AMD all set to launch its Ryzen 5 series performance-segment six-core and quad-core processors later this month, after that AMD could launch entry-level quad-core chips based on the 14 nm “Summit Ridge” silicon in following the second half of 2017. The Ryzen 3 lineup will have several sub-$150 price points low powered CPUs.
The Ryzen 3 series CPUs will compete with Intel’s Core i3 dual-core “Kaby Lake” processors, and will offer four cores, though it lacks SMT, so Ryzen 3 will be 4 cores, 4 threads and up to 8 MB of L3 cache, making for a compelling deal against Core i3 “Kaby Lake” dual-core parts that have 2 cores and 4 threads enabled through HyperThreading, and just 3-4 MB of L3 cache. But the more interesting thing is the Ryzen 3 series chips will come with unlocked base-clock multipliers. One of the prominent Ryzen 3 series SKUs revealed by leaky taps among the motherboard industry is the Ryzen 3 1200.
The Ryzen 3 1200 is a quad-core socket AM4 processor that lacks SMT (simultaneous multi-threading), so it has 4 cores and 4 threads. We know from older reports, that Ryzen 3 series quad-core chips feature 8 MB of L3 cache, and have their TDP rated at 65W. The Ryzen 3 1200 will come with clock speeds of 3.10 GHz with an unknown (likely 3.40 GHz) TurboCore frequency. The Ryzen 3 1200 is expected to come at a price below the $150 mark, given that better price gap to its Ryzen 5 quad-core chips with SMT which start at $169.