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This is a very single threaded application workload (that we honestly added for Ryzen launch to help look at this angle) and the results for the Ryzen 3 are about where we expected based on previous experience. All four Ryzen processor bring up the back of the pack.
Both Ryzen 3 processors show their multi-threaded advantage over the Core i3 family, with the 1300X running 30% faster than the Core i3-7350K. Compared to the quad-core Core i5-7500, Ryzen 3 1300X is only at a 7% deficit.
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Though the first pass results show equal footing for the Ryzen 3 and the Core i3 hardware, the second pass runs 30% faster on the 1300X and 1200 AMD CPUs compared to the equivalent Core i3 parts.
As expected, the Cinebench R15 single threaded results prove out that Intel's IPC and clock rates continue to give them the advantage. The Core i3-7100 is 17% faster than the Ryzen 3 1300X and even the Pentium G4560 has a lead of 3.5%. When we move over to the multi-threaded scores the tables turn, giving the Ryzen 3 1300X a 31% performance lead over the Core i3-7100 and a 20% lead over the Core i3-7350K. The 1300X creeps into the Core i5-7500 territory coming within 9% of that much higher priced CPU's result.
POV-Ray multi-threaded results look a lot like the Cinebench scores, giving the Ryzen 3 hardware a sizeable advantage over the Core i3 family and creeping over so near to the bottom of the Core i5 stack.
In the BMW workload, the Ryzen 3 1300X is faster than any of the Core i3 options but is still 15% behind the Core i5-7500. The Gooseberry benchmark has slightly more single threaded weight to it as the Core i3-7350K is able to sneak just ahead of the Ryzen 3 1300X.