AMD launches Ryzen 3 quad-core processors

Published: Jul 27th 2017, 11:30 GMT   Comments

Today AMD introduces Ryzen 3,  mainstream processors based on Zen architecture.

AMD Ryzen 3, quad-core for the masses

After a long wait, AMD finally announces Ryzen 3 series for budget builts. Two SKUs, both with four cores and four threads are fully unlocked for overclocking. The Ryzen 3 1300X is clocked at 3.5/3.7 GHz, while the R3 1200 is clocked lower at 3.1/3.4 GHz. Both solutions are advertised as VR-Ready (together with Ryzen 5 1400), while the rest of the Ryzen stack is VR Ready Premium.

The TDP of Ryzen 3 processors is 65W. Ryzen 3 processors are bundled with Wraith Stealth cooling solution. The Ryzen 3 1300X will cost 129 USD, while Ryzen 3 1200 will retail at 109 USD.

AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors
ModelCores/Threads Base ClockTurbo ClockMSRP
Threadripper 1950X
3.4 GHz
4.0 GHz
999 USD
Threadripper 1920X
3.5 GHz
4.0 GHz
799 USD
Ryzen 7 1800X
3.6 GHz
4.0 GHz
499 USD
Ryzen 7 1700X
3.4 GHz
3.8 GHz
399 USD
Ryzen 7 1700
3.0 GHz
3.7 GHz
329 USD
Ryzen 5 1600X
3.6 GHz
4.0 GHz
249 USD
Ryzen 5 1600
3.2 GHz
3.6 GHz
219 USD
Ryzen 5 1500X
3.5 GHz
3.7 GHz
189 USD
Ryzen 5 1400
3.2 GHz
3.4 GHz
169 USD
Ryzen 3 1300X
3.5 GHz
3.7 GHz
129 USD
Ryzen 3 1200
3.1 GHz
3.4 GHz
109 USD

AMD Ryzen 3 Reviews:

Hardware.infoRyzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 3 1200
 XFastest Ryzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 3 1200
KitGuru Ryzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 3 1200
TweakTown Ryzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 3 1200
PCPerspective Ryzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 3 1200
ComputerBase Ryzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 3 1200
GamersNexus Ryzen 3 1300X
HardwareCanucks Ryzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 3 1200
Hexus Ryzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 3 1200
TechSpot Ryzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 3 1200
BenchmarkRyzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 3 1200
PCLabRyzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 3 1200
PurePCRyzen 3 1200
ETeknixRyzen 3 1300X
ArstechnicaRyzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 3 1200
Tom’s HardwareRyzen 3 1300X
AdrenalineRyzen 3 1200

Press Release:

AMD Completes Ryzen Mainstream Desktop Lineup with the Release of Ryzen 3 processors

New Ryzen 3 CPUs Deliver Exceptional Responsiveness and Performance at Mainstream Pricing

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Building off a momentous introduction of the AMD “Zen” core architecture  named “Best New Technology” by independent reviewers around the globe, AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) today released two models of its mainstream-priced, high-efficiency AMD Ryzen™ 3 desktop processor — the AMD Ryzen™ 3 1300X and AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200 CPUs. The two Ryzen 3 processors come equipped with true quad-core unlocked performance for gaming and computing, and join the award-winning AMD Ryzen™ 7 and Ryzen™ 5 desktop processors with a large and growing AM4 motherboard ecosystem.1

“These past few months have been an exciting period for AMD with the global launch of Ryzen 7, designed for even the most demanding power users, and the release of Ryzen 5, which meets and even exceeds the needs of serious Prosumers,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “Ryzen 3 is a significant addition to our Ryzen desktop processor lineup, scaling industry leading responsiveness and performance into a budget-friendly package for mainstream users. AMD’s Ryzen processor line reenergizes innovation and competition across the entire PC market, providing consumers with a newfound selection of processors that can fulfill their computing needs at virtually every price point.”

Performance and Availability
The Ryzen 3 lineup includes two 4-core, 4-thread desktop CPUs available for purchase, both of which support the new AM4 platform found throughout the entire mainstream Ryzen processor family. Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 are designed to deliver optimum performance for esports gaming and computing applications. Thanks to four physical processing cores, the Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 boast impressive multiprocessing advantages compared to the competition while delivering impressive game performance. And like all socket AM4 processors, Ryzen 3 is multiplier-unlocked to provide even more performance to users who appreciate the freedom to overclock.1



ModelCoresThreadsBase Clock (GHz)Boost Clock (GHz)TDP (Watts)PRICE SEP (USD)
AMD Ryzen 31300X443.53.765$129
AMD Ryzen 31200443.13.465$109

Ryzen 3 1300X delivers a base clock of 3.5 GHz, a precision boost of 3.7GHz, and can even clock as high as 3.9 GHz with XFR in the presence of premium cooling2. The Ryzen 3 1200 maintains a base clock of 3.1 GHz and a precision boost of 3.4 GHz. Just like the entire Ryzen lineup, all Ryzen 3 processors feature a true artificial intelligence inside that employs a neural network to learn about your applications to send workloads down the fastest pathway inside the CPU for optimized performance. In addition, every Ryzen 3 processor is AMD VR Ready3 thanks to its advanced architecture and lightning-fast responsiveness.

AMD Ryzen 3 Processor and Platform Availability
Availability for both AMD Ryzen 3 models begins today at etailers around the world. All AMD Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors support the AM4 infrastructure, with extensive motherboard designs in market from all top ODMs, all built upon the following desktop chipsets for AMD Ryzen processors – the X370, B350 and the A320, the latter intended for mainstream PCs at new, consumer-friendly price points.

Wraith Stealth & Max Thermal Solutions
The AMD Ryzen 3 lineup also features the Wraith Stealth cooler, included with both the AMD Ryzen 1300X and Ryzen 1200. This capable AMD thermal solution is the quietest, lowest-profile option in the Wraith cooler lineup. In addition, originally only available exclusively as a pre-installed thermal solution in select partner systems, AMD today also announced that its top-of-the-line Wraith Max cooler with RGB programmable LED is now available for individual sale for $59 SEP USD. Compatible with AM4, AM3, and FM2 motherboards, the Wraith Max cooler is powerful enough to provide the premium cooling required to enable XFR on Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X, and Ryzen 5 1600X while maintaining a noise level under 38dBA.2

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