AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300X CPU Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300 Processors Review

Test Setup

AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3 1300x
ASUS Prime X370 Pro
Corsair LPX 2666MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i


Both the 1200 and 1300 overclock very easily and require a lot lower voltage than their Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 brethren. There is a little more performance available to be squeezed from the Ryzen 3 1300 - very nearly 4.1 GHz - than the Ryzen 3 1200 - just a hair under 4 GHz. Add this to the faster clock speed and faster Turbo boost speeds and the 1300 should probably best the 1200 in our graphs. Of course we need to benchmark them to find out, so let's get on with it.

1200 was actually hovering between 1.275v and 1.29v to hold the 4ghz overclock! For some reason CPU-Z wasnt reading the correct voltage but strangely seemed to work fine on the 1300x.

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300 Processors Review  
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300 Processors Review  

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Most Recent Comments

27-07-2017, 13:20:00

Yay thanks for the review Tom. I will watch the video when I get back later

Ed. And another brill T-shirt Quote

27-07-2017, 14:07:39

Not bad. Cute little blighters. The upgrade path is such a huge selling point. If you're a 15-year-old teen who's begged his/her parents to build you a new PC, grab an R3 1300, a B350 motherboard and an RX 570 and you've got a really nice gaming setup that could be pushed to epic territory when you finish school at 17 and get your first job.Quote

27-07-2017, 15:46:29

It's all about those volts!

TTL rulez #1 Manual VoltsQuote

27-07-2017, 17:33:08

Extremely great CPUs. I don't see a reason to get any Intel i3 or i5 anymore. Ryzen 3/5 definitely has the lower end market covered. Only Intel holds the top crown with a 7700kQuote

27-07-2017, 17:38:36

Apparently Scan have just dropped the price of the I3 K to £100.

That's what? a week after Intel being pig greedy and saying they were upping the price of the Pentium.Quote

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