ASUS leak the specifications for AMD’s Ryzen 3 1200 CPU

ASUS leak the specifications for AMD's Ryzen 3 1200 CPU

ASUS leak the specifications for AMD’s Ryzen 3 1200 CPU

 
Right now not much is known about AMD’s Ryzen 3 series of CPU, apart from the fact that they will be releasing in the second half of 2017. It is expected that these new APUs will come without SMT (AMD Hyperthreading) technology and ship with 4 cores and 4 threads to compete with Intel’s i3 lineup. 
 
ASUS has accidentally revealed the specifications for AMD’s Ryzen 3 1200 CPU, which is listed as a Quad core CPU with a base clock speed of 3.1GHz, 8MB of cache and a TDP of 65W. These specifications are just below the Ryzen 5 1400, though it is expected that these Ryzen 3 models will not come with 8 total threads. 
 
With the Ryzen 3 name, this CPU is intended as an Intel i3 competitor, coming with overclocking support and 4 CPU cores to compete with the i3’s dual-core, 4-threaded lineup. This should give AMD a huge advantage due to its use of 4 true CPU cores. 

  

ASUS leak the specifications for AMD's Ryzen 3 1200 CPU

 

Ryzen 3 is set to release in the second half of 2017, which means that it will release sometime between July and December. It is expected that Ryzen 3 CPUs will be created from 4-core Ryzen APUs or other dedicated 4-core silicon, as the continued use of AMD’s 8-core Ryzen silicon would be horrifically inefficient for the production of these low-cost products. 

  

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