AMD Ryzen 3 1200 [12nm] AF - Upgraded Architecture
We know how Ryzen 3 1200 performs. But What is the difference between Ryzen 3 1200 12nm AF and the R3 1200?
Many of you know that AF or 12nm indicates that a processor has been renewed. With that being said, we mean the renovation of the architecture in terms of CMOS technology. AMD has a few models like that. Generally, these modified models have slightly higher clock speeds and/or more stability. Additionally, on Ryzen 3 1200 12nm AF, we see a memory controller that is better than the original product. Therefore, this whole information leads us to a higher overclock capacity. Even if the base clock speeds of the two brothers are the same, R3 1200 12nm gets better to overclock results.
R3 1200 12nm also offers a better experience in terms of stability, in general. Because of the upgrade from Zen 14nm to Zen+ 12nm. For those of you who didn’t have information on the original model, you can check out our Ryzen 3 1200 review article.
Ryzen 3 1200 12nm vs Ryzen 3 1200 and Other Similar Models
Right after the R3 1200 12nm was introduced, benchmark tests followed immediately. Now we share one of the famous Cinebench 15 comparisons related to R3 1200 12nm.
Cinebench R15 Multi-Core
Here, the first tests include the “OC=Overclocked” R3 1200 12nm.
Ryzen 3 1200AF 12nm OC = 654
Core-i3 9100F = 608
Ryzen 3 1200 AF 12nm = 565
Core-i5 7400 = 528
Ryzen 3 1200 =482
As you can see here, the 12nm upgrade without the OC is still better than the non-modified 1200.
The situation is similar in the single-core test below;
Cinebench R15 Single-Core
Ryzen 3 1200AF 12nm OC = 168
Core-i3 9100F = 166
Ryzen 3 1200 AF 12nm = 145
Core-i5 7400 = 137
Ryzen 3 1200 =128
Here it is also nice to see that an AMD processor performs better than its Intel equivalent in terms of single-core performance.
AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200* Processor Specifications
- Cpu Cores : 4
- Threads : 4
- Clock Speed : 3.1GHz Up to 3.4GHz
- 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