AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Review - Powerful and Affordable Desktop CPU
As some of you know, in one of our previous articles, we talked about Ryzen 7 1800X, which was the flagship product at the time that it was introduced to the market. And it was kind of the expensive member of the Ryzen family. But here, the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X comes as a powerful and affordable CPU. So, it is the CPU you need when you’re setting up a cost-efficient gaming PC.
AMR Ryzen 3 1300X Specifications
It is a desktop CPU with a 3.5 GHz base clock frequency. The boosting capability allows you to reach up to 3.7 GHz frequency. Yet, if it is combined with a cooler better than the stock coolers, you can also reach up to 3.9 GHz clock rate. (There’s an unlocked multiplier for this processor) So while building a system with 1300X, you should choose the other parts wisely in order to maximize the performance. It uses the Precision Boost and the Extended Frequency Range to give you a smooth and a powerful experience even when running the hardest applications. Additionally, the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X has 4 cores + 4 threads. Its TDP is 65W (quite efficient value) and the max temp for the processor is 95°C.
Shortcoming: It would be better to see SMT (Simultaneous Multithreading) support here as we have for Ryzen 7 models.
Suggestion: ASUS Prime B350-PLUS would be a compatible choice for a system with 1300X especially for overclocking. (the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X has AM4 socket-type.)
Ryzen 3 1300X and Rivals
As you know, in the market there are only two competitors actually. So, here we will say a few words about the Intel Core i3-7100 and i3-7300 models. The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X stands between those two Intel models in terms of performance and price. We can say that the Ryzen 3 1300X performs better than the Core i3-7100 on the other hand it’s cheaper than the i3-7300. Having said that, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X performs worse than i3-7300, so the determiner here is the affordability. And the overclocking capabilities of the Ryzen 3 1300X also makes it a better choice than the i3 models mentioned above.
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Benchmark and Gaming
First of all, we’ll list the system that we built for 1300X.
- Motherboard: Asus Prime B350-Plus
- Graphics card: MSI RX 580 Gaming X 8 GB
- Memory: Kingston Hyperx 32 GB 2133 MHz
- SSD: 2x Kingston Hyperx Savage 240 GB (One for OS and one for the games)
You can see it’s a quite powerful set-up.
Let’s share important results.
- 3DMark Time Spy (Ryzen 3 1300X):
- Graphics Score = 4376 (Graphics test 1: 29.48 FPS , Graphics test 2: 24.40 FPS)
- CPU Score = 3090 (Test: 10.38 FPS)
Cinebench R15 CPU Ranking:
- Intel Core i7-3720QM @ 2.60 GHz. = 590
- AMD Ryzen 3 1300X @ 3.50 GHz. = 538
- RX 580 @ 3.50 GHz = 88.47
- Quadro K4000M @ 2.79 GHz = 67.11
- GeForce GTX 460 = 59.68
Many of you would know that the results are quite sufficient to run games like GTA 5 at higher display settings. Additionally, you can see how well it performs according to its price tag. And yes, if you think like that it is absolutely true. You also get a wonderful experience while playing other popular games like PUBG or Battlefield 1.
In conclusion, with the help of the other system parts, the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X achieves many demanding tasks easily. And when you consider its price, you can spare more budget on the other system parts like the GPU.
AMD Ryzen™ 3 1300X Processor Specifications
- Cpu Cores : 4
- Threads : 4
- Clock Speed : 3.5GHz Up to 3.7GHz
- L1 Cache : 384KB
- L2 Cache : 2MB
- L3 Cache : 8MB
- Unlocked : Yes
- CMOS : 14nm
- Package : AM4
- PCI Express Version : PCIe 3.0 x16
- Thermal Solution (PIB) : Wraith Stealth
- TDP : Wraith Stealth
- Max Temp. : 65W
- System Memory Spec. : Up to 2667MHz
- System Memory Type : DDR4
- System Memory Channel : 2