Average Bench: 68.2% (320th of 1255)

Based on 27,227 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]

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Above average average bench

The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X averaged 31.8% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 103Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 203Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X is 23.6%. 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 384Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 383Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,227 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.8 Memory 71.2 79.7
83.5 1-Core 103 113
164 2-Core 203 224
71.7% 126 Pts
Min Avg Max
252 4-Core 375 435
282 8-Core 383 440
51.6% 379 Pts
Min Avg Max
287 64-Core 384 440
25.8% 384 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 111
2-Core 214
77% 134 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 423
57% 419 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.4
1-Core 105
2-Core 208
74% 129 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 408
54% 396 Pts
64-Core 406
27% 406 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.5
1-Core 106
2-Core 212
73% 129 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 415
57% 417 Pts
64-Core 404
27% 404 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.2
1-Core 110
2-Core 190
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 414
55% 406 Pts
64-Core 416
28% 416 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.7
1-Core 93.6
2-Core 174
66% 113 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 390
32% 272 Pts
64-Core 316
21% 316 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 30,456,840 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $129 @ launch in Jul '17
OutletPCUS $848 months
AmazonUS $1931 month
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Typical Ryzen 3 1300X Builds (Compare 19,315 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B350M GAMING PRO (MS-7A39) - $60

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $571

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 Comments

A landmark increase in processor performance...

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

1 month 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

17 months ago.

cheaper, nice, and it will end with intel lmao


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


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

9 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


Excellent

10 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

2 years ago.


Excellent

6 months ago.

fast single core, great for everyday usage


Excellent

2 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

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

2 years ago.

this CPU has the best bang for buck


Excellent

2 years ago.

Look like a good price for superb performance.


Excellent

2 years ago.

The most bang for the buck.


Good

13 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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