bench: 67.8% (331st of 1271)

Based on 27,456 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00800F11 Model: AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Quad-Core Processor

At a list price of just $129, the quad core, Ryzen 3 1300X is a great budget CPU. The Ryzen 3 series is based on AMD's powerful and energy efficient Zen core architecture as already featured in the mainstream Ryzen 5 series and performance Ryzen 7 series, both launched earlier this year. The 1300X is fully unlocked with a stock base clock speed of 3.5 GHz running up to 3.7 GHz for boost and has a TDP of 65W. The 1300X comes with AMD's Wraith Stealth cooler, but significantly, it is devoid of integrated graphics. Although this can be inexpensively rectified, it may be a stumbling block to those at the entry-level of the market. By comparison, Intel's dual core, four thread i3-7350K comes with 630 HD integrated graphics. In terms of effective speed, early benchmarks for the 1300X just pip the 7350K to the post but results in specific games will depend on the extent to which the game is able to use more than two processing cores simultaneously. The 1300X scores around 20% higher on quad-core tests whereas the 7350K scores 16% higher on single-core tests. The Ryzen 1300X has been released alongside the similar Ryzen 3 1200 which is also an unlocked quad-core with slightly lower base / boost clock speeds of 3.1 / 3.4 GHz and a slightly lower price of just $109. [Jul '17 CPUPro]

Above average average bench

The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X averaged 32.1% 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 103Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 202Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X is 23.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 386Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 384Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,456 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.7 Memory 70.1 80.2
79.2 1-Core 103 114
157 2-Core 202 225
71.2% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
242 4-Core 377 439
283 8-Core 384 441
51.9% 381 Pts
Min Avg Max
288 64-Core 386 440
25.9% 386 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.1
1-Core 107
2-Core 210
76% 131 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 410
56% 408 Pts
64-Core 409
27% 409 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.7
1-Core 111
2-Core 221
76% 135 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 415
57% 418 Pts
64-Core 438
29% 438 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 105
2-Core 210
74% 130 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 412
56% 410 Pts
64-Core 412
28% 412 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,399,051 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $129 @ launch in Jul '17
OutletPCUS $8412 months
EbayUS $9914 mins
AmazonUS $2226 mins
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Typical Ryzen 3 1300X Builds (Compare 19,085 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K - $59

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $330

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

5 months ago.

Normal people dont post comments or "reviews", why would they? Only company plebs trying to sell sh** do that. Took me a few stings to figure it out. Gotta give the AMD "fanboys" 10/10 for hard work, they are all over it - HOOYA


Good

1 month ago.

it is not worth buying for playing newer games anymore


Excellent

8 days ago.

AQ


Good

20 months ago.

cheaper, nice, and it will end with intel lmao


Excellent

9 months ago.

Great Workstation and Gaming CPU. Cheap yet very Powerful, screw Intel's Pricing and some of their CPUs


Excellent

4 months ago.

es muy buen procesador muy eficas rapio yo lo considero que de stream me fasino


Excellent

4 months ago.

I am using it from a year now, no problems with overclock even that I am doing it first time in my life


Excellent

12 months ago.

First time AMD is getting into market bcz of it's performance and it's price i'm going for a Ryzen 3 1300X


Good

2 years ago.

Best Budget CPU EVER!! While the i5-8400 is much faster than the R3 1300X But The I5-8400 isn't really mean't for gaming since 4 cores are enough for gaming.


Excellent

13 months ago.

For the price it's kind of a jack of all trades, you can do some gaming but when you need to crunch some number you wont be left to mutch in the dark


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

9 months ago.

fast single core, great for everyday usage


Excellent

3 years ago.

Ryzen/AMD's best Budget Quad Core CPU to date. Doesn't perform as well as a i5-7600k but far cheaper.


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

3 years ago.

this CPU has the best bang for buck


Excellent

3 years ago.

Look like a good price for superb performance.


Excellent

2 years ago.

The most bang for the buck.


Good

16 months ago.

Good budget CPU. But 4 cores and only 4 threads is starting to not be enough for open-world games at this point. CPU struggles with AC Odyssey and Origins, as well as with Battlefield 1 and 5.


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