AMD Launching Budget-Build Desktop 7nm ZEN 2 Ryzen 3 3000 Series CPUs With High Base Clock

AMD appears to be refocusing on the Ryzen 3 lineup of CPUs after launching some powerful and efficient Ryzen 5, 7, 9, Threadripper, and EPYC CPUs. The AMD’s budget-friendly CPUs from the Ryzen 3 line will be based on the ZEN 2 architecture, and offer the benefits of the new 7nm Fabrication Node.

After introducing Ryzen 9, Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 in its 3rd Gen Zen 2 lineup, AMD is now expected to launch a couple of new CPUs in the budget-friendly Ryzen 3 3000 Series. These will include the Ryzen 3 3300X and the Ryzen 3 3100. The 7nm ZEN 2 based CPUs should appeal to entry-level PC builders and office workstations that require reliable performance.

AMD Zen 2 Based Budget Ryzen 3 3300X And Ryzen 3 3100 Specifications and Features:

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X is reportedly a 4 Core and 8 Thread CPU. The processor will sport an operational clock frequency of up to 4.3 GHz, which is 300 MHz higher than the 2nd Gen Ryzen 3 2300X. The Ryzen 3 3300X will have 18 MB of cache, which is much higher than the 10 MB found on the previous generation. The 7nm ZEN 2 based AMD Ryzen 3 3300X fill feature a TDP of 65W.

Although not a high TDP rating, buyers could still experiment with small amounts of overclocking. Given the exceptionally high Base Clock Speed, the Ryzen 3 3300X appears to be an excellent value for money proposition for budget-build PCs. Experts indicate AMD might set the retail price of the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X between $120 and $140.

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 would be AMD’s most entry-level chip to qualify for the Ryzen 3 branding. However, this CPU packs 4 Cores and 8 Threads as well. The maximum clock speed for this chip is 3.9 GHz which is 200 MHz higher than the Ryzen 3 2200G. Incidentally, the previous generation lacked multithreading and featured lower cache. AMD has embedded a capable Vega GPU in the Ryzen 3 3100.

Experts indicate AMD might just price the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 slightly below the $100 mark. If the pricing is true, the Ryzen 3 CPU would be an excellent choice for casual or entry-level gamers primarily because they can get a whole lot of performance out of this multi-threaded chip. If that’s not enough, the Ryzen 3 3100 will also feature a 65W TDP and feature overclocking. Both the AMD Ryzen 3 CPUs would work on AM4 motherboards.

According to recent reports, the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 would be featuring a new Mattise CPU die. The new design features a single die with single CCX. It is expected that AMD might just go for a monolithic solution like they have used for its Renoir lineup. This would justify the extensive delay in launching the Ryzen 3 3000 lineup.

With the new 7nm ZEN 2 based AMD Ryzen 3 3000 Series, AMD is clearly attempting to capture the CPU market of Intel’s Core i3 CPUs. These new budget-friendly AMD CPUs are obviously better than the entry-level AMD Athlon 3000G, but they sit well below the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 CPUs. However, coupled with the new B550 motherboards, the combination would appeal to entry-level PC builders and casual gamers.

Alap Naik Desai
A B.Tech Plastics (UDCT) and a Windows enthusiast. Optimizing the OS, exploring software, searching and deploying solutions to strange and weird issues is Alap's main interest.