The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 are the 7nm Zen 2 based processors, and are the lowest-end Processors in the Ryzen 3000 series, with the Ryzen 3 3100 costing $99 and the Ryzen 3 3300X costs $120. and in India, both are priced under INR 12,000
Ryzen 3 is expected to compete against the Intel Core i3 Series, as both the processors are mostly used for typical day to day work and light tasks with a bit of casual gaming.
But Ryzen 3 3000 series is going to change that.
In this post, we will do a detailed review of the Ryzen 3 3300X and 3100 with benchmarks
Also, Read some early benchmarks of the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 Specification Table
|Specifications||AMD Ryzen 3 3300X||AMD Ryzen 3 3100|
|PCIe version||PCIe® 4.0||PCIe® 4.0|
The Ryzen 3 3300X is a 4 core 8 thread CPU with a base clock of 3.8GHz and a boost clock of 4.3Ghz, with a TDP of 65W, While the Ryzen 3 3100 is also a 4 core 8 thread CPU with a base clock of 3.6GHz and a Boost Clock of 3.9GHz, with a TDP of 65W.
There are many similarities between the 3300X and 3100, and if clock speeds are to be ignored then at least on paper specs looks the same, But there is a big difference between the two.
The 3300X has a single CCX die, while the 3100 has two CCX dies, what it means in simple terms is that all the four cores on the 3300X are placed on the same die, which in turn reduces the time required by the cores to communicate with each other. While on the 3100, two cores in one die, so it increases the time required by the cores to communicate with each other.
That is the main reason why there is a huge difference between the performance of the Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100
Both the Ryzen Processors the 3300X and the 3100 have a TDP of 65-W, but the 3300X will need more power to perform at the peak clock, Also due to more power input it may be possible for some people that they will have to use a better cooler, than the one provided with the processor, but you won’t need to go for water cooling just a better Air Cooler than the Wraith Cooler that would do the work.
For the 3100 the Wraith Cooler provided with the processor is more than enough
In PassMark Benchmark the Ryzen 3 3100 was able to score 2468 in single thread workload and 12157 in multi-threaded workload, while the Ryzen 3 3300X was able to score 2742 in single-threaded workload and 13425 in multi-threaded workload.
For Comparision in the Same benchmark, the Core i5-9400F was able to score 2495 in Single core and 9620 in multi-core workloads.
|Geekbench v4||Ryzen 3 3300X||Ryzen 3 3100||Core i5-9400F|
The Ryzen 3 3300X and 3100 are performing great in the Geekbench v4
The 3300X was able to score 5874 in single-core and 20948 in the multi-core test while the 3100 was able to score 5470 in single-core and 20100 in the multi-core test.
To put the scores into comparison we used the Core i5-9400F, which scored 4745 in single-core and 17742 in multi-core tests.
|Geekbench v5||Ryzen 3 3300X||Ryzen 3 3100||Core i5-9400F|
The Ryzen 3 3300X and 3100 are performing great in the Geekbench v5
The 3300X was able to score 1291 in single-core and 5397 in the multi-core test while the 3100 was able to score 1095 in single-core and 4507 in the multi-core test.
To put the scores into comparison we used the Core i5-9400F, which scored 1128 in single-core and 5156 in the multi-core test.
|Cinebench R15||Single Core||Multi Core|
|Ryzen 3 3300X||192||1070|
|Ryzen 3 3100||180||990|
In Cinebench R15 the 3300X scores 192 in single-core and 1070 in multi-core tests while the 3100 scores 180 in single-core and 990 in the multi-core tests.
For Comparision the core i5-9400F scores 180 in single-core and 998 in the multi-core test and the Core i3-10100 scores 185 in single-core and 1000 in the multi-core test and the core i3-10300 scores 190 in single-core and 1027 in the multi-core test
|Cinebench R20||Single Core||Multi Core|
|Ryzen 3 3300X||502||2450|
|Ryzen 3 3100||445||2285|
In Cinebench R20 the 3300X scores 502 in single-core and 2450 in multi-core tests while the 3100 scores 445 in single-core and 2285 in the multi-core tests.
For Comparision the core i5-9400F scores 423 in single-core and 2407 in the multi-core test and the Core i3-10100 scores 445 in single-core and 2285 in the multi-core test and the core i3-10300 scores 455 in single-core and 2330 in the multi-core test
So You can see from the benchmarks that the Ryzen 3 3300X is much ahead of its competitors like the Core i5-9400F, and the Core i3-10300 and while the Ryzen 3 3100 is not as powerful as its elder brother 3300X but it still a better choice than its competitor Core i3-10100 and given the price it is coming at the performance is just great.
The Ryzen 3 3300X can also be used of Heavy AAA title gaming and some low-mid level content creation.
Coming to the Prices
We have the Ryzen 3 3100 at $99/ INR7290+GST(18%)= INR 8,600
Ryzen 3 3300X at $120 / INR 9490+GST(18%)= INR 11,200
Core i3-10100 at $122
Core i3-10300 at $143
Core i5-9400F at $150
Also, one more thing to note is that the Ryzen Processors come with a Standard cooler included in the box, but for intel, you will have to buy a separate cooler.
So Taking everything into consideration the Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 are one of the best options for budget gamers and content creators, but if you have to choose between the 3300X and 3100 then 3300X is the better choice, and it can also be said to be the best CPU under $150 or under INR 12,000 in India.