AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs Intel Core i7-7700K: Is Zen 2 Still a Better Value for Money?

AMD is back again with a new processor named Ryzen 3 3100 which is being compared with the Intel Core i7-7700K. The comparison between the two appeared on Geekbench. The processor’s specifications were stated a few days ago and it seems that it is offering too much at a little cost. The Intel Core i7-7700K is priced at $585.04 on Amazon. On the other hand, Ryzen 3 3100 will have a price of $99. The difference between the prices of the processors is very large. But, the difference in the performances is very less which makes the Ryzen 3 3100 a better value for money. We’ve already gone over how the Ryzen 3 3300X, priced at $120, will make for a compelling purchase over the 7700K, but it seems like the 3100 will also provide some nice competition.

Ryzen 3 3100 vs Core i7-7700K – Geekbench

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Coming to the scores of the processors, The Intel Core i7-7700K’s scores were 1,284 in single-core and 5,168 in multi-core performance. While the Ryzen 3 3100’s scores were 1,141 and 4,928 in single-core performance and multi-core performance respectively. After looking at the scores of both the processors, it is evident that Intel’s processor is in lead. But, AMD is also not way too behind in the scores. The difference between the scores is very less which makes AMD a better offering processor than Intel’s one. Also, AMD’s processor also has better power efficiency. If we follow the scores and the pricing of both the processors it is clear that AMD is offering better at less cost.

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 looks promising with the initial performance scores. But, there are few areas where it lags behind. Intel’s processor operates at a base frequency of 4.20 GHz and AMD’s processor’s base frequency is clocked at 3.60 GHz. It must be noted that the difference in the base frequency is a little high. Coming to the maximum (boost) frequency, the Intel i7-7700K processor has a maximum frequency of 4.50 GHz whereas the Ryzen 3 3100 has a maximum frequency of 3.90 GHz. The TDP of Intel and AMD’s processors are 91-watts and 65-watts respectively. It is evident from the figures that Ryzen 3 3100 is lagging behind the Intel i7-7700K in base frequency, boost-up frequency, and the TDP.

Wccftech covered the initial Ryzen 3 3100 processor Geekbench submission. In the beginning, it was using 1066 (2133) MHz RAM modules. As of now, there is an update in the RAM modules as stated by twitter user APISAK. The update features 1600 (3200 MHz) MHz RAM which in turn alters the scores in single-core and multi-core scores. With the update, the scores have slightly increased.

According to the Geekbench comparison, the processors had a big difference in the RAM. The Ryzen 3 3100 processor had 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, while the Intel Core i7-7700K processor had double RAM memory which is 32 GB DDR4. Meanwhile, the difference is obvious as the pricing of the processors is a noticeable fact. Still, at a significantly low cost, the Ryzen 3 3100 goes toe to toe with the Core i7-7700K. The AMD processor delivers great performance scores and is giving tough competition to Intel’s processor.

It seems AMD is learning from the mistakes they have made in the past with the Radeon series. They are working on delivering better performances and giving tough competition to Intel which has already proved itself in the market. AMD with the Ryzen 3 3100, took a big step in the processor area. AMD is currently focused on delivering good performance with lesser costs with the new processor. With the upcoming processors, team red is all set to leave Intel behind in the market.

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