AMD ryzen 3 1200

True Bud­get CPU

HWM (Philippines) - - Test - By Lionell Go Mac­ahilig

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.

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