AMD recently officially introduced the new Ryzen Pro processor lineup targeted toward enterprises. The soft launch, however, inadvertently revealed some rather interesting details about the yet-unreleased Ryzen 3 family that includes the budget oriented Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300, both Zen architecture-based quad cores with Hyper-Threading disabled.
Adding more to the revelations, leaked benchmarks of the Ryzen 3 1200 also surfaced online around the same time and provided us a sneak peek into the overall performance and gaming ability of the forthcoming processor.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 benchmarks reveal comparable performance to the Stock Intel Core i5 3570
Let’s begin with the SiSoft Sandra entry that paints the processor’s specs as 2x 512KB L2 cache, 2x 4MB L3 cache and a core clock of 3.1 GHz. The Ryzen 3 1200 is capable of delivering 72.28 GOP in the general benchmark and 44.81 and 54.05 in the Whetstone Single and Double Float benchmarks respectively.
No doubt, these stats are rather impressive considering that the CPU is likely to be priced at somewhere around $129. In fact, on a closer look, it becomes evident that the Ryzen 3 1200 matches the performance of the stock Core i7 2600K – an attribute most gamers will probably testify for.
Meanwhile, for a benchmark that goes much easier on the eyes, we bring you the Passmark results. As you can see in the image below, the Ryzen 3 1200 scores 7043 points, which is only marginally lower compared to the Intel Core i5 3570K processor at stock clock (7151 points). To put things into perspective, the higher-power Core i7 2600K at stock clocks scores around 8221 points in the same test.
That essentially means that not only is the Ryzen 3 1200 suitable for HTPC builds, but the horsepower it delivers can seamlessly handle a moderate load of heavy gaming.