- Dec 12, 2018
Today, AMD announced the newest additions to the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processor family, the AMD Ryze 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X processors and AMD B550 Chipset for Socket AM4 designed for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors with over 60 designs in development.
These new Ryzen 3 quad-core desktop processors bring the “Zen 2” core architecture to business users, gamers, and creators worldwide, leveraging Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) technology for increased productivity.
The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X represent the fastest ever AMD Ryzen 3 desktop processors, bringing high desktop performance to mainstream gamers. They also stand for AMD’s commitment to improving CPU performance and technologies for consumers by enabling SMT on a Ryzen 3 desktop processor for the very first time.
The processors take advantage of 18MB Cache, delivering great memory latency reduction, translating directly to faster gaming performance for high framerates in CPU-heavy games. Further, with four cores, eight threads, and AMD SMT technology, the new Ryzen 3 processors promise to provide "incredible multitasking performance and responsiveness".
These new quad-core eight-thread processors fill the gap left in AMD's Ryzen 3000 lineup and address Intel's Core i3 lineup.
The $120 Ryzen 3 3300X has with an 3.8 GHz base frequency and 4.3 GHz boost, while the $99 Ryzen 3 3100 weighs in at a 3.8 GHz base and 3.9 GHz boost. Both chips come with a capable Wraith Stealth cooler and will be available in May 2020.
According to AMD, the Ryzen 3 3100 offers:
MODEL CORES/ THREADS TDP
BOOST6/BASE FREQ. (GHz) TOTAL CACHE (MB) PLATFORM SEP (USD) Expected Availability AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 4C/8T 65
18 AM4 120 May 2020 AMD Ryzen 3 3100 4C/8T 65 3.9/3.6 18 AM4 99 May 2020
The new B550 chipset for socket AM4 is the latest addition to the AMD 500 Series chipset family with support for the AMD Ryzen 3000 Series desktop processors. The upcoming B550 motherboards are the only mainstream modern chipset with compatibility for PCI® 4.0, unlocking twice the bandwidth of B450 motherboards21, 2020. AMD B550 motherboards are expected to be available beginning June 16, 2020 from ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Colorful, GIGABYTE, and MSI at retailers and etailers.
- Up to 20% gaming performance than the competition (AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, Ryzen 3 3100, Ryzen 3 2300X, and Core i3-9100. Games tested at 1080p with High settings: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided; Devil May Cry 5; GTA V; Side Meier’s Civilization VI; Shadow of the Tomb Raider; Counterstrike: Global Offensive; Assassin’s Creed Odysssey; PlayerUnknown’s Battle Grounds; Fortnite; and League of Legends.)
- Up to 75% creator performance than the competition (AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, Ryzen 3 3100, Ryzen 3 2300X, and Core i3-9100 using the following benchmarks: PassMark 10; 3DMark Timespy; PCMark 10; Kraken; 7-Zip; Cinebench; Veracrypt; Blender; Corona; Vray; DaVinci Resolve; Adobe Premiere)
AMD moved to the 7nm Zen 2-based processors without relasing new models to replace the Ryzen 3 2300X. As a result, the company leaned on its performant Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G APUs to tackle Intel's Core i3 lineup. In contrast, the Ryzen 3 3300X and 3100X come without an integrated graphics engine, so you'll need to pair them with a discrete graphics card. But AMD hopes that the low price of the new chips will still make them attractive for building a low-end gaming desktop PC.
With Intel's Comet Lake still unannounced, its hard to ascertain how Ryzen 3 stacks up against Intel's offerings.