Ryzen 3 1300X Benchmarked: Here’s How It Handles Games

AMD’s new low-level CPU, Ryzen 3, is finally here. It’s an affordable option, which may leave many PC builders wondering: how well does it pair with a GPU for gaming?

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Our colleagues at Tom’s Hardware and Anandtech tested the $129 Ryzen 3 1300 X paired with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU to see how well it handles gaming. They paired it against Intel’s Core i3 CPUs as well as AMD’s Ryzen 5 processors to see how how big the differences are.

For more in-depth, technical breakdowns of Ryzen 3, check out Tom’s Hardware and Anandtech’s reviews.

The Ryzen 3 1300 X and GTX 1080 ran the Hitman benchmark at 1080p and ultra settings at 70.2 frames per second. At 3.9-GHz, the 1300X stepped up to 76.6 fps and overcame both the Core i3-7100 (71.4 fps) and Intel Core i3-7300 (74.9fps), though the base clock was a few frames less than both of Intel’s offerings. The Ryzen 5 1500X was king at 92.2 fps.

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