AMD today announced the launch of two new Ryzen 3 processors, the Ryzen 3300X and Ryzen 3100, and the new B550 Socket AM4 chipset with PCIe 4.0 support.
The new AMD processors are “the Fastest Ever AMD Ryzen 3 Desktop Processors” and are said to compete with the ninth-generation of Intel Core i3. They also offer a significant performance improvement with the Ryzen 3 2300X, which was launched in mid-2018. Both new chips are 7 nm in size and use the Zen 2 architecture and access to SMT (Simultaneous Multi-Threading technology) which increases performance and efficiency.
The Ryzen 3100 and 3300X each offer four cores and eight threads with a total cache of 18MB, 65W TDP, and require an AM4-compatible motherboard. If there is a difference between them, then it is in the base and boost clock frequencies. The Ryzen 3100 will run at 3.6 GHz and boost to 3.9 GHz, while the faster Ryzen 3300X will run at 3.8 GHz and boost to 4.3 GHz. The difference in speed is reflected in the price. The Ryzen 3100 is expected to cost $99, while the 3300X is priced at $120. Both of them should be available in May.
Saeid Moshkelani, vice president and general manager of AMD’s customer business unit, said: “Games and applications are becoming more and more demanding, and with this, users are demanding more from their PCs … 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.”
In terms of performance, AMD claims that the performance of 1080p gaming will increase by 20 percent compared to the Core i3-9100 and Ryzen 2 2300X. For developers, the increase in performance rises to 75 percent compared to the same processors. Expects these gains to be even higher for the 3300X, which AMD has not offered for comparison.
In addition to the new processors, AMD introduced the B550 chipset for the AM5 interface. Not only is it compatible with the latest Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, but it also offers PCIe 4.0 compatibility, so B550 motherboard owners can take advantage of the new NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD that reads up to 5,000 MB/s.