AMD Ryzen 3 1200 vs Intel Core i3-7100

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 3 1200 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-7100
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Intel Core i3-7100

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel Core i3-7100 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.40 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 was released in Q1/2017.

The Intel Core i3-7100 has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.90 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-7100 was released in Q1/2017.
AMD Ryzen 3 (33) Family Intel Core i3 (205)
AMD Ryzen 1000 (15) CPU group Intel Core i 7000 (17)
1 Generation 7
Summit Ridge (Zen) Architecture Kaby Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Core i3-6100
-- Successor Intel Core i3-8100

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 3.10 GHz (3.40 GHz) while the Intel Core i3-7100 has 2 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i3-7100 is at 3.90 GHz.

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100
4 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No
3.10 GHz Frequency 3.90 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
3.10 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel Core i3-7100 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

no iGPU GPU Intel HD Graphics 630
GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.10 GHz
-- GPU Generation 9.5
Technology 14 nm
Max. displays 3
-- Compute units 24
-- Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
-- DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU Intel HD Graphics 630
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 can use up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 42.7 GB/s. The Intel Core i3-7100 supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 38.4 GB/s.

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100
DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2400, DDR3-1600
64 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
42.7 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
Yes ECC No
2.00 MB L2 Cache --
8.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 16
19.7 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 65 W, while the Intel Core i3-7100 has a TDP of 51 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 51 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is manufactured in 14 nm and has 10.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i3-7100 is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 3.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
AM4 (PGA 1331) Socket LGA 1151
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2017 Release date Q1/2017
120 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (87%)
Intel Core i3-7100 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 (80%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
800 (82%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
973 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
2574 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
2076 (81%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1073 (88%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1225 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3064 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
2436 (80%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
6315 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
4360 (69%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
375 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
375 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1372 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1104 (80%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
129 (77%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
168 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
477 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
425 (89%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
333 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1191 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.10 GHz
422 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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