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AMD Officially Launches Ryzen 3 Quad Core Processors – Ryzen 3 1300X Priced at $130 US, Ryzen 3 1200 at $110 US

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Jul 27, 2017

AMD has officially launched their Ryzen 3 series of quad core processors for the AM4 platform. The new processors are aimed at budget PC builders who want the best gaming performance and multitasking performance for under $150 US.

AMD Launches Ryzen 3 Quad Core Processors – Take on Intel’s Dual Core, Core i3 Processors

The AMD Ryzen 3 processor lineup will feature only two quad core processors. These are called the Ryzen 3 1300X and the Ryzen 3 1200. Both processors have four cores and four threads so we can tell that AMD decided to remove SMT from the new chips. AMD’s entry level Ryzen 5 processor, the Ryzen 5 1400 has SMT enabled but it costs much more at $165 US.

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The benefits of these processors will be to provide decent application and gaming performance to budget builders. They will also be competing against Intel’s Core i3 lineup which features dual core chips and at much higher prices. Both processors will utilize AMD’s Core Complex (CCX) design and utilize two of those models on each die with 2 cores disabled per CCX. This produces a die with 4 cores but multi-threading support would be disabled.

All Ryzen 3 processors will feature the Wraith Stealth cooler in the package which delivers good silent cooling performance and doesn’t take up a lot of space inside the case. It’s a perfect partner for smaller form factor PCs. The AMD Ryzen 3 processors can be purchased from the following link at Newegg:

The reviews for the AMD Ryzen 3 processors are also out. You can see the review roundup from all the major tech publishers in the following table:

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AMD Ryzen 3 Review Round up:

Review PublisherProcessorProcessor FamilyMotherboard
AnandtechAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero
PCGamerAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3Gigabyte's Aorus X370 Gaming 5
HardwareCanucksAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3MSI B350 Tomahawk
PCPerspectiveAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3MSI B350 Tomahawk
TweakTownAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3ASRock AB350-Gaming K4
HothardwareAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3ASRock FATAL1TY AB350 Gaming K4
TechreportAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3Gigabyte Aorus AX370-Gaming 5
HexusAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3
KitguruAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3MSI B350 Tomahawk
ComputerbaseAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3
TechspotAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3Unknown
XfastestAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero
4GamerAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero
Hardware.InfoAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3ASUS Crosshair VI Hero
PCLabAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3ASRock X370 Killer SLI
Benchmark.plAMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3Gigabyte AX370-Gaming 5
TechRadarAMD Ryzen 3 1300XAMD Ryzen 3ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero
TomshardwareAMD Ryzen 3 1300XAMD Ryzen 3MSI B350 Tomahawk
EteknixAMD Ryzen 3 1300XAMD Ryzen 3MSI XPower Titanium X370
PurePCAMD Ryzen 3 1200AMD Ryzen 3ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero
AdrenalineAMD Ryzen 3 1200AMD Ryzen 3Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3

AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Quad Core Processor

The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X is a quad core featuring four threads and is based on the same 14nm process as the other Ryzen processors. In terms of clock speeds, the Ryzen 3 1300X features a 3.5 GHz base and 3.7 GHz boost clock. We can expect further clocks with XFR (Extended Frequency Range) which is supported by this chip.

In terms of cache, the chip features 8 MB of L3 which is half of that featured on the Ryzen 7 series processors. The processor will feature a TDP of just 65W which is lower than that of similar spec’d Intel offerings and also a much lower price point of $130 US which is great for the masses.

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Quad Core Processor

If you thought Ryzen 3 1300X is the budget king, wait till you see the Ryzen 3 1200. This $110 US chip is also a quad core with four threads. The clock speeds are maintained at 3.1 GHz base and 3.4 GHz boost. There’s no XFR support but both chips are unlocked, allowing users to manually tweak around the clock speeds for best stability and performance.

The chip features a TDP of 65W and has 8 MB of L3 cache. Being $20 US cheaper, the Ryzen 3 1200 can really shake things up in the $100 US market segment as it can be equipped with a less than $100 US AM4 board and still deliver all the benefits of the Ryzen architecture to users.

AMD Ryzen and Threadripper Series Processor Specifications

WccftechCores / ThreadsBase ClockTurbo ClockL2 / L3 CacheTDPMSRP
Ryzen Threadripper 1950X16/323.4 GHz4.0 GHz8 MB / 32 MB180 watt999 USD
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X12/243.5 GHz4.0 GHz8 MB / 32 MB180 watt799 USD
Ryzen 7 1800X8/163.6 GHz4.0 GHz4 MB / 16 MB95 watts499 USD
Ryzen 7 1700X8/163.4 GHz3.8 GHz4 MB / 16 MB95 watts399 USD
Ryzen 7 17008/163.0 GHz3.7 GHz4 MB / 16 MB65 watts329 USD
Ryzen 5 1600X6/123.6 GHz4.0 GHz3 MB / 16 MB95 watts249 USD
Ryzen 5 16006/123.2 GHz3.6 GHz3 MB / 16 MB65 watts219 USD
Ryzen 5 1500X4/83.5 GHz3.7 GHz2 MB / 16 MB65 watts189 USD
Ryzen 5 14004/83.2 GHz3.4 GHz2 MB / 8 MB65 watts169 USD
Ryzen 3 1300X4/43.5 GHz3.7 GHz2 MB / 8 MB65 watts129 USD
Ryzen 3 12004/43.1 GHz3.4 GHz2 MB / 8 MB65 watts109 USD

AMD Ryzen 3 Processor and Platform Availability

Availability for both AMD Ryzen 3 models begins today at etailers around the world. All AMD Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors support the AM4 infrastructure, with extensive motherboard designs in the market from all top ODMs, all built upon the following desktop chipsets for AMD Ryzen processors – the X370, B350 and the A320, the latter intended for mainstream PCs at new, consumer-friendly price points.

Wraith Stealth & Max Thermal Solutions

The AMD Ryzen 3 lineup also features the Wraith Stealth cooler, included with both the AMD Ryzen 1300X and Ryzen 1200. This capable AMD thermal solution is the quietest, lowest-profile option in the Wraith cooler lineup. In addition, originally only available exclusively as a pre-installed thermal solution in select partner systems, AMD today also announced that its top-of-the-line Wraith Max cooler with RGB programmable LEDs is now available for individual sale for $59 SEP USD.

Worldwide Release of AMD 7th Generation A-Series & Athlon Processors for Socket AM4

AMD also announced the worldwide release of the highly popular 7th Generation AMD A-Series desktop processor (codenamed ‘Bristol Ridge’) and the AMD Athlon™ X4 CPU for socket AM4, providing entry-level processor solutions for this advanced platform. Engineered to deliver a premium PC experience with superior unlocked performance and efficiency for entry level PCs.

7th Gen A-Series processors include Radeon graphics for impressive gaming and a quad core architecture for responsive computing. The introduction of 7th Gen A-series, Athlon X4, and Ryzen™ 3 processors completes the stable, mature socket AM4 ecosystem.

AMD Bristol Ridge Desktop AM4 SKUs:

SKUCoresBase/Boost ClockGPU CUsGPU SPsGPU Clock Memory TDP
AMD A12-980043.8/4.2 GHz8 CUs512 SPs1108 MHzDDR4-240065W
AMD A12-9800E43.1/3.8 GHz8 CUs512 SPs900 MHzDDR4-240035W
AMD A10-970043.5/3.8 GHz6 CUs384 SPs1029 MHzDDR4-240065W
AMD A10-9700E43.0/3.5 GHz6 CUs384 SPs847 MHzDDR4-240035W
AMD A8-960043.1/3.4 GHz6 CUs384 SPs900 MHzDDR4-240065W
AMD Athlon X4 95043.5/3.8 GHzN/AN/AN/ADDR4-240065W
AMD A6-950023.5/3.8 GHz6 CUs384 SPs1029 MHzDDR4-240065W
AMD A6-9500E23.0/3.4 GHz4 CUs256 SPs800 MHzDDR4-240035W
Athlon X4 97043.5+/3.8 GHz+N/AN/AN/ADDR4-240065W
Athlon X4 95043.5/3.8 GHzN/AN/AN/ADDR4-240065W
Athlon X4 94023.2/3.5 GHzN/AN/AN/ADDR4-240035W