IntelBX80684I58600K
AMDYD1200BBAEBOX

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.1GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 84,099 user samples
67,026 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
17,073 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 52% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 52% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 160th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
101 % Much faster effective speed.
+48%
68.4 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+39%
95.1 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+46%
353 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
745 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+107%
360 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
114 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+36%
448 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
885 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+97%
449 Pts
Market Share
Based on 12,268,914 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.5 % Hugely higher market share.
+355%
0.33 %
Value
Value For Money
110 % +4% 105 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
134 % Much more popular.
+72%
78 %
Price
Price (score)
$237 $93 Much cheaper.
+61%
Age
Newest
13 Months Slightly more recent.
+13%
15 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
3.1 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+26%
3.4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
150 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+36%
110 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+35%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
586 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+36%
430 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
647 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+38%
468 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
841 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+96%
429 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
951 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+101%
472 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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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