Good time for gamers. An affordable four cour entry-level processor for gamers. And stimulus money from trump. And flagships are degraded to entry level? lol ..Guess what! We have 2 new attractive processors in the quad core segment. R3 3100 and 3300X in 2020.
So which one to choose? These processors are exciting and interesting for low budget gamers based on the 3rd generation Zen 2 architecture. Time for an upgrade maybe..
Btw Intel is also on the move with their comet lake -s cpus. The direct competitor for AMD low budget CPUs are Intel Core i3-10100, Intel Core i3-10100, Intel Core i3-10300 and Intel Core i3-10350K. And they are still using 14nm Skylake architecture since 2015. Looming..but good for those looking for only office use. It comes with iGPU.
New 65W Ryzen 3 chips also come with the 7nm process paired with AMD’s Zen 2 microarchitecture. AMD’s Ryzen 3 3300X and the 3100 come with support for the PCIe 4.0 interface that is twice as fast as the PCIe 3.0 interface.
Support DDR4-3200 and come fully unlocked, meaning you’re free to overclock at will. The chips also come with a full 16 lanes of PCIe 4.0 connectivity as well. And as usual, it lacks dedicated GPU. You’ve to buy one because these are for gamers.
What’s more interesting is overclocked 3300x is slightly able to outperform i7-7700k in geekbench with 5,874 points in the single-core test and 20,948 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench 4. In contrast, the Intel’s last quad-core flagship, scored 5,816 points and 20,329 points in the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. The i7-7700K was paired with DDR4-3200 RAM, while the Ryzen 3 3300X was paired with DDR4-3733 memory. intel-core-i5-9400f is also in a vulnerable position now.
R3 3100 vs. 3300X specification comparison
|CPU Name||Ryzen 3 3100||Ryzen 3 3300X||Intel Core i3-10100||Intel Core i3-10300||Intel Core i3-10320||Intel Core i3-10350K|
|Base Clock||3.6 GHz||3.8 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.8 GHz||TBD|
|Boost Clock||3.9 GHz||4.3 GHz||4.3 GHz||4.4 GHz||4.6 GHz||TBD|
|Cache (L2+L3)||18 MB||18 MB||8 MB||8 MB||8 MB||8 MB|
|PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH)||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
Going deep. Different configurations?
What’s more interesting is, one may think 3300X is just binned and overclocked 3100 but that’s not quite the case here. Difference lies in the CCX designation.
The Ryzen 3 3100 uses a pair of CCXs where the cores are split evenly across them making it a 2+2 design with 2 cores on each chiplet disabled. Whereas, Ryzen 3 3300X goes asymmetrical with NONE of the cores on one of the CCXs in use. But rather all of the cores on one of the CCXs in use.
But how does this helps? Latency. And that is how the Ryzen 3 3300X is managing to put in the claim of beating the Core i5 and i7. See, the Ryzen 3 3100 will still suffer from inter-CCX latency. While the Ryzen 3 3300X will act closer to a traditional quad-core.
The apparent Winner is Ryzen 3300X. Wait for actual game performance benchmark..We hope this helps.