Two Ryzen CPUs have been revealed and tested today, opening a new battle at the lower end of the market. These CPUs will not take any performance crowns, instead they are battling for domination in a market extremely sensitive total cost and to performance per dollar. The Ryzen 3 1300X at $129 and 1200 at $109 need are competing against the lower end of Intel's SKUS, like the ~$80 Pentium G4560, the $165 Core i3-7350K and the i3-6100 or i3-7100 at ~$115.
The Tech Report found similar results to Ryan's testing, with performance right in line with pricing; not faster but not lagging behind by much. In many cases the decision as to which chip to get could lie in the future of the system being built. If you are not worried about highly parallel software which requires more cores nor planning to get a discrete GPU then Intel's offerings make sense. On the other hand if you see multi-threaded applications as vital and plan to purchase a GPU as opposed to relying on a CPU with an iGPU then a Ryzen 3 chip could last you quite a while. TR's full review is here and there are plenty more below the fold.
"AMD's Ryzen 3 CPUs bring the Zen architecture to its most affordable price point ever. Join us as we dive into gaming and productivity workloads with these new chips to see whether they can unseat Intel's evergreen Core i3s."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD Ryzen 3 arrives to take on Intel's Core i3 from £105 @ The Inquirer
- AMD Ryzen 3 1300X & 1200 @ Kitguru
- The AMD Ryzen 3 Processor Tech Report @ TechARP
- AMD Ryzen 3 @ Techspot
- AMD Ryzen 3 1200 & 1300X CPU Review @ Neoseeker
- AMD Ryzen 3 1300X & 1200 Performance Review @ Hardware Canucks
- AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.4 GHz @ techPowerUp
- AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz @ techPowerUp
- Simulating AMD Ryzen 3 1200, 1300 Performance @ Techspot
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Core i7-7800X: 30 Game Battle! @ Techspot
- Intel Core i9 7900X & Core i7 7740X Review @ OCC
- Overclocking the Intel Core i9-7900X @ [H]ard|OCP
Nice report, Jeremy. I
Nice report, Jeremy. I wonder how these perform compared to similarly priced FX CPUs, like the $122 FX-8350? I would think, not favorably. In fact, it’s about half – This is progress? I know the 8350’s price has dropped since launch, but why would anyone buy the R3 at launch price? Wait a month or 2, they’ll drop to $70 or lower where they belong.
Ryzen’s Per-Core performance
Ryzen’s Per-Core performance is close to twice as powerful as FX, like Intel’s 4000 series CPU’s are.
Half as many, twice as fast.
half what? The FX
half what? The FX underperforms compared to even bottom tier ryzen cpu/apu’s. The only category where fx has a slight edge is integer operations and its only by 15% where as even a ryzen 2200 – the current lowest ryzen 3 has more than a 30% lead in every other category. Maybe if all you’re concerned with is clock speed – and if you also don’t know how clock cycles work(4.0 ghz with crap architecture means nothing) then you would assume fx was better.
Wait for Microcenter to get
Wait for Microcenter to get them in stock. The R3-1200 will be $99 and a B350 motherboard will be $20 after bundle savings and rebates. You could have a viable, complete 1080Ti gaming machine for under $1,000 with tax. Assuming non-miner prices, an RX 570 build would be insanely cheap and excellent.
Maybe RX Vega will have some
Maybe RX Vega will have some mining uses that will lead to better Polaris RX 570/580 price declines or AMD will get a some Vega micro-arch based mainstream SKU replacments to market soonerto replace the current Polaris based mainstream RX 570/580 SKUs.
I hope Microcenter will have any of the AMD Bristol Ridge APUs for retail sales available soon. Nana needs a new Kitty Video/Email the youngens/Amazon spaffing new mini/micro ATX PC build. And that Bristol Ridge APU while not a Ryzen/zen/vega based APU will fit the AM4 motherboard SKUs and also be DDR4 compatable. So maybe Nana’s PC can be updated to Ryzen APUs when available without needing a new motherboard.
Did AMD asked you and TR NOT
Did AMD asked you and TR NOT to test the unlock feartures of the R3?
It seem to me those R3 offer way more value then both of you “guys” let us believe…
They are afraid to offend any
They are afraid to offend any of their review sample suppliers and/or ad revenue generating paying clients who, more often than not, represent the very same group of companies. And these types of omissions occur across the entire web based news/review industry.
It’s the nature of the business and the only solution is to simply search for more than one review over more that one review site.
It’s just good practice to always read as many reviews from across as many review websites as possible to get at the larger amounts of information provided by all the reviews on a specific CPU/GPU/other processor or computing system SKUs. Sometimes it’s just that there is too many new products scheduled for release around the same short time frame and the more thorough reviews have to wait for later.
There definitely needs to be some specialized review websites that are using some reader donation/fund raising funding only methodology(Non ad driven/supplier driven funding or money/free review samples accepted) where users can pool their resources and fund such in-depth reviews with the readers each pooling their small donations in financing/funding voting blocks for the research(including the price of the Part that is reviewed) in a mutual sort of voting/funding scheme to get some specific hardware reviewed.
Any hardware purchased in this way should become the property of the user financed funding/voting block with the funded review site required to test the part on a continuous request schedule so the users can request/fund any new round of testing without having to spend any extra for purchasing new hardware. Any parts purchased with the voting block money/donations is forever assigned for the purposes of reviewing/testing only with the user funded review site given the responsibility of storing the part for future benchmarking.
Such a user funded library of parts could also be offered up by the funding/voting block to the larger web based review community with the parts set up on a virtualized testing platform and other reviewers can be given remote control of the testing platform and allowed to run benchmarks on the funding/voting block samples.
This may be a good idea for some non-profit academic sort of origination to be funded by a voting block of readers who want the testing done on a more continuous basis with the purchased parts allowed to be used by a larger group of reviewers who are willing to use their time to run the testing/benchmarking for the benefit of free information provided to others who need access to any of the more expensive hardware that otherwise would go untested for lack of available funds to purchase the parts. It could be set up like a hardware CPU/GPU/Other library where access to the parts could be a cloud type of access where reviewers could remote connect in and load their own testing software on a set up testing platform in the virtual hardware lending library’s facility.
Here is what I’m talking
Here is what I’m talking about , from Techspot :
I dont think you guys mentioned a single thing about the cooler that comes with the R3 (beside a picture), even so its a HUGE part of its value.
“Ryzen 3 is packaged with the Wraith Stealth, which did a commendable job throughout testing and allowed us to achieve 3.9GHz on the 1200 and 4.0GHz for the 1300X.
The fact that these overclocks were achievable using nothing more than the humble box cooler is amazing and it certainly adds a lot of value to these chips, especially given that the Core i3-7350K doesn’t come with a cooler at all and currently retails for $150.”
They have reviewed the wraith
They have reviewed the wraith in the past, most of the enthusiasts here already know how simply amazing it is, bar none the best stock cooler anyone has ever seen, HOWEVER you are right, they shoulda given a couple of sentences to it for newcomers.