AMD has just announced two new additions to its Ryzen 3000 series desktop processor family, the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X, together with the long-awaited B550 chipset motherboards. Both CPUs will feature support for PCIe 4.0 just like the existing 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, and AMD has also enabled SMT on both the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X.
With SMT enabled, both the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X comes has a total of 4 cores and 8 threads instead of the usual 4 cores and 4 threads we have seen on all the previously released Ryzen 3 CPUs to deliver more performance to the entry-level market and a direct competition against Intel’s upcoming 10th Gen Core-i3 processors.
Specifications and Pricing
|Model||Ryzen 3 3300X||Ryzen 3 3100|
|SRP||RM 549||RM 449|
|Cooler||Wraith Stealth||Wraith Stealth|
Since both Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 will have the support for PCIe 4.0, a budget-oriented board with PCIe 4.0 support will be more suitable for these CPUs. If you’re into high-speed PCIe Gen4 SSDs or any Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards with PCIe 4.0 support with a limited budget, the newly announced B550 motherboards will be the more affordable option to go with given that you don’t really need the extra overclocking features on an X570 motherboard.
Both the Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 will be available in the market starting from May 21st onwards, while the B550 chipset motherboards will come at a later date of June 16th.