In a press release, AMD announced two new processors in their Zen 2 product library. The Ryzen 3 3100 and 3 3300X processors are equipped with four cores, eight threads, and a good clock speed, these CPUs are intended to offer another option for budget builds. Additionally, the CPUs offer simultaneous multi-threading (SMT), making the four cores capable of handling the eight threads in parallel.
Ryzen 3 3100 and 3 3300X processors are very comparable to Intel’s Intel Comet Lake Core i3 10100 and Core i7 6700K. Both have a 65 TDP (watts) along with a cache of 18MB, The 3300X has boost/base frequencies of 4.3/3.8 GHz, the 3100 is lower at 3.9/3.6. As of right now, the Ryzen 3 3100 and 3 3300X processors will be nigh an upper mid-tier CPU until AMD releases their Ryzen 4 line up.
The Ryzen 3 3100 and the Ryzen 3 3300X are both designed to be budget-friendly as well, Ryzen 3 3100 will cost $100 and the Ryzen 3 3300X will cost $120. Both are cheaper than AMD’s current value CPU, Ryzen 5 3600, which costs $200. AMD does boast a 20 percent frame-rate advantage for the Ryzen 3 3100 compared to the Intel Core i3 9100, testing the CPU on CS: GO, Civilization 6, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. AMD expects that Ryzen 3 3100 when compared to the Intel Core i3 9100, will have a 75% performance boost in Adobe Premiere and Cinebench. The Ryzen 3 3100 and the Ryzen 3 3300X CPUs are expected to release on May 21st.
Along with the processors, AMD announced B550 a new chipset. Motherboard using B550 will support third-gen Ryzen processors and will be AMD’s first budget motherboard to support PCIe Gen 4, securing a lead for the board over Intel’s lineup. The new motherboards will unlock support for currently-available NVMe drives that operate faster than PCIe 3.0. Nothing else has been released about motherboards that will support B550 chipsets. B550 motherboards are scheduled to arrive on June 16th.