AMD is one of the hottest companies when it comes to computer chipsets. The company revolutionized the market a couple of years ago when it introduced the first Ryzen CPUs. The Ryzen lineup is well-known for offering great performance at a low cost, especially in the budget 3000 series. Today, the company is updating its lineup with the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X. Both CPUs are based on the 3rd generation Zen 2 architecture and keep the tradition of being a good value-for-money.
“Games and applications are becoming more and more demanding, and with this, users are demanding more from their PCs,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, client business unit. “AMD is committed to providing solutions that meet and exceed those demands for all levels of computing. With the addition of these new Ryzen 3 desktop processors, we are continuing this commitment with our mainstream gaming customers. We’ve taken performance up a level, doubling the processing threads of our Ryzen 3 processors to propel gaming and multitasking experiences to new heights.”
Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X
The new CPUs come for the most basic PC setups but still offer great performance. Both CPUs are Quad-Core, 8 thread processors with SMT, 65W, and 18MB cache. You may be wondering what is the biggest difference between the two. The Ryzen 3100 is clocked at 3.6GHz base and 3.9GHz boost. The 3300X, on another hand, has a base frequency of 3.8GHz and can be boosted to 4.3GHz.
Another difference is the price. the 3100 CPU is the cheapest of the duo costing just $99. The 3300X retails at $120, which is also a great price for what it offers. Both will be available for purchase on May 21.
Besides the new CPUs, AMD also took the wraps oof its next-gen B550 chipset for Ryzen 3000 series. It will replace the current B450 series. The B550 chipset based motherboard will introduce PCIe 4.0 to a large part of customers who can’t afford X570 motherboards. You can expect the first B550 chipsets to appear in the market in mid-June. They’ll come from ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Colorful, GIGABYTE, and MSI.
The new CPUs will definitively be new hits in this competitive market.