AMD unleashes Ryzen 3 3100, Ryzen 3 3300X, AMD B550 chipset

AMD has announced the newest additions to the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processor family—the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X processors. That aside, the AMD B550 chipset for Socket AM4 designed for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors also made a debut.

AMD Ryzen 3 3100, AMD Ryzen 3 3300X

The new Ryzen 3 desktop processors bring the groundbreaking “Zen 2” core architecture, leveraging Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) technology for enhanced productivity. They feature double the threads, twice the bandwidth, and a wide selection of motherboards in development.

The 65W AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X are the fastest ever AMD Ryzen 3 desktop processors, suited for desktop productivity and mainstream gamers. It also marks the first time AMD is enabling SMT on a Ryzen 3 desktop chip. The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 clocks in at a base frequency of 3.6GHz (boost up to 3.9GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X rocks 3.8GHz (boost up to 4.3GHz).

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With four cores, eight threads, AMD SMT technology, 18MB cache, the new processors deliver dramatic memory latency reduction, smoother, faster gaming performance, exceptional multi-tasking performance and responsiveness.

AMD claims the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 delivers up to 20 per cent better gaming and 75 per cent better creator performance than the Intel Core i3-9100 in internal benchmarks.

AMD B550 Chipset

The new chipset for AM4 is the latest addition to the AMD 500 Series chipset family with support for the AMD Ryzen 3000 Series desktop processors. The upcoming B550 motherboards are the only mainstream modern chipset with support for PCIe 4.0. This unlocks twice the bandwidth of B450 motherboards for enhanced gaming and multitasking.

Pricing and availability

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X will retail for USD99 (~MYR432) and USD120 (~MYR523) respectively and will be available in May. On the other hand, the B550 Chipset will be available starting 16 June 2020, from ODM partners including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Colorful, GIGABYTE, and MSI.

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