AMD's Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X are the fastest Ryzen 3 desktop chips ever

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What you need to know

  • AMD announced the Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X today.
  • They are the fastest Ryzen 3 processors that AMD has released.
  • They support PCIe 4.0 and have eight threads for hyperthreading.

AMD just announced two more entry-level processors, the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X. Both processors are built on the Zen 2 7nm platform and support PCIe 4.0 like the rest of the Ryzen 3000 range. AMD hasn't released pricing details for the two new chips yet, though they'll likely deliver a good value based on the rest of the Ryzen 3000 range.

The Ryzen 3 3100 has four cores, eight threads, and a max boost clock of up to 3.9GHz. Its base clock speed is 3.6GHz. The Ryzen 3 3300X also has four cores and eight threads but has a higher max boost clock of up to 4.3GHz. Its base clock is also higher at 3.8Ghz.

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Both new Ryzen 3 processors have a Wraith Stealth thermal solution and a default TDP/ TDP of 65W. You can read the full specs of the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X on AMD's website.

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6 Comments
  • On Quad Core Segment, iGPU is a must have most ppl buying 4 core CPU are aiming for office, general usage computer, if someone want to spend on budget AM4 they better go 1600 AF, or 2600/1600 for gaming Otherwise the i3 CPU still better buy due iGPU for office use, tho K version of i3 is make no sense
  • Agree 100%, if this was 60$ I could understand, but at 100$ it makes no sense.
  • AMD already has those. The Ryzen 3200G and 3400G are both quad-core APUs. The Ryzen 5 3400G is 4c/8t with 11 GPU cores and is around $150. And it's a better buy than an i3.
  • you can get i3 9100 for 100$. which is a very low power computer CPU, with iGPU for office PC, this is very good chip, if AMD want to disrupt this segment they need to give iGPU on 100$ range with new generation process node so it will have lower power usage, 3000 series APU is not Zen 2, it's Zen + otherwise stick with i3 for your office
  • Who says they want to "disrupt" the segment? I'd argue you're wrong and that they've disrupted it already with insane graphics performance without the need for a dedicated GPU. Not to mention that the i3 9100 might well be 100 bucks but with a weak GPU and no hyperthreading. Do system builders really want to build a light machine for "office work". Traditionally not. That kind of machine can always be bought affordably pre-built. You might not see the benefit of the 3100 and 3300X, but remember this. Not too many years ago a 4c/8t PC was the high end. It's what the gamers were building and spending over a grand on. Now we're talking $100.
  • I love how AMD is democratizing high-performance CPUs