First 3rd Gen Ryzen 3 Processors : What You Need To Know!

AMD just unveiled the first two 3rd Gen Ryzen 3 processors – Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100!

Here is everything you need to know about the new AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 processors!


The AMD Ryzen 3000 Processor Family

The AMD Ryzen 3000 processor family, also known as the 3rd Gen Ryzen processor family, is based on the new AMD Zen 2 architecture, and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

The Ryzen 3000 processors boast significantly better single-threaded performance, with an L3 cache that is twice as large as the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors.

They are also PCIe 4.0-ready, offering 24 lanes that can be increased to 40 lanes, when paired with the new AMD X570 motherboard.

But the best part about these 3rd Gen Ryzen processors (for current AMD users) is their backward compatibility. As long as your AM4 motherboard has an updated BIOS, you can just upgrade to a brand-new Ryzen 3000 class processor!

Recommended : The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!


First 3rd Gen Ryzen 3 CPUs : Ryzen 3 3300X | Ryzen 3 3100

Some ten months after they first announced the 3rd Gen Ryzen family, AMD has finally released their first 3rd Gen Ryzen 3 processors :

  • AMD Ryzen 3 3300X : 4C/8T CPU with 65W TDP
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3100 : 4C/8T CPU with 65W TDP

Unlike the Ryzen 3 2300X that was released recently, they both support SMT (Simultaneous Multi-Threading), allowing both 3rd Gen Ryzen 3 models to handle up to 8 simultaneous threads.

Both of these 3rd Gen Ryzen 3 processors will come bundled with the AMD Wraith Stealth cooler.

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 5 3500X : China-Only Model Goes Global!


New AMD B550 Chipset

AMD also announced a new B550 chipset for Socket AM4, which will power affordable motherboards that support PCIe 4.0.


3rd Gen Ryzen 3 Specifications

We compare both the new 3rd Gen Ryzen 3 processors against the existing 3rd Gen Ryzen 5 processors.

Specifications Ryzen 5
Ryzen 5
Ryzen 5
Ryzen 3
Ryzen 3
Process 7 nm + 12 nm
Cores / Threads 6 / 12 6 / 6 4 / 8
Base Clock 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz 4.1 GHz 4.3 GHz 3.9 GHz
L2 Cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 Cache 32 MB 16 MB
PCIe Support 24x PCI Express Gen 4
TDP 95 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith


3rd Gen Ryzen 3 Price + Availability

Both 3rd Gen Ryzen 3 processors will be available for sale globally starting 21 May 2020, with these recommended retail prices :

  • AMD Ryzen 3 3300X : US$ 120 / ~£97 / ~A$190 / ~S$172 / RM 549
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3100 : US$ 99 / ~£80 / ~A$157 / ~S$142 / RM 449

AMD B550 motherboards are expected to ship beginning 16 June 2020.


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