Now that we have seen the official launch of AMD’s Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 lineup of processors, it’s time look at the next CPU: Ryzen 3. Interestingly, folks at ASRock have apparently revealed several key details regarding one of the processors.
The Ryzen 3 processor in question bears the model name “YD1200BBM4KAE” which strongly indicates that it’s the Ryzen 3 1200 CPU. Based on ASRock’s CPU support list for the Ryzen 3 1200, the CPU is said to boast a base frequency speed of 3.1GHz along with a cache size of 2MB. In addition, ASRock has also stated that the processor will have a TDP rating of 65W.
AMD’s Ryzen 3 1200 CPU will be supported by ASRock’s AB350M-DV motherboard. Of course, the company is expected to more ‘budget friendly’ motherboards for Ryzen 3 processors after its official release.
Unfortunately, it’s not known whether AMD’s Ryzen 3 family of processors will come with support for SMT (Simultaneous Multithreading) and XFR (Extended Frequency Range). Regardless, Ryzen 3 processors are expected to be released sometime in the second half of 2017, hopefully with an attractive price point. It is meant to cater for the mainstream market, after all.