AMD ryzen 3 1200
True Budget CPU
AMD has been known for its cost-friendly CPUS and graphics cards, and that reputation continues even at present with its current Ryzen processors. AMD Ryzen made the headlines last year, and it wouldn’t be complete without learning more about its entry-level Ryzen 3 category, particularly the 1200 model.
Manufactured using the 14nm fab process, the Ryzen 3 1200 arrives in AM4 pingrid array package, which means one should be very careful when installing or uninstalling the chip. The processor is compatible with motherboards based on AMD’S A300, A320, B300, B350, X300, and X370 chipsets. While many of these boards come with video outputs, do note that the Ryzen 3 1200 does not come with dedicated graphics, so you’ll need a separate graphics card to run it.
The Ryzen zen 3 1200 processor was tested using a platform consisting of the following: ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero motherboard, MSI GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X 4G graphics card, 40GB Apacer Panther Rage Illumination DDR4-2400 memory modules, ADATA SP920SS (256GB) SSD, and Seasonic X Series 650W psu. the processor was cooled using the stock fan and heatsink that came with it.
Beginning with Pcmark 10 and 3Dmark Fire Strike, the Ryzen 3 1200 scored 4062 and 6609 respectively. In CPUcentric benchmarks such as Cinebench R15 (CPU), WINRAR x64, CPUZ, and POV-RAY 3.7, the processor yielded 454cb, 3862Kbps, 1321.7, and 225.11 seconds respectively. In graphics-centric benchmarks like Cinebench R15 (Opengl), Unigine Heaven 4.0, and it got the following figures: 86.3fps, 1698, 7738, and 12254. Putting the scores side by side with those of Ryzen 3 1200’s Intel equivalent, the Core i3-8100, the AMD’S chip is a bit left behind. Nevertheless, it should be enough to handle your computing and gaming requisites when combined with other capable components.
The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is truly a budget processor. Retailing for PHP 5,750 (based on PC Express pricing), AMD’S offering is more affordable than Intel’s least expensive processor at the moment, the Core i3-8100, which sells for PHP 6,200. With AM4 socket, the Ryzen 3 1200 is compatible with a wide variety of motherboards, some of which have been selling since Q4 2016. That said, if you already have an AM4 board, you don’t have to buy a new one. On the other side, if you are planning to get a Core i3-8100, do note that you’ll be required to have an Intel Z370 motherboard to make everything running.