AMD announces the Ryzen 3 3100 and 3 3300X processors

The four core/eight thread Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X are due to arrive in May

AMD Ryzen

April 21, 2020 AMD has announced the two new processors.

There are two new low-cost Ryzen 3 processors on the way from AMD. Following some clues that appeared online this week signalling their existence, the company’s now announced the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X, which are heading to the affordable CPU scene, with four cores, eight threads, and decent clock speeds to boot.

In a press release, AMD says the two new processors will “unlock new levels of performance, delivering twice the multitasking capabilities over previous generations, with four cores and eight threads”, which means “unleashing [the] powerful ‘Zen 2’ core for the mainstream”.

From the specs shared by the company, it looks like the processors will perform well for PC gaming, especially given their comparable specs with the Intel Comet Lake Core i3 10100 and Core i7 6700K, as well as the Intel Skylake series. They both feature 65 TDP (watts) as well as a total cache of 18MB, The 3300X has boost/base frequencies of 4.3/3.8 GHz, while the 3100 is slightly lower at 3.9/3.6. Perhaps they could become some of the best CPUs for gaming – and budget-friendly ones at that.

According to the statement, the price point for the Ryzen 3 3300X is $120, while the 3100’s is just $99. Both are expected to become available next month, from May 21.

“The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X represent the fastest ever AMD Ryzen 3 desktop processors,” the company says, “bringing world class desktop performance to mainstream gamers. They also stand for AMD’s commitment to improving CPU performance and technologies for consumers by enabling SMT on a Ryzen 3 desktop processor for the very first time.”