Tuesday, April 21st 2020

AMD Announces 3rd Gen Ryzen 3 Quad-Core Desktop Processors and AMD B550 PCIe 4.0 Chipset

Today, 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, 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 18 MB 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
  • Up to 75% creator performance than the competition
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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83 Comments on AMD Announces 3rd Gen Ryzen 3 Quad-Core Desktop Processors and AMD B550 PCIe 4.0 Chipset

#1
TheLostSwede
The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 offers:
  • Up to 20% gaming performance than the competition
  • Up to 75% creator performance than the competition
This reads like a poorly written press release out of Asia.
So does the CPU have 20% of the gaming performance of the competition, or 20% better gaming performance than the competition?
Seriously AMD, this is rookie stuff...

And we still don't know exactly how the B550 will support PCIe 4.0...
Very informative press release...

@Lionheart your wish was granted today... That also means you won't win on the lottery for at least a decade...
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
need to see benchmarks of these for gaming, could be amazing entry level for gaming desktops with a B450 board
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#3
Chomiq
TheLostSwede
This reads like a poorly written press release out of Asia.
So does the CPU have 20% of the gaming performance of the competition, or 20% better gaming performance than the competition?
Seriously AMD, this is rookie stuff...

And we still don't know exactly how the B550 will support PCIe 4.0...
Very informative press release...

@Lionheart your wish was granted today... That also means you won't win on the lottery for at least a decade...
You missed the
The upcoming B550 motherboards are the only mainstream modern chipset with compatibility for PCIe 4.0
Someone is really slacking during remote work.
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#4
bonehead123
y/a/w/n....

except for more pcie 4 support, this seems like a step backwards to me... seeings how intel kept us stuck on 4c/8t chips for like eons....
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
bonehead123
y/a/w/n....

except for more pcie 4 support, this seems like a step backwards to me... seeings how intel kept us stuck on 4c/8t chips for like eons....
the high end 3000 chips are already out, these are just the office chips or HTPC chips to fill it out, when you dont need or want an APU
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#6
dj-electric
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Wait until they hear about 400 series support for upcoming Zen3 chips



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#7
TheLostSwede
Chomiq
You missed the
I didn't miss anything, my question was how it'll support it, not if it supports it.
As in, which interfaces will support PCIe 4.0?
It also reads like crap, as first it talks about the boards, then switches to the chipset. So is it the boards that support PCIe 4.0 through the CPU lanes only, or does the chipset also support PCIe 4.0?
The rookie who wrote this press release should get a good kicking, as should the rookies manager. This is piss poor command of the English language.
bonehead123
y/a/w/n....

except for more pcie 4 support, this seems like a step backwards to me... seeings how intel kept us stuck on 4c/8t chips for like eons....
Except Intel wanted $312-350 for their quad cores with HT... These start at $99...
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#8
kapone32
These should fill the gap the low end of the table, Right now the 3000G and 3200G fill the budget space in Canada. The Athlon is a weak CPU that is good only for Grandma or some other relative or client that intends to do no gaming. The 3200G is nice but just $20 in most cases shy of the 2600. I expect these to be $89 and $99 here in Canada once they reach retail channels.
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#9
bonehead123
TheLostSwede
Except Intel wanted $312-350 for their quad cores with HT... These start at $99...
Tru dat, but still I would have rather seen AMD apply thier talents to something more progressive and exciting, like pcie 5/DDR5.....:)
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#10
kapone32
bonehead123
Tru dat, but still I would have rather seen AMD apply thier talents to something more progressive and exciting, like pcie 5/DDR5.....:)
I am sure that is on they way already
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Chomiq
TheLostSwede
I didn't miss anything, my question was how it'll support it, not if it supports it.
Wasn't my point to criticize you. The quote I gave makes it sound like x570 doesn't exist and only B550 supports gen 4.
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#12
neblogai
bonehead123
Tru dat, but still I would have rather seen AMD apply thier talents to something more progressive and exciting, like pcie 5/DDR5.....:)
This is not about talent, as these use the same chips as higher end models. It is just production, binning, selling faulty dies before the time for next-gen comes out, and providing another good option to consumers.
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#13
Valantar
The CPUs look nice for entry level gaming or productivity systems, though for the latter an APU ought to be better - definitely looking forward to 4000-series APUs hitting the desktop.

B550 is about time though, and I was really hoping for more detail. Good to hear there are plenty of designs on the way, but I want specs. Full support for PCIe 4.0 from the CPU is a given, so that means 16+4 (and possibly 8+8+4 if it supports bifurcation). But what will the PCIe off the chipset look like? PCIe 2.0 like previous generations? PCIe 3.0 with a 3.0 uplink? 3.0 with a 4.0 uplink? And how many lanes? If the chipset supports two additional NVMe drives over a 4.0 x4 uplink, that would be really great. Two m.2s over a 3.0 x4 uplink would be okay. Anything less would be rather disappointing. Still, hoping for some good semi-budget designs with WiFi here, as one of those is a shoo-in for my next HTPC once 4000-series APUs hit.
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#14
Nkd
bonehead123
y/a/w/n....

except for more pcie 4 support, this seems like a step backwards to me... seeings how intel kept us stuck on 4c/8t chips for like eons....
you serious? This is a budget release. Did you forget and already released their high end with up to 16 cores?

common!
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#15
ARF
Bad timing for launch. Better wait the true real APUs and CPUs, and boards with Ryzen 4000.

Just saying that the laptop platform is much better now..
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#16
TheLostSwede
bonehead123
Tru dat, but still I would have rather seen AMD apply thier talents to something more progressive and exciting, like pcie 5/DDR5.....:)
DDR5 is coming, next year. PCIe 5.0 makes no sense in consumer applications, yet.
Chomiq
Wasn't my point to criticize you. The quote I gave makes it sound like x570 doesn't exist and only B550 supports gen 4.
The whole press release is written by someone that 1. isn't a native level English speaker/writer 2. doesn't know how to write so it makes sense and 3. wasn't checked/edited by anyone that 1 and 2 applies to.
Valantar
B550 is about time though, and I was really hoping for more detail. Good to hear there are plenty of designs on the way, but I want specs. Full support for PCIe 4.0 from the CPU is a given, so that means 16+4 (and possibly 8+8+4 if it supports bifurcation). But what will the PCIe off the chipset look like? PCIe 2.0 like previous generations? PCIe 3.0 with a 3.0 uplink? 3.0 with a 4.0 uplink? And how many lanes? If the chipset supports two additional NVMe drives over a 4.0 x4 uplink, that would be really great. Two m.2s over a 3.0 x4 uplink would be okay. Anything less would be rather disappointing. Still, hoping for some good semi-budget designs with WiFi here, as one of those is a shoo-in for my next HTPC once 4000-series APUs hit.
Just checked with someone I know at one of the board makers, PCIe 4.0 is only through the CPU lanes, not from the chipset. So B550 doesn't technically support PCIe 4.0, even though the boards sporting the chipset will. This was what I was expecting in the first place. Beyond that, I don't know.
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#17
ARF
TheLostSwede
DDR5 is coming, next year.
Yes, but December 2021, very probably.
TheLostSwede
PCIe 5.0 makes no sense in consumer applications, yet.
Yes because PCIe 4 is not properly utilised nor popular enough yet.

Will be years before anything better makes sense.
Despite the fact that you do need RAM disk type of performance for your Windows and daily operations.
TheLostSwede
This reads like a poorly written press release out of Asia.
So does the CPU have 20% of the gaming performance of the competition, or 20% better gaming performance than the competition?
Probably against a dual-core Intel :D
TheLostSwede
Just checked with someone I know at one of the board makers, PCIe 4.0 is only through the CPU lanes, not from the chipset. So B550 doesn't technically support PCIe 4.0, even though the boards sporting the chipset will. This was what I was expecting in the first place. Beyond that, I don't know.
B550 enables the PCIe 4 support which on its own is still pretty something, compared to B450 which doesn't support anything.
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#18
Ex amd fanboy
B550 is basically the same thing, as intel does with unnecessary socket change. 1151v1 motherboards work well with Coffee Lake if you mod them a bit. And B550 is just a B450 that is allowed to use CPU`s PCI-E 4.0 lanes. I`m running the first bios that supports Zen 2 CPUs and my MSI B450i Gaming Plus AC actually works with Gen 4 enabled. My 5700XT uses it according to radeon settings. One russian youtuber tested Gen 4 SSD on this thing and it worked! I guess I won`t update the bios in the future

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#19
notb
ARF
Probably against a dual-core Intel :D
9th gen i3 lineup starts at 4C/4T.

The "20%" and "75%" figures refer to i3-9100, which is a 4C/4T with IGP for ~$122 - it's actually competing with the older 3200G.
i3-9100F costs $95 according to ARK, but it's actually more like $80 in stores ($78 on newegg).

Both chips are being phased out because of the imminent 10th gen launch.
i3-10100 will be a 4C/8T with IGP for $120-130. I haven't seen any leaks for i3-10100F pricing.
B550 enables the PCIe 4 support which on its own is still pretty something, compared to B450 which doesn't support anything.
Actually it's more like "B550 doesn't disable PCIe 4.0".
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#20
Valantar
TheLostSwede
Just checked with someone I know at one of the board makers, PCIe 4.0 is only through the CPU lanes, not from the chipset. So B550 doesn't technically support PCIe 4.0, even though the boards sporting the chipset will. This was what I was expecting in the first place. Beyond that, I don't know.
That's as expected - if the chipset had PCIe 4.0 outputs, what would be different from X570? But did they say whether the chipset uplink is 3.0 or 4.0? Or whether the chipset outputs a reasonable amount of 3.0 lanes? If it's still 2.0, that would be very disappointing.
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#21
Metroid
Turning those failed 6, 8 cores chiplets into profit and yet giving intel a hard time ehhe, not bad.
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#22
Imsochobo
bonehead123
Tru dat, but still I would have rather seen AMD apply thier talents to something more progressive and exciting, like pcie 5/DDR5.....:)
this doesn't require effort, this is what gives them money to do so.
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#23
Raven Rampkin
A $50 4/4 that can likely go a wee bit above 4Ghz, and now a $100 4/8 Ryzen 3, Zen2 mind you... yawn or not, it's a lot for the money.
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#24
ARF
Metroid
Turning those failed 6, 8 cores chiplets into profit and yet giving intel a hard time ehhe, not bad.
It would be better if they are healthy chiplets which can be unlocked later :)
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#25
gasolina
er the ryzen 3500x 6c/6t 32mb cache is a bit lower than the 2600 in term of overall performance , and both oced the 2600 beat the 3500x easily. Pricing the 2600 is 110$, 3500x 140$ base on taobao , while this 3100 is 99$ and 3300 is 120$ ? i would pick the the 2600 oc it to 4.2 or 4.3 , so far it's hard for ryzen 3000 to reach 4.5 and ryzen 4000 would just add 100 to 200mhz more .
Terrible pricing to be honest the 3100 should be 80$ and 3300 100$ would be more reasonable , i have both the 3500x from taobao and the 2600/2600x . Gladly i sold the 3500x
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