Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Ryzen 3 1200

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

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AMD Ryzen 3 1200

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Price
$199.99
Prime Eligible Item
$92.30
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - -
Brand AMD AMD
Model YD260XBCAFBOX YD1200BBAEBOX
Release Date April 2018 July 2017
Performance
(Charts)
37th
80th
Effective Value
12th
2nd
TDP 95 Watts 65 Watts
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Series Ryzen 5 Ryzen 3
Core Name Pinnacle Ridge Summit Ridge
Socket AM4 AM4
Integrated Graphics No No
CPU Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 12 4
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 3100MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 3400MHz
CPU Cooler included Yes Yes
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB -
Cache L3 16.00MB 8.00MB
Critic Reviews

"Gaming optimisations are still an issue, but computational power is unquestionable and system value is..."

"AMD has been most relevant in the budget market for the past several years. This is where it retreated to when it couldn't keep up with Intel's advances, and it actually did fairly well by cutting prices and repositioning its formerly-high-end products...."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Ryzen 3 1200. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X:

  • Much better average performance, around 33%.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 8 months later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 8 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+500MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+800MHz).

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 3 1200:

  • 54% cheaper, you can save $107.69.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
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