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Front view of AMD Ryzen 3 Ryzen™ 3 1200

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 8 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 8 MB l3 cache is just OK
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 90 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD A9 7th Gen A9-9420

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Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed

Features Key features of the Ryzen 3 Ryzen™ 3 1200  vs A9 7th Gen A9-9420 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Ryzen 3 Ryzen™ 3 1200  vs
A9 7th Gen A9-9420 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
FMA3
AVX 2.0
FMA4
AES

details

Ryzen 3 Ryzen™ 3 1200  vs
A9 7th Gen A9-9420 
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 95°C Unknown - 90°C

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A N/A
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