AMD Ryzen 3 pricing revealed, sales set to commence by month-end


AMD’s affordable Ryzen 3 lineup will soon join the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 family of processors currently on sale. The company recently confirmed that the Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X processors will be released by the end of this month, July 27th to be exact. In India, we expect the Ryzen 3 processors to hit the market sometime in August.

According to a rumor, the Ryzen 3 1200 will be priced at $109 (Rs.7,000 approx) while the Ryzen 3 1300X will cost $129 (Rs.8,200 approx). The Ryzen 3 1200 will be a quad-core chip with four threads and a base clock of 3.1 GHz (up to 3.4 GHz turbo). Ryzen 3 1300X, on the other hand, will be a quad-core chip with a 3.5 GHz base clock and 3.7 GHz Turbo clock. Unsurprisingly, the specs of the consumer Ryzen 3 processors are identical to the Pro variants that AMD unveiled last month.

Even though the Ryzen 3 processors aren’t exactly high-performance CPUs, they will be more powerful than you would expect. Going by the Passmark entry for the Ryzen 3 1200, the processor will be roughly on par with an Intel Core i5 3570k in terms of performance, which is mighty impressive. With a score of 7043 points, the Ryzen 3 1200 is not far behind a stock Core i7 2600k, which scores 8221 points. So if you plan on building a gaming PC for casual gaming, the Ryzen 3 1200 certainly makes a lot of sense. The unlocked Ryzen 3 1300X will of course deliver even better performance, along with the possibility of overclocking it for even higher performance.

Both the Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X CPUs will feature 2MB of L2 cache (512 KB per core) and 8MB L3 cache. They have a TDP rating of 65W, similar to the non-X Ryzen 5 and 7 processors.

[Via: WccfTech]

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