When announcing the new Ryzen PRO processors for the enterprise segment, AMD unofficially confirmed the key specs of its upcoming Ryzen 3 1300 and Ryzen 3 1200 entry-level CPUs for the consumer market. As revealed by the company’s presentation, the non-X Ryzen PRO processors have the exact same core specifications as their consumer Ryzen counterparts.
Just like the Ryzen PRO 3 SKUs, the upcoming consumer Ryzen 3 will be a quad-core CPU without SMT. That means that the processors will only have 4 threads and not 8. The Ryzen 3 1300 will feature a base clock of 3.5 GHz and a boost clock of 3.7 GHz while the Ryzen 3 1200 will have a 3.1 GHz base clock and a 3.4 GHz boost clock. Both the processors will have 8MB of L3 cache, 512KB L2 cache, and a TDP rating of 65W. Of course, AMD is very likely to release a few more Ryzen 3 CPUs and not just the Ryzen 3 1300 and 1200. Some are speculating that there will be a Ryzen 3 1300X as well, which could turn out to be a fantastic option for users looking at buying an unlocked processor on a tight budget.
In terms of performance, early benchmarks suggest the Ryzen 3 1200 will be nearly as fast as a stock Intel Core i7-2600K. While that may not impress enthusiasts, the Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300 should be able to please most consumers who don’t want to spend the premium on a Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 processor. For moderate gaming and multimedia usage, the upcoming Ryzen 3 will offer more than adequate oomph, especially for their price. While we will need to wait for the official announcement to be completely sure, the Ryzen 3 CPUs are expected to be priced below the $150 (Rs.9,700) mark.