When AMD revealed the newer Ryzen 3 chips a couple of days ago, many questioned its value. With the new Zen 2 chips being as cheap as they are (starting from $99), many speculated them to rival Intel’s Core-i3 offerings. Well, it seems like AMD might have some extra tricks up its sleeves.
Thanks to reddit, the Cinebench R15 single-core score of the Ryzen 3 3300X has leaked, rivaling the Intel Core-i7 7700K:
With this, it seems clear AMD means business with the new chips. The Core i7-7700K is one of the most popular (albeit aging) quad-core chips out there, with a boost clock of 4.5 GHz. The Ryzen 3 3300X isn’t far behind though, with a 4.3Ghz boost clock. This is pretty exciting as, at least as far as the single-core is concerned, you’re getting i7-7700k performance in a $120 chip. The Intel processor retails for around $300.
What’s more interesting here is that the cheap Ryzen CPU also beats the Core i9-10900X!
The new Zen 2 CPUs will launch in May. We’ll have more information regarding the same closer to release.