Although these are "only" AMD Ryzen 3 series CPUs, I have found not to set my expectation low so I will go into this review with eyes wide open. That could certainly happen, but neither Intel nor NVIDIA are going to let AMD steal share without putting up a fight. The stock is up 37.2% so far this year, helped by news that Apple's (AAPL) iMac Pro would include AMD graphics chips, as well as a surge in demand from cryptocurrency miners. Ryzen drove a 51% year-over-year revenue increase in AMD's core computing and graphics segment during the second quarter, enough to turn a small segment operating profit.
The Ryzen 3 1300X has a base clock of 3.5GHz, with a 3.6GHz all-core boost clock, a 3.7GHz two-core boost, and a max XFR boost clock of 3.9GHz. Thanks to four physical processing cores, the Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 boast impressive multiprocessing advantages compared to the competition while delivering impressive game performance.
All Ryzen series processors feature a true artificial intelligence inside that employs a neural network to learn about your applications to send workloads down the fastest pathway inside the CPU for optimized performance.
In what continues to be a busy month for the folks at AMD, today marks the release of the R3 lineup of AMD Ryzen processors. In a report released yesterday, BMO analyst Ambrish Srivastava downgraded AMD to Hold, with a price target of $15, which represents a slight upside potential from current levels. (NASDAQ: NVDA) will reveal special hardware that will be tuned specifically for mining, which means AMD's share in the crypto currencies market will probably be reduced.
The end result of all that trimming looks a lot like the difference between the four-core, eight-thread Ryzen 5 1500X and its Ryzen 5 1400 stablemate. The Ryzen 3 1200 retails for $109.
Ryzen 3 1300X - This one will excel in everything and is called the Ryzen 3 1300X. Both are based on the same underlying Zen architecture, built from the ground up to compete against the best that rival Intel has to offer. Both units come unlocked and will support overclocking via motherboards with the Ryzen B350 or X370 chipsets. If Ryzen 3 performs as well as the numbers given, then system builders have yet another reason to be excited this year.