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AMD Ryzen 3 numbers looking good

by on24 April 2020

Leaked numbers suggest it will be the budget chip of choice

Performance numbers have been leaked for AMD's Ryzen 3 3300X, which the company announced yesterday and is set to cost just $129, as well as Intel's Core i3-10300, which are expected to do battle for the sub $140 crown.

The new data, posted on Reddit, points at multi-threaded performance better than Intel's six-core Core i5-9400 and only a couple of hundred points short of the Ryzen 5 1600, which was AMD's 1st Gen Ryzen six-core processor.

The above results reveal that AMD's new Ryzen 3 3300X quad-core processor is faster than Intel's new Core i3-10300 CPU in both tests, although only by the smallest of margins in the multi-threaded test. Both CPUs are quad-core parts with eight threads, thanks to rumors Intel is enabling Hyper-Threading on it's entire 10th Gen desktop product stack. However, AMD will have an advantage in that its CPU is overclockable.

In the multi-threaded test The Ryzen 3 3300X was only just short of the Ryzen 5 1600 - a hugely popular six-core CPU in the original Ryzen batch - and completely annihilates it in the single-threaded test.

In the single-threaded test, the Ryzen 5 3300X scored 491 - a huge leap even compared to AMD's previous generation Ryzen 5 2600 and miles faster than the Core i5-9400. However, the Intel CPU has proven to be a capable budget gaming CPU thanks to lower latency so it will be a fascinating benchmarking session when I have the new CPUs to see which one should get your cash for that budget gaming rig.


Last modified on 24 April 2020
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