AMD finally revealed their much awaited Ryzen 3 lineup. Which just like its top tier models brings high core count performance with an affordable price tag. Though the AMD Ryzen 3 lineup only sports two new chips. Which includes the AMD Ryzen 1200 and 1300x. Which are targeted towards Intel’s Core i3 processor.
AMD’s new Ryzen 3 lineup will be launching soon with a launch date of 27th July. Where both the Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300X will come equipped with four cores and four threads. Though this lineup from AMD does not have support for multi-threading. Compared to the Intel Core i3 processor which does support multi-threading. Aside from that the Ryzen 3 1200 comes with a base and boost clock of 3.1 GHz and 3.4 GHz respectively. While the Ryzen 3 1300X comes with a base and boost clock of 3.5 GHz and 3.7 GHz instead.
Aside from the details regarding the frequencies on these two new chips. AMD didn’t reveal any other details about these two new upcoming chips. So we have no idea how the Ryzen 3 lineup will fair against Intel’s Core i3 processor. Though AMD did mention that their Ryzen 3 lineup was able to beat Intel’s recently launched Core i3 processor. That includes the Kaby Lake based Core i3 7100 processor.
According to AMD their Ryzen 1300X was able to outperform its competitor in every scenario expect the Sysmark benchmark. Though take all this information regarding the performance with a grain of sale. Till official benchmark results are out from independent reviewers.
The only thing that is left to ask are the pricing on the AMD Ryzen 3 lineup. Which are not revealed by AMD as of yet. But do expect it to be somewhere in the $100 range. Where the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X should cost you somewhere around $117.
The only thing that AMD lacks on their platform is support for a higher stable overclock. Because its the only thing keeping the Zen based chips behind. In terms of per core performance against Intel.