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AMD Ryzen 3 3100

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AMD's new Ryzen 3 3100 is the new budget king. At just $99, it offers four cores and eight threads, obsoleting most of Intel's lineup. Results in our Ryzen 3 3100 review show that it punches well above its weight, competing even with Core i5 and Ryzen 5. Overclocking worked great, too; we achieved 4.35 GHz on all cores.

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wow i was surprised to see how well 9400F keeps up even with the highest end CPU....as long as the CPU did not bottleneck the GPU.
 
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Next week new Intels coming out, but then, after few months we get Zen 3 - I think it's gonna go back to the times of AXP and A64 - AMD has better products, but Intel better lobbysts.

As for those R3 - great CPUs for a small budget.
 
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ohhh nice one, plus one of the cons is not really a con ... that's a total winner :toast:
 
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Looks like I might get this for my dad's new office PC. 2200G is still dirt cheap though, hmmmm.
 

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Both are slower than Ryzen 5 1600.

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Both are slower than Ryzen 5 1600.
The 1600 isn't even on that graph and it's a single benchmark. Meanwhile, in TPU's testing, the Ryzen 3 3100 is faster than the Ryzen 5 1600 AE and tied with the Ryzen 5 2600 in that specific game and overall at any resolution.
 

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The 1600 isn't even on that graph and it's a single benchmark. Meanwhile, in TPU's testing, the Ryzen 3 3100 is faster than the Ryzen 5 1600 AE and tied with the Ryzen 5 2600 in that specific game and overall at any resolution.

CB R15 MT:

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CB R20 MT:

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CPU-Z:

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7-Zip Decompressing MB/s:

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FryBench x64:

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And in TPU's CPU tests:
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Also, 6 cores and 12 threads faster than 4 cores and 8 threads in explicitly multithreaded synthetic tests! News at 11!
 

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Also, 6 cores and 12 threads faster than 4 cores and 8 threads in explicitly multithreaded synthetic tests! News at 11!

Well, but Ryzen 5 1600AF had been sold for just $85, this is what I mean. If there is again such a super deal, just get it and don't take a quad core.
 
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Well, but Ryzen 5 1600AF had been sold for just $85, this is what I mean. If there is again such a super deal, just get it and don't take a quad core.
These new processors will be faster in all non-thread-limited cases, so the value is there for the vast majority of people. It's the Intel Argument™!
 

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These new processors will be faster in all non-thread-limited cases, so the value is there for the vast majority of people. It's the Intel Argument™!

Yes, Intel will ask you to buy less cores at mega high herz. This is the MOAR HZ™ Inc :banghead: :D

This platform is not good. Idle power consumption 52-watt, single-thread consumption 72-watt, etc.

AMD has the Renoir, Picasso and Raven Ridge notebook platform which should replace this low-end anti-green and anti-energy efficiency joke.

Why not make desktops with notebooks APU chips?

 
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Well, but Ryzen 5 1600AF had been sold for just $85, this is what I mean. If there is again such a super deal, just get it and don't take a quad core.
That's a red herring; The Ryzen 5 1600AF has been cofirmed to be a Ryzen 2 2600 running 1600 Microcode. AMD produces it in sufficient quantities to meet long-term agreements with OEMs and there are asbolutely zero reason to take a 2600 and label it as a 1600AF for consumers then undercut their own 2600 product price.

Just because it has been on sale for $85 at one point does not mean you can buy it at that price any more. Both GN and LTT have covered this in budget build streams recently commenting on the fact that the 1600AF is scarce and selling at inflated prices that destroys its value proposition.

Most likely what happened is AMD produced a huge batch for an OEM that then fell through and the excess pre-packaged 1600AF were sold in the retail channel. It was a one-off blip and we haven't seen decent availability of the 1600AF in months.
 
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So we now are at the point where an OCd AMD CPU can surpass its Intel counterpart even in gaming, which was absolutely impossible up until now. Imagine what Zen 3 will be capable of. Well done again, AMD!
 
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Kinda nice knowing out of the box performance is same as OC'd (roughly give or take a bit)

I think it would have been neat if they had an AMD 955BE or something like that on the list to compare against this.

It's too bad can't find decent video cards for $100.
 
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Budget king alright.

Personally, I'd spend a bit more money to get a cheap used 2600 for the extra 2 cores/4-threads, which I'm sure you can get for as low as $120-130
 
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