After making the China-exclusive Ryzen 5 3500X available to the Malaysian market, AMD is on the move again with the Ryzen 3 2300X, one of its OEM-only SKUs for a pretty obvious reason. As AMD Malaysia today confirmed that the OEM-only Ryzen 3 2300X will also be available to the Malaysian market starting from next week at the price of RM299, we can probably expect to see more similar announcements from AMD in the near future.
The Ryzen 3 2300X was announced back in September 2018 together with the Ryzen 5 2500X, targeted at OEMs and system integrator. Like most of the low-budget range CPU in the market, the Ryzen 3 2300X lacks hyperthreading but the 4 cores 4 threads, 4GHz boost clock, and 8MB cache are still enough to get most of the job done. It also features a TDP rated at 65W and comes together with a Wraith Stealth cooler that is more than enough to keep the Ryzen 3 2300X running cool most of the time.
Ryzen 3 2300X Specifications
|Model||Ryzen 3 2300X (12nm)|
|Base Clock Speed||3.5 GHz|
|Boost Clock Speed||4.0 GHz|
|Integrated Graphics||Not available|
With AMD targeting the Intel Core i5-9400F or equivalent SKUs with its Ryzen 5 3500X, it’s not hard to guess which Intel processor AMD is targeting this time – the Intel Core i3-9100F. If we compare the specs between both CPUs, both the Intel Core i3-9100F and Ryzen 3 2300X are almost identical. The Ryzen 3 2300X will have the advantage in terms of overclocking and memory support up to 2933MHz, which the Intel Core i3-9100F lacks.