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Our Verdict & Award
The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X (Price Check) is not the most powerful desktop CPU in the market. That honour goes to the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (Lowest Price)… at least until the AMD Ryzen Threadripper hits the market!
Unlike its higher-performance Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 brethren, the Ryzen 3 1300X only has four physical cores and half the cache and no SMT support. Even so, it delivered astonishingly good performance – it was just 31% slower than the Ryzen 5 1500X in 3D rendering and 21% slower in video transcoding. Even in the Photoshop radial blur test, it was just 18% slower.
Based on its performance in work applications alone, it offers roughly a 12% better price-performance ratio than the Ryzen 5 1500X, which itself offers incredible value for money. But what about games, you say?
Increasing the resolution to 4K may wipe out the difference, but that’s because the games were now GPU-limited on the AMD Radeon RX 480 we used.
If you are using a suitably-powerful graphics card like the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, you should see similar drops in frame rates. Obviously, if you intend to game at 4K, you will need a suitably fast processor like the Ryzen 7 1800X (Price Check) to complement such a fast graphics card.
Here is our takeaway from the gaming test results…
Because it offers such great value for money, we think the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X (Price Check) deserves nothing less than our Editor’s Choice Award! Congratulations, AMD!
Where To Buy
Here are direct links to the AMD Ryzen CPU and bundles on sale on Amazon :
- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU (USD 499)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU (USD 399)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU + ASUS PRIME X370-PRO motherboard (USD 569)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU + Corsair Hydro H110i liquid cooler (USD 523)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU + Wraith Spire LED cooler (USD 329)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU + Wraith Spire LED cooler + ASUS PRIME X370-PRO motherboard (USD 499)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU (USD 229)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU + Wraith Spire LED Cooler (USD 209)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1500X CPU + Wraith Spire LED Cooler (USD 189)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU + Wraith Stealth Cooler (USD 169)
- AMD Ryzen 3 1300X CPU + Wraith Stealth Cooler (USD 129)
- AMD Ryzen 3 1200 CPU + Wraith Stealth Cooler (USD 109)
Don’t forget to also read our other AMD Ryzen-related articles :
- The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Octa-Core Processor Review
- The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Quad-Core Processor Review
- All You Need To Know About AMD Ryzen Threadripper!
- The AMD Ryzen 7 Processor Tech Report
- The AMD Ryzen 5 Processor Tech Report
- The AMD Ryzen 3 Processor Tech Report
- The AMD Ryzen PRO Processor Tech Report
- The 15 New AMD Ryzen CPU Coolers Revealed
- The 34 New AMD Ryzen Motherboards Revealed
- How To Decode The AMD Ryzen Model Numbers
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