AMD has just announced its Ryzen 3 Series desktop processors, which are in the value segment. The lineup will be made up of the Ryzen 3 1200 priced at $109, and the Ryzen 3 1300X at $129. Both parts are built on the AM4 package and are setup to compete with the Intel Core i3 dual-core SKUs, such as the i3-7100 and the i3-7300, respectively. Both chips are quad-core parts (without SMT), have 8MB of shared L3 cache, and unlocked base-clock multipliers.
The Ryzen 3 1200 has a base clock of 3.10 GHz, boosts up to 3.40 GHz, and XFR (extended frequency range) adds another 50 MHz. The Ryzen 3 1300X comes in at 3.40 GHz base, boosts up to 3.70 GHz, and XFR adds 200 MHz. Both chips have TDPs of 65W and they will ship with AMD’s Wraith Stealth cooling solutions.