AMD’s Ryzen 3 1300X  and Ryzen 3 1200 reviews are out!

While our sample of the Ryzen 1300X and 1200 are still in transit, reviewers world wide have already taken a look at the much anticipated CPUs. These are slated to take a jab at the Intel Core i3 CPUs, retailing at about 7250 (R3 1300X) and 6000 (R3 1200) Pesos. Internationally, the Ryzen 3 will set you back at $129 and $109 respectively. Pretty good price points, are they not?The Ryzen 3 1300X according to AMD, should be generally faster than the Intel Core i3 7300 by as much as 29% at the Cinebench R15 benchmark; whilst the R3 1200 stood at 17% faster compared to the Core i3 7100. These are multi-threaded benchmarks, where AMD’s Ryzen CPUs are at their best. Price to performance ratio seems to be strong around the multi-threaded areas compared to Intel’s offerings. Note that these numbers are from AMD’s internal benchmarks.

To get a better picture on the Ryzen 3’s general performance, we check out the different reviews from world wide publications. These reviews should be complete with gaming benchmarks, thermals, power and everything in between.

PublicationReview LinkAwards / Editor’s Notes
TweakTownAMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 CPU ReviewEditor’s Choice: The Ryzen 3 CPUs are perhaps the best value buys AMD currently has to offer.
TechRadarAMD Ryzen 3 1300X reviewThe Value Processor King: AMD is changing the landscape of CPUs with a quad-core processor that’s even cheaper than its main Intel competitor.
TechSpotAMD Ryzen 3 reviewThe Ryzen 3 1200 is outstanding, while the Ryzen 3 1300X is a less attractive choice.
HotHardwareAMD Ryzen 3 1300X And 1200 Processor Review: More Affordable ZenRecommended: Represent a solid choice for a mainstream desktop PCs.
TechReportAMD’s Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 CPUs reviewedOf the two Ryzen 3 CPUs launching today, I’d grab a Ryzen 3 1300X for its high stock clocks and wide XFR range.
eTeknixAMD Ryzen 3 1300X Quad-Core CPU ReviewEditor’s Choice: One of the most affordable Ryzen chip we’ve tested to date is also one of the most exciting.
eTeknixAMD Ryzen 3 1200 Quad-Core CPU ReviewEditor’s Choice: The cheapest Ryzen to date is an impressive bit of hardware.
Guru3DAMD Ryzen 3 1200 & 1300xGreat Value: If there has ever been a processor series that is going to change things in a certain segment, it’s Ryzen 3.
PCPerThe AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200 Processor ReviewThe Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200 are not rewriting the segment but they are reorganizing the sub-$150 processor market
Tom’s HardwareAMD Ryzen 3 1300X ReviewSets a new benchmark for the budget market.
KitGuruAMD Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200 ReviewWorth Buying: Another positive Ryzen product launch from AMD that gives Intel very tough competition.
HardwareCanucksAMD Ryzen 3 1300X & 1200 Performance ReviewDam Good Value / Dam Good
HexusReview: AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200Hexus Approved: Impressive multi-core performance

Reviews are optimistic so far when it comes to both Ryzen CPUs, with majority of reviewers leaning over the AMD Ryzen 3 CPUs over the Intel Core i3 chips. Some reviewers however, noted that the R3 1200 is a much better proposal over the R3 1300X if you’re planning to overclock it. The fact that the Ryzen 3 CPUs doesn’t come with IGPs are also noted. It shouldn’t affect most gamers but it is a welcome feature nonetheless for HTPCs so there’s that for your consideration.

Over all, AMD’s sub $150 offerings have been rated as generally impressive value oriented CPUs.  Now it is time to wait for the A-Series and Athlon CPU reviews for the AM4 platform. They are after all, released at the same time with the Ryzen 3 processors.