With the launch of the Ryzen 3000 series, AMD dominated the high-end and mainstream CPU market. Now the chipmaker sets their eyes on the low-end or budget CPU market. AMD is getting ready to launch two new Zen 2 based 3000 series CPU which will target the Sub-$150 CPU market.
The two new processors have been spotted by Momomo_US. And according to him, it will be part of the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3 lineup. And this also makes sense because AMD already released Ryzen 5, 7 and 9 series and the only series that remains is budget Ryzen 3 series. These CPUs are expected to be called Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100.
Ryzen 3 3300X will be 4 core and 8 thread processor with a 4.3 GHz boost clock. This a good improvement over the 2nd gen Ryzen 3 2300X which has 4 core without hyperthreading. Ryzen 3 3300X has a 300MHz higher boost clock than the 2nd gen counterpart and has 18MB cache compared to 10MB in 2300X. Ryzen 3 3300X will have a TDP of 65W which means it will have a good overclocking capability. Ryzen 3 3300X is expected to $120-$140 which will be a good value for money considering the spec.
The other CPU in the lineup is Ryzen 3 3100 and it should also feature 4 cores and 8 threads. The maximum clock speed for this chip is 3.9 GHz and it has an 18MB cache. Now there is no perfect equivalent chip of Ryzen 3 3100 in the 2nd gen lineup but price-wise we could say it will replace the Ryzen 3 2200G. But keep in mind that Ryzen 3 2200G is an APU means it has a Vega GPU integrated. Ryzen 3 3100 will have a TDP of 65W and expected to cost close to $100.
Spec and price-wise Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X is a fantastic entry-level CPU. It will give Intel i3 CPUs run for its money.