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AMD Ryzen 3 3100 achieves solid scores on Geekbench and can take on the aging but still speedy Intel Core i7-7700K until the Comet Lake-S i3-10100 arrives

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 comes with a Wraith Stealth stock cooler. (Image source: AMD)
The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 comes with a Wraith Stealth stock cooler. (Image source: AMD)
An AMD Ryzen 3 3100 CPU has been spotted on Geekbench being put through its paces, and the new Matisse processor performed well considering its entry-level status. The scores it achieved are similar to those of the Kaby Lake Intel Core i7-7700K, which could indicate the Zen 2 chip’s ability to hold up well against the upcoming Intel Core i3-10100.
Daniel R Deakin,

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 processor has only just been officially revealed and Tum Apisak has already found one being tested in an MSI system on Geekbench 5. The 4-core, 8-thread part with a 65 W TDP managed to score 1,095 points in the single-core benchmark and 4,507 points in the multi-core test. The clock rates measured for the Matisse chip were 3.6 GHz (base) and 3.9 GHz (boost).

Apisak has offered up a comparison between the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Intel Core i7-7700K, which is a Kaby Lake processor that was released in 2017. However, the latter is also a 4-core, 8-thread part that has a 91 W TDP and higher clock-rate range: 4.2 GHz – 4.5 GHz. As we have reported before, the Comet Lake-S Intel Core i3-10100 should be an effective replacement for the older Core i7 desktop processor, but it has not been released yet so a comparison with the i7-7700K will suffice here.

As can be seen in the table below, the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 holds up very well in both tests against the Intel Core i7-7700K, although this is one Matisse sample measured at peak performance compared to the average scores for the Kaby Lake chip. The Intel CPU does have a considerable power advantage over the AMD processor though, even more so if you take into account the extra power required for the 14nm i7-7700K to hit its boost clocks. At just US$99, the 7nm Ryzen 3 3100 is already looking like a decent entry-level bargain of a CPU.

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Intel Core i7-7700K
Cores/threads/TDP 4/8/65 W 4/8/91 W
Single-core score 1,095 points 1,235 points
Multi-core score 4,507 points 4,733 points
Ryzen 3 3100. (Image source: Geekbench)
Ryzen 3 3100. (Image source: Geekbench)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-04-23 (Update: 2020-04-23)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.