AMD Ryzen 3 quad-core processors for just over 100 euros

Ryzen 3

Ryzen 3 will offer Intel's Core i3 Paroli in inexpensive all-round machines. In addition, AMD will sell the previously reserved for PC manufacturers Bristol Ridge processors also to end users.

AMD completes its range of AM4 processors downwards and the quad-core CPUs now offering Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X on. They cost 110 and 135 euros 45 euros less than 5 Ryzen 1400 and 1500X, also with four processor cores, the Ryzen 3 but lacks simultaneous multithreading (SMT). They are particularly suitable for low-cost all-PCs that require absence GPU but in contrast to the Core-i CPUs from Intel graphics card.

AMD Ryzen 3
coresBase clock / BoostXFRL3 cacheTDPprice
Ryzen 3 1300X43.4 / 3.7 GHz200MHz8 MB65 Watt135 euros
Ryzen 3 120043.1 / 3.4 GHz50 MHz8 MB65 Watt115 Euros

The two Ryzen-3 CPUs are in competition with the approximately equal expensive Core i3-7100 and Core i3-7300, which are equipped with two physical cores and Hyper-Threading, but higher clock. In the multi-threaded score of the rendering benchmark Cinebench R15 Ryzen are 3 1200 (482 points) and Ryzen 3 1300X (554 points) before the Core i3-7100 (417 points). In the single-thread performance, which is important for many office applications, the Core i3 cuts with 165 points because of the higher clock better (Ryzen 3 1200: 135, Ryzen 3 1300X: 149).

Ryzen 3 chip: Half and half

AMD Soon, the end-user: Wraith Max cooler with RGB LEDs.(Picture: AMD)

The Ryzen 3 with 65 watts thermal design power use the same octa-core as the Ryzen 5 and 7. However, AMD disables both Core Complexes (CCX) with 4 CPU cores and each with 8 MB L3 cache to half (2 +2 cores 4 + 4 MB L3 cache). The Ryzen 3 1300X may, in contrast to Ryzen 3 1200 its nominal and boost clock of the function Extended Frequency Range (XFR) exceed 200 MHz instead of 50 MHz. In addition, all Ryzen processors can overclock.

Among the Ryzen 3 AMD delivers with the low-profile cooler Wraith stealth. In addition, the powerful Wraith Max cooler with RGB LED lighting soon to be commercially available separately. First complete PCs with Ryzen 3 as the Lenovo IdeaCentre 720-18ASU had appeared a few weeks ago in the price lists of online retailers.

Old Combi processors now available for end users

The price range under 100 euros to the seventh generation of Series-A-Kombi processors "Bristol Ridge" cover. To manufacturers of complete PCs AMD delivered these AM4 chips for more than a year. Now the Bristol Ridge CPUs will come in the retail industry. However, these processors use the outdated Excavator architecture and therefore do not provide a contemporary single-thread performance.

Update 7/27/2017 15:50: In an earlier version of the message we have falsely attributed to the Bristol Ridge CPUs of the Piledriver architecture. Properly Excavator architecture.(CHH)