In the latest installment of the AMD Vs. Intel battle, Team Red has treated us with a whole new lineup of their next-gen CPUs. Thankfully, here at WePC, we were able to get our hands on the red-hot press release right from AMD themselves. We've already seen a number of their 4000 series CPUs appearing in laptops across the board, but now, we have details on their latest desktop offerings as well.
With all of the biggest gaming and tech conferences being canceled or moved online thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, we've all been waiting patiently to find out when we would get to see the next-gen offerings from AMD. In their latest press release, we finally got our first official look at what to expect.
So, without further ado, let's take a look at what AMD has in store with its latest Ryzen desktop processors.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 & 3300X
Today, we saw AMD announced the latest desktop processors to join their already impressive line up in the form of the new AMD Ryzen 3 3100 & 3300X. They claim that these chips will be able to "unlock new levels of performance" and will be capable of delivering some impressive multitasking thanks to their four cores and eight threads. And, it seems that, once again, Reddit leak experts managed to get this one pretty right from the start.
Right on the cusp of Intel's upcoming Comet Lake launch, AMD have hit them right where it hurts by bringing some seriously impressive budget processors to the table.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 & 3300X Specs
These new processors from AMD will certainly help them to solidify their position as a leading chip manufacturer (sorry Intel). These desktop processors come to the market as the fastest ever AMD Ryzen 3 desktop processors. The 3100 comes with a 3.6Ghz base and 3.9Ghz boost frequency, while the 3300X brings a 3.8Ghz base and 4.3Ghz boost.
According to AMD, when compared to the competition, these chips offer:
- Up to 20% better gaming performance
- Up to 75% better creator performance
That's some pretty bold claims, but we've seen AMD smash their competition more than once before, so it's not a huge surprise.
|BOOST/BASE FREQ. (GHz)||TOTAL CACHE (MB)||PLATFORM|
|AMD Ryzen™ 3 3300X||4C/8T||65||4.3/3.8||18||AM4|
|AMD Ryzen™ 3 3100||4C/8T||65||3.9/3.6||18||AM4|
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 & 3300X Availability
If you're desperate to get your hands on these new desktop processors, it looks like you won't actually have too long to wait. The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X will hit the market from May 21st, 2020 - so make sure you mark the date in your diaries. The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 will be priced at $99, and the 3300X at $120.
AMD B550 Chipset
AMD also announced its new B550 chipset for AM4 sockets. This latest addition to the AMD 500 Series chipset family will come with support for the AMD Ryzen 3000 Series desktop processors. They will also be the only mainstream modern chipset that comes with PCIe 4.0 compatibility which means you'll be able to unlock twice the bandwidth of B450 motherboards.
So, there you have it! That's everything we know (that we can tell you) about these new desktop processors. There will no doubt be plenty more information making the rounds very soon. We know that we have some plans for some big announcements in the weeks to come, so make sure you're keeping your eyes firmly locked on WePC, our Community Hub, and our Facebook and Twitter pages. But, in the meantime, make sure to let us know what you think about AMD's latest announcement in the comments below.