However, it is worth noting that the 3300X and 3100 stay the course not moving in their positions. * Prices last scanned on 10/27/2020 at 5:18 am CDT - prices may not be accurate, click links above for the latest price. AMD's Ryzens are all unlocked. TechRadar is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. UL is a global safety science company that focuses on safety testing, inspection and verification services. For a gamer on any form of budget rig, the 3300X is a solid buy, and the 3100 when overclocked is truly a great value. First up is the main score, this is a cumulation of all of the proceeding results, which once again places the 3300X directly trailing the 9900K and the 3900X.

When it comes to raw multi-threaded performance, the Ryzen 3 3100 scores around 2,315 points in Cinebench R20, and 4,910 in GeekBench 5. Moving to the physics (CPU) score, we see that the 7700K falls back in line, as we would expect behind the 3300X. The 8700K is within striking distance of the 3300X, but overall the higher thread count holds off the two Ryzen 3 chips. The reason for this is that measuring the power draw from the EPS cable, for example, does not take into account VRM losses and, therefore, can show a much higher power draw for the CPU or other device due to an inefficient VRM design or loading range. Otherwise, if you can spare just a bit of extra geld on your budget build, we highly recommend sticking with the Editors' Choice Ryzen 3 3300X instead. In both gaming and content creation, AMD believes it has the upper hand in certain games and applications, but will this ring true once we throw the chip in our testbed and start putting it through its paces? The 3100 due to clock speeds deficiency along with likely the die layout falls a bit behind the 3300X here. I can say that at least with my samples, the Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X leave a little bit on the table for those willing to tinker with overclocking the CPU. It's a CPU-centric test that gauges both the single-core performance and the multicore performance of a processor when it is stressed. All rights reserved. This rounds up the new Ryzen 3 parts, and stay tuned as more new platform coverage is coming soon! At just $99, it offers four cores and eight threads, obsoleting most of Intel's lineup. With the Ryzen 3 3100, PC gaming just got a whole lot more affordable. Typically when reviewing the more mainstream CPU parts, it can be considered boring or just more of the same. The new Ryzen 3s support the much discussed PCI Express 4.0 (PCIe 4.0) bus standard (when used with a compatible late-model motherboard), but this is of interest mainly to performance hounds at the high end, concerned about maximum sustained speeds with specialized PCIe 4.0-compatible SSDs. Filling the bottom at price points of $99 and $120 is very aggressive. However, the shift to the new 7nm architecture allowed AMD to enable SMT and push clock speeds higher while maintaining the same 65W thermal design power (TDP) found on previous Ryzen 3 processors. Here we have the renderer using all threads of available CPUs, and we see that the scaling is almost linear across the core counts. They were followed by the 3400G and the two remaining Intel entries. Now, checking out the nT score, we see it rose from 2625 to 2752, which is an increase of 127 points or 5%. But, of course, we have to talk about the 3100's bigger sibling, the Ryzen 3 3300X. But don't ignore them; they are the ones to look at if a dedicated graphics card is just not in the...well, cards for you. The onboard 18MB "Game cache" or combination of 16MB L3 combined with 2MB L2 is a powerful addition to boost gaming and other performance metrics. Either way, AMD has made it a great time to be a budget builder in the first half of 2020, and if you're looking to squeak every possible CPU cycle out of your bucks alongside a dedicated GPU, the Ryzen 3 3100 is an extra-special value under $100. Here we see the 3300X jump ahead of not only the 7700K but the 8700K as well. (Note that it doesn't use the ray tracing features of Nvidia's RTX-class GPUs; this is purely CPU grunt at play here.).


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Much to my surprise, the top performer was the 3100. In fact, at Computex 2019, where Ryzen 3000 was unveiled, the cheapest processor there was the AMD Ryzen 5 3600.

The POV-Ray benchmark is a synthetic, highly threaded rendering test that offers a second opinion on the Cinebench results. The Intel Core i5-9600K provides excellent value when it comes to gaming, even though it costs nearly twice as much as the Ryzen 3 3100.

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For budget buyers, a previous-gen AM4 motherboard without PCIe 4.0 support, but supporting the CPU, should suffice in most cases. The Ryzen 3 3100 is a stellar CPU for budget gamers and content creators who have a dedicated video card, bringing major multi-threaded pep to the $99 price point. The main score has our two Ryzen 3 models trailing the 7700K overall.
Here we see that the efficiency of the new Ryzen 3 chips to push frames to the GPU shows well here.

Canali di memoria: Dual … It can also be used as a standalone application, which is what we opted for to best control variables. This will obviously boost a bit more with PBO or can likely be tuned for a manual overclock, but we will explore that later in the review. Pricing from AMD is listed at an SEP of $120 for the 3300X and $99 for the 3100. First up is the multi-core test, where we can see that it is more of the same with the 3100 and 3300X surrounding the 7700K.

Those 10th Generation Core i3 chips with four cores and eight threads need to get here, stat. Corona Render is a photorealistic renderer that can be integrated into several popular 3D modeling applications.

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The base clock for the 3100 is down to 3.6GHz and has a maximum boost clock of 3.9Ghz. The 3300X closes the gap to a mere 8% as it passes the flagship 2700X.

The smaller the overlap between the yellow and green bars, the better the value for money. My testbench is strictly controlled with a fresh OS for any platform or component change.