AMD introduces two new processors from the Ryzen 3 line, namely Ryzen 3 3300X and 3100. Both are low-end models that carry the Zen 2 architecture.
SVP and General Manager of AMD’s Client Business Unit, Saeid Moshkelani, said that both processors maximize gaming and multi-tasking performance with a large number of processing threads.
“Games and applications are becoming increasingly heavy, and with this, consumers are demanding more from their PCs,” Moshkelani said in an announcement on AMD’s website.
Both Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X both use AM4 socket packs, and are equipped with four CPU cores with 8 threads, 65 watt TDP, and 18 MB cache (L2 and L3). The difference between them lies in the frequency of work. Ryzen 3 3100 has a base clock of 3.6 GHz with a boost speed of 3.9 GHz.
Meanwhile, the Ryzen 3 3300X has a base clock of 3.8 GHz with a boost of 4.3 GHz. The prices of the two are also different. Ryzen 3 3300X is priced at 120 US dollars, while Ryzen 3 3100 is slightly cheaper, at 99 US dollars. As compiled from GSM Arena, Friday (4/24/2020), the two processors will go on sale on the market on 21 May.
In addition to the Ryzen 3 processor duo, AMD also introduced a new chipset called the B550 for the Ryzen 3000 series processor. The B550 will replace the previous chipset, B450.
New features brought by the B550 chipset include the high-speed PCIe 4.0 slot, which was previously only available on expensive motherboards with the X570 chipset. B550 motherboard products from AMD partners such as Asus, Asrock, Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI are planned to go on sale on June 16.