AMD Ryzen 3 1200 vs AMD Ryzen 5 3580U

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

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

27 %
46 %
70% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

49 %
57 %
16% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

21 %
43 %
104% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

20 %
42 %
110% significantly better heavy workload score

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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
47% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
4 GHz
8% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
15 W
333% significantly lower TDP

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
100% significantly more L3 cache
4 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

657th of 1,327
369th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 3 Desktop
-

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2017
October 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
-

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
No

Ryzen 3 1200 vs Ryzen 5 3580U benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 3580U beats the Ryzen 3 1200 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 3 1200 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Ryzen 5 3580U has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 3 1200 has a significantly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 3580U. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 3580U has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Ryzen 5 3580U outputs less heat than Ryzen 3 1200 thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. When comparing cache sizes, these CPUs have an identical amount of L2 cache. The Ryzen 3 1200 also has significantly more L3 cache.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the Ryzen 3 1200 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

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