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AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Review

If the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X is the desktop processor that blurs the line between a great budget gaming CPU and a solid budget content-creation engine, the $99 Ryzen 3 3100 is the “lite” version. It’s a chip that shores up the low end of AMD’s Ryzen stack as a solid pick for PC gamers who are just a Jackson short of what you’d spend on a 3300X. Does it need to exist? Maybe not, but it still has its own rare charm, and is a first: an under-$100 four-core/eight-thread processor, which is a great deal no matter which way you slice it. In general, we’re going to recommend you go with the Ryzen 3 3300X instead, but if that $20 difference between the two chips is your difference-maker, the Ryzen 3 3100 is a value-minded little beastie that gets the job done almost as well. Just know that it requires a video card alongside it; it has no integrated graphics, unlike its Intel equivalents.

The New Budget Ryzen Stack

We’ve already done a deep dive on all the various things you need to know about this latest Ryzen launch in our review of the Ryzen 3 3300X, linked above, but here’s a quick breakdown. First, the core specs and where the new Ryzen 3 chips fit in the AMD third-generation Ryzen line…

These third-gen chips all make use of AMD’s 7nm process technology, under the umbrella of the Zen 2 architecture. Not listed here are two other 3000-series chips we’ve tested, the $99 Ryzen 3 3200G and the $149 Ryzen 5 3400G. The “G” is for integrated graphics; the reason they are not in the third-generation family, technically, is that the CPUs are based on older process technology. But don’t ignore them; they are the ones to look at if a dedicated graphics card is just not in the…well, cards for you.

The Ryzen 3 3100, like the rest in the family, slots into the AMD AM4 socket, which has been in use since the first generation of Ryzen. It should work with any AM4 motherboard that has a BIOS update that specifically accommodates it. (Not every vendor will offer such compatibility on every old board, so check first.)

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Alongside the launch of Ryzen 3, AMD is also announcing its next motherboard chipset upgrade: the AMD B550 (a tick up from the mainstream-priced B450), due out in new boards starting on June 16. The new Ryzen 3s support the much discussed PCI Express 4.0 (PCIe 4.0) bus standard (when used with a compatible late-model motherboard), but this is of interest mainly to performance hounds at the high end, concerned about maximum sustained speeds with specialized PCIe 4.0-compatible SSDs. For budget buyers, a previous-gen AM4 motherboard without PCIe 4.0 support, but supporting the CPU, should suffice in most cases.

To read the full explanation of what this launch means for budget creators and gamers alike, head on over to our Ryzen 3 3300X review to find out more. We’ve broken down lots more about the platform nuances there.

Intel vs. AMD Comparison

In its press materials, AMD has been pressing the advantage that the Ryzen 3 3100 has over Intel’s currently sold competing processor in the same price bracket, the four-core/four-thread Core i3-9100. Here’s a look at the current state of play in that tight budget space around $100. Note: The Core i3-10100, not tested here, is the closest price match to the Ryzen 3 3100 in Intel’s pending 10th Generation “Comet Lake-S” line, expected to hit the street later this month.

At the moment of this writing, Intel’s closest match for the Ryzen 3 3100 is the Core i3-9100, a four-core and (crucially) only four-thread CPU, which we ran some CPU tests on alongside this Ryzen 3 model. In both gaming and content creation, AMD believes it has the upper hand in certain games and applications, but will this ring true once we throw the chip in our testbed and start putting it through its paces? Let’s find out. ..

Performance Testing: CPU

For our test setup, we installed the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 into an MSI MEG Godlike X570 AM4 motherboard, and populated two of the DIMM slots with 16GB of memory set at 3,000MHz. An Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti handled video output during the CPU tests, clocked to Founders Edition specs. (Like other Ryzen chips not ending in “G,” these Zen 2-based Ryzens do not have on-chip graphics, so a video card is necessary.) We used AMD’s stock Wraith Stealth CPU cooler and installed the components into an ADATA XPG Invader chassis.  

We test CPUs using a variety of synthetic benchmarks that offer proprietary scores, as well as real-world tests using consumer apps like 7-Zip and 3D games like Far Cry 5.

Cinebench R15

One of the most widely used predictors of a CPU’s relative performance is the Cinebench R15 benchmark, which offers a good overview of performance on many different types of demanding apps. It’s a CPU-centric test that gauges both the single-core performance and the multicore performance of a processor when it is stressed. The resulting scores are proprietary numbers that represent the CPU’s capabilities while rendering a complex 3D image.

Straight off the bench, the Ryzen 3 3100 proves itself to be a superior content-creation engine, on the basis of its eight-thread support, to the 9th Generation Intel Core i3. Note: Intel’s next-gen “Comet Lake-S” Core i3 CPUs, expected later this month, will employ four-core/eight-thread designs as well, and start at $122. Intel’s parallel 9th Generation chip may be a few steps behind, but the low-end landscape may change soon.

iTunes

For a real-world look at single-core performance, we use a, shall we say, vintage version of Apple’s iTunes to encode a series of music tracks. This is representative of the isolated legacy software we all keep around for one reason or another, in this case not optimized for modern many-core CPUs. 

No surprises here. While the Ryzen 3 3100 does offer improvements in performance and speed gains off the AMD Ryzen 3200G, it trails the previous-gen Intel Core i3-9100. Intel is often swifter, head to head, in single-threaded tasks than equivalently positioned AMD silicon. 

POV-Ray

The POV-Ray benchmark is a synthetic, highly threaded rendering test that offers a second opinion on the Cinebench results. This test uses ray tracing to render a three-dimensional image. (Note that it doesn’t use the ray tracing features of Nvidia’s RTX-class GPUs; this is purely CPU grunt at play here.)

POV-Ray testing confirms this disparity, with the 3100’s single-core results behind those of the Core i3-9100, but on the multi-core test, the Ryzen 3 beating the Core i3 by a nontrivial amount (more than 30 seconds).

Handbrake & Blender

As an all-core rendering benchmark, the Handbrake test is a great indicator of generally how well a processor will handle tasks like video editing, video rendering, and video conversion. These kinds of apps tend to munch on all the cores and threads they can get in their teeth.

Here the Ryzen 3 3100 is around 20 percent faster than the Intel Core i3-9100, more evidence that the multi-core rendering capabilities of the 3100 outpace anything Intel has on offer in the budget space. Still, adding Hyper-Threading to a parallel Core i3 in the 10th Gen could be difference maker on this test for Intel. Meanwhile, the also-under-$100 Pentium and Celeron entrants here are recent-enough examples of their kind, but they cannot compete at all with the Ryzen 3, having just two native cores.

The Blender test, as run with our test file, is useful mostly for highlighting the vast differences between low-end and high-end chips, and the similarities between chips within these two categories. But the numbers here are nonetheless telling…

While we wouldn’t expressly recommend the Ryzen 3 3100 as an ideal content-creation engine, it still shows that it knows how to handle itself, with its placing here between the Intel Core i3-9100 and the six-core/12-thread Ryzen 5 3600.

7-Zip

Last up, we have our 7-Zip compression-utility benchmark… 

On simplistic multi-threaded tasks like decompressing or compressing files, the Ryzen 3 3100 is clearly ahead of the Core i3-9100 by a wide enough margin that it’s hardly a contest. Those 10th Generation Core i3 chips with four cores and eight threads need to get here, stat.

Should You Overclock the Ryzen 3 3100?

Sure, you could. AMD’s Ryzens are all unlocked. But we recommend against it from both a market-positioning and a common-sense point of view.

Given its modest included cooling, and the small price gap between it and the Ryzen 3 3300X, it’s our recommendation that instead of shelling out for a liquid loop (heaven forbid!) or a premium aircooler fan/heatsink to keep your overclocked Ryzen 3 3100 cool, just spend the extra $20 and upgrade to a Ryzen 3 3300X instead. (The 3300X also comes with the same perfectly adequate Wraith Stealth stock fan.) That’s a guaranteed performance boost that won’t violate your warranty or potentially make your system unstable.

Plus, we wouldn’t want to overstress a stock Wraith Stealth air cooler for long periods, simply for reasons of sanity. We ran ours at 100 percent for a while as we experimented with overclocking these Ryzen 3s in AMD’s Ryzen Master utility, and it sounded like a small vacuum cleaner at speed.

How Does the Ryzen 3 3100 Game?

To find out, we paired the chip with a crazy partner: the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, clocked at Founders Edition speeds. That’s a $1,000-plus GPU to go with your $99 CPU, but paired up for a reason: It shows, at the extremes, the limits that the CPU might put on a GPU’s potential performance, as well as the CPU’s effect on games that are sensitive to cores and clocks.

As you can see from the results above, while the Ryzen 3 3100 is a solid gaming chip, the Ryzen 3 3300X outperforms it, in many cases, by bigger percentages than its 20 percent price premium. It’s our recommendation, in this case, that if the difference between a 200fps and 240fps frame rate at 1080p means the difference between buying a 165Hz versus a 240Hz monitor for you, it’s better to spring for the Ryzen 3 3300X and save yourself the headache of trying to overclock to get the frame limit you’re striving for, to match that monitor.

Most budget shoppers, however, aren’t looking at high-refresh monitors and are gaming on a GPU much more modest than an RTX 2080 Ti. So the absolute frame rate differences will be a lot smaller, and thus matter less. If the $20 difference between the Ryzen 3 3100 and the 3300X is the difference between a given GPU and the next best one, kick down to the 3100 and get the better GPU. Otherwise, the Ryzen 3 3300X remains the better-value gaming-PC buy.

Very Good…But the Ryzen 3 3300X Does Exist

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 is a CPU that fills a very notable niche: credible under-$100 processors, if only by a dollar. In that category are quite a few contenders (low-end CPUs are the ones purchased in most volume), but with the launch of both the Ryzen 3 3100 and the Ryzen 3 3300X happening at the same time, in almost every case AMD continues to compete against its biggest rival of 2020: itself.

If you want a solid gaming CPU and need that extra $20 to make the difference between a GeForce GTX 1660 and a GeForce GTX 1660 Super video card, then the Ryzen 3 3100 is the pick for you. Otherwise, if you can spare just a bit of extra geld on your budget build, we highly recommend sticking with the Editors’ Choice Ryzen 3 3300X instead.

Shoppers who don’t need the extra oomph of a video card, but who still want four cores at their disposal, can also consider the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G, which has decent built-in Radeon RX Vega graphics, or consider holding out for one of Intel’s 10th Generation Core i3 chips, which will have four cores/eight threads and modest integrated graphics. Just know that those new Intel chips demand a new motherboard, too. Sometimes, being on a long-running platform is the decisive factor: You may already have an AMD AM4 motherboard that works with these new Ryzens with a BIOS update. You definitely don’t have an Intel LGA 1200-socket one, because at this writing, you couldn’t buy one yet.

Either way, AMD has made it a great time to be a budget builder in the first half of 2020, and if you’re looking to squeak every possible CPU cycle out of your bucks alongside a dedicated GPU, the Ryzen 3 3100 is an extra-special value under $100.

AMD Ryzen 3 3100

Pros

  • Great gaming performance on a budget

  • Four cores and eight threads for under $100

  • Peppy content-creation potential for the price

The Bottom Line

The Ryzen 3 3100 is a stellar CPU for budget gamers and content creators who have a dedicated video card, bringing major multi-threaded pep to the $99 price point. Even so, many shoppers will be better off springing another Jackson for AMD’s great Ryzen 3 3300X instead.

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The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 is an excellent entry-level CPU that absolutely changes the game when it comes to budget PC builds. With performance that comes within reaching distance of processors that cost twice as much, it makes PC gaming way more affordable.

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When AMD unveiled Zen 2, we didn’t see anything like the AMD Ryzen 3 3100. In fact, at Computex 2019, where Ryzen 3000 was unveiled, the cheapest processor there was the AMD Ryzen 5 3600. So, while it was definitely exciting for anyone with the cash to throw at a mid-range or higher processor, people who typically rely on the best cheap processors were left to buy older PC components. 

And, with all the improvements baked into the new architecture, it was a shame that folks with less money were stuck without shiny new features like PCIe 4.0. In fact, PCIe 4.0 is one of the biggest game changers to hit the computing world in a long time, as the new SSDs made possible by this tech are going to be huge for the best gaming PCs as the PS5 and Xbox Series X bring fast storage to the forefront.  

Luckily, with the arrival of the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X, we’re getting a couple of processors that can deliver a forward-looking platform to those on a budget. 

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Price and availability

  • AMD Ryzen 3 3100 (AMD Ryzen 3) at Newegg for $109.99

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 will be coming out later in May 2020, though we don’t have a specific date just yet. However, whenever it does make it to your local PC components store, you’ll be able to pick it up for just $99 (about £79, AU$150).

That puts the Ryzen 3 3100 squarely in the budget category, running up against products like the $136 (£116, AU$239) Intel Core i3-9100. You may have noticed that the Core i3 is a whopping 36% more expensive, but what will make that difference even more staggering is the fact that the Ryzen 3 3100 manages to pack in the same amount of cores, but with Simultaneous Multi Threading (SMT) enabled, offering 4 cores and 8 threads in a budget processor for the first time.  

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Features and chipset

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 is based on the same Zen 2 architecture as the rest of the AMD Ryzen 3000 lineup, making it the first Ryzen 3 processor to do so. Previously, users looking for a Ryzen 3 CPU were forced to either go with something like the AMD Ryzen 3 2300X or the AMD Ryzen 3200G – both based on the 12nm Zen+ architecture.  

However, the shift to the new 7nm architecture allowed AMD to enable SMT and push clock speeds higher while maintaining the same 65W thermal design power (TDP) found on previous Ryzen 3 processors. That, coupled with the substantial increase in IPC (instructions per clock) performance, means that this is a substantially more powerful processor than the Ryzen 3 2300X.

Cache is also more than doubled, with 18MB total cache, 16MB of which is L3. That’s compared to the 8MB of L3 cache found on the Ryzen 3 2300X and the 6MB of cache found on the Intel Core i3-9100. This should help boost gaming performance, and when you’re at this tier of the CPU market, every little bit of CPU performance you can get, the better. 

But the inclusion of PCIe 4.0 compatibility in such a cheap CPU should be applauded here. Sure, if you only have $99 (about £79, AU$150) for your CPU right now, you’re probably not going to spring for an expensive PCIe 4.0 SSD – but at least the option is going to be open.  

Just like the rest of the SSDs out there, we fully expect PCIe 4.0 SSDs to eventually come down to a more accessible price, and that’s not to mention future graphics cards. Because of the added bandwidth of PCIe 4.0, GPUs could start using the interface to further boost gaming performance, which makes AMD Ryzen 3000 and future Ryzen platforms more future-proof than comparable Intel chips. 

Just make sure you pick up an X570 or B550 motherboard. The B550 chipset will be available on June 16, and will be a more accessible way to access things like dual GPU support, PCIe 4.0 and even overclocking without having to break open the piggy bank for a fancy X570 board. 

But, of course, we have to talk about the 3100’s bigger sibling, the Ryzen 3 3300X. While both of these processors have the same amount of cores and threads, and only a very slight difference in clock speed, they’re built in different ways. The four cores on the 3300X are on the same CCX, rather than on two different ones like the 3100.

This basically means that there’s less latency when the four CPU cores are communicating with one another, and it means that the 16MB of cache is unified, rather than split into two 8MB blocks on each CCX. 

Or, rather, everything is closer together so the 3300X is faster. 

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Performance

Test system specs

This is the system we used to test desktop CPU performance:

Intel:
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Masterliquid 360P Silver Edition
Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
RAM: 32GB HyperX Predator RGB @ 3,000MHz
Motherboard: MSI MEG Z390 ACE
SSD: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro @ 1TB
Power Supply: Phanteks RevoltX 1200
Case: Praxis Wetbench

AMD:
CPU Cooler: 
Cooler Master Masterliquid 360P Silver Edition Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
RAM: 32GB HyperX Predator RGB @ 3,000MHz Motherboard: X570 Aorus Master
SSD: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro @ 1TB
Power Supply: Phanteks RevoltX 1200
Case: Praxis Wetbench

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 is an incredible release, mainly because it delivers performance that could only be described as mid-range just a year ago, all while keeping the price down to just $99 (about £79, AU$150).  

In fact, as a result of testing this processor, our expectations of the middle of either AMD or Intel’s product stack have risen exponentially, after the 3100 came within striking distance of the $198 (£229, AU$439) Intel Core i5-9600K.

When it comes to raw multi-threaded performance, the Ryzen 3 3100 scores around 2,315 points in Cinebench R20, and 4,910 in GeekBench 5. That’s only 8% and 16% slower, respectively, than the i5-9600K in either test. Then, in Handbrake, the Ryzen 3 3100 is only 15% slower. 

However, gaming performance is a different story. The Intel Core i5-9600K provides excellent value when it comes to gaming, even though it costs nearly twice as much as the Ryzen 3 3100. So, while in our benchmarks, single core performance is only around 10% slower, that isn’t reflected in actual games. 

In Metro Exodus at 1080p, the Ryzen 3 3100 managed 82 fps, compared to the 102 that the 9600K offered – and that was with both systems using the same Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. That is still only a 20% difference on a CPU that costs half as much, but it’s something to be aware of. 

We already mentioned the 3300X and the differences between the two CPUs. And while that $120 (about £100, AU$190) gives you a faster CPU, the difference isn’t quite as huge as you may expect. The 3100 is only 11% slower in Cinebench and 15% slower in Metro Exodus. So, while 20 bucks or quid probably doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but when you’re at this price point, again, that’s a lot of money. 

Power consumption is even more impressive. We don’t know if you’re aware, but desktop processors kind of consume a lot of electricity, and they can get pretty warm. Now, before we dive into our thermal results, we have to tell you that we didn’t get a cooler with these processors, so we used a frankly overkill 360mm AIO liquid cooler – you do not need to do this, don’t worry. Honestly, you can probably use the included Wraith Stealth cooler, especially if you don’t plan to do any overclocking.  

The Ryzen 3 3100 maxed out at 61.3C, significantly less than the 77.6C that the 3300X reached. So, while the 3300X is faster it’s also a lot warmer. The 3300X also sucked up 77.65W of power at its peak, compared to the 63.88W of the 3100. If you’re building a tiny little livingroom PC, the 3100’s low heat and and power consumption make it an excellent choice.

The Ryzen 3 3100 provides competent gaming performance at a price that first-time builders and folks on a budget are going to be able to handle. It’s not the fastest processor on the market to be sure, but the fact that it comes within 20% at the worst of a processor that costs literally twice as much is pretty impressive stuff. 

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Final verdict

If you’re on a budget, and you just need to build something that can handle your favorite games at 1080p and maybe some light content creation on the side, the Ryzen 3 3100 is an excellent choice. 

AMD still hasn’t beated Intel when it comes to raw single-core performance, but at this price point it doesn’t really matter. If you pair this with a reasonable graphics card – you’re not going to want to build a PC with this and, say, a high-end RTX 2080 Ti – you’re going to have an amazing experience at a budget price.

We imagine there are going to be a ton of people who run to pick this processor up for their first build, and we love that idea. With the Ryzen 3 3100, PC gaming just got a whole lot more affordable. And we love it. 

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AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs AMD Ryzen 7 2700: What is the difference?

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Why is AMD Ryzen 3 3100 better than AMD Ryzen 7 2700?

  • 267MHz higher RAM speed?
    3200MHz vs 2933MHz
  • 5nm smaller semiconductors?
    7nm vs 12nm
  • 1 newer PCI Express (PCIe) version?
    4 vs 3
  • 9. 2% higher PassMark score (single)?
    2422 vs 2218
  • 8.44% better than Cinebench R20 (single core)?
    437 vs 403
  • 2MB/core more L3 cache per core?
    4MB/core vs 2MB/core
  • Has NX bit?

Why is AMD Ryzen 7 2700 better than AMD Ryzen 3 3100?

  • 1.78x higher CPU speed?
    8 x 3.2GHz vs 4 x 3.6GHz
  • 8 more CPU threads?
    16 vs 8
  • 2MB more L2 cache?
    4MB vs 2MB
  • 35.25% higher PassMark score?
    15752 vs 11647
  • 512KB more L1 cache?
    768KB vs 256KB
  • 46.66% higher Cinebench R20 score (multi-core)?
    3448 vs 2351
  • 303.93seconds faster Blender (classroom) result?
    750.9seconds vs 1054.83seconds
  • 101.7seconds faster Blender test result (bmw27)? 9AMD Ryzen 3 3100

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    Price Comparison

    AMD Ryzen 3 3100

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    AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Procesador 3.6 GHz 2 MB…AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Procesador 3.6 GHz 2 MB L2 Caja €180

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    AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen 7 2700X – 4.3 GHz 8 Co…AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen 7 2700X – 4.3 GHz 8 Core 9AMD Ryzen 7 2700 8×4.10GHz CPU AM4 Proze…AMD Ryzen 7 2700 8×4.10GHz CPU AM4 Prozessor Tray Asrock A 320M-DVS Board Bundle €170

    User Reviews

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    AMD Ryzen 3 3100

    5 User Reviews

    AMD Ryzen 3 3100

    9.2 904 02 /10

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    Games

    9.4 /10

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    CPU speed

    4 x 3.6GHz

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    CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second the processor can perform, considering all its cores (processors). It is calculated by adding the clock speeds of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors, each group of cores.

    processor thread

    More threads result in better performance and better multitasking.

    turbo clock speed

    3.9GHz

    4.1GHz

    When the processor is running below its limits, it can jump to a higher clock speed to increase performance.

    Has an unlocked multiplier

    ✔AMD Ryzen 3 3100

    ✔AMD Ryzen 7 2700

    Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier and are easier to overclock, allowing for better performance in games and other applications.

    L2 Cache

    More L2 scratchpad memory results in faster results in CPU and system performance tuning.

    L3 cache

    More L3 scratchpad memory results in faster results in CPU and system performance tuning.

    L1 cache

    More L1 cache results in faster results in CPU and system performance tuning.

    L2 core

    0.5MB/core

    0.5MB/core

    More data can be stored in L2 scratchpad for access by each processor core.

    L3 core

    4MB/core

    2MB/core

    More data can be stored in L3 scratchpad for access by each processor core.

    Geotagging

    PassMark result

    This benchmark measures CPU performance using multithreading.

    PassMark result (single)

    This benchmark measures processor performance using a thread of execution.

    Cinebench R20 result (multi-core)

    Cinebench R20 is a test that measures the performance of a multi-core processor by rendering a 3D scene.

    Cinebench R20 result (single core)

    Cinebench R20 is a test to evaluate the performance of a single core processor when rendering a 3D scene.

    Geekbench 5 result (multi-core)

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 3 3100)

    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures multi-core processor performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2023)

    Geekbench 5 result (single core)

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 3 3100)

    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the single-core performance of a processor. (Source: Primate Labs, 2023)

    Blender (bmw27) test result

    345.4seconds

    243.7seconds

    The Blender (bmw27) test measures CPU performance by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render a scene in a shorter time.

    Blender (classroom) result

    1054.83seconds

    750.9seconds

    The Blender (classroom) benchmark measures CPU performance by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render a scene in a shorter time.

    performance per watt

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 3 3100)

    This means the processor is more efficient, giving more performance per watt of power used.

    Integrated graphics

    OpenCL version

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 3 3100)

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 7 2700)

    Some applications use OpenCL to take advantage of graphics processing unit (GPU) power for non-graphics computing. Newer versions are more functional and better quality.

    Memory

    RAM speed

    3200MHz

    2933MHz

    Can support faster memory which speeds up system performance.

    maximum memory bandwidth

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 3 3100)

    43.71GB/s

    This is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored in memory.

    DDR version

    DDR (Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory) is the most common type of main memory. New versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy efficient.

    memory channels

    More memory channels increase the speed of data transfer between memory and processor.

    maximum memory

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 3 3100)

    Maximum amount of memory (RAM).

    bus baud rate

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 3 3100)

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 7 2700)

    The bus is responsible for transferring data between various components of a computer or device.

    Supports memory debug code

    ✖AMD Ryzen 3 3100

    ✔AMD Ryzen 7 2700

    Memory debug code can detect and repair data corruption. It is used when necessary to avoid distortion, such as in scientific computing or when starting a server.

    eMMC version

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 3 3100)

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 7 2700)

    A newer version of eMMC – Built-in Flash Memory Card – speeds up the memory interface, has a positive effect on device performance, for example, when transferring files from a computer to internal memory via USB.

    bus frequency

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 3 3100)

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 7 2700)

    The bus is responsible for transferring data between various components of a computer or device

    Functions

    instruction sets

    SSE 4.2, SSE 4.1, AVX, AES, FMA3, F16C, MMX

    SSE 4.2, SSE 4.1, AVX, AES, FMA3 , F16C, MMX

    Instruction sets are sets of codes that the CPU executes for certain functions.

    uses multithreading

    ✔AMD Ryzen 3 3100

    ✔AMD Ryzen 7 2700

    physical processor core to logical cores, also known as threads. Thus, each core can run two instruction streams at the same time.

    bits transmitted at the same time

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 3 3100)

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 7 2700)

    NEON provides faster media processing such as MP3 listening.

    Has TrustZone

    ✖AMD Ryzen 3 3100

    ✖AMD Ryzen 7 2700

    Technology is integrated into the processor to ensure device security when using features such as mobile payments and digital rights management (DRM) video streaming.

    interface width

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 3 3100)

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 7 2700)

    Processor can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), which means the processor performs better

    Has NX bit

    ✔AMD Ryzen 3 3100

    ✖AMD Ryzen 7 2700

    NX bit helps protect your computer from virus attacks.

    VFP version

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 3 3100)

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Ryzen 7 2700)

    The floating point vector (VFP) is used by the processor to provide enhanced performance in areas such as digital imaging.

    Other

    Has AES

    ✔AMD Ryzen 3 3100

    ✔AMD Ryzen 7 2700

    AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

    Price comparison

    AMD Ryzen 3 3100

    9AMD Ryzen 3 3100, Basistaktrate: 3.68GHz…AMD Ryzen 3 3100, Basistakt rate: 3.68GHz, Max. Leistungstaktrate: bis zu 3. 9GHz, AM4 100-100000284BOX
    €174
    AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Procesador 3.6 GHz 2 MB…AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Procesador 3.6 GHz 2 MB L2 Caja €180

    AMD Ryzen 7 2700

    Buy used:

    €53

    902 89

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    90 278

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    AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Overview. Top for a budget PC? – Page 3 of 6

    AMD Ryzen 3 3100 is offered as a BOX version with a simple cooling system included (Wraith Stealth, a bar of aluminum without tubes and a copper base) for a little more, and also in a Tray version, sometimes referred to as OEM , no cooler. In our case, the Tray version is considered.

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    First of all, it is worth dealing with the notorious question “what is under the lid?”. It is not known for certain, but most likely there is thermal paste. This is clearly hinted at by operating temperatures even in stock mode. At 65 watts TDP (and these are honest TDPs), with cooling in the form of an Ice Hammer IH-4400 A, the operating temperature is 75 degrees in stock. Yes, this is not an EK-component LSS, but it is a normal heat pipe tower cooler with a 120mm 2000 rpm propeller. With a BOX cooler, the result is about 80 degrees.

    Such operating temperatures are the result of one of two reasons: either AMD, at least for the Ryzen 3 3100 (although the Ryzen 3 3300X is also subject to the problem of heating), takes crystals of simply terrifying quality, or under the “thermal seal” cover. Judging by the available potential, and a considerable, and too sharp increase in temperatures from an increase in voltage, the second option is more likely.

    As a rule, Ryzen processors of any generation do not make sense to overclock. These megahertz are too hard, and the actual performance gain due to tricky boost mechanisms turns out to be criminally small. In the case of multi-core Ryzen, it is more competent to use specialized power plans and other tricks for optimizing the operation of the processor, leading to both an increase in frequencies and a drop in voltage, and with it heating and consumption. By the way, not so long ago, AMD updated the chipset driver package, integrating the right power plans directly into Windows.

    To my surprise, AMD’s Ryzen 3 3100 is completely different. There is potential! And by Ryzen standards, even impressive, but without raising the voltage, there will be no kin.

    So, in stock form, the Ryzen 3 3100 “boosts” up to 3.9 GHz across all cores at a voltage of 1.15 V. We managed to get 4.3 GHz at 1.315 V. In this mode, TDP increases to ~ 80 W, and work temperatures in stress tests up to 80 degrees. Even 4.4 GHz at 1.33 V are possible with operating temperatures already under 84-85 degrees. It is possible that the processor is capable of further overclocking, but the cooling system needs a completely outstanding class. Temperatures grow exponentially with increasing voltage, and to take 4.5 GHz, the voltage must be raised much higher.

    As a result, 4.3-4.4 GHz is the “ceiling” for most systems. High operating frequencies require significant investments in motherboard and cooling. After 4.3 GHz, the game is not worth the candle. Fortunately, each instance is capable of 4.3 GHz – a statement based on a good dozen reviews of this processor. BOX cooling system is not capable of such feats. 80 degrees in stock and under a hundred in overclocking – alas, the processor turned out to be hot.

    As a member of the Ryzen 3000 series, the processor under review has received an updated DDR4-3200 memory controller capable of more. In our case, a 2x 8 GB memory kit was launched in DDR4-3333 mode with the usual timings of 16-18-18-36 CR1. According to memory tests in AIDA64, L1 and L2 cache access latencies are quite typical, L3 are also typical, and this is very surprising, recalling the topology. The same 10-12 nanoseconds was shown by the Core i5-10400F in a recent review. Only the RAM access delays of 70+ ns let us down, but for Ryzen this is commonplace.

    Summing up, the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 in its original form is capable of operating at 3.