Competitive 4 core CPUs will be available soon under than banner of AMD Ryzen 3 by the end of this month.
Two new CPUs will be coming under the Ryzen 3 name, these are the Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X. Both of these feature 4 cores and 4 threads. This is double a number of cores compared to intel’s i3 processors in the same price range. However, these will not have the multi-threading capabilities as the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 CPUs.
Performance of Ryzen 3:
The Ryzen 1200 has a base clock speed of 3.1 GHz and a boost clock of 3.4 GHz. The Ryzen 3 1300X has a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz and can be boosted to 3.7 GHz.
Pro Versions of the Ryzen 3 CPUs will have 65-watt TDP and 2MB L2 and 8MB L3 cache sizes. Consumer versions are thought to be the same.
Though new tests haven’t been done on the new CPUs, AMD said that the chips outperformed the Core i3-7100 on various tasks. Other than Sysmark 2014, AMD’s CPU seems to have an edge over Intel’s similarly priced offerings. It is, however, wise to wait for benchmarks to come through during release date.
Pricing of the CPUs is yet to be confirmed as AMD does not intend to give full disclosure until July 27. But it is likely to be quite affordable and competitively priced against the current i3 series CPUs by Intel. As the step-up Ryzen 5 series bottoms out at $169 for the 4-core, 8-thread Ryzen 5 1400, and the Core i3-7100 that AMD compared the Ryzen 1300X against retails for $117.
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