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AMD unveils Ryzen 3 processors

The launch completes Ryzen mainstream desktop lineup

AMD unveils Ryzen 3 processors
Anderson says the Ryzen processor line reenergises innovation and competition across the entire PC market.

Chip maker AMD has launched two models of its mainstream-priced, high-efficiency AMD Ryzen 3 desktop processor - the Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 CPUs.

The two Ryzen 3 processors come equipped with true quad-core unlocked performance for gaming and computing, and join the award-winning AMD Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 desktop processors with a large and growing AM4 motherboard ecosystem.

Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD, said: "These past few months have been an exciting period for AMD with the global launch of Ryzen 7, designed for even the most demanding power users, and the release of Ryzen 5, which meets and even exceeds the needs of serious prosumers."

Anderson said Ryzen 3 is a significant addition to the Ryzen desktop processor lineup, scaling industry leading responsiveness and performance into a budget-friendly package for mainstream users. "AMD's Ryzen processor line reenergises innovation and competition across the entire PC market, providing consumers with a newfound selection of processors that can fulfill their computing needs at virtually every price point," he said.

The Ryzen 3 lineup includes two 4-core, 4-thread desktop CPUs available for purchase, both of which support the new AM4 platform found throughout the entire mainstream Ryzen processor family.

According AMD, the Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 are designed to deliver optimum performance for esports gaming and computing applications. The four physical processing cores of the Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 boast impressive multiprocessing advantages compared to the competition while delivering impressive game performance. The company said like all socket AM4 processors, Ryzen 3 has a multiplier-unlocked to provide even more performance to users who appreciate the freedom to overclock.

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