Mind-boggling news for today comes from the fresh leaks out of twitter user momomo_us. Finally, AMD goes toe-to-toe against Intel’s unreleased Comet Lake-S CPUs. Guess what, AMD indents to tackle Intel from budget CPU segment. Very long time ago about 3 years back, AMD had Ryzen 3 1300X unlocked processor with 8MB L3 cache based on 14nm Zen architecture that successfully destroyed the Intel Core i3-7100, 7300 and 7350K family due to additional 2 cores added to the Ryzen 3 CPU package over Intel. Gaming and multitasking results have proven that Intel was defeated, as a result i3-8100 came out to be relevant.
History will be repeated again this year after Intel Comet Lake-S Desktop i3-10350K and i3-10100 family released around summer. According to latest leaks by momomo_us, AMD is preparing Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 to disrupt Core i3 lineup once again. Specifications are obviously accurate if you put to latest Zen 2 perspective. Factually, Zen 2 processors possess higher L3 cache compared to previous Zen+ and Zen CPUs. Both Ryzen 3 3300X and 3100 will have 4 cores 8 thread configuration with total 18MB L3 cache and running up to 4.3GHz and 3.9GHz Boost clock speed at 65 TDP rating. Eventually, looks like Core i7-7700K series specs are ought to be affordable in 2020. Amazingly, AMD makes unlocked CPUs for effective overclocking if high end or mid-range motherboard allows more headroom. Current quad core market already has unlocked Ryzen 3 2300X with 4 threads only.
Quad core wars will never end since current esports game titles such as CS:GO, PUBG, Fortnite and Apex Legends utilize 4 core CPUs effectively. Of course, 7nm Zen 2 based Ryzen 3 chips will be edging out 14nm Intel Core i3 Comet Lake CPUs in terms of IPC and efficiency. One worrying part here is pricing terms from AMD. Will Ryzen 3 3000 series CPUs cost below $100 mark to stay relevant against never dying old gen Ryzen 5 1600 and 2600 CPUs? Everything will be revealed after independent reviewers will jump into gaming benchmark results.
Source: momomo_us via twitter