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AMD Introduces Ryzen 3 Desktop Processors and B550 Chipset

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PRESS RELEASE

  • New AMD Ryzen 3 3100 & 3300X unlock new levels of performance, delivering twice the multitasking capabilities over previous generations[i] with four cores and eight threads
  • AMD B550 chipset brings the speed and bandwidth of PCIe 4.0 to mainstream motherboards, delivering incredible performance for Ryzen™ users everywhere

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 21, 2020 – Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the newest additions to the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processor family, the AMD Ryzen™ 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen™ 3 3300X processors and AMD B550 Chipset for Socket AM4 designed for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors with over 60 designs in development. Taking advantage of the AMD world-class portfolio of technologies, these new Ryzen 3 desktop processors bring the groundbreaking “Zen 2” core architecture to business users, gamers, and creators worldwide, leveraging Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) technology for increased productivity. With double the threads, twice the bandwidth, and a wide selection of motherboards in development the AMD B550 chipset and Ryzen 3 desktop processors deliver the ideal processing solution from top to bottom.  

“Games and applications are becoming more and more demanding, and with this, users are demanding more from their PCs,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, client business unit. “AMD is committed to providing solutions that meet and exceed those demands for all levels of computing. With the addition of these new Ryzen 3 desktop processors we are continuing this commitment with our mainstream gaming customers. We’ve taken performance up a level, doubling the processing threads of our Ryzen 3 processors to propel gaming and multitasking experiences to new heights.”

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X

Continuing to demonstrate its leadership in the consumer desktop space, the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X represent the fastest ever AMD Ryzen 3 desktop processors[ii], bringing world class desktop performance to mainstream gamers. They also stand for AMD’s commitment to improving CPU performance and technologies for consumers by enabling SMT on a Ryzen 3 desktop processor for the very first time.

The processors take advantage of 18MB Cache, delivering dramatic memory latency reduction, translating directly to smoother, faster gaming performance for high framerates in CPU-heavy games. Further, with four cores, eight threads, and AMD SMT technology, the new Ryzen 3 processors provide incredible multitasking performance and responsiveness that consumers need. 

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 offers:

  • Up to 20% gaming performance than the competition[iii]
  • Up to 75% creator performance than the competition[iv] 

 

MODEL

CORES/ THREADS

TDP[v] 
(Watts)

BOOST[vi]/BASE FREQ[vii]. (GHz)

TOTAL CACHE (MB)

PLATFORM

SEP (USD)[viii]

Expected Availability

AMD Ryzen™ 3 3300X

4C/8T

65

4.3/3.8

18

AM4

120

May 2020

AMD Ryzen™ 3 3100

4C/8T

65

3.9/3.6

18

AM4

99

May 2020

 

AMD B550 Chipset

The new B550 chipset for socket AM4 is the latest addition to the AMD 500 Series chipset family with support for the industry-leading AMD Ryzen 3000 Series desktop processors. The upcoming B550 motherboards are the only mainstream modern chipset with compatibility for PCIe 4.0, unlocking twice the bandwidth of B450 motherboards for high-speed, high-power performance in gaming and multitasking.

Availability 

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X are expected to be available from leading retailers and etailers worldwide beginning May 2020. AMD B550 motherboards are expected to be available beginning June 16, 2020 from ODM partners including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Colorful, GIGABYTE, and MSI at leading retailers and etailers. 

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About AMD

For 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) websiteblogFacebook and Twitter pages. 

 

[i] 1st and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 3 processors can process 4 concurrent threads. 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 3 processors can process 8 concurrent threads. See specifications at AMD.com. RZ3-111

[ii] Testing by AMD performance labs in 04/03/2020 using an AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 2300X in the following games at 1080p with High settings:  Deus Ex: Mankind Divided; Devil May Cry 5; GTA V; Side Meier’s Civilization VI; Shadow of the Tomb Raider; Counterstrike: Global Offensive; Assassin’s Creed Odessy; PlayerUnknown’s Battle Grounds; Fortnite; and League of Legends;  and in the following benchmark applications: PassMark 10; 3DMark Timespy; PCMark 10; Kraken; 7-Zip; Cinebench; Veracrypt; Blender; Corona; Vray; DaVinci Resolve; Adobe Premiere.   Results may Vary.  RZ3-117

[iii] Testing by AMD performance labs on 04/03/2020 using an AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, Ryzen 3 3100, Ryzen 3 2300X, and Core i3-9100. Games tested at 1080p with High settings:  Deus Ex: Mankind Divided; Devil May Cry 5; GTA V; Side Meier’s Civilization VI; Shadow of the Tomb Raider; Counterstrike: Global Offensive; Assassin’s Creed Odysssey; PlayerUnknown’s Battle Grounds; Fortnite; and League of Legends.  Results may Vary. RZ3-112

[iv] Testing by AMD performance labs on 04/03/2020 using an AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, Ryzen 3 3100, Ryzen 3 2300X, and Core i3-9100 using the following benchmarks: PassMark 10; 3DMark Timespy; PCMark 10; Kraken; 7-Zip; Cinebench; Veracrypt; Blender; Corona; Vray; DaVinci Resolve; Adobe Premiere Results may Vary. RZ3-115

[v] Though both are often measured in watts, it is important to distinguish between thermal and electrical watts. Thermal wattage for processors is conveyed via thermal design power (TDP). TDP is a calculated value that conveys an appropriate thermal solution to achieve the intended operation of a processor. Electrical watts are not a variable in the TDP calculation. By design, electrical watts can vary from workload to workload and may exceed thermal watts. GD-109

[vi] Max boost for AMD Ryzen Processors is the maximum frequency achievable by a single core on the processor running a bursty single-threaded workload. Max boost will vary based on several factors, including, but not limited to: thermal paste; system cooling; motherboard design and BIOS; the latest AMD chipset driver; and the latest OS updates. GD-150

[vii] Base frequency is the approximate processor clock speed of a typical workload running at the processor’s standard TDP. GD-166.

[viii] Suggested online retailer price in US dollars