AMD has finally announced the AMD Ryzen 3 specifications and availability! The Ryzen 3 CPUs are the highly-anticipated low-cost versions of the AMD Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 desktop processors. Check out the details, and the official video announcement below!
The AMD Ryzen 3 Specifications & Availability
The new AMD Ryzen 3 processors have 4 cores, and handle up to 4 simultaneous threads – one per core. This is because the Ryzen 3 processors do not support SMT (simultaneous multi-processing). Those who want SMT capability should look at their Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 brethren instead. AMD is launching the Ryzen 3 series with two processor models – the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and the AMD Ryzen 3 1200.
The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X has a base clock of 3.5 GHz and a boost clock of 3.7 GHz. The AMD Ryzen 3 1200, on the other hand, has a base clock of 3.1 GHz and a boost clock of 3.4 GHz. They both support XFR (eXtended Frequency Range). Here is a comparison of their specifications :
|Specifications||AMD Ryzen 3|
|AMD Ryzen 3|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 4||4 / 4|
|Core Clock Speed||3.5 GHz||3.1 GHz|
|Boost Clock Speed||3.7 GHz||3.4 GHz|
|XFR Speed||3.9 GHz||3.45 GHz|
|L2 Cache Size||2 MB||2 MB|
|L3 Cache Size||8 MB||8 MB|
|Max. TDP||65 W||65 W|
Like the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors, the AMD Ryzen 3 processors use Socket AM4, and are therefore compatible with all AM4 motherboards, using the X370, B350 or A320 chipsets. They will both be on shelves on 27 July 2017.
Find out more about the AMD Ryzen 3 in The AMD Ryzen 3 Processor Tech Report.