AMD unleashes the mainstream budget Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3100 quad core CPUs with SMT enabled to beat Intel’s 9th Gen Core i3-9100 in every performance metrics according to AMD’s official Investor Relations statement. Specifically, both Ryzen 3 3000 series chips are using Zen 2 architecture based on 7nm process technology and it’s confirmed that these processors will arrive in May 2020.
Here is what AMD has claimed in their presentation:
“SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the newest additions to the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processor family, the AMD Ryzen™ 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen™ 3 3300X processors and AMD B550 Chipset for Socket AM4 designed for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors with over 60 designs in development. Taking advantage of the AMD world-class portfolio of technologies, these new Ryzen 3 desktop processors bring the groundbreaking “Zen 2” core architecture to business users, gamers, and creators worldwide, leveraging Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) technology for increased productivity. With double the threads, twice the bandwidth, and a wide selection of motherboards in development the AMD B550 chipset and Ryzen 3 desktop processors deliver the ideal processing solution from top to bottom.”
“Games and applications are becoming more and more demanding, and with this, users are demanding more from their PCs,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, client business unit. “AMD is committed to providing solutions that meet and exceed those demands for all levels of computing. With the addition of these new Ryzen 3 desktop processors we are continuing this commitment with our mainstream gaming customers. We’ve taken performance up a level, doubling the processing threads of our Ryzen 3 processors to propel gaming and multitasking experiences to new heights.”
These are very strong benchmark testing by AMD itself against Intel Core i3-9100. However, independent benchmark results would be more accurate for general user. Getting 20% uplift than the competitor is no joke to everyone since 7nm technology is the most efficient process node in current silicon transistor market. It would be very exciting to see budget gamers grabbing unlocked and sub $120 priced Ryzen 3 3000 CPUs to unleash their gaming performance improvement compared to their worse experience with overpriced dual core and quad core locked Core i3 9th Gen.
Alongside this release, AMD officially announced B550 AM4 motherboard chipset to boost their current gaming consumers’ Zen 2 budget PC systems. Highlights of B550 chipset is concluded at PCIe 4.0 version in order to eliminate common bandwidth bottlenecks occurred in PCIe 3.0.