Editors Liked

  • More cores than most budget CPUs
  • Supports inexpensive chipsets
  • Beats anything Intel has at the same price points
  • Low power consumption
  • Benefits from the excellent AM4 platform

Editors Didn't Like

  • Lagging benchmark scores
  • No SMT
  • Moderate overclocking
  • Lack of iGPU compared to Intel competitors may limit some possible applications or troubleshooting approaches
  • Less attractive than the 1200 considering it costs $20 more and only overclocks another 100MHz