Athlon II X3 vs. Ryzen 3: How AMD's Performance Has Evolved & Performance-Per-Watt
You will also find much better gaming performance with the newer CPUs.
Lastly is a look at the AC system power consumption over the course of all the benchmarks carried out for this article. The Athlon II X3 425 configuration had a minimum power draw of 98 Watts, average of 128 Watts, and peak of 164 Watts. The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 meanwhile had a minimum of 62, average of 86, and peak of 181 Watts. The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X had a minimum of 67 Watts, average of 102 Watts, and peak of 197 Watts. The higher peak system power consumption with the Ryzen 3 CPUs are during the gaming tests where the GPU was kept busier in a higher power state due to being less CPU bottlenecked than on the Athlon II X3.
So for those curious how AMD's low-end CPU performance has evolved from Athlon II X3 to the Ryzen 3, hopefully you found our latest benchmarks interesting. More data for those interested via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file. Those curious about similar Intel numbers can see the recent Intel Core i3 2100 vs. i3 7100 tests.
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