Question Major difference between Ryzen 3 1200 & 1300X??

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I just wanna ask is the clock speed only the difference between Ryzen 3 1200 and R3 1300X. If yes then what if i buy R3 1200 and overclock it??
 
Yes, you are correct. And yes, you can OC the 1200 to similar clocks (although this is chip dependent). You would need to have a B350/B450 mobo to OC the chip. Keep in mind, neither chip come with a cooler, so you need to factor that in too.
 
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Traditore

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Yeah, clock speed is the only difference. Yes, you can overclock the 1200 to 3.6. Downside of OC will be higher temps and fan noise probably.

So it's all about saving $20 and messing with OC or getting the 3.6ghz out of the box. That said, you can save on a A320 motherboard without OC abilities.
 

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Yes that's the only difference so the 1200 is usually the better buy. Just wondering would the 2200G be a option for you? It overclocks a little bit higher but also has a integrated graphics built into it which is nice if something happens to your graphics card as the 1200/1300X doesn't have one and won't have a display without a graphics card.
 
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Yes that's the only difference so the 1200 is usually the better buy. Just wondering would the 2200G be a option for you? It overclocks a little bit higher but also has a integrated graphics built into it which is nice if something happens to your graphics card as the 1200/1300X doesn't have one and won't have a display without a graphics card.
What if i add a rx 570 with r3 1200 (PCIE 3.0 x16) would perform more better than assembling with 2200G (PCIE 3.0 x8) ??

If yes then How does system memory speed & cache memory is different for the both cpu.. R3 1200 (upto 2667 mhz) R3 2200G (upto 2933 mhz)..
 

WildCard999

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What if i add a rx 570 with r3 1200 (PCIE 3.0 x16) would perform more better than assembling with 2200G (PCIE 3.0 x8) ??

If yes then How does system memory speed & cache memory is different for the both cpu.. R3 1200 (upto 2667 mhz) R3 2200G (upto 2933 mhz)..
The 1200/RX 570 is way better for gaming then the 2200G alone.

So memory is actually dictated by the motherboard so disregard the speeds stated on the CPU's. You'd want to pair any Ryzen CPU with either 3000 or 3200mhz memory to get the most from the CPU as it plays a big role in gaming. The difference between 2133 & 3200 could be as high as 20 FPS and rarely even more.
 

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Yes that's the only difference so the 1200 is usually the better buy. Just wondering would the 2200G be a option for you? It overclocks a little bit higher but also has a integrated graphics built into it which is nice if something happens to your graphics card as the 1200/1300X doesn't have one and won't have a display without a graphics card.
I agree. The 2200G is within 10$ of the 1200. Unless finding a great deal on the 1200, there's no reason not to choose the 2200G over it. The base clock of the 2200G is almost the same of what you can reasonably hope to OC the 1200 to with the stock cooler. And the IGP is a nice extra to have as a backup plan for the discrete GC.
 

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