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Can a $99 AMD CPU beat a $329 AMD CPU?

AMD Ryzen 3000

Remember this article here? It’s about the Zen 2 processors from AMD that were to go fully official on Computex 2019. Well, the day has come. Tomorrow, in less than 24 hours, we will see be hearing from the CEO herself. But that doesn’t stop the leaks from coming in, more than ever. So, let’s get into everything you need to know before the announcement.

The Ryzen 3 3300

The title of this article wasn’t really a click bait. The entry-level Ryzen 3 3300 (according to the leaks) scored more points in GeekBench 4 than the current champ Ryzen 2700X. Don’t believe us? Well, we don’t believe it either, but we do have screenshots of the GeekBench results, and those usually don’t lie (could be photoshop).

AMD Ryzen 3 3300 CPU Benchmark Leaked

Either way, the Ryzen 3 3300, a six-core thread CPU priced at $99 just scored 5061 points in single core and 25481 points in the multicore test on Geekbench 4. As opposed to 4923 single core and 25,209 multi-core scores of the $329 Ryzen 2700X. This does make things a lot more interesting.

Rest of the AMD Ryzen 3000 family

AMD Ryzen CPU Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock TDP Price
Ryzen 3 3300 6/12 3.2GHz 4.0GHz 50W $99
Ryzen 3 3300X 6/12 3.5GHz 4.3GHz 65W $129
Ryzen 3 3300G 6/12 3.0GHz 3.8GHz 65W $129
Ryzen 5 3600 8/16 3.6GHz 4.4GHz 65W $178
Ryzen 5 3600X 8/16 4.0GHz 4.8GHz 95W $229
Ryzen 5 3600G 8/16 3.2GHz 4.0GHz 95W $199
Ryzen 7 3700 12/24 3.8GHz 4.6GHz 95W $299
Ryzen 7 3700X 12/24 4.2GHz 5.0GHz 105W $329
Ryzen 9 3800X 16/32 N/A N/A 125W $449
Ryzen 9 3850X 16/32 N/A N/A 135W $499

New Motherboards

Alongside all these Zen 2 CPUs, there are bound chipsets announcement that can handle them. And yes, the new board is going to be the X570 which has gotten so many board makers pretty excited, to say the least. One of which was Asus that took to Instagram and Twitter to teasing their NextGen ROG, ROG Strix, TUF Gaming and Prime series motherboards. Take a look at their official teaser post below:


While the new X570 is interesting enough, AMD is still sticking to their existing AM4 socket. So, if you are an owner of a, let’s say X470, a BIOS update is all you need to upgrade to a brand new Ryzen 3000 series CPU. Apart from the budget conscious A320, motherboard makers have started pushing out BIOS updates for the X470, B450, X370, and B350 motherboard. A new feature for the X570 will include PCIe 4.0 support as well.

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