A few hours ago, the existence of the Ryzen 3 CPUs came into the light. It is said AMD is leaving no gaps to compete with some of the incoming Intel Comet Lake series. Turns out ‘soon’ meant in a few hours. The MSRP is $120 and $99 respectively, estimated to be out in May 2020.
In sync with the leaked info
The same information was present in the leaks that happened a few hours ago. It also lists the AMD B550 chipset, a long-awaited successor of the B450 chipset. This will carry the PCIe 4.0 x16 support for the mainstream market. AMD did not release the 1200AF CPU at the time of writing whose information was also leaked conveniently.
|AMD Ryzen 3 3300X||AMD Ryzen 3 3100|
|Core/ Thread||4/ 8||4/8|
|Base/ Boost Clock||3.8/ 4.3||3.6/ 3.9|
|L3 Cache||16 MB||16 MB|
|PCIe 4.0 Support||Yes||Yes|
|CMOS||7nm TSMC||7nm TSMC|
About the all-new Ryzen 3 CPUs
The Ryzen 3 3300X and the Ryzen 3 3100 support PCie 4.0 lanes, supporting 3200MHz DDR4 spec, both including Wraith Stealth CPU cooler. Both are 65w TDP and use the 7nm process made by the TSMC with Zen 2 architecture. Looking at the price, the 3200X looks very promising. This is a very good looking CPU, on paper. AMD is very proud to say in its press release that AMD Ryzen 3 3100 provides up to 20% gaming performance and 75% performance boost than its competition. Of course, such company claims is usually taken with some salt. We’ll just to wait for its release.
However, the combination of the 3300X unlocked CPU and the B550 is promising. Usually, AMD’s B-series chipsets provide overclocking, unlike Intel B-series chipset. Apart from that, there’s no additional information. So let’s assume that’s the only difference out of the two is the PCIe 4. lane support on the upcoming motherboard chipset.
The new AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and the 3100 CPUs will be available from May 21st, onwards. The AMD B550 motherboards will be available from June 16th. As usual, the motherboard makers will be having its variants. There’s also the A520 chipset but that’s not announced, either.
Why not together?
It just sounds strange that AMD chose not to have the CPUs and the B550 chipset released at the same time, seeing that either one of them will be paired with the newly refreshed chipset.