AMD YD1200BBAEBOX Ryzen 3 1200 CPU with Wraith Stealth Cooler - Silver £89.99 @ Amazon
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AMD YD1200BBAEBOX Ryzen 3 1200 CPU with Wraith Stealth Cooler - Silver £89.99 @ Amazon

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Found 5th Oct
I have found this the cheapest price anywhere!

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That's alot of CPU for 90 quid.

It may lack the IPS of intel but this is quad core and, per watt, is much better than the current crop of i3s.

Hot.

Great price but I would wait to see how the new Intel i3 chips do before committing.

The embargo should be lifted today at some point.
Edited by: "Gormond" 5th Oct

Is this better than the AMD FX8320 posted the other day?

Gormond3 h, 23 m ago

Great price but I would wait to see how the new Intel i3 chips do before …Great price but I would wait to see how the new Intel i3 chips do before committing.The embargo should be lifted today at some point.



Ryzen prices are dropping because of Coffee Lake. The i3 8100 might end up like £10-£20 more than this but it is likely to be quite a lot faster for example. See where the prices settle when stock starts hitting the stores

How does it compared with the G4560?

correct me if this is wrong but I read that coffee lake will, at least for a while, require a certain chipset which is very expensive.

So AMD will still have a significant overall cheaper price for now.

Although people have to consider the additional cost of a graphics card when comparing deals. I'm not a gamer so for me built-in graphics are fine.

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Kyouken5 m ago

correct me if this is wrong but I read that coffee lake will, at least for …correct me if this is wrong but I read that coffee lake will, at least for a while, require a certain chipset which is very expensive. So AMD will still have a significant overall cheaper price for now.


Yes they will require a Z370 board. The cheaper boards will be next year.

For anybody interested in this almost paper launch (Do Intel think they are AMD! Lol) the i5-8400 is available from Amazon Global Here

ganon6 h, 22 m ago

How does it compared with the G4560?


The G4560 is a better gaming and budget CPU.

techpowerup.com/rev…tml

Barely loses to the R3 in 'cpu tasks' and passes it on the gaming tasks.

Nate14927 h, 23 m ago

The G4560 is a better gaming and budget …The G4560 is a better gaming and budget CPU.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Ryzen_3_1200/20.htmlBarely loses to the R3 in 'cpu tasks' and passes it on the gaming tasks.

You seem to be pretty selective in your wording. In games the G4560 is about 6% faster. But passes the Ryzen.
However 16% better on CPU is barely better.

For budget buyers the Ryzen may not dominate but is far from a poor choice. Also as the socket is claimed to be supported until 2020. There are more available upgrade paths available.

Oneday7753 m ago

You seem to be pretty selective in your wording. In games the G4560 is …You seem to be pretty selective in your wording. In games the G4560 is about 6% faster. But passes the Ryzen. However 16% better on CPU is barely better. For budget buyers the Ryzen may not dominate but is far from a poor choice. Also as the socket is claimed to be supported until 2020. There are more available upgrade paths available.


16% only after OC. That means you need to buy a good motherboard, i.e. an expensive B350 instead of a budget A320.

Oh, and you better get a new CPU cooler, because the wraith included with the R3 is insufficient to function at higher fan speeds and temps.

The motherboard used for the OC costs 240 quid. The ram used costs 190 quid. Both of these factor into a 'good OC' for the Ryzen brand, as you need both a good motherboard and a good set of RAM.

So yeah, 16% OC, using a motherboard/ram combo that costs 430 quid. Chuck in a 30 quid CPU cooler, and you have spend 550 quid on Mobo, CPU, Ram, CPU Cooler for an extremely pedestrian OC.

Or you could buy the G4560 for 55 quid, a cheap Intel mobo for 40 quid, and budget RAM (100ish). 195.

The thing about Ryzen is that it requires good RAM and good Motherboards for OC, while the G4560 is not OC'd, and does not require good Ram to function well. Intel chips operate much better without high speed RAM.

So.... Yes, I was selective with my wording, because pretending that the OC speed with the Ryzen 3 is anything but fluff would be misleading.

Nate14921 h, 47 m ago

16% only after OC. That means you need to buy a good motherboard, i.e. an …16% only after OC. That means you need to buy a good motherboard, i.e. an expensive B350 instead of a budget A320.Oh, and you better get a new CPU cooler, because the wraith included with the R3 is insufficient to function at higher fan speeds and temps.The motherboard used for the OC costs 240 quid. The ram used costs 190 quid. Both of these factor into a 'good OC' for the Ryzen brand, as you need both a good motherboard and a good set of RAM.So yeah, 16% OC, using a motherboard/ram combo that costs 430 quid. Chuck in a 30 quid CPU cooler, and you have spend 550 quid on Mobo, CPU, Ram, CPU Cooler for an extremely pedestrian OC.Or you could buy the G4560 for 55 quid, a cheap Intel mobo for 40 quid, and budget RAM (100ish). 195.The thing about Ryzen is that it requires good RAM and good Motherboards for OC, while the G4560 is not OC'd, and does not require good Ram to function well. Intel chips operate much better without high speed RAM.So.... Yes, I was selective with my wording, because pretending that the OC speed with the Ryzen 3 is anything but fluff would be misleading.


£550 on a R3 1200 build, what are you on?
My X370, 16GB 3000 RAM and R7 1700 all cost £520.

Their test maybe used a high end motherboard and memory. Most benchmarks do, to show the best the processor can do, not the package.

A B350 MB may cost £80-£90 but will last 3 years of CPU cycles. DDR4 memory is here for a while, 2 x 4GB will do most even 2400Mhz stuff will be fine.

The G4560 is fast and if really stuck on a budget, it is best bang per buck. However the Ryzen is the better long term solution.

Oh - and sorry I missed the 16% was on an OC. The rest of the benchmarks are within 5% of each other.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 6th Oct

Ryzen runs fine on a £70 b350m motherboard and stock cooler and “cheap” memory (no DDR4 is cheap). You don’t need to push to 4ghz to get a benefit from overclock.
My R5 1500x overclocks to 3.9 just through a standard auto setting on the motherboard, I’ve not even bothered messing with voltages or memory speeds. I use mismatched DDR4 from CEX (half the price of new) and the PC is completely stable - even though I’m not suggesting people get mismatched memory. (Memory from CEX can still be a lottery for Ryzen).
Nate, why can’t you accept both chips are good, both have benefits and some drawbacks?
(Forgot to mention that I’m n the stock air cooler - which is admittedly the step up from the R3 one).
My r5 5100x with b350m motherboard and 16gb (used) DDR4 cost £316 - I’m not comparing it to a G4650 or Ryzen 3 build.
If you already have DDR3 and on a budget it’s a no brainier to go for the Intel, (next upgrade would have to go for faster memory though).
Edited by: "dan_lesser" 6th Oct

Original Poster

This is what I got:
ryzen 3 1200 is overclocked to 3.8ghz on this stock cooler...
got 8gb adata 2800mhz ddr4 ram £50..
gigabyte ab350m gaming 3 motherboard for £78..
256gb nvme ssd 1800mb read 800mb write speeds i found on ebay for £65..
evga geforce 1050ti for £126...
psu for £50
Pcie wireless card from currys 9.99
23inch aoc monitor £90 overclocked to 75Hz,
case 40

Total just over £600
very very fast and smooth machine and can play most games at top settings

dan_lesser25 m ago

Ryzen runs fine on a £70 b350m motherboard and stock cooler and “cheap” mem …Ryzen runs fine on a £70 b350m motherboard and stock cooler and “cheap” memory (no DDR4 is cheap). You don’t need to push to 4ghz to get a benefit from overclock.My R5 1500x overclocks to 3.9 just through a standard auto setting on the motherboard, I’ve not even bothered messing with voltages or memory speeds. I use mismatched DDR4 from CEX (half the price of new) and the PC is completely stable - even though I’m not suggesting people get mismatched memory. (Memory from CEX can still be a lottery for Ryzen).Nate, why can’t you accept both chips are good, both have benefits and some drawbacks?(Forgot to mention that I’m n the stock air cooler - which is admittedly the step up from the R3 one).


At what point did I say that there are no benefits to both chips? I said the G4560 is a better budget gaming CPU.

End of story, I even said the Ryzen 3 1200 was slightly ahead on CPU synthetics, but who cares about synthetics at the budget end? Would you honestly suggest someone does CPU heavy R3? It's a bit silly.

Oneday77, the build in the test setup that achieved 16% OC, that's the cost of it. My point was it was not a typical overclock for the typical budget 1200.

I simply don't think the 1200 is a good chip, nor do I trust AMD to follow through on a future promise. Do we not recall how long Vega and Ryzen took to come to market? Who's saying the platform remains viable in 2020, when AMD can't predict 6 months of supply.

looking at the link above the results are pretty erratic, some with faster clocked chips coming in lower, then in others the entire spread is just a few FPS. hardly something with which to draw any concrete conclusions.

Yes, this is hot. I have given this heat, I am surprised it is not over 1000 degrees yet. Ryzen is here to stay, and at the moment, it is beating the competition for what you get for the money.
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