AMD Ryzen 3 1200 vs AMD Ryzen 5 1400

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Desktop 4 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 165
$ 252.00 significantly less expensive
$ 417

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

27 %
32 %
18% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

49 %
2% slightly better gaming score
48 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

21 %
27 %
28% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

20 %
26 %
30% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

2,654
3,144
18% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

818
3% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
790

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

3,013
3,985
32% slightly higher Cinebench R23 score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

2,718
3,397
24% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
8
100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
3% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
Identical
3 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
Identical
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
Identical
2 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
Identical
8 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

656th of 1,326
559th of 1,326

Family

The product line

Ryzen 3 Desktop
Ryzen 5 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2017
November 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Ryzen 3 1200 vs Ryzen 5 1400 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 1400 beats the Ryzen 3 1200 in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 3 1200 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Ryzen 5 1400 has more threads.

Our database shows that the Ryzen 5 1400 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 3 1200. Both these CPUs have identical turbo speeds.

Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

In terms of cache, both these CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache and L3 cache.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Ryzen 5 1400 over the Ryzen 3 1200.

CPU comparison

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CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. For instance, the Ryzen 3 1200 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

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