AMD has launched the new addition of the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X. This series is the lower tier in AMD cpu and is more affordable. However, based on leaks so far, the performance seems to be better than Intel i3 series. Click "Read More" to know more.
Promising to be the 'quickest ever' AMD Ryzen 3 desktop processors, the two chips are focusing at mainstream gamers rather than those looking for exceptional speed. Both chips offer 4 cores and 8 threads along with 65W TDP. The total cache is the same too with 18MB in use. Where things differ is the clock speeds. The Ryzen 3 3100 offers a base clock of 3.6GHz with a boost of 3.9GHz, while the 3300X provides a base clock of 3.8GHz with a boost of 4.3GHz.
AMD states that the Ryzen 3 3100 will be up to 20 percent faster in games and up to 75 percent faster for creators than the Intel Core i3-9100. That's while running games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and GTAV on high graphics settings at 1080p resolution.
As always with any press release, take it with a pinch of salt till independent benchmarks are out. It's also worth pointing out that neither of these Ryzen processors has integrated graphics so you'll need to spend extra cash to get a graphics card.
All things considered, both chips seem like they're a good choice for entry-level gaming using the Zen 2 core architecture without the unreasonable price tag. It should be a good option for consumers on a budget, as well as a way in which AMD can grab a little more market from Intel. It is ultimately good for us consumers as more competitors means better products and services for us all.
In conjunction with this news, AMD has also announced its B550 chipset which promises to support PCIe 4.0 which should keep everyone happy with the speedy reading and writing speed. It makes it the world's first and only mainstream chipset with compatibility for the format and AMD reckons it will unlock 'twice the bandwidth of B450 motherboards for high-speed, high-power performance in gaming and multitasking'.
The two new chips are expected to be available for sale from the end of May with AMD B550 motherboards expected to be available from end June onwards. AMD has cited that these will include motherboards from ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Colorful, Gigabyte, and MSI.
Prices for the Ryzen 3 3100 are expected to be SGD$150+ while the Ryzen 3 3300X is expected to cost SGD$190+. No word yet on motherboard prices. We look forward to having more offerings from AMD as they usually offer more bang for buck alternatives to Intel.