After waiting for a while, AMD finally launched their entry-level Ryzen processor the Ryzen 3. The new processor series boosts performances and reliability for Desktops with two variants: Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X.
AMD markets the new Ryzen 3 processors as “True Quad-Core” which provides four cores and four threads and are based on the socket AM4 Platform and has a 65W TDP. These processors are all compatible with motherboards having an X370, B350 and A320 chipsets. The Ryzen 3 processors are also overclockable provided that they sit on motherboards with B350 chipset.
The Ryzen 3 1200 has a base clock set at 3.1GHz and boosts up to 3.4GHz and costs just $109. The Ryzen 3 1300X on the other hand has a base clock of 3.5GHz and can go up to 3.7GHz and is priced at $129. Both variants comes with a standard Wraith Stealth Cooler. Of the two, the Ryzen 3 1300X can boosts its clocks speed further at 3.9GHz with XFR provided that users will opt for an aftermarket coolers such as AMD’s new standalone Wraith Max coolers with RGB lighting.
- What you need to know about AMD Ryzen(windowscentral.com)