AMD will soon be announcing details on its upcoming products, possibly including the currently unreleased Ryzen 3 processor series which will go head-to-head against Intel’s Core i3 family of processors. The Ryzen 3 will have true quad-core designs versus Intel’s dual-core Core i3 + HyperThreading approach.
ASUS recently announced its upgraded version of its flagship AM4 motherboard with the new ROG Crosshair VI Hero WIFI AC and in its compatibility page, ASUS shows details of the upcoming AMD RYZEN 3 1200 CPU. The listing shows that the Ryzen 3 1200 will feature a base clock of 3.1Ghz, 8MB of L3 cache and will have a 65W TDP.
The key info here is that we’re looking at true quad-core chips running 3.1Ghz but interestingly, at 65W TDP, the Ryzen 3 1200 has the same TDP as the RYZEN 7 1700 which is an 8-core part. While the listing does not show it nor official detail has been out yet, it can be inferred that there’s plenty of headroom for higher clockspeeds.
Official info on the Ryzen 3 is expected to be revealed soon.