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posted by martyb on Friday July 28 2017, @08:12AM   Printer-friendly
from the has-no-internal-GPU dept.

AMD has launched the Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200. Both models are quad-core CPUs with only one thread per core, a TDP of 65W, and both come bundled with a "Wraith Stealth" cooler. The 1300X ($129) has the same clocks as the Ryzen 5 1500X ($189), but with no simultaneous multithreading and half of the L3 cache. The Ryzen 3 1200 ($109) has lower clock speeds.

Like all of the Ryzen CPUs released so far, integrated graphics is not included, but both are unlocked processors that can be overclocked.

There are two ways to approach analyzing the competition: configuration and price. For configuration, Ryzen 3 are quad-core CPUs without simultaneous multithreading, which would put them up against the Core i5 CPUs, which range from $182 to $239. Comparing on price, the Ryzen 3 1300X at $129 fits between the Core i3-7100 ($109) and Core i3-7300 ($149).

The conclusion of the AnandTech review does not take into account overclocking, which will be done in a later article. Tom's Hardware reviewed just the Ryzen 3 1300X, overclocking it to 3.9 GHz easily. After the overclock, the 1300X pulls ahead of Intel's Core i3-7100 and i3-7300 in gaming benchmarks.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 28 2017, @07:59PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 28 2017, @07:59PM (#545953)

    "Su added, however, that AMD isn't thinking of mining as a long-term problem. "We didn't have cryptocurrency in our forecast, and we're not looking at it as a long-term growth driver, though we'll continue to watch the blockchain technologies as they go forward," Su said. "

    1.) "We didn't have cryptocurrency in our forecast"

    why the hell not? this happened at least once already! What's your problem? Sounds like BS, like they think that all their end users are dumb windows gamers or something...

    2) "and we're not looking at it as a long-term growth driver, though we'll continue to watch the blockchain technologies as they go forward,"

    so, you're going to "keep an eye on it" but with more presumptions, improving the odds that you waste vast potential next time too? Why not just make a plan that works for various scenarios? up front. not wait and then react, like a slow, big, dumb ass, company?

    dial back the Smug, AMD. you're not as smart as you think you are. If you were, you would have used this "one/second time miner craze" to gain advantage with GF and improving your bottom line even more at the same time. Instead, retailers are out of stock everywhere. That should never, ever happen in 2017. We have these things called computors and they can decide when to order, ramp up production, improve efficiency, etc. There may be a wikipedia page you can reference. I would blame the card manufacturers, distribution networks and retailers for their outdated processes but they can't even get GPUs from the people that supposedly make GPUs! You still don't have shit on the shelves and this has been going on for months. It's just sad, really. I like AMD compared to other chip makers.

    hurry up and get your shit together!

    Hmmm, maybe AMD is purposely sabotaging cryptocurrency on behalf of other interests? Sure is a lot of money being left on the table for incompetence to explain it...