AMD has introduced two new desktop CPUs for its Ryzen 3000 series that fall into the low-end category. The new Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X CPUs are based on the Zen 2 architecture and will start at no more than $100.
Both of the chips are 4 core, 8 thread processors with SMT, 65W TDP, and 18MB cache (L2 + L3). AMD claims that these processors are able to deliver twice the multitasking capabilities of previous generations.
The difference between the two processors lies in clock speeds. The Ryzen 3100 has a 3.6GHz base clock and 3.9GHz boost clock, whereas the 3300X has 3.8GHz base clock and 4.3GHz boost clock. There is of course a small difference in pricing. While the 3100 will start at $99, the 3300X will cost $120, both of which are extremely reasonable.
The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X are expected to arrive at retailers around the world on May 21, 2020.
Additionally, AMD has also unveiled its next-generation B550 chipset that will replace the current B450 motherboards. The B550 is the only mainstream chipset that offers PCIe 4.0 compatibility. The only other motherboards that have support for it are the more costly X570 editions.
The B550 motherboards will go for sale on June 16 and will be available with AMD’s OEM partners including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Colorful, GIGABYTE, and MSI.