After a month-long leak and speculation, AMD did not delay the announcement and just introduced the long-awaited low-cost Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X and B550 chipset for low-cost motherboards with an AM4 connector.
In short, the Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X chips which are now the latest of the 7-nm Matisse family received four Zen 2 cores with SMT support, 16 MB L3 cache and 65 W thermal package. Like other older brothers of Matisse, the new products work with DDR4-3200 memory in dual channel mode and have a PCI Express 4.0 controller.
The difference between the Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X, except for the letter X, which indicates the support of the proprietary XFR overclocking function, is the Boost frequency: the Ryzen 3 3100 can accelerate to 3.9 GHz, and the Ryzen 3 3300X – up to 4.3 GHz. The nominal frequency is identical – 3.8 GHz. The Ryzen 3 3100 is priced at $ 99, while the Ryzen 3 3300X is asking for $ 120.
The main technical specifications and prices of all the current Ryzen 3 processors, predecessors and competitors from the “blue camp” will become the 10th generation Intel Core i3 (Comet Lake-S) available in the table (new models are highlighted in bold).
|CPU||Cores / Threads||Frequency Rated / Boost, GHz||L3 Cache, MB||TDP, W||Recommended price, $|
|Ryzen 3 3300X||4/8||3.8 / 4.3||16||65||$ 120|
|Ryzen 3 3100||4/8||3.8 / 3.9||16||65||$ 99|
|Ryzen 3 2300X||4/4||3.5 / 4.0||8||65||not available|
|Ryzen 3 3200G||4/4||3.6 / 4.0||4||65||$ 99|
|Core i3-10320||4/8||3.8 /?||8||65||N / A|
|Core i3-10300||4/8||3.7 /?||8||65||N / A|
|Core i3-10100||4/8||3.6 /?||8||65||N / A|
|Ryzen 5 3400G||4/8||3.7 / 4.3||4||65||$ 149|
Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X will be available in May (the exact date is not called).
At the same time, AMD introduced the B550 chipset – a more affordable alternative to the top-end X570, which will offer PCI-E 4.0 support in the new Ryzen 3. Motherboards with the AMD B550 chipset will arrive on June 16. We have yet to wait for the corresponding announcements, but it is known that among other OEMs ASRock, Asus, Gigabyte and MSI are preparing their models.