Rendering and Encoding Benchmarks

The Ryzen 3 1200 wasn't much faster than the G4560 in the Corona benchmark, but the 1300X was a good bit faster and even managed to beat the i3-7350K – in fact, it wasn't much slower than the i5-7500.

Overclocking didn't help improve the 1300's score by a noteworthy margin though it was now faster than the i5-7500, as was the 1200, so a good result for the budget Ryzen 3 processors.

The Ryzen 3 1200 isn't that much slower than the i3-7350K in Blender while it's significantly faster than the G4560. The 1300X was faster than the i3-7350K and now much slower than the i7-7500. Unfortunately, the overclocked 1300X was only able to match a i5-7500. Given the stock performance, I thought it would pull ahead here.

Moving to HandBrake, the Ryzen 3 CPUs beat Intel's Pentium and Core i3 range but even overclocked it didn't have enough in the tank to match the Core i5 series.

For content creators on a budget, Ryzen looks to be a god send, especially once overclocked. At stock settings the 1200 roughly matched the i3-7350K while the 1300X sat between the 7350K and i5-7500. After overclocking though, the 1300X beat the i5-7500 and wasn't much slower than the Ryzen 5 1400.