We’ve finally got wind of the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3 chips with the leak of Ryzen 3300X and the 3100X. It is a norm that higher tier processors are released first followed by the lower-tier ones, this time there was an extra tier with the Ryzen 9 at the top. This along with finding a solution for fitting a single CCX module in the die as it’s only a quad-core CPU took AMD a while to announce the Ryzen 3.
AMD with the help of the Ryzen 3000 series of processors has absolutely dominated the consumer, workstation as well as HPC sectors. The latest leak comes courtesy of Twitter user @momomo_us:
Higher Boosts, Lower Costs
Now AMD is trying to claim its stake in the entry/budget level CPUs too, with the release of the Ryzen 3 3300X and 3100. Both are 4-core, 8-thread CPU processors. The 3300X clocks up to 4.3 GHz which is 300MHz higher than the 2300X. But we have to note that the 2300X didn’t have multi-threading enabled and had only 10MB of cache opposed to 18MB on the 3300X. Whereas the Ryzen 3100(up to 3.9GHz) serves to replace the 2200G although even this CPU didn’t have SMT enabled. It is justified to compare the 2200G to the 3100 even though it is an APU since AMD never released an equivalent chip.
The Renoir lineup of APUs is still coming soon though. But these processors make more sense for those getting a dGPU right away. The Ryzen 3 3300X is expected to retail for around $140, while the Ryzen 3100 will go for $100. Both these CPUs are rated for 65W TDP meaning they can both overclock pretty well. The Ryzen 2200G was a smash hit when it launched at the sweet spot of $100. So we might see something similar here with the Ryzen 3 3100.
Both these CPUs are going to be compatible with the AM4 socket, so there are no worries there. The increased IPC along with a higher frequency is going to give a tough fight to intel’s offerings in the entry segment.
We’ll keep you updated as more news drops regarding the budget Ryzen chips. If you’re in the market for higher-end CPUs though, you might want to check out the new leaks surrounding AMD Zen 4…